The Best Dating Events To Try In London
PlayDateLondon’s Crafty Evenings
Meet new people through creative play at one of PlayDateLondon’s crafty evenings. Think magic sand, Play-Doh sculpting, table air hockey, colouring, crafting, body painting – all set in a casino. Tickets are priced from £20.
Speed Dating with Added Smarts
Okay, so you’d like to meet someone who shares your passion for Pride & Prejudice? Well, could be that a literary speed date is the one for you. You basically take along the novel you’re reading to your session, then talk about it with your partner. OriginalDating.com offer literary speed date sessions in Central London throughout the year, and tickets are priced from £21.
Whether you know your chablis from your shiraz, all are welcome at this event. You’ll sample six different wines, while a wine expert tells you more about what you’re drinking. Oh, and you’ll also meet some other single wine fans while you’re at it. Vivat Bacchus, Farringdon. 7pm. £29.95.
Anyone for Ping Pong?
While this isn’t billed as a formal speed date, SpeedDater.co.uk’s ping pong dating is for London singles looking for a bit of friendly competitive banter. Plus, the winners get free booze. Tickets cost £15 and includes two hours of ping pong play, plus free access to SpeedDater’s online site to keep in touch with other attendees.
Sexual attraction and scent are inextricably linked, so it was only a matter of time before olfactics were thrown into the singles dating scene. Pheromone dating, which began in America, involves participants proffering a well-worn T-shirt to fellow singles to inhale and judge.
The T-shirts – which have ideally been slept in by their owner for three consecutive nights – are bagged and numbered at the start of the evening so those who like what they smell have no idea who the clothing belongs to. Participants then take a photo with their t-shirt of choice and the pictures are broadcast to the room, so the man or woman behind the smell can see who finds their scent attractive and approach them if they like the look/smell of them. These events are usually sell-outs and there’s already a waiting list for the next Pheromone Party.
Stereo Speed Dating
If the way to your heart is with a mix-tape, this could be the perfect night for you. Spend four minutes discussing the music you love. Nordic, Oxford Circus, 7pm. £21.
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