Recent Slow Dating News

How to get the most out of Speed Dating

It’s not unusual for professionals living a hectic lifestyle to be missing the opportunities to meet someone. Even when you do find time for a night out, we know the local’s on the booze just isn’t your cup of tea!Or are you just tired of being set up on long winded pointless dates with your friend’s colleagues? Your frustration is completely normal, wanting to give up on finding love as all is just all too familiar. Give up the awkward dates and pointless nights out, and take a seat at Speed Dating in London. Speed Dating gives you the opportunity to date 10+ people in a safe and controlled environment. The friendly hosts will show you to your tables, and you will date each person for 4 minutes, allowing you to leave your date with a little teaser – why wouldn’t you want to leave them wanting more? The matching process will be accessed the following morning. So how do you think you could get the most out of your next Speed Dating London event? Our London experts have some great tips to get your confidence oozing at your next Speed Dating occasion.

Dress to impress

First impressions count! Dress as you would for a normal date whether that be out for dinner of a drink. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to impress 10+ people! Wear something flattering that will show off your personality, while being classy too. Many of our venues are smart and elegant, so clothe yourself in line with the venues ambiance.

Ladies don’t be afraid to whip out your best heels, and men dress smart! All ladies love a sharp looking gentleman.

Smile

No-one likes dating someone that acts like they don’t want to be there! Show off your positive and look excited to be there… this will go a long way for your date. After a couple of drinks, you will feel relaxed and this will all come naturally, we’re sure of it!

Remember to have fun

Speed Dating in London is a great opportunity to meet people so try and stay relaxed. Don't come to the venue thinking that you will find the love of your life. Instead, you should come with a positive mind set, but one that wants to meet a variety of people – new friendships included!

So, book now onto one of our upcoming speed dating events!

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 Nottingham. Simply email us if you're interested - havefun@slowdating.com

Just Married

We love a love story! If you and your partner found someone and married following a speed dating event please let us know - havefun@slowdating.com

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.

To see more of our Success Stories please click here!

Lovely Venues

We only source first class venues in the cities across the country that we run events in.

Recent new bars for us include Seco Lounge and Zebrano in London, Coal Bar in Exeter, Walrus in Manchester, Fat Cat Cafe Bar in Oxford and The Slug and Lettuce in Birmingham.

To see more of our venues please click here!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

More Weddings...

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

Congratulations!

To see more of our Success Stories please click here!

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.

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?

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!

Latest Wedding

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

Congratulations!

To see more of our Success Stories please click here!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

Heart Warming

All of our Valentine's Day 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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