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We organise a wide range of dating events and parties across London designed to appeal to a range of people covering various interests and age groups. Here's the lowdown on some of our most popular event formats.
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Mixeo Socials take place in a number of great venues across London. The concept is simple. We hire a great private bar and attract between 60-100 people. Naturally, we ensure there's an equal mix of girls and guys attending. Sometimes there's a specific theme to the event and often these are designed for a specific age ranges thus increasing the chance that people have something in common.
There's no speed dating or set format but we try to encourage everyone to meet as many people as possible through the night. We ask that, for the first hour, everyone chats to a different person every five minutes or so to keep everyone mixing.
Our Mixeo app works as the icebreaker at these events. When you meet someone, have a brief chat and decide if you'd like to see them again and select them as either a 'yes' a 'no' or a 'friend' in the app. As an added incentive to keep people mixing, Mixeo enters you into a prize draw to win spot prizes each time you meet someone. It really works to keep people mingling and you'll meet a lot of people this way.
After the first hour we'll leave you to chat with the people you clicked with and of course Mixeo will display a list of everyone you mutually matched with the next day so you can message them and arrange to meet up again. The event lasts for a couple of hours but you're welcome to stay on afterwards.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Mixeo Social.
Bar and Pub Crawls
Our bar and pub crawls are a great way to meet people over a few drinks whist taking in a few top class drinking establishments along the way. Expect a group of around 20-30 people at each event made up of an equal number of girls and guys. We'll normally visit 4-5 venues located within easy walking distance of each other. There's no set format but our sociable hosts will take care of introductions and keep everyone mixing.
It's a pretty good way to meet people and very relaxed.
Our Mixeo phone app allows everyone to easily record who they met and if they'd like to see them again. When you meet someone, decide if they're a 'yes' a 'no' or a 'friend' and log your choice in the app. As a little incentive to get around and meet everyone, Mixeo will award free drinks at random throughout the event adding to the fun.
Our pub and bar crawls take place in a variety of areas and we run them for several age groups. Expect to meet a fun crowd of people from across London.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next pub crawl.
About speed dating
If you're looking to meet lots of people in one night then speed dating is for you. We run speed dating events across London so there's bound to be one near you soon.
You'll get to meet a lot of people face to face for short 'dates' lasting just 4 minutes. It's great fun, highly effective and totally rejection free because no contact details are exchanged on the night, you find out who you mutually matched with the next day. At our speed dating events everyone uses our unique Mixeo app which dramatically increases your chances of finding a match. We also guarantee you'll meet someone you want to see again or your next event is free.
What is the format for a Speed Dating event?
On arrival you'll be welcomed by our team. There's a brief introduction explaining the event format and you'll get straight into your first four minute 'date'.
Every speed dating event is split into two halves with a short break in between. After meeting each person you'll indicate on the Mixeo phone app (or paper scorecard if you don't have a smartphone) if you would like to see that person again as either a positive 'yes', a 'friend' or a 'no' This process continues until you've met everyone. It's a lot of fun.
After the event most people stay for a few drinks to get to know everyone better. The following morning the people you matched with will be displayed on the Mixeo app on your phone and you'll be able to message them to arrange a proper date right away. So much quicker and easier than trying to meet people online!
Check out our events calendar or download Mixeo for details of our forthcoming speed dating events.
Our wine tasting events take place at a very innovate wine bar. These are not a formal wine tasting events as there are really all about socialising but you will come away with some handy tips and a general grounding in wine. Here's the lowdown on how they work.
We'll kick off with a basic introduction on how to properly taste wine and a description of the wines on offer at. The tasting venue is kitted out with 10 nifty automatic sampling machines allowing you to self-serve tasting measures of the 80 wines on offer.
Your ticket includes six tasting measures and we provide you with a smartcard that you can use at the sampling machines to deliver tasting measures of the wines. The wines you try will be up to you and it's possible to purchase more credit if you'd like to try some more.
Socialise as you sip with up to 50 people at these events. We ensure there's an equal male female split attending.
As you meet people, keep note of who you liked on our Mixeo phone app and you'll be in with a chance of winning some great wine related prizes on the night.
The event will run for around two hours and Mixeo will send you details of everyone you mutually matched with the following day.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next wine tasting event.
Mixeo Parties are our big events designed to bring together anywhere between 150-300 people in one very sociable and exciting night. We pick a great venue and often theme our parties. Mixeo Parties take place aboard boats, in amazing hotels, top class private members' clubs and other top venues.
