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Wednesday November 15, 2017

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Looking for a great date idea? Something a bit different, that’s tons of fun and sure to make a memorable date? Well look no further than Ballie Ballerson! This is a sure fire way to have one of the best dates you could possibly imagine, and I’m not joking. You will be reliving your youth but as an adult. Do you remember all the great things you could do as a kid and ever thought, you know what, I’d be great at that now. Well this is your chance.

Ballie Ballerson is a soft ball pit for 18+ which means there is a bar on the premises. This colourful and vibrant place is filled with UV lights and glowing balls. The bar itself is completely free to enter, of course the drinks aren’t but the drinks are something special. Keeping with the theme of your childhood, this cocktail bar provides some very unique cocktails based on your favourite childhood sweets like Skittles (which I wasn’t allowed as a child- E numbers sent me through the roof) and Sherbert Dab. Can you just imagine the flavours!

The ball pit itself is unfortunately not free, but it is well priced starting at £5.65 through the week rising on weekends. Now I would recommend booking in advance but they do hold back a few tickets for walk ups. This ball pit is a great chance to let loose and have some proper fun. Dates should be fun and what better way to do so than to act like a child, especially in this city being grown up can bring a lot of stress, and dating shouldn’t be one of those stresses. At Ballie Ballerson messing around and being silly is encouraged. This ball pit is also a great opportunity to take some outstanding pictures and selfies with its combination of UV lights and artwork.

Ballie Ballerson is in Shoreditch on Curtain Road. With its growing success there is already plans to make more spaces available. They have over 100 million views worldwide. So there will be plenty more opportunities in the near future but I would recommend enjoying the original. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday, a bit like ourselves, from 18:00 till late and very late Friday and Saturday.

Ballie really is a unique dating experience that will rack up the brownie points. I would suggest letting your date know what to wear but that doesn’t mean you have to give away the surprise. So go throw yourself around and have some fun, you wont regret it.

 

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.