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Why January Is The Best Month To Start Dating
January 13, 2020 AT 11:18AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

With a new year upon us and the turn of a brand new decade, 2020 is set to be a great year! As with every new year comes new resolutions and a new focus on life, love and all things positive! But don't just believe us when we say January is hands down the best month for dating!

So what makes January so special in the world of dating? Take it first hand from us, London's #1 chosen speed dating company, New Years resolutions are the strongest at the beginning of the year. At this point of the month, everyone is keen to start a brand new week after getting the first full week back at work out of the way and what better distraction than focusing on YOU!

After the twinkly loved up romance of Christmas and New Year's Eve, January can feel like a bleak, endless month of loneliness. All that lies ahead of you are five weeks of painfully dragging out your post-Christmas pay cheque and feeling like the month itself will never end. To top it off, you're aimlessly trying to squeeze back into your pre-Christmas clothes and dreading the long, dark mornings and nights!

So instead, why not turn your hand at Speed dating in London to try and beat the January blues? Turn your thoughts and heart towards love and discover what could lie ahead for you this January when you ditch wasting your money on random nights out. Use that well earned cash to buy yourself a London speed dating ticket for guaranteed fun with like-minded singletons of the city!

If it's been said once, it's been said a hundred times but it really is true! The New Year is the perfect time to get yourself straight and set your goals for the year. Take advantage of a brand new year and open up your horizons by trying something new and exciting. For one night only, why not ditch your textbook 'type' and chat with an array of professional singles looking for love?

From experience, the team here at Dateinadash say you'll have a ball trying new ways to bring news of meeting people into your dating world. As cliche as it sounds, you have a whole year to fill with speed dating success this year. There's nothing to lose, but potentially a lot to gain as you spend an evening of fun at an exclusive venues, mingling and flirting with others in the same boat as you.

Another fantastic reason to find love this January is that wintertime boasts so many opportunities for romantic date ideas. From ice skating to cosy pub dates and even ski lessons, January is full of promise and a great excuse to wrap up warm, get snuggly and enjoy the crisp winter temperatures. You may even get some beautiful sunshine to brighten up your day! Don't laze about at home feeling sorry for yourself, embrace the moment and arrange to join one of our ever popular London speed dating events; there's plenty to choose from so don't delay!

Next, because everyone is keen to try out their new years resolutions, there's always plenty of new faces springing up at all of our events. While this is fantastic new for everyone, don't delay in grabbing your ticket to one of our upcoming events or you'll be kicking yourself on potential love matches!

Finally, if you get your butt in gear sharpish and join in with one of our events, you may well find love in time for Spring. Springtime brings a whole new lease of life as the days get longer and the sun begins to shine. This means you could well be holding hands and canoodling for Valentine's Day and many of the other wonderful events throughout the year! So what have you got to lose?

Give speed dating a try with Dateinadash and see what Cupid has in store for you this month! Plus, our No Match Guarantee means there's 100% success rate. It really is as simple as that; if you don't meet someone you would like to see again at our speed dating event, you'll get to come to another event absolutely free of charge!

Twelve Dates Of Christmas
December 13, 2019 AT 9:57PM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

With Christmas fast approaching, we've put together an eclectic mix of the best things to do in London this Christmas time! As London's #1 speed dating hosts, we think you'll love the buzz of all things fun. What better way to spend the holidays than with someone special. We'd say love is definitely in the air this festive period, wouldn't you agree?

1. Christmas Bauble Blowing

If you're looking for an exciting, hands-on workshop where you make your own blown glass Christmas bauble, this is just the ticket. Why not get in the spirit of Christmas and try your hand at glass-blowing this December? Just two days later and you'll be able to collection your prized creation to treasure yourself or give as a Christmas gift. What better timing hey? Why not pop along with your new love interest and turn the heat up as you experience the ancient art of glass-blowing. Not got anyone on the scene at the moment? Panic not, instead gather a group of friends and family members for a fun-filled pre-Christmas outing at the Peter Layton Gallery in Bermondsey, London.

2. Hogwarts in the snow!

If you're crazy about all things Harry Potter, this date idea ticks all of the boxes! This December, all the way into the new year, you'll get the chance to enjoy a magical tour of Hogwarts in the Snow at Wizarding World. Soak up the festive season in all its glory and see the Harry Potter film sets adorned in all things Christmas. A must have if you, or your date has a fascination with the Harry Potter series.

