What is Speed Dating?

More people understand Speed Dating these days and the benefits are now well known. Upon arrival at one of our Speed Dating events, you will be checked in and given a personalised badge with a number on it. We generally allow some extra time for people who are running late, but we normally start on time. Your host will give a quick welcome speech to let you know what to expect. 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, we will ring a bell; and all the girls will stay seated and all the guys will move round one table. Between each date we allow a little time for you to make your notes on your dates using your Speeding Ticket. The events will continue (with a fifteen to twenty minute half time break) until you have met everyone there.

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 Speed Dating work?

Upon arrival at one of our Speed Dating events, you will be checked in and given a personalised badge with a number on it. You will be given time to relax and make yourself comfortable. Your host will give a quick welcome speech to let you know what to expect. 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, we will ring a bell, the girls will stay seated and all the guys will move round one table. This continues (with a half time break) until you have met everyone there.

What if I like another speed dater?

You will probably like lots of other people at one of our Speed Dating evenings - the difficulty is choosing who you would really like to see again. Use your Speeding Ticket to make notes at the end of each date and tick the people you like and want to see again. The next day or so, simply signon to the web site and tick the people you want to see again.

How do I get in touch with them?

After you have entered your ticks, you will be sent an email or a text alert message immediately whenever someone matches with you, with their details. Via the website, you will also be able to see how many people have entered their choices, and see details of anyone that you match with.

Do many people come on their own?

About a third do - we make a point of ensuring our organisers will make sure you are comfortable and put you at your ease. Many people find it easier to bring a friend along for moral support and to help overcome the first date nerves - we are happy to accommodate this.

Interested? Find a Speed Dating event near you!

Slow Dating, 26 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LY
Call us: 01235 548300