As always we make sure there's an equal male/female ratio attending and these some great icebreakers to make sure you get to meet a lot of people. There's also a selection of prizes to be won as part of the icebreaker.
The main icebreaker is our Mixeo phone app. Approach someone, have a chat and easily locate them on your Mixeo app. Privately decide if they are a 'yes' a 'no' or a 'friend' and there and then Mixeo will let you know if you've won a prize. The more people you meet the more chance you have of winning prizes. You'll be amazed how this little app and the lure of some free goodies really breaks the ice!
These events also feature speed dating sessions that run throughout. Simply sign up on the night if you'd like to take part.
Everyone you meet (and like) is stored in the Mixeo app. The next day Mixeo crunches everyone's preferences and will let you know who you mutually matched with. This way there's no need to ask for phone numbers and you'll only hear from people that you want to see again.
Mixeo features a messaging system that works just like WhatsApp allowing you to keep in touch with your matches afterwards and arrange dates without passing on your contact details.
Because Mixeo Parties attract so many people there's a chance you won't meet everyone. The Mixeo app also features a Photo Wall feature that we use at our biggest parties. Open up the Photo Wall and flick through the profiles of everyone at the event you didn't meet, selecting them as either a 'Yes', a 'Friend' or a 'No'. Photo Wall gives you the chance to match with everyone at the event. Not just the people you met face to face.
These parties have a massive success rate because of the sheer number of people that come along. You'll meet so many people you're practically guarantee to meet someone you click with and want to see again.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Mixeo Party.
Cocktail Master Classes
Cocktail master classes are a great way to meet new people whist learning pro cocktail making skills from some of the UK's leading mixologists. We'll split everyone into small groups of girls and guys and after a demo from our cocktail expert everyone will try their hand at making the cocktail themselves getting hints and tips from the experts along the way.
You'll make 4-5 different types of cocktail over the course of the night, each time with a different group of people. This way you'll meet everyone with the help of this fun and interactive icebreaker.
Everyone uses our Mixeo app to easily keep track of who they met throughout the night. Each time you meet someone you'll privately decide if they are a 'yes' a 'no' or a 'friend' and Mixeo stores everyone's preference. The following day we'll let you know who you matched with from the night and you'll be able to message them right away via the Mixeo app.
You'll be able to drink the cocktails you make and stick around afterwards to mingle on and sample some other great drinks.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Cocktail Master Class.
We organise regular dinners throughout London at a variety of great restaurants covering a wide range of cuisines and price ranges. These events offer a really good way to meet a lot of people whist exploring some of the amazing restaurants London has to offer.
These are not formal sit-down dinners. We always chose places where the food is served tapas, canape or buffet style. This keeps the format really sociable and it means everyone meets more people through the night. We'll always have a private room or area for our guests. Because everyone's appetite is different you'll pay for your own food and drinks at the end of the evening. Expect around 30 people at each of our popular dinners.
As always, everyone keeps track of who they met and who they liked using our Mixeo app and our hosts ensure everyone gets to meet as many people as possible. As you meet each person simply select them as either a 'yes', a 'friend' or a 'no' in the app. The app saves your preference and you'll find out who matched up with the following day.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Dinner.
Dating in the dark
Dating in the dark was first conceived in New York City and is simply that, it's a dating event that takes place in total darkness. This event features around 40 people with equal numbers of girls and guys attending.
Groups sit at tables of 6-10 leaving you free to enjoy a fantastic meal and great company - stimulating every one of your senses apart from your sight.
The event begins in the bar for registration and pre dinner drinks. This part of the evening is lit and last roughly 30 minutes.
Our waiters then guide you to your table and familiarise you with the location of your plate and glasses. Gourmet food is served by waiters in night vision glasses.
Because of the total and complete darkness you are able to really savour of your food and enjoy the personality of your 'dates' from this unique perspective.
After two courses candles are lit and guests eat desert and for the first time are allowed to see the people they have been speaking to all evening.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Dating in the Dark event.
Our boat parties on the River Thames are some of the most popular events we've ever organised. These are always popular and attract around 250 people per event.
Guests take in the fabulous views of the London skyline whist mingling, chatting and generally enjoying themselves. It's been said that these events are so good they're worth staying single for!
In the past we've used our Lock and Key icebreaker to ensure everyone get to meet as many people as possible. These days our unique Mixeo app takes care of the icebreaker so meeting lots of people is guaranteed.
We also feature optional speed dating throughout our boat parties. See Mixeo Parties for full details of the format.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next boat party.
