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How Do I Find Singles in My Area?

We know that many of you would far rather be introduced to a prospective date face to face, than by swiping on a photo or bio. But where are all the eligible men and women, and how can you find...

Lock & Key Party Video

We have made a video of one of our Lock and Key parties to give you taste of what goes on at one. As you will see the locks and keys are great ice-breakers. This was filmed at a 40s and 50s age...

Successful Speed Dating

Have you been trying to meet someone for a while, but not getting the results you want?  80% of attendees at our events get a match, with over half getting two or more. This is why booking a place...

Wedding Bells

We get plenty of emails from people who have found love by coming to one of our events. In just one week, we have heard from three excitable women telling us that they have received marriage...

Online Speed Dating Events: What’s Online Speed Dating Like?

What's online speed dating like? It's the hottest new trend in meeting singles - and it’s here to stay. Events run regularly in towns and cities across the UK, with plenty of singles online and...

Become A Host

If you enjoy meeting new people, why not consider joining us as a Slow Dating host. It's fun, well paid and you will get to interact with many different single people. We have openings in Bath,...

Just Married - Congratulations Mr and Mrs Miller!

We love a love story! If you and your partner found someone and married following a speed dating event please let us know - [email protected] All you have to do is send us a picture of you on...

Lessons in Love

Are you struggling in your dating life? Do you need some help to succeed? Don’t worry, we’re here to help with our lessons in love. We have lots of tips and advice to increase your chances of...

What’s Speed Dating Like | Is Speed Dating Good or Bad?

Speed dating is a truly innovative way to meet singles. However, if you’ve never tried it, you may wonder what speed dating is like?There are loads of pros to speed dating and hardly any cons. But...

6 Speed Dating Tips for Men

Speed dating is a great way to meet a lot of women in a short space of time. But you have a brief timeframe in which to impress. So we’ve compiled our speed dating tips for men, to help you make...

Congratulations to Nick and Kateryna!

"Nick and I would like to thank you for the Speed Dating event we attended. We are very different in many ways and the circles of people that we are in are also very different. If not for...

22 Best Speed Dating Questions | What Should I Talk About?

If you’re thinking of trying speed dating, you might be wondering - what should I talk about? The best speed dating questions help you to work out whether you’re likely to be compatible - on a...

Get to Know Our Hosts

Looking to find out more about our friendly, welcoming hosts across the UK? Meet a few of them listed below: AJ - Glasgow Speed Dating Host Tell us about yourself! My name is AJ and I've been...

15 of The Best Places for a Second Date in Manchester

You’ve both passed the first test. There was something about you that made them want to see you again and you are definitely interested in them. That’s all great. Now onto the second date, but...

8 Speed Dating Tips for Women

Are you new to speed dating? If so, you might be wondering how to maximise your chances of success.Speed dating is designed as an easy way to meet singles in your area, in an organised setting,...

New 40 Plus Online Dating Site

Are you looking to meet people your own age and are unsure how to do it?  If so, a standard app or website may not work very well. By using a new 40 plus online dating site, you can narrow down...

What to Wear for Speed Dating Success 

  You’ve booked a place at a speed dating event. Now your thoughts turn to your wardrobe and what to wear for the night. Is there a dress code and how can you make an impression?  When...

Christmas First Date Ideas

Holiday date ideas While the weather outside is chilly, planning a first date during the holiday season might be just the right thing to warm up your love life. Here are a few suggestions for a...

Congratulations to Mike & Emily!

Our Plymouth Host, Mike is getting married to his fiance Emily. We are so excited to share their story, as they met at one of our Speed Dating event's. So you met your (now) wife at one of our...

Valentine’s Success for Singles [7 tips]

The celebration of love comes around every year. But what happens if you’re not in a couple? Can you still be part of it? Valentine’s success for singles is not only possible but totally...

How to Compliment Your Date  

Learn how to compliment your date and you’ll make a great first impression, increasing your chances of further dates and greatly endearing yourself. But it must be done in the right way -...

How to Get the Most Out of Speed Dating 

Get the most out of speed dating to unlock a wealth of opportunity. Meet likeminded people in your age bracket and make a great first impression with our expert tips, curated from years of...

Learn How to Flirt

Learn how to flirt and not only will you be able to attract more admirers, but you can also send a non-verbal message of interest to prospective partners. It’s a useful skill for all aspects of...

More Weddings - Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Sperrink!

Here is a picture Becky and Tom, the new Mr and Mrs Sperrink, on their wedding day. Congratulations! To see more of our Success Stories please click here!

