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Scrabble Dating

Thursday October 19, 2017

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Who doesn’t love Scrabble? When someone says, name a board game, I guarantee that Scrabble will be one of the first three names, probably second to Monopoly and before Cluedo. It's a game everyone knows how to play, it's quick, it's fun and that's why we thought it would be perfect to play while speed dating. Dating is supposed to be fun, it's also about meeting new people, which can be a little intimidating at times. It's only natural, but adding a simple and fun activity into the mix helps to take the pressure off. 

How does Scrabble Dating work? 

Well just like at our speed dating events you will get to meet everyone one-on-one except this time there will be a Scrabble board in front of you and just like Scrabble you will pick your letters and spell out words on the board. The aim in Scrabble Dating is to play a rude word if you can. Scrabble is the ice breaker and you won't keep scores so to speak but there will be a prize for each guy and girl who get the highest scoring rude word. If you have the opportunity to spell out something a bit rude or considered a swear word, go for it. Keep a note of where and who you were with when you played it in your notes section. We will do a run down at the end of the event for all the rude words to find out our winners. 

Why Scrabble? 

Firstly, it's just great fun! Why do you think Countdown has been going for so many years. Secondly, it's a game that can be played in rounds, making it perfect to split up, each round is a date. Also we can spice it up a little and include rude words and swear words since it's not a proper game being played from start to finish. There is the added challenge of moving to a new board each round (for the guys) and getting a new set of letters. You can impress your date with that extensive vocabulary or have them in stitches with that rude word they didn’t see coming. 

So that’s Scrabble Dating in a nutshell. It's guaranteed to be one of the funniest dating events around and also the most engaging. You'll be having a laugh while getting to know up to 20 singles, it won't even feel like dating but that's exactly what you will be doing, dating! Scrabble Dating, does exactly what it says on the tin. 

 

WORDS BY STUART GRAHAME
Stuart is one of our regular hosts and over the years has become something of an expert in dating. Watch out for his regular posts full of dating tips and advice.

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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.