But I'll tell you for sure, that response isn't needy.
Speed dating is the hot new alternative on the dating scene, compared to barhopping and online dating.
They don't want to get their heart broken if you're looking for casual sex and they're looking for monogamous love.
They figure a lot of people on online dating sites are just looking for hookups and they're trying to screen for that.
If I meet someone that I click with amazingly, who makes me not want to date anyone else, I'm not going to go "well shit, it's too bad I was only looking for hookups!
They're looking for someone to fit a mold, not to explore what they can have with someone.
Be completely honest with them and don't concern yourself with the outcome much.
If you are tongue-tied, you are out of the picture. There are numerous other questions you can ask on a speed date if you rack your brains.
No one wants to date some one who does not talk, is boring or nervous. The trick is to select from among these the questions that are closest to your heart and whose answers are important to you.