Have you heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar?
He went out with his mates. He noticed a girl he found very attractive in the bar. All night he stared longingly at the hot girl who was also with her friends. He got drunk and went home. The end.
Sure, it's fun meeting your friends down the pub. But every week? And dating your male friends is a little awkward. And you're still single? C'mon. More and more Londoners are realising just how difficult it is to meet professional like-minded people.
Which is why more and more singles are turning to speed dating. It saves time, you're all on the same page and you can avoid those desperate, increasingly drunken hours trying to pluck up the courage to cross the bar to talk to HER, only to find out she's not single/really isn't for you/you're slurring lecherously while your brain tells you to give up NOW!
Perhaps you're one of the growing number of London based guys who know the other story.
A guy walks into a bar. Says hello to the speed dating host and meets 20 single girls over the next couple of hours. He stays on after having a few drinks and chatting and arranges three dates over the next week.
If you're really serious about meeting like-minded people in London, don't let the joke be on you. Speed Dating is no longer an option, it's a necessity.