Why You Should Try Speed Dating

Are your current dating methods getting you nowhere? Are you struggling to meet likeminded people in your area? Maybe it's time to give speed dating a try. There are many reasons why you should...

Valentine's Date Ideas 

It’s the celebration of all things love. So what should you be doing to mark February 14th this year?  We have a range of Valentine’s date ideas for those at every stage of their relationship...

The UK’s Favourite Speed Dating Company 

Do you want to meet someone, but are unsure how and where to do it? Slow Dating is the UK’s favourite speed dating company. We have frequent events throughout the country for all age groups, run by...

Latest Wedding - Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Mansfield!

Here is a picture of the new Mr and Mrs Mansfield on their wedding day. Congratulations to the happy couple and we wish you many wonderful years together! To see more of our Success Stories please...

How to Prepare for a Speed Dating Event 

You’ve done your research and booked your place. But what should you do to get ready before you go speed dating? Knowing how to prepare for a speed dating event helps you feel relaxed and ready on...

Speed Dating FAQs On Video

  We've got several YouTube videos to help potential daters, one of which is called Speed Dating FAQs, which will hopefully answer all the questions you may have about Speed Dating. Speed...

Speed Dating Do’s and Dont's 

  One of the best things about speed dating is its clear boundaries, expectations and rules. But what are these and how do they work? While it’s a very easy-going, safe and straightforward way to...

Learn All About Dating Confidence

Do you feel like you’d benefit from increased morale when it comes to meeting new people? Learn how to boost your dating confidence by making some simple changes to what you do and say. You will...

How Dating is Changing | Dating Trends 2020

It’s a brand new decade and dating trends are changing. Dating over the last few years was often marred by ghosting, many disastrous Tinder hook-ups, and 'kitten-fishing', leaving many romantics...

20s Singles Events | Twenties Only Evenings

Are you young, free and ready to mingle? It can be tricky to know how and where to meet likeminded people in your local area, in your age range. 20s singles events are a great way to find eligible...

How to Spot Your Future Boyfriend on the Very First Date

Find out how to spot your future boyfriend on the very first date, and you could shortcut your way to some romance, companionship and a whole lot of fun. Change negative patterns in your dating...

Recently Single? 11 Things to Try if You're Newly Single

Have you experienced a break-up, and are wondering what to do next and how to fill your time?  If you are a recently single man or woman, you may feel a bit lost if it wasn’t what you wanted or if...

22 Romantic Date Ideas 

Are you planning a special date and stuck for inspiration to delight your loved one? Impress your partner, boyfriend, girlfriend or hot new squeeze with an amazing day or night out. Romance comes...

How to Go on a Blind Date: The Dos and Don'ts 

There are many different ways to find eligible singles. But what should you be thinking about when meeting someone for the very first time? If you’ve ever wondered how to go on a blind date, there...

Slow Dating Goes Live and Interactive Online

We hope you are all coping well with everything that’s going on in the world right now. We are sure you understand that, following Government advice for the safety of you and your families, the...

Online Speed Dating  

Can’t get out of the house but want to mingle with singles in your area? We have the answer. Slow Dating is now offering online speed dating, meaning you can still enjoy all the benefits of...

Speed Dating Rules 

So what's expected of you and what are the rules for speed dating?  These nights are super fun, easygoing and often result in further dates or long term romance. By having a few simple speed...

Fun Things to Do on a Date in Bristol

This arty, hipster city is a jewel of the south-west. It’s easy to have your best first dates in Bristol. Even if it doesn’t work out with you both long-term, you’ll have a great time in the...

The Best Places for a First Date in Edinburgh

Quick to grasp new ideas and trends, this ever-evolving city of Edinburgh offers a range of fantastic date options you’re sure to love. It’s a great excuse to get out and sample the many delights...

How to Deal With Nerves on a Blind Date 

The process of finding a prospective partner can be fraught with nerves, especially if you’re shy by nature. So how do you overcome this to meet the man or woman of your dreams? Learning how to...

What to Wear on a Blind Date?   

Getting your friends to set you up can be a great way to meet eligible singles in your area. But how do you pick your outfit? Many people worry about what to wear on a blind date. First...

Online Speed Dating Dos and Don’ts 

Perhaps you’re thinking about trying something new in your search for a significant other. Meeting via video is the hot new way to date, but there is some online speed dating dos and don’ts to...

Preparing for Online Speed Dating

Preparing for online speed dating looks a little different to standard speed dating events. While some of the things you’ll need to do remain the same, other considerations are specific to the...

How to Be Successful at Online Speed Dating

Learn how to be successful at online speed dating and you can find love without even leaving the house. It’s all about making the most of the medium, showing yourself in the best possible light...

