Yeah, traditionally they aren't the most joyous of experiences. Essentially, more people to feel horribly awkward with. For a speed date that takes awkward small talk completely out of the equation, Shhh Dating events ask guests to rely on the power of non-verbal communication. If you are a bit of a closet bike fiend, then why not entertain the idea of a cycle speed date? Demand is high for this event, so get in early to avoid disappointment. You basically take along the novel you're reading to your session, then wax lyrical with your partner about all things bookish. If you are sick to death of speed dating over burgers, then this meat/dairy-free evening is going to be right up your street. Like the silent speed date we mentioned above, tantric speed dating relies more on your non-verbal communication, requiring singles to connect using eye contact. Meet new people through creative play at one of Play Date London's crafty evenings.The degradation of signing up to a session (in the local town hall perhaps, eesh), then having to sit opposite some poor chap (wearing a name tag) who feels equally as mortified as you, it doesn't really make for a thrilling evening. Well, thankfully for us speed-weary singletons, help is at hand. Tickets cost £15 and includes two hours of ping pong play, plus free access to Speed Dater's online site to keep in touch with other attendees. Think flirty looks, long eye gazing and absolutely no nattering until the end of the session. London bicycle boffins Look Mum No Hands have devised their own evening comprised of singles meeting 5 or more people during four-minute dates, with a free drink thrown in for good measure. Original offer literary speed date sessions in Central London throughout the year, and tickets are priced from £21. Meet like-minded Londoners over drinks at one of Speed uk's vegan/vegetarian nights to chat about your shared lifestyle. Date In ADash.com's tantric nights begins with the lighter stuff, then the second part of the evening involves some touching (come on, it's funny), holding hands and hugging. Think magic sand, Play-Doh sculpting, table air hockey, colouring, crafting, body painting - all set in a casino.Some clever people across our nation's capital have come up with some rather alternative speed dating options to remove some of the ickiness from the process, and, yes, have made their speed dates ideas (dare I say it), fun. While this isn't billed as a formal speed date, Speed uk's ping pong dating is for London singles looking for a bit of friendly competitive banter. The following day, your matches are then emailed to you. All within your own personal boundaries though, obvs. Sounds incredibly random, but then again, speed dating isn't your average pastime now, is it? Sure, there's always bound to be an element of the awks about it all, but hey, if you are game, why not try one of these speed dating alternatives... It's fast, fun and we’re so confident you’ll like someone that if you don’t your next London speed dating event is FREE! Speed Dater is the leader for speed dating London and singles nights.Speed Dater runs more dating events in London than any other site!Apparently 1 in 5 relationships starts through online dating, but if you don't want to have to go through dinner after dinner then check out our recommended list of incredible and unique single events in London. Get yourself down to one of the Smudged Lipstick Events, where they host everything from Dirty Scrabble Dating (speed dating and dirty scrabble) to anti-romantic pool and ping pong parties.Tinder can be so boring but other singles events can also be a bit cringe. Being the only single friend in the group can suck, so bring one of those annoying relationship-havers to Little Nan’s Rio Bar and get them to wingman for you!
Why not book an event with us and find out for yourself why we are London's leading speed dating organiser.Read all about Mixeo to find out how it set our events apart - Speed dating but not too speedy.Some insist on rushing you from one date to the next with no time to catch your breath - we don't - Professional hosts.We're sure we offer the very best speed dating in London or the UK for that matter.Speed dating in London is a great way to meet like-minded London singles.Original Dating has been operational since speed dating first arrived and we've learnt a thing or two about what it takes to run a successful speed dating event.