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Speed dating sessions – meet new people quickly in the UK

So you’re visiting a new city, feeling a little alone and wanting to make a new friend very soon to enjoy outings with. You could try making friends through work, at social gatherings or through other friends, but this can be a bit hit-and-miss and a little slow, and you may not even have these opportunities if you’re away from home. If you want to meet people quickly, speed dating could be the perfect way to find someone special fast.

With speed dating you have a quick face-to-face chat with a candidate before moving onto the next person and repeating the process. This is a very fast way to meet new people, and you can even talk more informally at the start or the end of the session if you wish. When the session is over you nominate which candidates you would like to meet up with again. The facilitators check to see if the people you like are also interested in you, and if so you can connect with them again, perhaps for a date. Speed dating evenings are sometimes organised around particular features such as age groups or interests.

While this might sound a rather less natural way to meet people, it can be a very successful way of dating, particularly if you are having trouble connecting with other singles. If it sounds a little scary you can speak to the organisers first – they’ll help you through the process and answer any questions you have. The best way to manage it is to arrive with a friendly, open attitude, ready to enjoy yourself, and keeping in mind that the other speed dating candidates are in the same boat as you.

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