Speed dating questions in french
I got my flatmate to pay for me, and signed up for what I considered simply an excellent and unique opportunity to practice Dutch with 25 people!To make it more interesting though, I gave myself the challenge that each of my mini dates (lasting only 3-5 minutes) must involve talking about something completely different. I can't just rattle off the same introduction and ask the same questions or I won't learn anything.
You generally don't meet someone up for coffee or lunch; you have to propose a time long in advance and understand the Dutch need to be organised; something which contrasts with my preference for spontaneity.
€32 for 25 intensive chats in the language with a drink included!
That's much cheaper than the going rate for private conversation lessons!
Speed dating just hit me as the obvious way to test it out, and I found a place that organises it and had a session for 20-35 year olds !
It turns out the website (Edit: it's not available anymore) I got it through only accept Dutch bank payments (€32), so I knew it was unlikely I'd find other foreigners there, confirming how useful it would be to get to know locals.