What is Speed Dating?
Speed dating, or "speeddating" as it is sometimes known, is a fun, easy and safe way to meet up to 20 (and sometimes more) people in one night. Speed dating does away with all of the most common hurdles associated with dating - the difficulty of finding new people, the awkwardness of the first meeting, and the time wasted finding out that the person you're dating isn't right for you.
With Speed dating, everyone is there to meet other people - just like you. You have just enough time with each person to decide whether or not you would like to see them again, and you only get put in contact with the people you want to meet who also want to meet you again - no more awkward phone calls and no having to avoid people you don't like.
What sort of people go speed dating?
Most are professionals who want to improve their chances of meeting the right person. They're generally normal, attractive people with varied interests who normally mix with the same group of friends and work colleagues and rarely get the opportunity to meet many new people in one go.
Speed Dating is ideal for those who lead busy lives, don't have much time and want to meet new people in a fun, safe environment.
How does the whole thing work?
Upon arrival you are to given a personalised badge with a number on it. Once the dating part of the evening starts, those with badge number one will start at table number one, those with badge number two at table number two and so on. After four minutes, a gong will sound, the girls will stay seated and all the guys will move round one table. This continues (with a fifteen minute half time break) until you have met everyone there.
What if I like someone?
When you arrive you will be given a Speeding Ticket, where you can write down notes about each of the people you date. If you would like to meet someone again, you simply tick their box on your ticket.
How do I get in touch with them?
After the event, you can sign in to our website and mark each of the people that you want to see again. You will then be able to see how many people have entered their choices, and see details of anyone that you match with. After you have entered your choices, you will be sent an email immediately whenever someone matches with you.
Do many people come on their own?
About half do - we make a point of ensuring our organisers will make sure you are comfortable. Many people find it easier to bring a friend along for moral support and to help overcome the first date nerves.
Interested? Find a Speed Dating event near you!