Speed Dating in Reading

We successfully launched our brand of quality speed dating in Reading back in 2006 and now run regular evenings in all age ranges, giving you the opportunity to meet and "date" 12 to 15 people of a similar age to yourself, from the Reading area in a relaxed safe environment.

Upcoming Reading Speed Dating events


  • Matchbox


    Ages 20-37


    Women:5 places remaining, Men:5 places remaining

    Securing exclusive use of the whole venue, Matchbox is one of the most popular nightspots in the whole of Reading, Slow Dating are to deliver outstanding speed dating events in the heart of the city for all to enjoy!

    This exceptional bar and club is located in the City centre and can hold between 100- 200 people, meaning it’s more than ideal for a whole host of speed dating events in Reading. Offering the perfect intimate and relaxed atmosphere, Matchbox has well and truly established itself as Reading’s premier late night venue.

    And because we know what works, we snapped this venue up in an instance to ensure Slow Dating delivered the very best singles events in the city, month upon month. Plus with cheap drinks, a youthful clientele and spacious booths to ensure a fantastic evening, it’s safe to say Matchbox really is something rather special when it comes to exclusive city centre venues.

    Our speed dating evenings are guaranteed to get the singletons of Reading chatting, flirting and their hearts racing as our events tick all the right boxes when it comes to looking for love, laughter and a bit of fun. We’re passionate about what we do, and really want to give you the very best chance of meeting your dream partner through safe encounters with a variety of singletons, without the hassle and stress of other types of dating! Plus, why restrict yourself to one first date when you could enjoy multiple in one single evening?!

    Whatever your goal, be it an evening out with likeminded singles, a chance to mingle and have a little dance with gorgeous speed daters or just the opportunity to indulge in some light-hearted conversation, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, there’s plenty of friendly, flirty and fun filled singles ready to mingle with where you can enjoy a fantastic speed dating event in the diverse city of Reading!

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  • Revolution De Cuba


    Ages 35-52


    Women:SOLD OUT, Men:7 places remaining
    Fiesta in style in the heart of the city centre, yet feel you’re a world away. Explore the authentic Havana cocktail bar, rooftop terrace, Latin-inspired menu and extensive rum list. You’re going to love it – that they can promise. Slow Dating 20GBPhttp://schema.org/InStock2019-01-21T23:52:47
  • Matchbox


    Ages 25-40


    Women:9 places remaining, Men:9 places remaining

    Securing exclusive use of the whole venue, Matchbox is one of the most popular nightspots in the whole of Reading, Slow Dating are to deliver outstanding speed dating events in the heart of the city for all to enjoy!

    This exceptional bar and club is located in the City centre and can hold between 100- 200 people, meaning it’s more than ideal for a whole host of speed dating events in Reading. Offering the perfect intimate and relaxed atmosphere, Matchbox has well and truly established itself as Reading’s premier late night venue.

    And because we know what works, we snapped this venue up in an instance to ensure Slow Dating delivered the very best singles events in the city, month upon month. Plus with cheap drinks, a youthful clientele and spacious booths to ensure a fantastic evening, it’s safe to say Matchbox really is something rather special when it comes to exclusive city centre venues.

    Our speed dating evenings are guaranteed to get the singletons of Reading chatting, flirting and their hearts racing as our events tick all the right boxes when it comes to looking for love, laughter and a bit of fun. We’re passionate about what we do, and really want to give you the very best chance of meeting your dream partner through safe encounters with a variety of singletons, without the hassle and stress of other types of dating! Plus, why restrict yourself to one first date when you could enjoy multiple in one single evening?!

    Whatever your goal, be it an evening out with likeminded singles, a chance to mingle and have a little dance with gorgeous speed daters or just the opportunity to indulge in some light-hearted conversation, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, there’s plenty of friendly, flirty and fun filled singles ready to mingle with where you can enjoy a fantastic speed dating event in the diverse city of Reading!

