Recent Slow Dating News

All Aboard The Love Boat

For the ninth year in a row, we have chartered a boat for a cruise along the River Thames this summer.

Up to 200 fun loving singles are expected, and with a lock and key party, an onboard party DJ, and a free drink on boarding, it is bound to be a day to remember.

Book The Love Boat Now

Wine Tasting Experience

Our first wine tasting evening was such a hit, we're doing it again. This is your opportunity to join other wine loving singles for a fun, educational wine tasting evening, giving you the chance to sample wines from different regions of the world.

Book onto the next wine sampling event.

Become A Host

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's fun, well paid and you will get to interact with many different single people.

We have openings in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Leicester, Manchester, Norwich, Oxford, Reading and York. Simply email us if you're interested.

Free Speed Dating If England Win Euro 2016!

Here's an amazing match winning offer - it's a long shot, but book for any event this summer and if England win the Euros in France, we will refund you your money.

So, if you book now you could well score in more ways than one.

Just Married

For all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the happy couple a sterling silver keepsake box, direct from Harrods.

All you have to do is send us a picture of you on your big day, just like the new Mr and Mrs Miller from Southampton did.

Latest Host Vacancies...

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's fun, well paid and you will get to meet many different single people.

We have openings in Bath, Bournemouth, Leicester, London, Manchester, Norwich, Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Swindon and York - simply email us if you're interested.

Lovely Venues

We only source first class venues in the twenty four cities we run events in.

Recent new bars for us include Fifty9 Bar and Zebrano in London, Coal Bar in Exeter, Liquorice Bar in Manchester, The Slug and Lettuce in Oxford and The Royal Champagne Bar in Swindon.

Seasons Greetings

It's not long until Christmas now, and here's a little something from us to thank you for your support during the year.

It's a fun little video to wish you Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy it.

Fancy Being A Host?

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's fun, well paid and you will get to meet many different single people.

We have openings in Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Norwich, Oxford, Reading, Southampton and York - simply email us if you're interested.

The Ideal Present

Want to help one of your friends find a new partner?

In which case, why not buy a Slow Dating gift voucher, valid for any of our events.

Your friend is naturally able to choose the future date, place, time and age range that suits them.

Multiple Payment Choices

Just a reminder that we accept all major credit cards, and of course you can also pay by PayPal if it is more convenient for you.

Whichever method you prefer to use, there is no surcharge nonsense with us.

Spooky Dating

It's just a few weeks to one of our favourite nights of the year - Saturday 31st October - and on the night we are running a spooktacular Slow Dating event - which will be held at the trendy Kanaloa Club in London.

Grab your place now and look forward to a fangtastic night.

Just Married

For all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the happy couple a sterling silver keepsake box, direct from Harrods.

All you have to do is send us a picture of you on your wedding day, just like the beaming Mr and Mrs Roe from Manchester did.

Let's Go Blogging

To keep everyone up to date, we have decided to start blogging, and will be regularly writing in more detail than we can in our monthly email newsletter.

If you are a blogger yourself, you'll be pleased to know we welcome guest blog posts too.

Check out our first blog post.

Summer Of Love?

We run more speed dating events in more cities than any other speed dating company in the UK.

With events in all age ranges now listed on the web site for June, July and August; could this be a summer of love for you Jenny?

Check availability for this summer's events.

Lovely Venues

We source only the most lovely venues in the twenty four cities we run events in.

Recent new bars for us include Amber, Aquum and Babble in London, Revolution in Birmingham, Brooklyn Bar in Leeds, Tiger Tiger in Manchester and Kennedys in York.

The Love Bus 2015

We have hired an old fashioned London double decker for the night - and this is your chance to do something very different and go Speed Dating on a bus.

Hop aboard the Love Bus taking in the sights whilst you mingle with other singles looking for a partner.

Book now and move along inside please.

The Love Boat 2015

For the eighth year in a row, we have chartered a boat for a cruise along the River Thames this summer.

Over 200 fun loving singles are expected on the evening, and with food, a lock and key party and a really good onboard party DJ, it is sure to be a terrific night.

Book The Love Boat Now

The Ideal Present

Want to help a friend find someone special?

In which case, why not buy a Slow Dating gift voucher, valid for any of our events.

Your friend is naturally able to choose the future date, place, time and age range that suits them.

Award Winners

We have once again won the UK Speed Dating Company of the Year award by the International Dating Society.

The judges stated that our customer service was excellent, and that they loved our TV ad campaign.

Thanks guys.

Party On!

It's just a few days until our spooktacular Halloween party on Friday night.

With over a hundred fun loving singles looking for love, free drinks on arrival from the witches cauldron, and loads of prizes including £100 worth of Malmasion vouchers, it should be a fangtastic night.

All for Charity

Each year, we donate a percentage of our annual profits to the Against Breast Cancer charity to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued work and here we are presenting our latest cheque.

