Speed Dating

What is Speed Dating?

Speed dating is an exciting way to meet members of the opposite sex in a fun, safe environment – and have a great evening out at the same time.

Just think, in one evening of speed dating, you may meet as many as 15 potential partners – this might take you months through the usual route of going to pubs, clubs and parties.

No more evenings spent wondering if someone you’ve seen is single or not – speed dating is a very time-efficient and focused way of meeting other single people who most likely live nearby.

No laborious emailing or wondering how someone really is, speed dating gives you the opportunity to decide who you connect with in person and who you’d like to have a REAL date with – and it’s fun!

The only person who can decide who is for you – is YOU… there is no more effective way to meet LOTS of potential partners – face to face and in person – in just one evening.

The only requirement to attend a DateDateDate speed dating event is that you are unattached – which means the people you meet have also declared themselves so.

How Does Speed Dating Work?

We have exclusive use of our own room for all our events, which are held in a variety of upmarket cosy restaurants and bars around Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

Our events cover those in the above areas aged over 30, over 40, over 50 and over 60.

  1. Register In Advance
    • Choose your date and venue. Please Note: Places must be reserved in advance so BOOK EARLY – phone or email us to reserve your place.
  2. On The Evening
    • Arrive at your event around 7.45 p.m. meet your DateDateDate event organisers and grab yourself a drink from the bar.
    • We will confirm your contact details and take your payment.
    • Everyone is given a sticky label to wear, showing their name and unique number.
    • You will also be given a pen and a speed dating sheet, which details the process and has dating tips. Please use this sheet to make notes as you meet each person – this will help you to remember who was who and to list anyone who catches your eye.
    • At around 8 p.m. the speed dating begins. Each lady takes her seat at her allocated table. Once they are ready, the men join them at their individually allocated starting table. A bell rings to start the first round of chats. After 3 to 4 minutes of chatting, a bell is rung for the men to move on to the next table – this continues until everyone has had the chance to meet and chat.
    • Once the speed dating has finished, you will be given a personal contact sheet. Use this sheet to list those who have caught your eye. For each person, there is a box you can tick if your interest is either “just for friendship” or for a “potential date”. You can tick either or both as you wish. Be sure to hand this back to the organisers before you leave!
  3. The Follow Up
    • The next day, DateDateDate analyses all of the contact sheets.
    • If you have listed someone who has also listed you – it’s a match!
    • We will notify you of your matches by phone the next day. You and your matches will be given each other’s telephone number – the rest is up to you!

What Are You Waiting For?

DateDateDate speed dating events are a great opportunity to make friends with other single men and women in your area. We often find a bunch of our guests stay and mingle in the bar after the speed dating has finished, making a really good night of it!

So, for a fantastic night out and a chance to change your life, book now! Dates of our forthcoming speed dating evenings may be found on the Forthcoming Events page where you can also sign up to receive email updates on all of our forthcoming events.

See What Our Guests Say

DateDateDate is very proud of its success rate – we’ve had numerous weddings and many successful partnerships over the years. Please view our What Our Guests Say page to read some of the feedback we’ve had.