3. Ice, ice baby!

Whether you can give Torvill and Dean a run for their money or you're more likely to be clinging on to the sides (or even skidding over onto your backside!), if you like the idea of ice skating in the city, London has it all. With plenty of fantastic ice rinks to take advantage of, why not give the Winter Wonderland a whirl or head on over to the Natural History Museum for guaranteed fun on the rinks! Plus, if you're lucky enough to be on a date, what's more romantic than flitting about on the ice hand in hand (just watch your balance guys and girls!)

4. Move over GBBO!

We know the Great British Bake Off is finished for another year but that doesn't mean you cannot show off your baking skills right here in London. Whether you want to try this class alone, with a gorgeous date or a group of friends, we think this is a lighthearted and fun way to spend your free time in the city of London. Simply head to Tooting where the The Big London Bake Off will be kicking off and putting your cake making skills to the test this December. From ginger bread men to festive mince pies and everything in between, this tasty baking session is Christmas all wrapped into one we'd say!

5. Winterland, Alpine Club

Head on over to Fulham for a truly Christmassy experience this month. Just don't forget to wrap up warm and snuggly as you'll be heading to Winterland for an alfresco evening of fun under the night's sky. Stare up at the beautiful stars from your private igloo, jump into a toasty hot tub and relax next to heated pergola for a fun filled festive evening you won't forget in a long while. Plus, if you get hungry, enjoy an array of gorgeous street food before strutting some shapes with some of London's top DJs. All round, a winning combination in our eyes!

6. Jimmy's Winter Lodge and Snow Globes

Thanks to pop-up king, Jimmy Garcia, cuddle up on the Southbank and enjoy Christmas the best way possible. Choose from super cute igloos or an adorable winter lodge, and soak up the festive feeling! Serving delicious dishes and to-die-for cocktails, this venue is not to be missed. Since 'popping up' in Balham in 2011, Jimmy's pop ups guarantee great food, unique locations and a friendly service, each and every time. So it's not surprising that this little venture is no different!!

7. Deck the halls!

This month, why not get your creative juices flowing and hone the art of wreath making. Whether it's for your own home or as a gift, learn how to create the perfect wreath for you. Unleash your inner creativity and let your personality shine through with a wreath making workshop, ideal for novices and seasoned pros alike. Take advantage of helpful step by step instructions and have a giggle along the way. Be sure to look out for workshops and pop-up classes across London throughout December.

8. As the temperature drop, things hot up!

Head to Harvey Nichols for a truly unique dating experience this Christmas. On the fourth floor at 111CRYO, hop into an intimate two-person chamber and see temperatures plummet to -90 degrees. But don't panic, you'll only be experiencing this super chilly temperature for a very short period of time. In fact, just enough to boost your serotonin levels to a natural all time high and have you feeling on top of the world. Not only will you feel great, your skin and muscles will also feel refreshed and better than ever before. What's more, there's an integrated stereo so you can get yourselves in the mood and make memories from here on in. Why not give it a try and enjoy the rest of your date on a high for all the right reasons!

9. Enjoy a sensational burlesque show

Yes, it maybe be chilly outside but that's no reason to get down. Pull up a seat at a fantastic burlesque show in the heart of London. If you're looking to spice up a date night or just fancy something different, this ticks all of the boxes. One thing's for sure, it'll have your heart racing and you'll get that warm fuzzy feeling inside. What better way to warm up and brush off the weather outside than with a bevvy of beautiful ladies showing you their mesmerising routines and skills. Not much we'd say!?

10. Immersive Dining Experience

If you're into your arts and culture, this is the perfect Christmas treat for you. Discover Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' retold through an array of fantastic live performances. What's more, you'll enjoy a truly immersive dining experience as you tuck into a wonderful festive feast. So whether you adore Christmas and love everything about it, or share the same qualities as Scrooge, we're certain this remarkable event will have you in full Christmas mood before the night is over. Don't believe us? Grab yourself a ticket and see for yourself...you won't be disappointed.

11. Love Espresso Martinis?

Can we get a hell yeah? We mean, come on, who DOESN'T like an espresso Martini? If you're with the majority of the population who just cannot get enough of this moreish tipple, the Espresso Martini Society has become one of London's most loved pop-ups, and it's back! Delivering a huge festive treat, head over to King's Cross and enjoy five amazing Christmas cocktails. And to top it all off, there's no end to how many you can drink within 90 minutes! The perfect date idea in the city we think!

12.Enjoy a winter's night garden!

If you're looking for a romantic cinema experience with a difference head on into the city and be blown away. Enter an enchanted woodland cinema at the 'Winter Night Garden' by Backyard Cinema and enjoy an outdoor experience like no other. Choose from a flurry of Christmas classics and all time favourites all while snuggling up together under a blanket amongst a beautiful, indoor snow sprinkled forest. You'll also get to enjoy a lovely warm glass of mulled wine to warm you through and get you into the true Christmas spirit! Definitely not to be missed this one...

Brexit Speed Dating
October 8, 2019 AT 4:45PM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

Oh the Brexit debate! Its impossible to escape the constant updates and torrents of conflicting data but one things for sure, were on a fast track train to 31st October! This means only one thing- the Brexit deadline is approaching whether we like it or not!

Well agree that its a very confusing and divisive time for politics, but whether you voted for or against Brexit, how it will all pan out looks- at this point at least- rather uncertain. As of today, Boris Johnson remains adamant: Britain is quitting the European Union at the end of this month. Yet even now, even at this dark hour for our troubled democracy and its creaking institutions, any benefits of departure remain blurred at best amid intense focus on the exit process.

Anyway, enough about that! Lets get down to the nitty gritty! Whether you voted to Remain or Leave, were bringing you a unique, one of a kind dating event to the capital! An aptly named Brexit Dating event, this will be an evening like no other. Kicking off at 8pm promptly at The Exhibit venue in the heart of Balham, this event is being held on Wednesday 30th October and is designed for those aged 24-40.

As Londons number 1 speed dating hosts, the team here at Dateinadash believe true love conquers all and this special event will certainly put this to the test! Did you know in the UK, 2.7million relationships broke down in 2016 due to politics? Thats a crazy stat but proves just how fired up people can get about what they believe in.

Peoples political views often highlight an individuals wider social values and if you arent on the same path or have ultra-conflicting views, you can see how this could cause unrest or tension. That said, the old saying opposites attract could well be put to the test during our evening of Brexit dating in London. As always, we think its good to talk and a healthy debate or good old fashion chin wag is the ideal way to spend an evening.

Forget lounging about on your sofa at home, why not brush yourself off, get dressed up (if you fancy it) and head on over to Balham for an unforgettable evening of chat, flirting and healthy discussion. Once youve arrived at the exclusive venue, youll get a label highlighting whether youd like to Remain or Leave in the EU. Youll have your own reasons for voting but maybe some of the below resonate with you.

Heres a little overview on some of the reasons you want to Leave or Remain (remember theres no right answer but your freedom of speech and thought will be a great talking point).


Being able to trade freely across the EU helps UK businesses grow and create jobs, giving you more opportunities and more financial security.

In the EU you can find work, holiday and retire without visas, and study abroad on the Erasmus programme, offering you even more ways to get on in life.

Being in the EU means cheaper prices on food and fuel, giving you more money to put aside for a deposit on a home, starting a family or even a holiday.


In cash terms, Britain is the second biggest contributor to the EU budget after Germany. If we leave the EU, wed get some money back into our country.

By withdrawing from the EU, we can organise economic and social not by deliberate design from the top down, but more organically and spontaneously. From the bottom up. There would be much tighter controls over who enters the country.

.And breathe

Of course, these are just some of the for and against arguments in regards to the never-ending Brexit saga which has been a part of our lives for three years now!

Filled to the brim with gorgeous singles, this London speed dating event is set to be a great evening. To get the event in full swing and truly break the ice, there will be various icebreaker questions based around Brexit (of course!). Then all of the lovely ladies will be invited to be seated, with the men rotating between the tables every 4 minutes. Its been proven- all you need is 4 minutes to get to know someone and first impressions really do count so get chatting and see what vibes you get from the gorgeous singleton sat opposite you.

After your quick-fire date, youll mark on your scorecard whether youd like to see your date again. Dont panic, they wont know your answers so be honest with yourself. Would you like to meet up with them again to continue your Brexit discussions? Or maybe youd like to know more about them as a person- what theyre into, where they live and when they are free to go on another date?!

All scorecards are then collected at the end of the speed dating sessions and collated overnight. But panic not, you wont have to wait long until you hear the findings as well email you with the results the next day, so you can do as you wish with them.

In our opinion, if this event doesnt get you talking openly and frankly with others, we dont know what will! Above all else, this very tailored speed dating event is meant to be good fun. Plus, youll learn oh so much about each other and likely form some level of interest with other London singletons. While you may not fully agree with everyones Brexit views, the level of passion and belief in your views is surely one way to get to know someone?

Dont forget to arrive at The Exhibit with plenty of time (15-30 minutes before it begins!) to avoid missing the start of the event.

Dating In The Future
June 6, 2019 AT 11:16AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

In 2019 itís hard to think about what dating in the future will be like, but with the advances in technology gaining pace at an alarming rate of knots, who knows what is around the corner. To be honest, itís a mystery what the future holds and whether new dating techniques are viable options for many London singletons. Here we will have a look at whatís new in the world of dating and our thoughts on the way things are heading.

Weíre not sure if youíve heard but thereís a new Virtual Reality bar in London and itís oh so cool. Situated beneath a railway arch in Haggerston, East London, singletons from across the capital will soon be able to step into The Otherworld where youíll be able to try the latest VR experiences with other likeminded singles- all within sci-fi surroundings.

Boasting state-of-the-art VIVE headsets, enhanced by rooms that generate all manner of multi-sensory effects, The Otherworld launches you into a VR world of mystery. Here itís likely youíll find yourself bending the very fabric of time on a VR adventure! How cool, we hear you say?

Well you are in luck! Weíre delighted to announce that Dateinadash have a fantastic new event coming to this unique venue very soon. Keep your ear to the ground and watch this space for updates as this event is set to be something rather different. As Londonís number 1 speed dating hosts, as with all of our singles events, this one is going to be highly targeted and is set to draw a crowd of gorgeous singles looking for a great evening out! Beats staying in and watching the box, huh?

One thing weíre intrigued to know the answer to is, will people meet face to face in the future or will people meet in another world or through a computer game? If so, how would it work logistically? Or will people start dating intelligent robots instead of humans? You may laugh but in China they experimented with a speed dating event where humans flirted and interacted with AI (artificial intelligent) dolls. For those with a fantasy like this, it must have been a dream come true but weíd question that AI dolls cannot give the same love and affection as real men and women.

Alternatively, will everyone turn to DNA dating where your blood type alone determines your fate? We hope not as thatís putting love down to your genetic makeup rather than natural instincts and your heartís desire.

Of course, over the years the increase in online dating and dating via apps has steadily increased. While we cannot deny itís been hugely successful for some happy couples, others have had less than successful encounters. Mainly because this form of dating can be rather fake and a faceless way of communicating with other singles!

Often things get lost in translation, or thereís simply one thing on peopleís mind and while thatís human nature, as the saying goes ĎYou cannot beat the real thingí and oh how this is true. This is why, as speed dating experts, we truly believe the best form of dating is via face to face interactions such as speed dating.

Firstly you can get the Ďvibeí from the people you meet and physically see or feel a connection which in our books counts for a lot. We arenít saying that youíll instantly know if someone is the love of your life from the few minutes you chat to each other BUT youíll know if you want to speak to them again to find out more.

Meeting in this way also lets you see how they act around you, what their body language is like and youíll soon discover what attracted them to you (if you meet someone you connect with). Plus, youíll get to meet them in a safe environment surrounded by other likeminded individuals, all in the same boat as you. Thereís no judging, no bitching, just appreciation and a sense of mutual respect for each other. Whatís there not to love about London speed dating really?

So there you have it! While we have NO idea what the future world of dating will look like, weíre continuing with what we know works- offering successful speed dating events in London to singletons looking for someone who will love them for being YOU!

Interested in finding out more? Check out our Speed Dating events section today!

7 Date Ideas On The Water
May 26, 2019 AT 10:27AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

With summer fast approaching, theres no better time to get out and about and exploring our wonderful capital! Im sure its not only the Dateinadash team who get a permanent smile on our faces when the sun is out? Anyway with this glorious weather upon us, weve handpicked some fantastic date ideas for dates on the water. Ideal for a good first date weve got various activities to enjoy during the upcoming summer months.

1. First up we suggest hiring a canoe or kayak and going on an adventure. We think that going kayaking is one of the more unique first date ideas for a variety of reasons! Obviously, getting out on the water is an active first date which can be appealing to both men and women. Whats more, a water based workout + date = two birds, one stone!

This is also a great idea for a first date as most rental places offer single or tandem kayaks. This means you can either bring out your more competitive side or you can go together for a more picturesque view while getting up close and personal. You most likely will also work up an appetite with all the paddling so be sure to grab a cocktail and some appetizers afterward at a local hot spot. Whether you stay in the capital or venture a little further afield, a water based adventure is sure to raise the temperature rising, for all the right reasons!

2. Hottug... OK, we understand this one may sound a little odd but its essentially a hot tub in the Thames! A unique yet fun experience in the heart of central London, the Hottug is an electric, self-drive, wood-fired hot tub.

If thats not enough to get you signed up, the best part about the Hottug is its available all year round thanks to the fresh water heated to a soothing 38 C/ 100.4 F, each and every time. Ideal for a first date, the Hottug experience is definitely one youll remember for a long time yet. So, if youre looking for something different to do in London, then this is a must!

3. Next up is something thats making a splash! OK, so its not in the capital itself but a short distance away in Berkshire or Surrey, but we dont think youll mind when you see just how much fun it is!

Why not head to Windsor, Berkshire for the Worlds Number One water sports and activity park! Liquid Leisure is home to Europes Largest Aqua Park and the first official Ninja Warrior UK Aqua Park, set on one of the most beautiful private freshwater lakes amongst stunning parkland in the heart of Berkshire.

With options including wakeboarding on our world leading cable water sports lake, clambering across our floating obstacle courses, enjoying our boat activities, relaxing on the largest beach resort in Berkshire, enjoying live sports and entertainment in our bar, theres something for everyone. This makes Liquid Leisure the perfect place to enjoy a day out with your new date!

Alternatively, the park in Shepperton Surrey is set on a beautiful private freshwater lake next to Ash Link Nature Reserve. With the option to clamber across a 400sqft floating obstacle course, Stand Up Paddleboard or just relax and relish the setting, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

4. If you love the water and still love to party, weve got just the thing for you. Pop on your dancing shoes and get ready to party on a Thames disco cruise through the heart of the capital. A guaranteed fun filled night of drinks, dancing and good vibes, nows the time to grab your gorgeous date and show them your moves.

Ideal if youre looking for an unusual and memorable night out on the water, here at Dateinadash, Londons #1 speed dating company, we think theres no better way to bring the party atmosphere out onto the water of the iconic Thames all while soaking up the sights and views of this beautiful city.

5. Next, why not hire a RIB boat for a fast, fun and safe trip along the Thames?! Choose a confident and experienced skipper and youll be on your way to a fantastic date. See oodles of famous London landmarks and enjoy a special guided tour from the water when you choose this unique mode of transport!

For anyone and everyone who wants to see the capitals most famous sights with all the added thrills and spills of racing a RIB boat, this is the perfect first date in our eyes!

6. Furthermore, wild swimming has definitely got to be up there for unique water based first dates, right? Wild swimming is essentially swimming outdoors in natural spaces, such as rivers, lakes or the sea. It has seen a surge in popularity in recent years with more and more people taking to the water on a regular basis.

But why has wild swimming become so popular? We think its because more and more people want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily London life and want to feel at home with nature. What better way than to wild swim in our fantastic waters and feel truly alive?! Just make sure your date is a confident swimmer and dont forget to stick together guys and girls!

7. Last but by no means least weve got two amazing roof top pools which you wont even believe are in London! First up, set on the seventh floor of the luxury Knightsbridge Berkeley hotel, theres a striking rooftop pool beautifully tiled in white and gold mosaic that you wont think you are in England! Swim in sunshine when the weather heats up and the pool is uncovered, while healthy treats and sun loungers designed by architect Spencer Fung are available poolside with views of west London.

Secondly, Shoreditch House members and hotel guests can use the lush pool - most choose to lounge around lapping up rare London sun on the red and white candy striped day beds, aperol spritzes in hand. Seriously, could it get any better? Nope, we dont think so.

Of course, if you are single and looking to mingle, weve got just what you need. An array of singles and speed dating events in London await you and we cannot wait to show you a good time in the capital. Check out our Speed Dating events and see what all the fuss is about! Well guarantee you a great night out and the chance to meet up with a mixture of like minded gorgeous singletons from across the capital. Heres to finding love on the water! We look forward to seeing you very soon.

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