Especially if you’re coming straight from work on an empty stomach. Try a few singles events to increase your chances of finding your perfect match.

Around 80% of singles get at least one match, and while these are good odds, remember that for 20% of guests it just wasn’t their night.

It’s great having moral support from your bestie, but you do risk chatting to your friend and not getting out of your comfort zone.

Also consider being split up from your friends when the speed dating starts.

You don’t want your date to feel like time stood still while they cry on the inside.

It’s more interesting to find out what people do when they’re not at work. Like spending Sundays pottering around vintage markets?

This may seem like really obvious dating advice but this really is the most helpful of all tips for speed dating!

You’ll be surprised how often guests say “I liked so and so but they were a bit serious about it all”.

Don’t be afraid to wear a statement necklace or brightly coloured accessory to stand out and be memorable. Give the single guys a chance, even if they are not your ‘typical’ guy you go for. Make new friends You can never have too many friends right?

What to wear speed dating men – nice shoes, smart jeans and tailored collared shirt is always a wining combo! So don’t be afraid to find a new gig buddy or jogging partner.

First impressions really count at speed dating and singles parties.