Frequently asked questions about Speed Dating.

Speed Dating is ideal for you if you lead a busy life, and want to meet new people in a fun, safe environment. To find out what Speed Dating itself is all about, see our What is Speed Dating? page.

Is four minutes per date long enough?

Four minutes per date is the perfect amount of time enabling you to meet numerous other like-minded single's in one night. Speed Dating for 4 minutes each allows you to get to know someone briefly, 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 progress the conversation.

How many dates will I get at a Speed Dating event?

The minimum bookings we have are 10 of each gender, most events exceed this number. Our popular events have up to 20 or more dates!

Why do I need to book in advance?

We need to ensure that we have an even balance of men and women for a successful Speed Dating event. We also need to ensure that the event is not oversubscribed. You can pay with a credit/debit card or via PayPal.

What if I don't want to pay online?

Simply call our office on 0871 224 2828 and we can book you in over the phone - we take most types of credit and debit card.

How will I know if I get any matches?

After attending an event, and entering your ticks, you will be able to see how many people have entered their ticks, how many have ticked you and who has matched with you. Our matching engine ensures that you will also be sent an instant email and SMS text message whenever someone you have ticked visits the site and ticks you.

You can of course visit the site at any time to get the latest details. Chances are that you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many matches you will get.

When will I get their contact details?

Only if you both consent and thus a match do we forward each other’s details as you have both consented. To protect everyone involved we will not forward anyone's details unless there is a match.

I don't have an email address, can I still join in?

Yes, we cater for everyone whether you have an email address or not. You can simply use your mobile number in place of an email address. You are kept up to date with any matches instantly by SMS text messages after the event that you attend.

Do many people come on their own?

Yes, many do and we make a point of ensuring that the hosts make everybody feel comfortable and put you at ease. Don't be afraid to chat to other daters before the dating starts. Everyone is in the same boat, and most other people who arrive on their own will welcome you chatting to them too.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes of course, many do for moral support. We can normally accommodate your friend who wants to come along but not participate. There is no charge for this. Whether you come with friends or on your own we offer a chance to meet face-to-face with like-minded single people to spark conversations. So, if you’re looking for that special someone or just fancy a fun night out meeting new people, speed dating is what you’ve been looking for!

How long does each event last?

We do our best to keep the event running to schedule which means the event will last just approximately two hours including a twenty minute half time breather. Events in general will start at 7.30pm.

How should I dress for speed dating?

We do not operate a strict dress code, however we generally advise to dress 'Smart Casual', so for example guys; jeans and a smart top are fine, but above all - be yourself! Wear what you are comfortable with but don't forget that first impressions count!

How strict are the age ranges?

Relatively strict. If the age range for example is 20-35 then you are going to be out of place if you are in your forties. However, if you are in your late thirties, are young at heart then you are likely to have a successful enjoyable evening, and hopefully meet the right person.

I am older than 40, can i still Speed Date?

Yes we often run events for those in their 40s and upwards. In fact, we run more events in the 40 plus age range than any other company in the UK. If you are in this age bracket, although there may not be an event currently showing for you, to ensure that you do not miss out, simply register your details and you will be emailed once an event is scheduled near you in your age range.

How much does it cost?

It's typically around £20 for the event, and that includes the emailing reminders before the event; the professional hosting of the evening and emailing and/or SMS text messaging your matches afterwards. Feedback from previous attendees show that over 90% feel that represents good or excellent value.

At particularly popular events and at busy times, we reserve the right to increase the price of an event. Occasionally, we may offer last minute deals to selected customers to ensure there are even numbers of sexes on an event night.

What sort of questions should I ask?

We advise having a few questions up your sleeve, and have produced this guide of ideal Speed Dating Questions to ask. Download this 250 Speed Dating Questions ebook to your Kindle for further inspiration.

Can I cancel?

Yes - provided you contact us by email at least 21 days before the event you will be refunded in full - no questions asked! Within 21 days we will endeavor to transfer your booking to another event whenever possible free of charge.

How do I book for a group?

Simply click on 'Book an event'. Select the event you wish to attend and then select how many places you require for both ladies and/or men. You will then be asked to provide information for all your friends. If you don't know all the details, don't worry, we can obtain that later. You will be sent detailed booking confirmations by email. If it's easier for you to call us, simply ring our booking hotline and we can book your group.

Any other questions?

If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For Speed Dating Email havefun@slowdating.com
or call us on: 023 8078 4694

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