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Speed Dating Questions
|How long do the events last?|
|Where do the events take place?|
|How many dates will I get?|
|How long does each date last?|
|Will there be equal numbers of males and females?|
|What is a match?|
|What information is given to my matches?|
|How will I know if I have any matches?|
|What happens if I don't get any matches?|
|I'm too shy to come on my own, can I bring a friend?|
|I'm just outside the age range of an event can I still attend?|
|What sort of people go Speed Dating?|
|Is it safe to meet people at a Speed Dating event?|
|How should I dress?|
|What are Singles Parties?|
|What are Lock & Key Parties?|
|What is Elite Speed Dating?|
|What is Asian Speed Dating?|
|What is Gay Speed Dating?|
|What is Quiz Dating?|
|What is Wine Tasting?|
|What is Comedy Dating?|
|What is Ditch or Date?|
|What is Bowl Me Over?|
|What are Singles Pub Crawls?|
|What is Dating in the Dark?|
|Can I pay at the door?|
|Can I book tickets for my friends?|
|I have a gift certificate/coupon code how can I redeem this?|
|I am unable to attend your event can I cancel?|
Our events can last up to two and a half hours, this includes breaks. After the event many people tend to stay around to socialise further over a few drinks.
Our events are held in a variety of attractive bars and venues.
During an average event you will get about 10-20 dates, depending on the size of the venue. Our experience shows this is the optimum number for an evening.
Each date will last four minutes. This is long enough for you to judge whether you like someone enough to want to see them again, but short enough to avoid embarrassing lapses in conversation. We allow plenty of time to move between tables and complete notes.
It is difficult to guarantee equal numbers of both sexes, but we do all we can to ensure an even balance.
A match happens when both you and somebody you have met indicate that you would like to meet again. A 'yes' match occurs when both parties have ticked 'yes' to each other and a 'friendship' match occurs when both parties have ticked 'friend' or a combination of a 'yes' and a 'friend' match.
The only personal information we give to your matches is your name and the photo you uploaded on registration. Communication is done via our internal messaging system rather than e-mail.
We will email you within 24 hours of the event finishing when the matches are live on the website. You will then be able to login to your account and view any matches you have.
There is no guarantee that you will receive any matches, but what we do guarantee is that, if you have not ticked anyone you would like to meet again, you will qualify for free entry to another of our events.
Guests are welcome, but the events are ticket-only, so they would not be able to stay and watch.
We hold events for several different age ranges, so you should be able to find one to suit yourself. Whilst we would not turn you away if you were a little outside the age range, we ask you to bear in mind that the guests attending the events will be expecting to meet people within the specified age range.
Most of the people who attend these events are professionals who are seeking to extend their social circle beyond that of work or current friendship groups.
We ask you to use the same safeguards and judgements about people you meet at an event as you would when meeting people under other circumstances.
There is no dress code as such, although you are obviously hoping to make a good impression on those you meet!
Singles parties are a great way to meet lots of like-minded single people in an informal party atmosphere, with our own hosts on hand to help things along.
Lock and key parties are more like a regular party than our speed dating events. Women are given a key and men are given a lock. You then circulate looking for people who fit your lock or key. If you find a match you go back to the registration desk to receive raffle tickets and to be issued with a new lock or key. You are not guaranteed to meet everyone but there is a chance to spend more than four minutes with people you like.
Elite Speed Dating is geared towards professional singles earning £35k+. Typically these events attract bankers, laywers and other city types.
Our Asian Speed Dating events are regular Speed Dating nights but for Asian singles only.
Our Gay Speed Dating events are for homosexual men only. With over 40 people attending these events they are the ideal way to meet lots of single gay men in one relaxed and fun evening.
In a nutshell it's Speed Dating meets the traditional Pub Quiz! A fun and sociable evening where men and women form teams for a wide variety of quiz rounds and after each round the men move on to join a new team. After each round prizes are awarded to the top scoring team and flirt cards are provided to help you keep track of anyone you would like to see again!
At our Wine Tasting events you are provided with a selection of wines to taste whilst mingling with other guests in a fun and relaxed ice breaker. Afterwards our Speed Dating begins and with 20 dates it's the perfect way to meet other singles in the capital.
Comedy Dating combines a hilarious 2-hour stand up comedy show and Speed Dating in one fun filled Friday night in London. Our Comedy Dating nights offer you the opportunity to meet lots of single people and then enjoy an activity afterwards. Plus, every guest receives a complimentary cocktail to get the night started!
Ditch or Date is a hilarious game show in which 15 single men attempt to win a date by auditioning infront of an audience of single women. If you've seen 'Take Me Out' on TV then you know what to expect! Packed full of laughs and banter it's the perfect single girls night out!
Bowl Me Over is our Bowling Singles Party held at All Star Lanes in Holborn on the last Sunday of the month. Our Bowling Parties attract around 80 singles every month and combine our 'Lock & Key' ice breaker game, Speed Dating and a fun Bowling tournament. With lots of prizes to be won including free shots and medals for the winning team it's a great way to enjoy a Sunday evening.
Our Singles Pub Crawls take place on Saturday evenings in Leicester Square. We visit 4 different bars including Ruby Blue, Zoo Bar, Verve Bar and Tiger Tiger. Free shots are provided and discounted drinks with our wrist band. There are equal numbers of guys and girls on the crawls and our bubbly hosts are on hand to faciliate drinking games and mingle with guests.
Dating in the Dark is a regular Speed Dating event with blindfolds. It's a unique event where you date around a dozen people in short 4-minute dates but you won't see who you've dated until after you've completed your scorecards and the event has finished.
Since we make every effort to ensure a equal number of males and females, we are unable to take payment at the door as to do so might upset the balance.
Yes, just complete the form with their details or alternatively send them a gift certificate.
To redeem your gift certificate/coupon code simply enter the code in the box that says ‘Have a gift certificate/coupon code?’ on the booking page.
Unfortunatly we are not able to accept cancellations with less than 7 days notice before the event. We do not provide refunds but we will do our best to move you to another event of your choice.