How to ace a virtual dating event

Pre-Event Preparation

For Ladies

  1. Choose to wear an attire that you would as if you are going for an offline event or for a date.
  2. Wear a light makeup
  3. Test out your mic and video in the attire that you would wear 15 mins before the meeting.
  4. An important tip about virtual speed dating is that you may want to show your presence, hence it would be good that you sit further away from the screen so that the other people can see your body action or language.
  5. Look directly into the camera with good eye contact.
  6. Adjust the camera to point to your face at a parallel angle of 180 degree.
  7. Choose a private place where you can expect no noise or interruptions from your family members or pets.
  8. Make a tea or coffee with some light snacks so that you do not need to walk-away from the event.

For men,

  1. Choose to wear a neat collar shirt that you would as if you are going for an offline event or for a date.
  2. Take some time for personal grooming before the event.
  3. Test out your mic and video in the attire that you would wear 15 mins before the meeting.
  4. An important tip about virtual speed dating is that you may want to show your presence, hence it would be good that you sit further away from the screen so that the other people can see your body action or language.
  5. Look directly into the camera with good eye contact.
  6. Adjust the camera to point to your face at a parallel angle of 180 degree.
  7. Choose a private place where you can expect no noise or interruptions from your family members or pets.
  8. Make a tea or coffee with some light snacks so that you do not need to walk-away from the event.

During the Event

  1. Maintain a pleasant facial expression throughout the event. Put a mirror in front of you so you can check yourself now and then.
  2. Maintain good eye contact throughout the conversation by looking straight into the camera.
  3. Do not look at other things on your mobile phone or laptop, or reply to messages or take a phone call. Mute your phone/laptop and all notifications.
  4. Pay attention to the conversations of other participants when you are not speaking.
  5. Be a good listener by giving verbal cues by saying “yes”, “good”, “that is fun” etc.
  6. Do not repeat yourself. Just say “over” when you wanna stop the conversation.
  7. Write down the names of those participants whom you would like to keep in contact.

Post Event

  1. Put on the feedback the names of those participants whom you would like to keep in contact.
  2. Be positive when you contact them post-event via email or Whatsapp.
  3. Share a short writeup of yourself and your impression of the other party.
  4. Try to reply messages and e-mail promptly within a few hours. If not possible, explain why not and give a date you would reply.

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