As it's breast cancer awareness month, consider clicking on the image if you want to do your bit too.

No Phone Booking Surcharge

While some speed dating companies charge you up to £2 a person for telephone bookings, we choose not to.

Although the vast majority of our bookings are made online, there are no booking fees or surcharges if you prefer to book over the phone with us.

Fancy Being A Host?

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's well paid, fun and you will get to meet many different people.

We have several openings - simply email us if you're interested.

Party On Dude

Talking of parties, why not come along to our Halloween themed eleventh birthday bash - at Lola Lo in Oxford on Friday October 31st.

There will be lots of great prizes on offer to make the evening go with a swing, but more importantly the party is a great way to get hooked up with a new guy, so book your place now.

Spooky Fun

It's just a few weeks to one of our favourite nights of the year - 31st October - and our spooktacular Halloween party - which once again will be held in Zoo Bar on Leicester Square.

The Love Boat 2014

For the seventh year in a row, we have chartered a boat for a cruise along the River Thames this summer.

Over 200 fun loving singles are expected on the evening, and with food, a lock and key party and a really good onboard party DJ, it is sure to be a terrific night.

Book The Love Boat Now

Learn How to Flirt

Learn the secrets of how to be successful flirting with men by watching this short video packed full of expert tips and techniques. It's truly easy when you know how!

Learn How To Flirt Now

Lock and Key Party Roadshow

Our lock and key party tour around the country kicks off in July with events in Bath and Southampton, with other cities being booked up throughout the summer.

Each party includes well over £300 worth of prizes, and 100+ singles looking for a new partner, so check party availability now.

As Seen On TV

Our TV ad has been running for a month now, and has already been seen by nearly five million people, and is without doubt the best speed dating advertisement ever to be shown on TV!

If you've not seen it yet, click on the image to do so.

Free Speed Dating If England Win The World Cup!

Here's an amazing match winning offer Harry - it's a long shot, but book for any event this summer and if England win the World Cup in Brazil, we will refund you your money.

So, if you book now you could well score in more ways than one.

Smarter Responsive

We have updated and adapted our site to display even better on your mobile phone.

Every page on the site, and every email we send you (like this one) is specifically formatted to look great on your smart phone.

Naturally, we are the only UK speed dating company that does this.

Lock & Key Party Video

We have made a video of one of our Lock and Key parties to give you taste of what goes on at one. As you will see the locks and keys are great ice-breakers.

This was filmed at a 40s and 50s age range party, one of the many age ranges we run lock and key parties for.

Elite Speed Dating

After a number of emails suggesting we run an elite speed dating event, we have decided to do just that!

The first elite speed dating event takes part in a fancy bar in The City in just a few weeks, and is restricted to high earners only!

New Books

We have expanded the books section of our web site, and have added a wide range of useful dating and relationship titles.

You should be able to find something that suits you, so why not check out our range of books now.

No Phone Booking Fees

While some speed dating companies charge you up to £2 a person for telephone bookings, we choose not to.

Although the vast majority of our bookings are made online, there are no booking fees or surcharges if you prefer to book over the phone with us.

The Waiting List Safety Net

As you know, Slow Dating events sell out quickly - but don't forget we offer you the safety net of being able to join a "waiting list" for all our sold out events.

We are the only UK speed dating company to do this, thus enabling us to get in touch with you if there are any last minute cancellations.

Valentines Successes

We ran 21 Valentine's specials up and down the country this year - with over 800 people enjoying a series of one-to-one romantic slow dates.

With loads more events on the horizon coming up near you {0}, why not check to see if Cupid is waiting in the wings for you.

The Ideal Gift...

Want to help one of your friends find a new Guy or Girl?

In which case, why not buy a Slow Dating gift voucher, valid for any of our events.

Your friend is naturally able to choose the future date, place, time and age range that suits them.

All For Charity

Each year, we donate a percentage of our annual profits to the Against Breast Cancer charity to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued work and here we are presenting our latest cheque.

As it's breast cancer awareness month, consider clicking on the image if you want to do your bit too.

More Weddings...

Here is a picture of the new Mr and Mrs Sperrink on their wedding day.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we sent the happy couple a sterling silver photo frame direct from Harrods.

The Boat That Rocked...

Our sixth annual Love Boat party cruising down the Thames was, as usual, very enjoyable.

Well over 200 singles enjoyed a warm summer evening and had plenty of fun trying to get their locks and keys to match.

After the sun had set, the onboard party DJ got most onboard to really rock the boat too.

It's just a few weeks till our TENTH birthday bash.

Join up to 200 fun loving singles at our royal celebration, and enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival as you are greeted on the red carpet by her Royal Highness The Queen's lookalikeness, and then tuck into a free hog roast, and groove to the sounds of a top DJ as you party away long into the night.

Now accepting PayPal

We're pleased to announce that we now accept PayPal as a payment method on our website.

