They would have to act out the characters when asking and answering questions, like role playing.
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
The icebreaker is also not intimidating because the attendees—and they worry about this and ask if they will have to touch another attendee—are not put off by a quick handshake when they meet their next speed dating companion.
Ask all of the people who are ones to introduce themselves to the person sitting directly across the table who is numbered a two.
I've been asking for help a lot recently so thought I'd give something back in the form of an activity I did with a class of 4me that worked very well.
It's called 'Speed Dating' and is basically exactly what it says on the tin.
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!