Speed Dating in London FAQs
Q. What sort of people go speed dating?
A. Most speed daters are professionals who want to meet more people. They're generally normal, attractive people who just aren't meeting people through their work or immediate circle of friends.
Q. How old are people on the events?
A. Most speed daters are in their 20s,30s and 40s so most of the events are arranged in these age groups. However, we do run some events incorporating older age groups.
Q. Do I have to be in the age limit to attend?
A. The age range is a guideline only, if you are slightly under or above the age limit you are still welcome to attend. However, if you are, or appear to be, significantly outside of the age range then you are unlikely to get a match.
Q. How many people will I meet?
A. Depending on the venue, we aim to have up to 20 men and 20 women at each event, though this may vary.
Q. Is 3 to 4 minutes long enough?
A. Yes, 3 or 4 minutes can be a long time with someone you do not 'connect' with. However, it is long enough to know whether you would like to invest a few hours getting to know each other on a further date.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Smart casual is best, something you feel comfortable and confident in - think what you would wear to go on a mid-week date.
Q. Are the events held in private?
A. Yes, the events take place in rooms which have been specifically hired for the event.
Q. Can I come alone?
A. Yes, most speed daters do come alone. Once you have registered you can have a drink at the bar and mix with other participants.
Q. Can I bring a friend?
A. The more the merrier but they will need to have registered for the event.
Q. When will I know if I have a match?
A. You will be contacted within 24 hours of the event to inform you of your matches either via email or mobile phone. You can also log onto our site at any time with your username and password to check your matches the day after the event.
Q. A lot of the women's tickets are sold out. Can you squeeze a couple more in?
A. We have to manage numbers carefully to ensure equal numbers of men and women at our events. However we are often able to take additional bookings that do not effect the balance of numbers - eg two men and two women. Please phone to check.
Q. How do I book?
A. Once each event is confirmed you will be able to go to our secure server to pay by credit/debit card. If you prefer you can call to book on 07813 951 757. Alternatively, you will be able to send a cheque as long as it is at least 7 days before the event. You will need to call the booking line to complete the registration form over the phone. We will reserve your place and confirm your booking once your cheque has cleared.