You can still use your credit card if you wish, but we know many people have PayPal accounts and like the anonymity they offer in the purchasing process.

Like us on Facebook

As you know, Facebook is the grand daddy of social media and it is the only place where we offer discounts on our events. You can join nearly 500 others who have "liked" us on Facebook to receive our event updates and discount codes.

All you have to do is like us on Facebook.

Lock and Key Roadshow 2013

It's Spring 2013 and we are touring the country with our successful Lock and Key Party format. We will be holding parties in seven cities over the next few months, starting in Bath and Southampton

Each party will includes over £400 worth of prizes, and up to 200 singles looking for a new partner.

Speed Dating FAQs On Video

We have made several videos, one of which is called Speed Dating FAQs, which will hopefully answer all the questions you may have about Speed Dating.

Twenty questions answered in just four minutes - now where did we get that idea?

Fancy Being A Host?

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's well paid, fun and you will get to meet many different people.

We have several openings - just simply email us if you're interested.

The Waiting List Safety Net

As you know, Slow Dating events sell out quickly - but don't forget we offer you the safety net of being able to join a "waiting list" for all our sold out events.

We are the only UK speed dating company to do this, thus enabling us to get in touch with you if there are any last minute cancellations.

Valentines Success

We ran seventeen Valentine's Specials up and down the country on Valentine's Day - 14th February 2013 - with over 700 people enjoying a series of one to one romantic speed dates.

Celebrating Nine Successful Years

Our ninth birthday celebrations in October 2012 included two spooktacular Halloween parties, with well over 300 singles in a real party mood.

As you can see, these party goers had a fangtastic time with the dance floors being frightfully busy.

Award Winners

For a staggering SEVENTH year in a row, we have been honoured to be presented with the UK Speed Dating Company of the Year award by the esteemed International Dating Society.

In the 2012 awards speech, they stated that they loved our new web site, and that its advanced functionality was simply the best!

Supporting Charity

Every year, we donate a percentage of our profits to the Against Breast Cancer charity to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued work and here we are presenting our latest cheque.

Please consider visiting Against Breast Cancer and make a donation too.

Latest Wedding

Here is a picture of the new Mr and Mrs Mansfield on their wedding day.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we have sent the happy couple a sterling silver photo frame direct from Harrods.

The Final Countdown

As you know, our events sell out quickly. Our web site is the only one in the UK that shows instantly updated availability information for all of our events.

This feature lets you know exactly how many places are left at any one time and you can watch the count down of the last ten male and female places as and when people book - on the way to another sold out event.

New 40 Plus Online Dating Site

We have launched a new online dating site specifically for those aged 40 and over. This site provides fortysomethings with detailed profiles of suitable partners and has a very sophisticated who's near me? feature, full messaging capabilities and a very advanced auto matching system.

New Mobile Site

Out and about? No problem as you can access our fully featured mobile site with your smart phone from wherever you happen to be.

Our updated mobile site enables you to check availability and book for events, upload a photo, enter your ticks, check your matches and even send virtual gifts direct from your phone.

The Love Boat 2012 Success

For the fifth year in a row we chartered a boat for a four hour cruise along the Thames this summer.

It was once again very successful, with well over 200 fun loving singles mingling and chatting to other singles on a warm summer's night. It was a fun and memorable evening and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

More Weddings

We have had plenty of emails most months from happy couples who have recently tied the knot, having originally met at one of our events.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the bride a sterling silver photo frame direct from Harrods.

New Interface

Having received plenty of positive feedback about our fresh new website, we have moved onto improving the post-event interface for everyone.

It is now even easier to enter ticks, see who has ticked you, who has yet to tick, add more ticks, send virtual gifts and most importantly see details of the people you match with.

Going for Gold

With Olympic fever gripping the nation, remember that there are plenty of single people out there who would hold a torch for you. If only they met you!

Whether you are looking for a Marathon partner or someone good as gold who will jump through hoops for you, now is the time to check future events near you and find yourself a winner.

New Website

June 2012 and our new website is live. It has a fresh design, but its beauty is more than skin deep.

The new website offers many enhancements including bright new images, enhanced venues listings and improved navigation making it easy to find what you're looking for.

New Venues

We strive to provide the most suitable venues in the twenty plus cities we run events in.

Recent new bars for us include Oceana in Leeds, Gascoyne Place in Bath, The Grinch in Manchester, The Living Room in Bristol, Pitcher and Piano in Nottingham and BakerStreet in Swindon.

Another Wedding

Here is a picture of the new Mr and Mrs Middleton on their wedding day.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we have sent the happy couple a sterling silver photo frame direct from Harrods.

Slow Dating Gift Vouchers

Want to help one of your friends to find a new partner?

In which case, why not buy a Slow Dating gift voucher, valid for any of our events.

Your friend is naturally able to choose the future date, place, time and age range that suits them.

Wedding Bells

We get plenty of emails from people who have found love by coming to one of our events.

