Better suited for energetic young artists looking to party than for bookworms reading great literature, The Book Club is an adult sized playhouse where patrons are more likely to get hit by errant ping pong balls than to get...
Shhh Dating There's no need for awkward small-talk at these unconventional silent speed-dating events. In the first you can mime, squeak and gesticulate but in the second there's total silence; only staring into each other's eyes is allowed.
At the end you'll get to mingle and bring out the excellent conversational skills you've been bottling up all evening.
And the venues - most often than not sleazy West End chain bars - were only conducive to romance after imbibing an unhealthy number of discounted spirits.
The Book Club's monthly speed dating evening was an altogether different affair.
The Book Club's "Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life" may not have radically transformed this lovelorn Londonista's world - there were a few sparks but no earth-shattering moments of romantic revelation - but it successfully Changed My Attitude to speed dating.
It was not uncommon in the early days of speed dating to find the female daters clustered together in the loos, bonding over a shared despair at the lack of social graces displayed by their male counterparts.
As her name suggests, she’s thirty-two, attractive, accomplished and independent. As a girl who has spent most of her life on a very regimented conveyor belt – school, gap year, Undergrad degree, Masters, I find it hard not to plan ahead.
Ten years ago, I assumed I would be married at twenty-eight, and thinking about children by the time I was thirty.
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.