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Speed Dating: Here's what to expect.

Tuesday April 30, 2024

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So, picture this: you walk into a room buzzing with energy, filled with a mix of excitement and nerves. The setup is super simple – tables, chairs, and a whole bunch of singletons ready to mingle.

Now, you might be wondering how this whole thing works. Well, let's break it down for you. You'll have a series of mini-dates, each lasting just a few minutes. Speed dating is a fantastic way to have several dates in one evening and get acqauinted with a fair few singles in one night!

You'll take a seat, the bell will ring, and boom, you're off! Chat, laugh and exchange pleasantries. Oh, and don't worry about trying to impress anyone with fancy pick-up lines or rehearsed jokes. Just be yourself and see where the conversation takes you.

Now, here's the fun part – you'll meet all kinds of people at a speed dating event. From the laid-back to the quirky, there's someone for everyone. And even if you don't hit it off romantically, you might just make a new friend or two along the way to expand your single circle.

We get it, it can seem a little daunting and thats totally normal. However, once you get into the swing of things, honestly, you will wonder what those nerves were all about.

There may be times when you perhaps don't hit it off with anyone. But here's the thing: speed dating isn't just about finding your soulmate. It's about putting yourself out there, meeting new people, and maybe, just maybe, stumbling upon a connection you never expected. It's also a fantastic way to speak to singles and flex those dating muscles to increase your confidence. 

Even if you don't find love at first sight, there's always the chance for a second date. Why not join Mixeo, our online dating platform brimming with singles ready to connect.

Alrighty, folks, we've covered the basics of what to expect at a speed dating event. It's fast, it's fun, and who knows – you might just find yourself falling head over heels in love. So grab your courage, put on your best smile, and get ready for a night of adventure. After all, you never know what surprises await you just around the corner!


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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 for speed dating London. 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.