If you're interested in food and learning the right way to make dishes from around the world our cookery classes are an amazing place to meet people. This dating event is very interactive. Not only will you come away having learn 't to make amazing dishes you'll meet lots of new people over the course of a few hours.
These events take place at leading cookery schools in Central London and are led by professional chefs. We hold events that cover a variety of cuisines including French, Italian, Thai, British and Indian.
After an introduction and demonstration on how to make to make a classic dish, the group is divided up and you'll have a go at making it yourself whist getting to know the others in your team.
Afterwards everyone will sit down to eat what they've made and get to know everyone over a drink or two.
As always guests use our Mixeo app to record who they met during the event and the next everyone will find out who they matched with from the event. The app makes it easy to contact your matches and arrange dates.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next cooking class.
Quiz Dating is a speed dating event and a quiz all rolled into one. It might sounds a bit complicated but it's really very simple, lots of fun and a great way to meet new people without the pressure of one-on-one speed dating.
The girls are divided into teams of around 3-4 per team and seated at a table. The guys are also divided into groups of 3-4 and allocated a girls team to join for the first round of the quiz.
The quiz begins and the first few questions are called just like a normal quiz night. As you ponder the answers you get to meet your team mates as a group. There's plenty of time for chatting as well as answering the quiz questions.
At the end of the first round the guys' teams move around to the next girls' team and the quiz continues like this until all the guys have met all the girls. It normally takes a couple of hours.
Of course, they'll be a prize for the winning team at the end.
As always, guests use our Mixeo app to record who they met during the event and the next everyone will find out who they matched with from the event. The app makes it easy to contact your matches and arrange dates.
Check out our event listings or download Mixeo to book for our next Quiz Dating event.
Lock & Key Parties
Original Dating lock & key parties are a fun way to meet a large number of people in one night. We've been organising them since 2004 and our success has been built around people having a great time at these huge dating events. Because of our ground-breaking Mixeo Parties, lock and key parties are rather obsolete these days but please find some more details on the format below.
The lock & key icebreaker used to form the basis of all our large scale events and we run them on boats, for Valentine's Day and for lots of other occasions.
Essentially the lock & key provides you with a great icebreaker and forms the catalyst for a very sociable, fun night out with plenty of chances to win great prizes on the night!
What is the format of a Lock & Key Party?
On arrival you will be welcomed by our hosts. Girls are issued with a small padlock to wear around their wrist and guys are issued keys. After a quick explanation from us everyone starts to work the room trying keys in Locks and vice versa. All the time meeting new people in the slightly bizarre but incredibly fun way.
These events allow for you to be as forward as you like - work the room like the social animal you are or stand back and let people come to you. It works great both ways.
We often incorporate speed dating sessions into our lock & key parties. Participation is always optional and you simply sign up on the night.
What happens when a key opens a lock?
We call this a match, through a relationship isn't compulsory! You've met someone new and now is your chance to win one of our great prizes that are drawn throughout the evening. Return to the organiser's desk (with your match) and present us with your open lock and key. Our staff will give you both a new lock and key and you'll both will receive a draw ticket for our instant draw. Win or lose you're free to continue meeting new people or chatting to your latest match. We have loads of prizes on the evening so the more people you match with the more chances you have to win something - Get mingling to win!
How long do the parties last?
The lock and key icebreaker part of the evening lasts around two hours. After the event you will have met loads of new people so most people stay on and continue mingling.
Where are the events held?
We always hire private venue for our parties. Typically our events are held in stylish independent venues known for their great locations, decor, style and service. In the past we have held events in some of London's best known venues and private clubs. We also have regular events on River Thames party boats, normally you'll see a few of these every summer.
What prizes do you offer?
We always offer a range of prizes at our events including bottles of champagne, chocolates, meals for two plus some great prizes from our event sponsors.
What are the chances a lock opening?
You have a great chance of getting a lock and key match. There are always at least two keys in circulation for each lock so you will get many matches in one event.
How many people attend?
Although we can't guarantee exact numbers our events typically attract 200-300 people. We have run events with over 400 people attending! We're pretty sure you'll click with someone!
Are the numbers of girls and guys equal?
Yes. We carefully monitor bookings to control the girl/guy ratio and keep it as equal as absolutely possible. We've been doing this a long time and we know what we're doing.
What type of people attend Lock & Key Parties?
Similarly to our speed dating events our lock and key clients are young professionals. Often attractive, fun and YES - totally normal!
The Lock and Key party is only the icebreaker start to your evening. By the end you will have met loads of new people so you are welcome to stay on at the venue.