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  • Revolution De Cuba


    Ages 37-52


    Women:9 places remaining, Men:9 places remaining
    Fiesta in style in the heart of the city centre, yet feel you’re a world away. Explore the authentic Havana cocktail bar, rooftop terrace, Latin-inspired menu and extensive rum list. You’re going to love it – that they can promise. Slow Dating 20GBPhttp://schema.org/InStock2019-01-21T23:52:47
  • Matchbox


    Ages 28-45


    Women:10 places remaining, Men:10 places remaining

    Securing exclusive use of the whole venue, Matchbox is one of the most popular nightspots in the whole of Reading, Slow Dating are to deliver outstanding speed dating events in the heart of the city for all to enjoy!

    This exceptional bar and club is located in the City centre and can hold between 100- 200 people, meaning it’s more than ideal for a whole host of speed dating events in Reading. Offering the perfect intimate and relaxed atmosphere, Matchbox has well and truly established itself as Reading’s premier late night venue.

    And because we know what works, we snapped this venue up in an instance to ensure Slow Dating delivered the very best singles events in the city, month upon month. Plus with cheap drinks, a youthful clientele and spacious booths to ensure a fantastic evening, it’s safe to say Matchbox really is something rather special when it comes to exclusive city centre venues.

    Our speed dating evenings are guaranteed to get the singletons of Reading chatting, flirting and their hearts racing as our events tick all the right boxes when it comes to looking for love, laughter and a bit of fun. We’re passionate about what we do, and really want to give you the very best chance of meeting your dream partner through safe encounters with a variety of singletons, without the hassle and stress of other types of dating! Plus, why restrict yourself to one first date when you could enjoy multiple in one single evening?!

    Whatever your goal, be it an evening out with likeminded singles, a chance to mingle and have a little dance with gorgeous speed daters or just the opportunity to indulge in some light-hearted conversation, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, there’s plenty of friendly, flirty and fun filled singles ready to mingle with where you can enjoy a fantastic speed dating event in the diverse city of Reading!

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  • Revolution De Cuba


    Ages 20-35


    Women:10 places remaining, Men:10 places remaining
    Fiesta in style in the heart of the city centre, yet feel you’re a world away. Explore the authentic Havana cocktail bar, rooftop terrace, Latin-inspired menu and extensive rum list. You’re going to love it – that they can promise. Slow Dating 20GBPhttp://schema.org/InStock2019-01-21T23:52:47

Slow Dating has a reputation for providing successful evenings, which has led to many successful relationships. Over 75% of attendees at our Reading events get at least one match, with over half getting two or more matches. Slow Dating has the edge over other speed dating evenings as each of your dates will last four minutes, rather than three. The vast majority of people who fill in our post event survey state that four minutes is better than three, and all research points to four minute Slow Dating being more successful than three minute Speed Dating so who are we to argue?

Some Recent Customer Feedback

What a terrific night. Loads of fun and more importantly successful; for me at least ;)SallyExeter

I found all the girls to be really interesting, relaxed and outgoing. All in all a fabulous eveningSimonBath


Come to one of our Reading speed dating events, and you will be able to see for yourself. 12-15 dates in one night means there is a very good chance of your finding that special someone. We run regular evenings in Reading throughout the year giving you plenty of opportunities to ensure that this is a very special year for you. There are two options for you now: Either check availability on upcoming events or leave us your details and we can keep you up to date with future events that will suit you.

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At our Reading Speed Dating evenings, there will be experienced professional hosts to make sure you have a good time. On the night that you book onto, they will check you in, welcome you and once everyone has arrived, will run through a brief speech to let you know what to expect. They are fully trained and will be on hand throughout the evening to ensure the speed dating runs smoothly and to put you at ease and answer any questions you may have.

If you fancy a change of scenery and decide that London is not too far away fdor a night meeting new pople, then take a peek at our London Speed Dating events.

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Slow Dating is successful

You can be confident in the knowledge that we have run well over 3,000 successful speed dating events up and down the country, so we like to think we know what we're doing. Add to the mix a fabulous matching system behind the scenes and you can be sure that you will not only have fun during the evening, but you will also be put in immediate touch with any mutual admirers after the event. Our events are popular, and regularly sell out, so it's best to book sooner rather than later.

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