In just one week, we have heard from three excitable women telling us that they have received marriage proposals from someone they met at a Slow Dating evening.

The UK's favourite Speed Dating company

It's official - we run more speed dating events in more cities than any other speed dating company in the UK.

We are thus able to offer you more choices and more matches than any other speed dating company.

Free Speed Dating if England won Euro 2012

Here's an amazing match winning offer we made just before the Euro 2012 football tournament.

We said that if England won Euro 2012, we would refund everyone who had booked in the previous month, their money.

It was not be, but maybe next time - the World Cup in Brazil 2014??

Fancy Being A Host?

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's well paid, fun and you will get to meet many different people.

We have several openings - just simply email us if you're interested.

Tweet Tweet

We discovered twitter a long time ago and have been twittering away since early 2010.

We twitter daily about life here at Slow Dating HQ and provide quirky updates on our matchmaking lives.

It's so easy to follow us on twitter.

Twenties Only Evenings

Over the next twenty days or so we will once again be running our popular twentysomethings events - twenty events exclusively for those in their twenties to enjoy dates with other twenty somethings.

There is a choice of twenty events in twenty cities!

Online Dating

Our recently updated Online Dating site offers you detailed profiles of hundreds of suitable singles near you and provides you with a sophisticated auto-match function, and full messaging capabilities.

Click on the image to check it out.

Valentines Successes

We ran eighteen Valentine's Specials in 2012 - with over 600 people enjoying a series of romantic dates.

With loads more events on the horizon, why not check to see if Cupid is waiting in the wings for you.

Send a Virtual Gift

It is fun, and easy to send a virtual gift to anyone you have ever ticked at any event you have been to.

Sending a virtual gift is only a pound or so and it is discreetly billed direct to your mobile phone.

Naturally, we are the only UK company to offer this service.

Facebook Updates

Join our updated Facebook fan page, check out loads of photos, see all our videos, post to the wall and get all our latest news as and when it happens.

One final thing, if you simply like us you will get to hear about any future discounted events first.

Four Minutes Is All It Takes

Our techies have done some number crunching and have worked out that there were a staggering 19,980 matches as a result of Slow Dating events held throughout the UK in 2011.

No surprises that this has led to many successful relationships, and some eleven marriages last year; well eleven that we know about anyway!

Video Goodies

We have a wide range of videos on the site, to help you get the most out of your experience with us.

Subjects include what happens at an evening, good questions to ask, what not to ask and so on. You are bound to pick up some useful information.

New Website Coming Soon!

February 2012, and we show a snippet of our new web site which was currently under development at the time.

We stated that the fresh new design will offer many improvements including enhanced venues listings, an easier to use personal account interface and improved navigation, making it easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

Bristol Launch

November 2011, and we have recently run our first event in Bristol - the twenty sixth UK city where you can enjoy our brand of quality speed dating.

Following the launch we will now be running regular events for all age ranges to help Bristolians find new partners.

Award Winners

For a completely staggering SIXTH year in a row, we have been honoured to be presented with the "UK Speed Dating Company of the Year" award by the International Dating Society.

Ah, we're blushing.

Pull A Cracker

A quick reminder that we run events in more cities than any other speed dating company in Europe.

It thus follows that we are able to offer you more choice and more matches than anyone else.

Christmas is as good a time as any to go Slow Dating and pull yourself a cracker.

That Gift That Keeps Giving

Looking for a different, imaginative present? Want to see one of your friends or family meet someone new?

In which case, why not buy a Slow Dating gift voucher, valid for any of our events.

Your friend is naturally able to choose the future date, place, time and age range that suits them.

Updated Online Dating Site

Our updated online dating site offers detailed profiles of many suitable singles in all ranges.

The site provides full messaging capabilities and a sophisticated auto-match function - and it is of course free to join.

All For Charity

Each year, we donate a percentage of our annual profits to the Against Breast Cancer charity to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued work and here we are presenting our latest cheque.

Please consider visiting Against Breast Cancer and make a donation if you wish.

Another Wedding

We have had plenty of emails from happy couples who have tied the knot, having originally met at one of our events.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the bride a sterling silver heart shaped trinket box direct from Harrods.

Lock and Key Roadshow

We are touring the country with our successful Lock and Key Party format. E-tickets are selling well for the first two cities on the roadshow - Reading and Bournemouth.

Each party includes over £300 worth of prizes, and well over 100 singles looking for a new partner.

Party On

It's hard to believe how the years have gone by, but it's our EIGHTH anniversary soon, and yes we will be having a party to celebrate.

This year's theme is Fortune Telling and we have booked a tarot card reader, a psychic, a palm reader and a clairvoyant.

Smart Phone, Smart Site

Just a reminder that you can access our web site via your mobile.

Our fully featured mobile site enables you to check availability and book for events, upload a photo, enter your ticks, check your matches and even send virtual gifts direct from your phone.

