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Cycle speed dating. Should we?

Thursday March 12, 2015

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We’ve been asked recently if we’d run some cycle speed dating events. Simply, speed dating events especially for people that cycle. As always, we’re keen on running new and innovative speed dating events designed to appeal to people with common interests so naturally the answer was yes.

There’s no doubt that’s cycling in London is bigger than ever. In fact, my extensive research (a quick Google) showed that there’s now 30,000 people cycling to work every day in London. That’s not to mention the tens, if not hundreds of thousands more who cycle for fun at weekends. And the rest who, like me, hop on a Boris bike occasionally when the mood takes us. That’s certainly a big pool of potential daters.

So, cycle speed dating. Does favouring two wheeled transport mean people have a better chance of hitting it off? We honestly have no idea but we’re willing to give it a try. Readers of this blog, please let us know if you would be interested in our forthcoming cycle speed dating event. We’re a friendly lot so please send us an email and given enough interest we’ll book in a date for the first one.

We’d see cycle speed dating working pretty much in the same way as our standard speed dating events. 30-40 people in a room with that all important 50:50 male/female ratio. A nice bar setting and probably some decent cycle racks in the nearby streets too. Dates lasting four minutes over a few drinks and access to our unique post event matching app, Mixeo.  
After the event you’ll be able to message the people you mutually matched with via the app. Have more dates, get married, have Children etc. etc.

So, please drop us a line if this seems like something you’d like to do and we’ll make it happen.

For the rest of our event programme, click here.

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HOW IT WORKS

The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.