City singles are so frustrated with the local meet market that offbeat speed-dating parties are actually starting to look pretty good.Take Tauren Hagans, 40, from Kingsbridge, who had one skeevy suitor who she met online stand her up on what would have been their first date. “I started getting texts from his girlfriend telling me I was a homewrecker, and ‘BTW, he has herpes,’ ” gasps Hagans, who didn’t know he was half of a couple. But we all want to be loved, so you just keep on trying.” While Hagans admits she’s had the wool pulled over her eyes by potential suitors, she’s never put a bag over her head.Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Loveflutter’s relationship psychologist. “Wit is sexier than looks, and unlike looks it determines long-term compatibility.” The current crop of picture-perfect dating apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, emphasize face value.
Where: Hackney Attic, Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE Tickets: £20.
Available here May the fourth is Star Wars Day and so it holds a special and auspicious place in the nerd calendar.
Location: Columbine Ballroom (Expo Floor) Date & Time: Sunday, June 17th, AM – AM One on One meetings are preset at 10 minutes each – 8 minutes for the meeting and 2 minutes to get to your next appointment.
When you see a profile that interests you and would like to request a meeting, click on the CONTACT button in their profile and you will be given the option to Request a Meeting or Send a Message.
“When you meet and sit down with someone, you already know within the first two minutes if you’re attracted to them,” Do says.
“At least you don’t have to go years thinking this person is the one and then, when you meet them, you’re just not interested at all.
Each of the 10 men and women are given a “connection card” at check-in to keep track of their dates and whether they would like to see them again. In those movies, it’s kind of lame—it made people look kind of weird. All the bouncers at Bar 35 are like ‘OMG, these people are single?
If both parties hit it off, Do will email them after the event to exchange their contact information. The first thing you need to know about speed dating, according to Do, is that it’s not what you see on TV. Everyone is nice looking.’” While movies and TV shows can make speed dating seem awkward, staged and almost clinical, the atmosphere at Bar 35, thanks to Do’s eye for romance, is private and intimate: dim lighting, candles and roses on every table and music loud enough that it encourages the couples to lean in.
That’s why the folks at Nerd Nite London and Science Showoff have chosen this date to hold their first ever Speed Dating event, providing smart, interesting nerdy men and women with a chance to meet the one.