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Are You Single and Ready to Party? Join Our Singles Party Nights
If you need a fun night out in a buzzy bar where EVERYONE is on the lookout for love, you’ve come to the right place. As the UK's favourite speed dating company
, we have over 18 years of experience making face-to-face matches. But did you know that in addition to traditional speed dating, we also host Singles Party Nights? Read on to find out why you should attend some of the best singles events in the country.
Singles nights near you
We’ve scouted out some of the hottest venues across England, Scotland and Wales as the backdrops for our Singles Party Nights, so you’re sure to find one in a town or city close to you. Whether you’re flying solo or bringing a bunch of mates you’ll feel equally at home in this low-pressure, relaxed environment — our hosts are on hand to welcome you, put you at ease and help you mix. We ensure there are equal numbers of men and women, and, unlike a normal night out in a bar, you won't need to worry whether the person you're chatting to has a partner. Every attendee here has signed up with the express intention of finding a date.
What to expect at our singles events
There’s no need to feel nervous — our Singles Party Nights make dating, and chatting to eligible individuals, easy. Simply have a few drinks and strike up a conversation with some people at the bar or on the dance floor. Everyone is here to mingle, so they won’t think it strange when you approach and introduce yourself, in fact, they’ll be glad of it. Unsure what to talk about? We have that covered too… A range of purpose-designed icebreakers and games (including lock and key) led by our hosts get everyone involved, with laughter and conversation flowing naturally — and as there are prizes to be won throughout the night, these games help to unleash attendees’ competitive side. We also include a speed dating segment, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds in one evening (this is entirely optional though, so if you’ve already found your match at the bar, you won’t have to leave your chat to take part).
How does lock and key dating work?
Lock and key is one of our favourite games to play; it gets everyone moving around, mixing and most importantly, matching. It begins with all the female participants being given locks, while the male participants are given keys. The hilarity ensues as each tries to find the locks and keys that match, to be in with a chance of winning prizes (hot tip: don’t give up after a single match, as the locks and keys often open/unlock with more than one combination). We often begin the evening with this icebreaker, as it’s ideal for those who usually feel shy or awkward in dating and networking situations
; you’ll be so preoccupied with trying to win, you’ll be unphased in meeting so many singles.
What to expect at our singles’ mixers
For those of you who like to be prepared for what’s likely to be happening and when, here’s an example of the kind of schedule you can expect (the exact timings, order and details may vary, but this should give you an overview).
7:00pm - Doors open and our friendly hosts get you checked in with lock and key matching ice-breakers
8:00pm - Optional speed dating sessions start, plus there’s plenty of time for general partying and mingling
10:00pm - Optional Speed dating sessions and other official ice-breakers come to an end — but the party’s not over yet!
10:15pm - Post-event socialising and partying resumes. Feel free to make the most of it by staying as late as you want (that is until the venue closes, of course) and enjoying the remainder of the evening
Afterwards we’ll send you details of your matches, then it’s up to you to make contact and take it from there. We do recommend following up as soon as possible, experience has taught us that it pays to strike while the iron’s hot. Don’t forget that like those locks and keys, your matches may have other matches too.
The Slow Dating Singles’ Party Night guarantee
Are singles events worth it? Without a doubt. In fact, we’re so sure you’ll find someone you like enough to match with, we’ll give you your next night free if you don’t. And that’s a promise. In addition, Slow Dating offers excellent customer service, with quick responses to any questions you may have, before, during, or after, the event.
We offer the best singles nights in London, Portsmouth, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and many other locations the length and breadth of the country. Why not book a place at a Slow Dating Singles’ Party Night near you? If there’s anything else you’re unsure about or would like to know, do drop us a message. We’d love to help you on your dating journey and take you from single to successful in one evening.
Where do singles meet?
Finding singles in your area
can be tricky without help. The usual social and work nights out bring a blend of single and coupled up people, leading to time wasted chatting with those who might not be available. If you want to really focus your search and increase your dating success face to face, dedicated singles nights and speed dating are the way to go.
Do people go to singles events alone?
Absolutely. A huge benefit of a singles event is that it gives you the opportunity to have a great evening out in a top venue, without the need for a wingman or wingwoman. And most importantly, you’ll be in with the chance to match with anyone at the party.