Free Wedding Gift

For all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the happy couples a sterling silver photo frame, or keepsake box, direct from Harrods.

All you have to do is send us a picture of you on your big day, just like the new Mr and Mrs Hill did.

The Love Boat 2011

Our mid summer (although it rained) party on the Love Boat cruising down the Thames was loads of fun.

Well over 200 single people on the lookout for a partner had fun trying to get their locks and keys to match and there were plenty of people who were, how shall we say, canoodling by the end of the night

Fabulous Lock And Key Party

Our fabulous Lock and Key Party on Friday 27th May, was our best party to date. We had ice breakers, loads of great prizes, chart topping classics and 150 of London's finest singles partying the night away.

Facebook Group

Join our updated Facebook fan page, check out loads of photos, see all of our videos, post onto the wall and get all of our latest news as and when it happens.

To twist your arm a little further, if you simply like us you will get to hear about any discounted Slow Dating events first.

More Accurate Than SatNav

In conjunction with Google Maps, our new enhanced mapping service helps you find your way to your chosen evening easily.

As well as enabling you to zoom in and out and move around the local area map, you will be able to see the nearest bus stops and car parks.

Valentine's Week

Cupid was running overtime for us this Valentine's Day. We had twelve successful Valentine's Events resulting in hundreds of matches around the UK.

Having a Ghoulish Good Time

We laid on a spooktacular do for Halloween 2010 - at the Jewel Bar, in the heart of the West End.

Our proven lock and key format went with a bang. 190 of London's finest arrived - some in fancy dress - creating a spooky night for all. Looks like next year is already a must.

Seven Successful Slow Dating Years

Our SEVENTH birthday bash at Kukui in Oxford was a HUGE success.

This year's Hawaiian themed line up included the always popular Lock and Key icebreakers, mini speed dating sessions, and our very own Hula Hula girls. Over 150 people attended and partied till early hours of the morning.

New Office

After nearly seven years at our previous office overlooking the river at The Love Suite, we have moved to a new more spacious office just up the road.

We have christened our new funky state of the art air conditioned home The Penthouse Suite; as it is on the top floor!

Now, just where did we leave the aircon remote control?

The Love Boat 2010

Our summer parties aboard the Love Boat in previous years were so successful that we did it again this year.

6th August 2010 was a fabulous warm summer evening and over 200 fun loving people enjoyed the cruise down the Thames, together with Lock and Key icebreakers, a DJ and a sumptuous buffet.

Dinner in the Dark

In April 2010 we ran the most unusual blind date experience of the year - dating and dining in complete darkness!

34 adventurous diners enjoyed an evening with a difference with the overwhelming majority saying they would recommend the experience.

Now in 26 cities

In February 2010 we successfully ran our first ever event in Milton Keynes - the twenty sixth UK city where you can now enjoy our brand of quality Speed Dating.

Following the successful launch, we will now be running regular events for the good people of MK.

Award Winners (again)

Towards the end of 2009, we have once again been awarded "UK Speed Dating company of the year" by the acclaimed International Dating Society.

They stated our unique matching system is the best there is - and the best by some distance!

We are blushing.

Doing our bit for charity

Every year, a percentage of our annual profits goes to a breast cancer charity to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued work.

Here we are presenting our latest cheque, to one of the charity's trustees - Simon Cowell's Mum - Julia.

Speed Dating FAQs Video

The latest video we have made will hopefully answer all the questions you may have, and some you may not have, about Speed Dating.

Twenty questions answered in just four minutes - now where did we get that idea?

Virtual Gifts

September 2009 and our customers can now send virtual gifts to anyone they have ever ticked at any event they have been to.

We are the only Speed Dating company to offer such a service.

Celebrating Six Successful Years

200 people chatted, flirted and danced away at our recent sixth birthday bash in Oxford.

As well as enjoying the mini Slow Dating sessions and the fabulous loved up cocktails, party goers were treated to a range of hits from the World's Number One George Michael tribute act.

Love on the Boat - Video

We thought you'd like to see how a Lock and Key Party actually works, so here is a video we made at our party on the Love Boat during our party cruise down the Thames this summer.

Picture Perfect

We now include thumbnail pictures of everyone you match with in our instant match emails letting you literally get to see details of all the people you have matched with.

Naturally, we are the only UK Speed Dating company that offers this feature.

Speed Dating Tips Video #2

We have released another video in our series of Speed Dating tips - all planned to help make you successful in finding the right person.

Click on the image and check out our tongue in cheek guide on what NOT to say at a Slow Dating evening.

Yet Another Wedding

Congratulations to Steve and Amy who found love at one of our Bournemouth events, way back in 2005.

As is the case with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we sent the bride a sterling silver heart shaped trinket box.

Speed Dating Tips Video

We have been busy making a whole series of videos to help you be successful at Speed Dating, and to find that long term partner.

