Slow dating events
Speed Dating is ideal for those of us who lead busy lives, don't have much time and want to meet new people in a fun, safe environment.
Slow Dating offer an opportunity to meet and date 15-20 people your age, who are serious about wanting to be in a relationship.
But was it a dating disaster or an amourous affair? Everyone then writes down the name of the person they've been chatting to on their 'speeding ticket' with a few key facts to help them remember the person (hopefully 'teacher, 36, funny, likes mountain biking' and not 'boring, bald, unidentifiable strange smell') and ticks their name if they'd like to see them again.
At the end of the event, everyone logs onto the speed dating website and ticks the names of the people they'd like to see again.
Speed dating in London is a great way to meet like-minded London singles.
It's fast, fun and we’re so confident you’ll like someone that if you don’t your next London speed dating event is FREE! Speed Dater is the leader for speed dating London and singles nights.
I went along to a speed dating event in Leicester to go on twenty dates in one night to find out.
Tonight, I spent my evening speed dating in Clapham.
I chose Clapham because it’s an area of London where a lot of my friends live.
Although I will freely admit to a love of 'chick flicks', I was pretty sure that speed dating was not the way that I was going to find Mr Right, and so I was more concerned about avoiding awkward pauses in conversation than discovering if a man 15 years older than me was my perfect match.
To their credit though, all the men I talked to were friendly and kept up their end of the conversation, although I did feel like I was interrogating a couple of them due to the sparseness of their responses!
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I literally felt like I had spent two hours reassuring complete novices that it is possible to simply talk to a girl.