How Speed Dating Works
Speed Dating is ideal for those who lead busy lives, don't have much time and
want to meet new people in a fun, safe environment.
How many dates will I get at the event?
You will normally get about a dozen dates depending on the venue location. Any more dates and you would probably be
Why do I need to book in advance?
Booking in advance helps to ensure an even balance of men and women.
What happens when I arrive at the event?
When you arrive you will be welcomed and given a speeding ticket, a numbered
name badge and a pen and invited to have a drink at the bar. You will be made to
feel comfortable. When everyone has arrived one of ths hosts will do a
short introductory welcoming speech, explain some of the logistics, explain how
to use your speeding tickets and so on and to confirm they are there to make sure you have
a good time.
How does the whole thing work?
Once the dating part of the evening starts, those with badge number one will
start at table number one, those with badge number two at table number two and
so on. Evry few minutes, a bell will sound, the girls will stay seated and all
the guys will move round one table. This continues (with a fifteen minutes half
time break) until you have met everyone there.
What if I like someone?
Simply enter a tick on your ticket corresponding to the person you
like to show that you may want to see that person again. At the end of the
evening, you can either sign in to the website and enter your choices directly,
or if you prefer you can hand in your ticket to one of the organisers
who will enter all the details onto the computer system the next day for you.
How will I know if I get any matches?
Chances are you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many matches you will
get. Once you have entered your choices online, you will be sent an email
whenever you match with someone, and you will be able to go to the website to
view details of your matches and see how many people would like to contact you
again at any time.
Why do I need an email address?
We have found that email is the most convenient and secure way of putting
people in initial contact.
Do many people come on their own?
About half of attendess do, and our organisers will make sure you
are comfortable if you are on your own.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes of course. Many do for moral support and to help overcome the first date
nerves. We can accommodate friends who want to come along but not
How long does each event last?
We do our best to keep the event running to schedule which means the event
will last just over two hours including a fifteen minutes refreshment break.
How should I dress for speed dating?
There is not a dress code. This is not a fashion show. Wear
what you are comfortable with but don't forget that first impressions count!