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Top Date Ideas For Gym Lovers
February 8, 2017 AT 2:11AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

Every January hoards of London singletons begin the New Year with some fantastic New Year Resolutions under their belt. And to be fair, with all good intentions January is the perfect time to get yourself feeling (and looking!) fabulous because when you love yourself, your confidence and zest for life radiates to those around you.

As we all know, January is renowned for being the month everyone strives to get fit and lose weight so the team here at Dateinadash have come up with some of the top date ideas for Gym Lovers. What’s more, getting active is a fantastic way to get to know your date, build your confidence and clear your mind of post Christmas clutter - so don’t delay, get yourself moving, however which way you prefer!

Enjoy the challenge of Paint balling

Everyone knows that competing against others is healthy. What’s more it provides you with a chance to show your skills and demonstrate what you are capable of. With this in mind, paint balling is the ideal January date for Gym Lovers as it combines a physical workout with some playful domination which is always fun. However you choose to pursue the paint balling activity, we guarantee you’ll be so hyped up you won’t even notice how many calories you’ll be burning while you run, jump and dodge paintballs- and dish them back to your date at the same time!

Get on ya bike!

No matter what speed your relationship is going, jumping on your bicycles together is a fantastic way to stay in shape and explore the great outdoors. And with cycling targeting the biggest muscle groups in your body including your hamstrings, quads, glutes and hips, you’ll also help to keep yourself trim and lean. What’s more, with London offering so many gorgeous sights to explore, biking it around the city is a great way to have a sneak peek at some hidden retreats scattered around. We think you’ll conveniently end up at a nice quiet pub or restaurant where you can enjoy a well deserved drink and tasty treat to reward yourself, and why the hell not we say!

Attend a Dance Class

With the chilly temperatures this January, why not stay inside and sign yourselves up to a dance class and make memories you’ll never forget! Not only will you get to see how your date moves, but you may well experience forms of intimacy and passion as you get up close and personal with your new love interest. From Salsa to Swing, and from Street to Contemporary dance, dance classes offer a huge range of potential styles to choose from, meaning there’s something to suit every personality and personal preference.

Take to the ice with Ice Skating

If you are lucky enough to live near an ice skating rink in the local London area, grab your skates and try out making some shapes on the ice together. That said, don’t go too mad- keep it smile as the risk of injury can be higher if you aren’t a confident skater but with the choice of both indoor and outdoor facilities, ice skating could well be the ideal January date for Gym Lovers across the capital.

Enjoy the thrill of Rock Climbing

This date idea will no doubt get your heart racing, and for all the right reasons! When your body is charged ready for some action adventure such as Rock Climbing your brain links that emotion with the person you are with. So, get in your rigs and harness and embrace the joy of Rock Climbing to get those feel good hormones running through your veins. What’s more, helping each other get to the top and realising your sense of achievement is fantastic for creating a sense of teamwork as it requires trust and communication at every step of the way. But we suggest that if you aren’t avid climber, start with an inside climbing wall to build your skills before going off into the unknown. (Plus, it’s warmer inside, which in the coldness of January is always a bonus!)

Draw, Aim, fire with archery lessons

This January, for those Gym Lovers wanting to flex their strength and ‘oh so toned’ arms, why not explore the art of archery and develop some new skills along the way? While the weather is cold and crisp, why not take a trip away into the countryside and go back into time with some professional archery lessons?! We think there’s just something about a bow and arrow that’s a little bit romantic, emotional and sexy. Just cast your mind to Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games and remember how amazingly hot she was when she pulled back her bow and arrow- well ladies and gents, this could well be you. Perfect for both guys and girls, archery lessons will have you imagining yourselves as mythical heroes, hunters and ninjas as you draw, aim, fire and hopefully running into the arms of each other!

And there we have it- doing new things together and getting off the beaten track to explore the opportunities available is fantastic for any couple or newly introduced singles wherever you live, work or socialise in London or the surrounding area. Any form of exercise will flood your brain with happy hormones and make you feel fantastic, especially in the brisk January days we have all become accustomed to. So, why not mix up a date night with exercise and really help those first date butterflies linger for a little longer!


Ten New Year Resolutions For Singletons
January 18, 2017 AT 2:04PM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

OK, so now 2017 is amongst us, it’s time to look back on 2016 and evaluate what kind of year it was for you. While it may seem odd to look back rather than forwards, we’ll make the exception just this once. But why you might ask? To see where it went wrong, where it could have been improved, or what needs forgetting right this minute!

Armed with this information, no doubt you’ve made some fantastic New Year Resolutions. If not, now is the time to strike while the iron is hot while you are struggling with the January Blues. So, forget Blue Monday and why not commit to setting yourself 10 New Year Resolutions today!?

1) Ditch the dating Apps for real life interactions

While some people have enjoyed finding love online, ditch the multiple Apps you have on your phone and submerse yourself in the real world. In today’s day and age, we are all obsessed with our phones, checking our social media platforms and telling the whole wide world what we are up to. So why not make this month the month for ditching your dating apps and instead, socialising with likeminded singletons from across the city, in the old fashioned way- face to face! And panic not, there’s nothing to fear, face to face interactions give you the opportunity to see each other in the flesh and gauge whether there are sparks in the air before seeing what happens next. (Here’s hoping you’ll find your perfect match this month, and if not, we’re certain you’ll have fun regardless!)

2) Learn to take a compliment

It really is quite overwhelming when you consider the sheer volume of people who struggle to accept a compliment these days. There seems to be something in the human mindset that says we cannot possibly deserve positive feedback and therefore anyone paying you a compliment must be lying, feeling sorry for us or trying to catch us out.

But just think of the good we could do if we accepted every compliment offered to us? A little spoken gift given in earnest, oh how lovely! So, as we spread love across the city, the team here at Dateinadash want to tell everyone that you need to learn how to take a compliment if someone is kind enough to pay you one. It would be rude not to we’d say!

3) Get out of the house

However you do it, and whether it’s in the morning, noon or night, getting out of the house is a must this January. While you nip to the shops, walk the dog or meet friends for an unexpected coffee, making the conscious effort to get out of the house will all help to boost your happy hormones, get you feeling alive and kicking and also get you in the mood to meeting that special person this January! Forget staying cooped up inside and instead, make yourself available as much as possible. And when you really think about it, when you are socialising, building up your confidence and meeting new people, there’s lots to smile about really so remember about this next time you are feeling blue

4) Smile more

It really is true- nothing can beat a cracking smile to brighten up someone’s day and give off the best first impression in the world! Your smile will beat any overpriced, signature clothes, funky handbags or shoes, expensive products and even the best plastic surgeries, and trust us when we tell you that the best thing you can wear all day, every day is a grin! Research even proves this point so it must be true.

Apparently, people find others more attractive if they are sporting a nice smile and of course this figures. Those who are exuding happiness and positivity help to not only brighten up your own face, but a smile also radiates your warmth to others and draws other happy people to you instantly.

5) Adjust your attitude to love and the future

Just look around you and you’ll see that people with a positive attitude enjoy life much more and are generally happier than those who walk around down in the dumps and pessimistic. It’s most certainly true that our attitude to love and the future is the driving force in our lives- everything you’ve been through, all of the people you’ve interacted with and met have an impact on your viewpoint and attitude. And so, this January why not uncover the power of your attitude when it comes to love, life and happiness and see where it takes you?

6) Get over your ex

So the likelihood is we’ve all been heartbroken at least once, maybe 3+ times and no matter how many times it happens to you, it still sucks! But with the New Year upon us, stand tall, brush yourself off and get back into the riding seat. 2017 is very much for the taking. So, whether you are heart-broken, the rug has been pulled out from under you or you’ve realised s/he wasn’t all they were cracked up to be, whatever you do this January, now is the time to lay your demons to rest, brush it to the back of your mind and move forwards with your life. So what that your ex’s New Year Resolutions don’t include you- you are making your own and don’t you for a minute feel any shame in doing so!

7) Get confident

Each and every one of us have things that we’re embarrassed about whether it be your height, your receding hair line, your credit card debt or your lack of sexual experience but let us tell you one thing. It doesn’t matter. Regardless of your insecurities or hang ups, you need to accept each and every one of them, learn to love yourself for who you are and become truly confident in yourself. Whether you believe it or not, gaining self confidence will make a huge difference to how you approach dating, how you interact with others and your attitude towards relationships and the future develops.

So, take it from us, time is of the essence so what better way to feel great than getting confident in yourself? Stop making excuses, embrace your insecurities NOW and feel the positive effects of loving yourself in 2017.

8) Aim high and know your worth

We’ve all made mistakes, have regrets and wish we’d set our standards higher, whether it’s in relationships, life choices or in our careers. But why? Because deep down, we know we deserve better. And so, January 2017 is the perfect time to raise the bar, and dig our heels in deep in our quest for happiness. If we understand what we deserve (and yes, that’s everything!), you’ll be far less likely to accept anything less. Why settle for something less than you deserve? The team here at Dateinadash want you to realise your worth and enjoy lifelong happiness, love and success, now and always so always aim high and don’t settle for second best, EVER.

9) Be kind to yourself

When the going gets tough, don’t quit but instead take a little bit of time out to pamper yourself and enjoy some ‘Me’ time. Take a little time to enjoy the hobbies you love. Make time to exercise and eat well, so your body can perform at its best. Why? Because you won’t be able to project kindness into the world if you aren’t kind to yourself first! So, why not make a New Year Resolution not to neglect yourself this year regardless of what comes your way, and see how much of a difference it makes? The Dateinadash team think by changing the way you view life and all of the weird and wonderful circumstances it throws at you, you’ll not only alter the way you feel about yourself but also alter how you manage your views and emotions which can only ever be a positive thing.

10) Attend a London Speed Dating event with Dateinadash

If you’ve never tried speed dating, now is the time to try and test the waters. And of course, if you’ve already attended a speed dating singles event before, January is the perfect time to try it out again. Do you know why? Because the team here at Dateinadash can guarantee you that there will be lots of like minded, gorgeous singles from across the city of London queuing up to enjoy a series of 4 minute dates with you! With everyone there enjoying some time to meet, greet and flirt the night away, why wouldn’t you come and see what Cupid has in store for you this January? It’s a silly question really because nobody knows what is around the corner so take a chance, sign up to one of our upcoming events and you could potentially find your perfect match this January.

To view our range of Speed Dating Events, take a look at our page for more information.


Our January Singles Party At The Gable
January 11, 2017 AT 1:51PM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

The New Year is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with DateinaDash!

As London’s premier Speed Dating company, our upcoming Lock and Key party at The Gable, a chic city venue close to St Pauls, is set to get pulses racing across the city and we cannot wait to share the evening with you.

Confirmed as the biggest singles event in London with over 300 people set to attend, our ever popular singles event in the heart of the city is not to be missed. And what’s more, this year we’ve made it our quest to provide the singles of London with the biggest and best singles event in the city, so whether you are 18 or 55, our January party is just the ticket for those seeking a fantastic evening out of the house, the chance to mix with oodles of gorgeous singles and potentially find your perfect match.

With exclusive use of the entire venue for the whole night so you can meet, chat, flirt and dance the night away to your heart’s content, what could be better than one huge party filled to the brim with successful, attractive singles all looking for romance and a great night out? Not much we’d say.

Plus, with all of our experience in the dating world, our extremely popular January singles party incorporates not only late night partying and speed dating options but also fun and flirty ‘Lock and Key’ icebreaker games, a photo wall and a raffle, too where you have the opportunity to get your hands on some brilliant prizes, regardless of if you find your ideal partner!

Of course, if you still need convincing as to why you should attend DateinaDash's huge speed dating event in the heart of the city, look no further - we’ve got all the reasons right here for you...

• Our singles event provides you with a new and exciting way of meeting likeminded, fun and flirtatious singletons from all across the city of London. With years of experience in the dating world, we know first hand just how hard it is to meet other singles when living in the hustle and bustle of the capital and our huge January singles event is set to change this for you and many, many others.

• There’s a staggering 300 people set to attend, meaning there are more opportunities to find your perfect match than ever before!

• The optional speed dating element means you can enjoy several four minute dates with other gorgeous singles, should you wish to participate in this ultra fun activity. Of course, if you choose not to join in, it’s not a problem at all- just kick back, relax and go with the flow. Grab yourself a drink, dance the night away or pull up a seat and enjoy a stimulating conversation with another London singles, with absolutely no pressure! The choice is totally yours.

• Meet, greet and mingle with a huge group of open-minded, fun, creative and likeminded singletons! We’re convinced that whatever your goals and desires, you are guaranteed to make real connections with other singles in exactly the same boat as you. And who knows what the future holds- don’t delay, grab yourself a ticket and join in with all of the fun on offer!

• Learn and be inspired by a fresh perspective in dating. Even if you don’t meet someone who tickles your fancy, it’s very likely that you’ll make new friends and successfully communicate with other singles from the local London area. Stepping out of your comfort zone, trying something different and taking the plunge is all that is needed in many cases to finding everlasting and meaningful love. Don’t sit at home with the New Year blues, dust yourself off, get your glad rags on and join Dateinadash for our biggest and best January singles event to date!

• If you are a little shy or reserved, get a little push in the right direction (and lots of encouragement) from Dateinadash, (if you need it, that is!) By attending our fabulous January single event this month, you’ll get the chance to meet other singletons living, working or socialising in London, as well as meeting the dedicated team here at Dateinadash. And, because we know how successful previous singles events have been, we can assure you that once the night is over, you’ll be heading home with a huge sense of achievement and feelings of positivity as you’ve grabbed the opportunities available to you with both hands and opened yourself up to finding your perfect match.

• Oh and one last thing- due to our ever growing popularity, we suggest you grab yourself (and your friends) a ticket as soon as possible before you miss out on the action. Once the tickets are gone, they are gone, so don’t delay and spread the word- fun, flirting and the opportunity for love is right on your doorstep- like now. Don’t miss out on finding the love of your life, or the chance to party the night away by leaving it to the last minute.

Look forward to seeing you all at our fabulous January singles party later this month....


Listen Up London, Theres No Such Thing As Imperfections!
May 20, 2016 AT 1:05AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

If you work, live or socialise in London you’ll have no doubt read about, and if not seen for yourself, the recent tube station posters designed and created by the rather dopey online dating platform, Match.com as part of their most recent advertising campaign.

And if you keep an eye on the news, so too will you have heard about the rather awkward moment they were forced to take down all of the posters amidst back lash from London folk for their portrayal of red heads and freckles, deeming them ‘imperfections’. Members of the public spoke up about the posters calling them ‘offensive’ and even going so far to call their campaign a form of ‘bullying’ against those with red hair and freckles.

A spokesperson from Match.com rather frantically commented saying: “We believe freckles are beautiful. The intention of our ‘Love Your Imperfections’ campaign is to focus on the quirks and idiosyncrasies that people wrongly perceive to be imperfections – this can include freckles, a feature that is sometimes seen as an imperfection by people who have them. “We’re sorry if this ad has been interpreted in a different way and we apologise for any offence caused, this was not our intention.

“Our overall campaign is all about celebrating perceived physical and behavioural imperfections, from having freckles to being chubby, messy or clumsy.

“The adverts are designed to encourage everyone to be proud of their individuality, as the features that make us unique are often the ones that make us most attractive.”

Intrigued to get more feedback from real life London daters, Rob Ryall caught up with one of Dateinadash’s regular speed daters, Kat Pulman (who herself dons beautiful auburn hair and a scattering of freckles) who said that the recent adverts perpetuate stigma surrounding red hair and personal image.

‘For years I’ve been teased for having red hair and freckles, to the point now that I just smile and roll my eyes when I get called ‘ginger’ or ‘carrot top’, for example. It’s something I’ve grown up with but I’m not saying for a second that I should have had to. At the end of the day though, I know I’m having the last laugh and I really am not that deluded to believe my red hair or freckles are imperfections. If anything, my so called imperfections are what make me perfect’, she says. ‘Putting my own mind set aside, it just isn’t the case for everyone with red hair and freckles, and in truth it’s totally unacceptable for anyone to be put down and bullied about their appearance, be it in terms of hair colour, weight, height, ability or eye colour. These adverts from Match.com really don’t help to promote the idea that being a redhead or having freckles is something to be proud of, in fact they do the total opposite, regardless of the campaign’s intention and however innocent it should have been’, Kat concludes.

Reinforcing Kat’s message, the team here at Dateinadash can reassure the lovely singletons of London that this isn’t how we think either. We acknowledge that while the world of dating can be an exciting experience it can also be as equally daunting and it’s not uncommon for daters to feel self conscious and nervous about meeting new, singletons in the capital. Simply put, that’s why as London’s leading speed dating company, Dateinadash are disappointed in the way Match.com have tried to exploit these common feelings for financial gain.

As we’ve already mentioned, the idea that hair colour, body shape, skin tone and physical appearance as a whole can even be considered as an imperfection is ridiculous. Furthermore, such classifications can also do damage to a wide range of generations and their body confidence and positive self image which can have a long lasting effect across the years. What we say here at Dateinadash is to love yourself exactly as you are and embrace the world of dating as we truly believe there’s someone out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of meeting them.

With this in mind, why not pop along to one of our upcoming speed dating events in London and discover the opportunities available through Dateinadash? Just grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!


Foods That Will Drive You Wild
March 23, 2016 AT 1:03AM GMT+0200 | 0 comments | leave a comment

So we all know the saying, you are what you eat, because what you eat directly influences your body and what its capable of. And when you begin a new relationship, its more important than ever to make sure your food choices have a positive effect on your life. This is because the food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your energy and stress levels as well as your hormones and brain chemistry. So, the team here at Dateinadash have compiled a list of some of the top aphrodisiacs to get you in the mood and help you when you need it the most!

Bananas

Now we all can be the see the naughty side of a nice ripe banana with its phallic shape but they really are a feel good food, too! Containing bromelain, an enzyme which triggers testosterone production, a bananas vitamin B, magnesium and potassium contents elevate energy levels and enhance the male libido, which are great when you are looking to impress a new partner.

Chocolate

From its scrummy taste to its gorgeous aroma, chocolate is a firm favourite with many but dark chocolate especially has been shown to cause a significant spike in dopamine, which induces feelings of ecstasy and pleasure which nobody is going to say no to!

Known as the king of aphrodisiacs, chocolate contains a wealth of compounds including the feel good chemical, ananamide and phenyl ethylamine, the love chemical which brings on feelings of attraction, excitement and releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain. Now when you say you LOVE chocolate, its clear to see why, so why not kick back, relax and enjoy the taste (and benefits) of those little silky tasty squares!

Avocado

Said to boost your immune system due to its high levels of folic acid, avocados boast a tasty rich flavour and a sensuous pear shape which clearly shows why it is associated with sexuality. The ancient Aztecs called avocados testicle trees due to the fact these delicious fruits hung in pears on tress and resemble gentlemens private parts! Some food nutritionists believe that avocados can help keep the spark alive because of its role in maintaining energy levels and a youthful vigour, which is always a nice thought, isnt it? Young, free and enjoying the company of your new love interest with a little help of this tasty fruit. Perfect, wed say!

Figs

Mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve supposedly wore fig leaves to cover their private areas), figs have long been thought of as an arousing stimulant. Steeped in history and thought of as one of the worlds oldest recorded fruits, figs were very popular with Egyptian queen, Cleopatra and have been associated with fertility and love ever since.

And if you look more closely at the fruit itself it could be seen to paradoxically symbolise both sexuality, with the ripe fruit and seeds representing fertility, and modesty with the fig leaf itself. But these little fruit are also full to the brim with potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse which is just perfect when you are beginning to embark on a new relationship. Its a win, win situation wed say!

Oysters

Probably the food most associated with being an aphrodisiac, oysters have a reputation for increasing sexual desire and most people are aware of their impact when you try them. With huge zinc contents, oysters help increase libido and produce sperm, which is fantastic for those wanting a little help along the way. And for a romantic meal, why not try raw oysters and a glass of ice cold Champagne to get you in the mood for love!?

Honey

Sweet, sticky honey is a fantastic source of boron, a mineral that helps the body metabolize the female sex hormone, oestrogen with studies showing that this mineral could also enhance testosterone levels in the blood which is fantastic news for everyone. This hormone is responsible for helping both men and women reach orgasm and increasing peoples sex drive, and helps provide a natural energy boost to give you a spring in your step (and in the bedroom, too) if you are lucky!

Asparagus

Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th century English herbalist believed that little spears of asparagus stirred up lust in both men and women and this hasnt seemed to change much over the years. Soon to be brides were served three whole courses of the vegetable at their prenuptial dinners in 19th century France and it still holds high regards now in the 21st century when it comes to matters of the heart! But why does asparagus have such a reputation when it comes to natural aphrodisiacs?

Its clear to see when you look a little closer; asparagus is a fantastic natural source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamine and folic acid, with the latter said to boost histamine production. Histamine has the ability to enhance levels of excitement and reach orgasm in both men and women which is great news for those wanting to get freaky between the sheets.

So, there you have it, the top seven foods thatll get you in the mood, no questions asked as per the team here at Dateinadash, Londons best speed dating hosts.

Well patiently wait for you to let us all know just how true the foods really are when it comes to matter of the heart, so its over you guys and girls of the city now!


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