Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics.She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.When the bell sounds again, the men get up and move to their right to start a new "date." At most speed-dating events, a scorecard and pen will be handed to each of the daters.
Give them each a 'Speed Dating Table' to fill out as they go. Each pair should take about five minutes to find out about the person they're sat with (might want to go over things like 'hello, what's your name? Then the 'girls' stay seated and the 'guys' move along to the next place. Repeat until everyone has met everybody and hopefully found their perfect match!It seems complicated written down like that, but it's very simple really.Speed dating may sound silly to some, but in fact, it can be a successful way to meet new people and garner prospective dates.Discovery Health reports that over half of all participants find a potential match through speed dating (see Reference section).It lasted about 40 minutes with me, and that will depend on the size of your class, ability, etc.
Start off by making sure everyone knows what 'speed dating' means. There are 14 character cards (you will need to make more if you have a larger class); 7 girls and 7 guys.
Also, if you have an uneven number of students, you can sit in to make it even. Make sure everyone has understood everything that's written on their card. After the five minutes, they should write down the name of that person, 'yes' or 'no' based on whether or not they think it's a good match, and then give their reason (eg.
Then sit them down along a row of tables, with the 'guys' on one side and the 'girls' on the other. No, because she smokes and doesn't do any sport, and I don't like unhealthy people.) 4.
You also might want to go through a short example before you begin (*explained later). Shuffle them up and hand them out so each student has a card - male characters don't necessarily have to go to the boys, and vice versa!
The aim is for each person to find their 'perfect match'.
They would have to act out the characters when asking and answering questions, like role playing.