Speed dating

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This method suits as intro activity to break the ice of the group and the participants starts to get to know each other a bit better.

Tell participants that they will be involved in a special type of speed dating. Original speed dating is an organized method of meeting potential romantic partners in which participants evaluate each other over the course of a single event through a series of brief one-on-one meetings. For this special type of speed dating participants will make couples and talk for around 5 min about a topic or question that facilitator will give to them. After first 5 minutes participants have to find a new couple and a different topic will be given to them. Participants keep changing couples and sharing about different topics as times as the facilitator decided.

Some suggestions for questions could be:

Tell about the last action you have been involved? Why you decide to came to this workshop? Your favorite ice-cream flavor? Somebody that inspire you? Where do you live? Tell about the organization are you coming from. Share a topic you are engaged with...

You can make this activity with people sitting around, standing up mixed or even standing in two circles, one inner and one outer, choose the setting you feel more comfortable with or even create your own! To create a balance between interesting conversations an a relaxing atmosphere we recommend to you o mix different type of questions: some deep, some funny, some personal, some non-personal, some random, etc... When the place gets silent is a good signal to change couples and give a new question!