Is four minutes per date long enough?
Four minutes per date is the perfect amount of time enabling you to meet numerous other like-minded single's in one night. Speed Dating for 4 minutes each allows you to get to know someone briefly, everyone is there to meet other people - just like you. You have just enough time with each person to decide whether or not you would like to progress the conversation.
How many dates will I get at a Speed Dating event?
The minimum bookings we have are 10 of each gender, most events exceed this number. Our popular events have up to 25 or more dates!
How Do I do Online Speed Dating?
Our Online Speed Dating platform is custom-built for dating so that there's no need to download any app or have a code for a conference call! All you need to do is head over to Online.SlowDating.com on the evening of your event. The website will walk you through how to get online. If you have any issues at all, one of our hosts will be available (on event evenings from 6:45pm) to help out on the live chat at the bottom right of the screen, so make sure to drop them a message if you are having any issues at all!
Can I use my Phone or Tablet for Online Speed Dating
Absolutely! We have worked hard to make our system optimised for as many phones and tablets as possible. All you need to do is head over to Online.SlowDating.com on the evening of your event. The website will walk you through how to get online. If you have any issues at all, one of our hosts will be available (on event evenings from 6:45pm) to help out on the live chat at the bottom right of the screen, so make sure to drop them a message if you are having any issues at all!
Why do I need to book in advance?
We need to ensure that we have an even balance of men and women for a successful Speed Dating event. We also need to ensure that the event is not oversubscribed. You can pay with a credit/debit card or via PayPal.
What if I don't want to pay online?
Simply call our office at 0871 224 2828 and we can book you in over the phone - we take most types of credit and debit cards. Due to COVID-19 affecting office hours, we may not be able to be reached over the phone currently, and we are really sorry for any inconvenience caused.
How will I know if I get any matches?
After attending an event, and entering your ticks, within a 24 hour period you will be able to see how many people have entered their ticks, how many have ticked you and who has matched with you. Our matching engine ensures that you will also be sent an instant email and SMS text message whenever someone you have ticked visits the site and ticks you. If you don't see this email, please check your SPAM/JUNK folders, and log in to your account to check if you can enter your choices. You can of course visit the site to get the latest details. Chances are that you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many matches you will get.
When will I get their contact details?
Only if you both consent and thus a match do we forward each other’s details as you have both consented. To protect everyone involved we will not forward anyone's details unless there is a match.
How long does speed dating last?
We do our best to keep the event running to schedule which means the event will last just approximately one or two hours. Events, in general, will start at 7.30 pm, but check your confirmation email if you are unsure.
How should I dress for speed dating?
We do not operate a strict dress code, however we generally advise to dress 'Smart Casual', so for example guys; jeans and a smart top are fine, but above all - be yourself! Wear what you are comfortable with but don't forget that first impressions count! Check out our article on What to wear for Speed Dating Success
How strict are the age ranges?
Relatively strict. If the age range for example is 20-35 then you are going to be out of place if you are in your forties. However, if you are in your late thirties, are young at heart then you are likely to have a successful enjoyable evening, and hopefully meet the right person. It is always best to drop us an email first to check to ensure that you are able to join the event that evening.
How much does speed dating cost?
For online events it’s £10-15 for an event and for live events in bars it’s usually around £20 for the event, and that includes the emailing reminders before the event; the professional hosting of the evening and emailing and/or SMS text messaging your matches afterwards. Feedback from previous attendees shows that over 90% feel that represents good or excellent value. At particularly popular events and at busy times, we reserve the right to increase the price of an event. Occasionally, we may offer last-minute deals to selected customers to ensure there are even numbers of sexes on an event night.
What sort of questions should I ask?
We advise having a few questions up your sleeve, and have produced this guide of ideal Speed Dating Questions to ask. If you are struggling to think of any questions, check out our article on some of the best Speed Dating questions here.
Can I cancel?
Yes - provided you contact us by email at least 21 days before the event you will be refunded in full - no questions asked! A cancellation 7 days prior to the event, we will endeavour to transfer your booking to another event whenever possible free of charge.
How do I book for a group?
Simply click on 'Book an event'. Select the event you wish to attend and then select how many places you require for both ladies and/or men. You will then be asked to provide information for all your friends. If you don't know all the details, don't worry, we can obtain that later. You will be sent detailed booking confirmations by email. If it's easier for you to contact us via phone on 0871 224 2828, simply ring our booking hotline and we can book your group.
Why are some of the ages for men and women different?
You may see that some of our events have different age groups for men and women. As much as we live in a gender-equal society; some people want to date people older and some people want to date people younger. The different age groups allow this to happen at these events. This isn’t suitable for everyone, so we do have many more events with the same age group for both men and women. We aim to try and cater for all.
How can I delete my account
To delete your account, please just drop us an email from the address registered on your account to [email protected]
COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy
The policy of Slow Dating is to adopt the procedures and advice by Public Health England, the NHS and the UK Government.
To protect our community as we resume event activities, we will enact the following hygiene and social distancing guidelines:

– To attend an event hosts and clients must be free from Covid-19 symptoms.
– All staff members and clients are required to report to Slow Dating IF they have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms.
– If in any doubt Lateral Home Testing kits are encouraged and advised to be used before coming to an event.
– Staff and clients must regularly wash hands to the government guidelines.
– Social distancing should be respected at all times.
– Regular use of personal hand sanitizers are a necessary requirement and will be provided by the host venue.
– Cleaning wipes, sprays and tissues as appropriate are provided by the host venue.
– Any stationery provided will only be used once and be first time used by our clients including pens wrapped in plastic.

Your wellbeing: We care for our community’s wellbeing and ask for you to inform us of any concerns and questions regarding this situation. If you or someone in your household has been feeling unwell, inform Slow Dating immediately at [email protected] and do not come to the event.

We encourage everyone to be sensible and respectful.
Any other questions?
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected]