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Speed Dating With a Twist

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How To Play Speed Dating With a Twist

Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure that the chairs are facing each other and there are an equal amount of chairs in the inside circle as well as the outside circle.
The format or idea of how the game is played is like speed dating. Every kid will sit across from another kid, can be same or opposite sex, and will have a task to complete in 30 seconds before they rotate to the next person. The purpose is to completely gross kids out by the questions they need to answer or the tasks they have to complete.

Here is a list of questions we asked kids to complete with each other:

- Smell the other person's shoes
- Make your best farting noise
- Tell your grossest food story
- Make your best screwed up face
- Tell if you fold or scrunch your TP and why
- Share an embarrassing story
- Tell how many times you have gone to the bathroom today
- Count each others nose hairs in one nostril
- Stare at each other's feet and tell what toe is your favorite and why
- Tell your worst vomit story

Some of these topics may need a little longer than 30 seconds, others may need less. We used a cymbal as our rotation gong. This game is a great introduction to the topic of love or dating that also acts as a way for kids to get to know each other and break out of their comfort zone a little.

Materials Needed

Chairs

Submitted by Denny on 3 Feb 2012 12:00:00

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I like this game.
i'll try this with our youth members.

Posted by monica on 15 Oct 2014 at 11:08:51

Do they need to fulfill a new task every time they move?

Posted by ana on 1 Nov 2014 at 6:48:11

Hahaha I love this. Oh how I wish I was actually participating. I think most of our youth would hate me if I made them do this, but I wish they wouldn't!

Posted by Kimberly on 30 Dec 2014 at 10:17:33

wow i love this!

Posted by Moses on 27 May 2015 at 7:04:57

I am so gonna try doing this at summercamp this year!!!

Posted by Lydia on 13 Jun 2015 at 5:54:46

`Smell the other person's shoes`

hahahahaha :D bad ice-breaking .. they are going to hate each other :D :D

Posted by beka on 28 Aug 2015 at 11:58:40

We did this recently with our Middle Schoolers and instead of calling it Speed Dating, we called it Spuddying (Speed Buddying) and they had to find out things about the person across from them that they didn't already know.
Used as a part of our Back-To-School-Meet-New-People month.
Kids loved it.

Posted by Rod on 28 Sep 2016 at 12:56:41

the toes one..... hahahaha

Posted by anthony cotton on 27 Mar 2017 at 1:33:06

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