Click on the image to have a look at the first video we have released and pick up some tips on "Good Speed Dating Questions".

Love on the Boat

Our Summer Party on the Love Boat cruising down the Thames was a huge success with over 200 fun loving people trying to get their locks and keys to match so they could exchange details.

With our glammed up sailor themed hosts looking after everyone, the Love Boat proved a huge hit, with party goers washing down the buffet with plenty of ice cold drinks before hitting the dance floor with a vengeance.

Summer Wedding

Many emails have been received recently from happy, Slow Dating introduced, couples who have tied the knot.

Here's just one example of a couple on their big day - this is the new Mrs Dixon being swept off her feet in Jamaica by her new husband.

More Books

We have just expanded the books section on the web site, bringing together in one place a wide range of useful dating and relationship titles, so you may well find something that is suitable for you - or a friend of yours!

Lock and Key Party hits the Road

Loads of fun was had at the recent Lock and Key Singles Parties in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle with many people getting hooked up, and getting so many matches, we nearly ran out of raffle tickets.

As well as the Lock and Key matchmaking, party goers enjoyed exchanging flirt cards at the photo wall. Click the image to see some of the pictures from the nights.

Tweet Tweet

We have been twittering away for quite a while now.

We twitter about life here at Slow Dating HQ, and also provide useful info including dating do's and dont's, tips and tricks, newsy updates and best of all, occasional special offers.

Valentines Successes

We ran a record number of Valentine's Specials in 2009 - fourteen - and oddly enough we had fourteen emails the following week telling us that Cupid had struck.

Online Chat

In total during 2008, we handled nearly five hundred customer enquiries via our real time interactive chat system which enables us to answer any question you may have out about our services.

Over £5,000 now raised

Each year, a percentage of our annual profits goes to a breast cancer charity to support them continue their important research work.

Our donation cheque for 2008 takes our total contributions to over £5,000.

Celebrating Five Successful Years

Over 200 people chatted, flirted and danced away at our recent fifth birthday bash.

As well as enjoying mini Slow Dating sessions, many people had a go at the Salsa and Belly dancing lessons on offer as well as trying their Locks and Keys hoping to claim some of the £400 worth of prizes that were given away on the night.

Midsummer Night's Party

Our Midsummer Night's Party cruising down the Thames on the Love Boat was loads of fun with 228 fun loving people exchanging details whilst trying to get their locks and keys to match.

With our oh so scary pirate hosts looking after everyone, the Love Boat proved a huge hit, with party goers washing down the sumptuous buffet with one or two drinks before strutting their stuff on the dance floor.

Now in 25 cities

In April 2008 we ran our first ever event in Southend - the twenty fifth UK city where people can enjoy our brand of quality Speed Dating.

Following the successful launch, we will now run regular events for all age ranges in Essex.

Online Dating goes live

Our Online Dating site launched in March 2008. It offers you detailed profiles of thousands of potential new partners and provides you a sophisticated auto-match function and full messaging capabilities.

Click on the image to register for FREE.

Your very own personalised invite

Our recent personalised novelty "comic strip" email was a huge success with many people customising the message and sending it onto their friends.

This email enables you to select your friend's name, their sex, where they live and their nearest event city.

A busy night for Cupid

On February 14th 2008, we ran a record number of Valentine's Night Specials throughout the country.

With all the events sold out and some very positive feedback from our customers, Cupid must have been busy on the night!

Successful Speed Dating

Our techies have done some number crunching and have worked out that there were an incredible 43,516 matches as a result of Slow Dating events held throughout the UK in 2007.

No surprises that this has led to many relationships, and some nine marriages last year; well nine that we know about anyway!

Doing our bit for charity

Each year, a percentage of our annual profits goes to breast cancer charities to support them continue their valued and specialised work.

Here we are presenting our latest cheque.

Now in 24 Cities Across the UK

In September 2007 we successfully organised our first ever event in Norwich - the twenty fourth UK city where you can now enjoy our brand of quality Speed Dating.

Following the launch, we will now run regular events for all age ranges in Norwich.

Celebrating Four Fun Years

Over 200 people drank, chatted and danced away at our recent fourth birthday bash.

As well as joining the mini Slow Dating sessions, and a rather large Photo Wall, many people had fun trying their Locks and Keys hoping to claim some of the £300 worth of prizes that were given away on the night.

Twenty Twentysomethings

During September 2007, we ran twenty events up and down the UK exclusively for those in their twenties.

Yet another wedding

Congratulations to Jason and Sarah, who found love at one of our events and were recently married.

As with all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we sent the bride a sterling silver heart keepsake box direct from Harrod's.

Love Unlocked

Our London Summer Party was a huge success with over 150 fun loving people exchanging details whilst trying to get their locks and keys to match.

The Photo Wall at the party was a hit, with almost everyone having their picture added to the wall. Over 600 flirt cards were given out on the night by the party goers.