10 Quirky Date Ideas in Birmingham

Do you want to impress your date by taking them on a date they’ve never done before? Then you’ve come to the right place. From a romantic walk in a beautiful botanical garden to axe throwing, check...

Creative Date Ideas in Newcastle 

Are you based in Tyne and Wear and looking for some out of the ordinary days or nights out? We’ve compiled some creative date ideas in Newcastle offering something a little bit different. From...

Fun Date Nights out in Brighton

Are you looking for some first date inspiration? If you live in East Sussex you have a great choice of fun date nights out in Brighton. From relaxed country parks to seafront bars and quirky theme...

How to Spot Your Future Husband on the Very First Date

Are you ready for a serious commitment and in the market for some long-term love? There are some ways to spot your future husband on the very first date and understand what kind of a person he is...

10 Top Date Ideas in Glasgow  

This vibrant cultural hub is at the forefront of great entertainment. It has a renowned music scene, plenty of hipster haunts and some supremely sophisticated venues. In this article, we’ve...

Fun Dates in Guildford

Surrounded by the picturesque English countryside, Guildford is a super commuter town with lots of eligible single professionals. London may be just a train ride away, but there’s so much to see...

Quirky First Dates in Leeds

This cosmopolitan metropolis is always up to date with the latest trends, making it a great place to enjoy some out of the ordinary date nights with a difference. If it’s your very first meeting,...

First Date Ideas in Cardiff

If you live in Wales and are seeking some first date ideas in Cardiff, look no further. The Welsh capital has earned a reputation for food, culture and nightlife, making it an increasingly popular...

What Does a Matchmaker Do?

As the world’s operations are increasingly going online, some traditional offline services are proving more popular than ever before. So how might this impact your search for love? Dating agencies...

The 9 Best Places for a First Date in Exeter

This gateway city for Devon and Cornwall is an ideal meeting point if you’re from opposite ends of the county - or even country. If you’re not familiar with the area, you’ll find it easy to...

10 Great Dates Ideas in Norwich

The coastal region of East Anglia is known for its beaches and broads. But how should you spend a romantic day or night in the city? Our great dates in Norwich have you covered whether you’re...

Unusual First Dates in Nottingham

The largest urban area in the East Midlands brims with quirky activities perfect for planning unusual first dates in Nottingham. Our list covers everything from exhilaration to vintage chic, urban...

Unusual Date Ideas in Southampton, Hampshire

Are you seeking some unusual date ideas in Southampton, Hampshire? The city boasts an enviable waterside location, a wide array of bars and restaurants and some innovative activities. Whatever...

Bath’s Best Date Spots

Bath’s best date spots will take you indoors and out. Whether you’re looking for something alternative or a classic date idea with a twist, we’ve compiled some of the city’s top places to...

What to Do on a Date in Reading

Are you Berkshire based and dating, or hoping to find a partner near you? It can be tricky to know where to go and how to seek out a spot that’ll be conducive to blossoming romance. Whether you...

The Ultimate Guide of What Not to Do on a First Date!

  First dates can be tricky. It doesn’t matter where you are, whether you’re at a speed dating event or having a coffee at your local café, it’s your big shot to impress someone – and for them...

Date Ideas in Devon

Perhaps you’re based in a rural part of the country, by the coast, or in one of the south west’s biggest cities and towns. If you live in Devon, you’re never far from either Torquay, Plymouth or...

What Is Speed Dating? 

  Are you tired of wasting time going on lots of blind dates and meeting people you‘ve met online, only to find you don’t click in real life? If you live a busy life it helps to cover as much...

What Is the Best Colour to Wear for Speed Dating?

Your appearance has much to do with the first impression you’ll create on a potential partner. So to make it count, what is the best colour to wear for speed dating? It’ll depend on your skin tone,...

The Best Summer Dates for 2021

Dating provides a fantastic opportunity, not only to meet someone special but to have fun and new experiences along the way too. Make the very most of the rest of this season, by trying some of the...

Returning To Speed Dating in Person - Our Top Tips

With restrictions lifting and life looking a little more ‘normal’ than it has in some time, singles events are back. But if you’re returning to speed dating in person, you may have some questions....

How to Date During - and After - The Pandemic

Lockdowns are lifting and life is beginning to look a little more like it did pre- March 2020. But it can be tricky to know how to move forward in this time of transition, particularly in terms of...

10 Best First Dates in Leicester

With more than 300,000 people living in the largest city in the East Midlands, there’s plenty of eligible singles to meet in the vicinity. The region has a rich, sociable and diverse heritage. But...