Caribbean Wedding

For all Slow Dating introduced weddings, we send the happy couple a Harrod's sterling silver keepsake box.

Here is Mr and Mrs Hill, who met at one of our events, looking very happy having just tied the knot on a beach in the Caribbean.

Europe's Favourite

It's official - we now run events in more cities than any other speed dating company in Europe.

We are thus able to offer you more choice and more matches than any other speed dating company in Europe!

Liverpool Launch

In March 2007, we successfully launched Slow Dating in Liverpool.

Forty daters enjoyed spectacular romantic views across Albert Dock throughout the evening. Liverpool becomes the twenty third city where we run our brand of successful, fun Speed Dating.

No phone booking surcharge

While other speed dating companies charge you up to £2 per person for telephone bookings, we choose not to.

Although the vast majority of our bookings are made online, there are no booking fees or surcharges if you prefer to book over the phone with us.

Great New Venues

We strive to provide the most suitable venues in all of the cities we run events in.

Recent new bars for us are:- the oh so trendy Al Duomo in Brighton, Tiger Tiger in Leeds, The Spot in Swindon and in London, Alibi in the City and Bar 101 in the West End, recently described as "the perfect place to pull".

Heart Warming

All of our Valentine's Day 2007 Specials were incredibly successful with a staggering 87% of people getting at least one match.

With our enhanced matching engine, daters can contact their admirers immediately by email, phone or text.

Your pod or mine?

To ensure that love was truly in the air at our Valentine's Day launch in York, we hired the Yorkshire Wheel for the night.

44 daters were treated to bubbly on arrival and enjoyed spectacular romantic views across the city from their individual pods.

We will now be running regular Slow Dating events in York.

Four minutes is all it takes

Our techies did some number crunching and worked out that there were a staggering 37,456 matches as a result of Slow Dating events held throughout the UK in 2006.

No surprises that this has led to many relationships, and some seven marriages that we know about.

No email - no worries

Anyone without email can easily join in the fun Slow Dating.

All they need is a mobile, and our FREE SMS text alerting service will automatically send details of matches direct to their mobile the instant any admirers match with them.

Award Winners

We have been awarded "UK Speed Dating company of the year - 2006" by the acclaimed International Dating Society.

They stated our emphasis on quality, our friendly hosts, our customer service and our unique matching system makes us the best speed dating company in the UK.

Thanks Guys.

Now in Cardiff

In October 2006, we successfully launched in Wales - demonstrating yet again we are the fastest growing speed dating company in the UK.

Cardiff becomes the twenty first city where people can enjoy our stylish fun events.

For a good cause

A generous percentage of our annual profits goes to three breast cancer charities to support them, albeit in a small way, continue their valued and specialised work.

Here we are presenting our latest cheque. Click on the image if you want to do your bit too.

Third Birthday Bash

Our third anniversary party was loads of fun with 200 singles enjoying a great party.

This year's line up included Karaoke, a Red Room with Cupids who hand delivered flirty and dirty messages; a White Room with mini Slow Dating sessions and a Blue Room where mobile phone fanatics "toothed" one another messages of lurrve.

Photo Upload Enhancement

Our latest site enhancement lets you upload your photo to help the people you've dated remember what you look like!

Top to Toe Makeover Winner

Congratulation to Yorkshire lass Claire who won one of our recent competitions. She is off for a top to toe makeover and a full days pampering at Champneys health resort.

Here she is receiving her prize envelope from our Leeds host Denise.

Invite a friend

Our latest web site enhancement gives you the ability to easily forward on details of a Slow Dating event that interests you to a friend of yours.

Naturally the message to your friend contains a link to enable you both to easily book onto your chosen evening.

Azzurri United

You may remember our recent offer - book for any event this summer (2006) and if your country wins the World Cup, we will refund your money.

We would have happily refunded the thousand or so English people who booked with us last month, but as we know, Sven let us down and England came home early.

So instead, we are refunding eight happy Italians.

Free wedding present

We often get emails from people who have found love at one of our events, telling us about their forthcoming weddings.

So, being the generous folks that we are, we have decided that for all future Slow Dating introduced weddings, we will send the bride a sterling silver heart keepsake box from Harrod's.

New books in bookshop

We have expanded the books section of our web site, bringing together in one place all sorts of dating and relationship related books.

Expect to see incredibly cheesy titles, such as "How to increase your marriage potential" and "How we're different and what to do about it" but you may well find something that tickles your fancy - check out the range now.

Wedding bells

We often get emails from people who not only enjoy our events, but find love. During May 2006 we heard from four very excitable men who were each bubbling away at the news that their new sweethearts had agreed to their marriage proposals.

Never get lost again

Our enhanced mapping service lets you find your way to the venue easily.

As well as enabling you to zoom in and out and move around the map; with our special print function, you will only print the map details - there will be no annoying adverts on our print-outs.

Come on you Lions

Back in June 2006, we had an amazing match winning offer - book for any event this summer and if England win the 2006 World Cup, we will refund you your money.

Not English? Choose you who think will win, and if they do, then you will get the cost of your speed dating refunded.

Another great new venue

We strive to provide the most suitable venues in each of the twenty cities we run events in.

Our most recent new London bar is called Number 5 - as in Number 5 Cavendish Square - just a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station.

Formerly the Spanish Embassy, it has been imaginatively converted into a stylish and chic space.

Attracting the right people

Leading Life Coach, and one of our Brighton hosts, Lisa Mitchell invites you to sign up for a full day interactive workshop and discover how to attract the right people, how to make your relationships work and how to be truly magnetic.

Lisa assures us that at the end of the day, you will be a changed person.

Continued growth

In March 2006, we successfully launched in two more cities - Reading and Leicester - demonstrating once again we are the fastest growing speed dating company around.

Adding ticks

March 2006, and our latest system enhancement lets you not only see who has ticked you, but also gives you a second chance to add an extra tick or two.

It means you will never be caught between two minds again with the added bonus that you will probably get an extra match or two as well.

On the radio

With all the recent kerfuffle surrounding Valentine's Day, we made a number of media appearances in February 2006.

Here's MD Carl popping up live on BBC Radio to chat about how Slow Dating can lead to true love.

"Calm Down, Calm Down"

Ever expanding, we expect to bring our brand of quality speed dating to a number of new cities during 2006.

First to benefit from the Slow Dating phenomenon will be those ever lovable Liverpudlians.

Learn all about "Dating Confidence"

Respected dating expert, and our popular Manchester host, Tony Wrighton, has just released a unique dating tips CD - "Dating Confidence in 30 minutes".

It's an easy listen and full of top tips - and available for fast download in various formats from Tony's Science of Dating web site.

See who has yet to tick

Although our system automatically chases up people to enter their ticks after an event, our latest system enhancement enables you to see who has yet to enter their choices.

This will make the wait for your matches to come through more exciting and less nerve jangling.

For a Good Cause

Some of our annual profits goes to breast cancer charities to help them in their valued and specialised work.

Here's our MD Carl presenting our latest cheque.

Celebrating two fabulous years

In September 2005, over 200 people enjoyed our second birthday bash at award winning bar come club Escape.

There were a lot of sore heads, and sore feet, the next day as party goers were treated to complimentary cha-cha, merengue and salsa dance sessions, and for a few brave souls, belly dancing lessons.

London Lives

Continuing our expansion, we are delighted to announce that, thanks to popular demand, we are now running more events than ever before in the Capital.

Yet more proof that Slow Dating works!

Lucky Thirteen

We pop up on TV from time to time, most recently on Grampian up in Scotland, on one of those "Things you have to do before you die" type programmes.

The show was presented by "Scotland's 13th most eligible bachelor". However, after he attended a Slow Dating evening in Edinburgh, he is no longer single.

Always Improving

We have introduced a customer feedback survey system which will help us to further improve our offering to you.

This online survey enables you to provide feedback on the quality of the venue, the hosts, the web site and so on. It is is quick and easy to fill in and is available for all events that you have ever attended.

Going on Seventeen

Following a successful launch in March 2005, Sheffield has become the latest - the seventeenth - city in which we now run regular speed dating events.

In keeping with our policy of only using up-market venues, we now have a regular booking at The Halcyon - recently voted one of Europe's best bars.

Wedding bells?

We regularly get emails and calls from people who not only enjoy our events, but find love. During May we heard from three excitable men who shall remain nameless who were each chuffed to bits that their new honeys had agreed to their marriage proposals.

Yet more proof that Slow Dating does work!

How to Succeed at Speed Dating

Leading relationship expert Clare McCann launched her book "How to Succeed at Speed Dating" at our event at The Paragon Lounge in London's West End on May 12th 2005. All attendees received a free signed copy of the book and dating tips from Clare.

"How to Succeed at Speed Dating" is just one of the many titles you can buy at our online book store.

No Phone Booking Surcharge

While other speed dating companies charge you up to £2 per person for telephone bookings, we choose not to.

Although the vast majority of our bookings are made online, there are no booking fees or surcharges if you prefer to book over the phone with us.

It is all part of the quality service we offer you.

Off to Prague

It's Easter 2005 and here are lucky competition winners Jamie and Suzanne, who met at a Slow Dating event last year, will be enjoying a three night break in Prague this Bank Holiday weekend.

Instant matches by SMS text alert

You can now receive details of your matches direct to your mobile the instant your admirers match with you.

Our SMS text alerting service is a free service to you and is an easily selectable option in your preference settings.

We are the first Speed Dating company in the world to offer this SMS text alert service!

Waiting List Safety Net

As you know, our events sell out quickly - so we offer you a safety net with the ability to join a "waiting list" for all our sold out events.

This enables us to quickly get in touch with you if there are any last minute cancellations!

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