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Slow Dating Offers Singles a Real Chance at Finding their Perfect Match Through Speed Dating

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The Short Version: Speed dating is one of the fastest ways to date and get to know an array of people at one time. A lot of singles discover that speed dating expedites the dating process and helps them avoid weeks of swiping through profiles. Slow Dating is a popular speed dating company that specializes in helping singles find instant connections with short introductions and fun open-ended questions. For over 18 years, Slow Dating has catered to daters of all ages and helped them on their journey to find their perfect match. 

You can learn a lot about someone by having one simple conversation. That’s why speed dating is so successful in helping people find their special someone. First conversations are important because they can often make or break the start of a relationship. Speed dating grants singles the opportunity to form relationships based on an initial conversation. 

Speed dating was created in 1998 by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his students to help Jewish singles connect in a new way. Since then, speed dating has become popular all over the world and is now a great way for people to find romance and friendship. 

The company Slow Dating is known for hosting speed dating events that are life-changing. Slow Dating is based in the UK and was created so singles can have a safe and comfortable environment where they can have fun and meet like-minded people. 

Since it launched in 2003, Slow Dating has expanded online and in various cities across the UK. 

“Wayne and I first met at a Slow Dating speed dating event at Starz Bar in Exeter, it was a great night and I’m really pleased to tell you that as a result we got married!” said Joanne, a Slow Dating member in a testimonial

Four Minutes That Can Lead to a Lifetime

When people are comfortable, they tend to be more willing to open up and be vulnerable with others. That’s why Slow Dating prioritizes creating a safe and comfortable space for singles to have meaningful conversations. 

Slow Dating hosts a variety of speed dating events that are available for singles of all ages. 

Lissy Cleminson, Events Manager at Slow Dating, told us that the company is proud to offer a user-friendly experience for people who may not be tech-savvy. 

During its speed dating events, each person will receive a minimum of six guaranteed dates but can go up to 16 or more dates depending on the event. Events last approximately one to two hours and people get four minutes with each date. 

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Slow Dating offers daters a modern and simple approach to in-person dating.

If you’re wondering whether four minutes is enough time to get to know someone, you’re not alone. A lot of people at first are skeptical about the four-minute time limit. But Slow Dating has proved time and time again that four minutes can lead to a lifetime of love. Even four minutes are enough to help you determine whether you want to pursue someone or not. 

Lissy said she often suggests daters make the most of their time by asking specific rather than broad questions. 

“Get a little bit of a glimpse inside of that person,” said Lissy. “Don’t talk about the weather, don’t ask about something that everyone else is asking. Ask what makes them tick, their upcoming holiday plans, or what book they’re currently reading.”

Over 80% of Speed Daters Find Their Perfect Match

Finding a match at speed dating events isn’t the same as online dating but can be just as effective. At the end of a Slow Dating event, you submit the names of the people you would like to see again. Daters receive an email within 24 hours indicating who matched with them and expressed interest in further communication. This simple process is helpful for daters of all ages because they don’t have to seek matches on their own.

“I attended one of Slow Dating’s events in London last week and had a blast! 14 dates with a variety of men… granted some weren’t my type but it was still nice to chat with different people. I’m a little too old for going out in the bars looking for a man and online dating doesn’t work for me,” said Jennifer, one of Slow Dating’s clients in a testimonial

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Slow Dating boasts almost two decades of experience and an 80% match rate.

Slow Dating’s data revealed that over 80% of speed daters get at least one match and over half of them receive two or more. And if they don’t receive a match, Slow Dating guarantees the next event clients attend is free. 

One thing to consider when at  speed dating events is that Slow Dating doesn’t have a platform for daters where they can slide into each other’s DM’s to start a conversation. It’s only at the speed dating events that people can exchange their phone numbers or email addresses with other daters they find interesting. 

Slow Dating will never share a date’s information with someone without their consent for their safety and privacy. Members are encouraged to report any inappropriate behaviors during or even after the speed dating events and appoint someone a “safety person” who keeps track of their whereabouts. 

Slow Dating: Premium Speed Dating Events in the UK

Speed dating is a fun way to meet people like you who are interested in finding their special someone. Instead of going to a club or bar, you can experience a more intimate way to meet a lot of people in a single event. And speed dating won’t cost you a ton.  The average cost to attend a Slow Dating event is 20 pounds.

Lissy told us that Slow Dating has a large database in cities known for their party atmosphere, including Southampton, Brighton, Bournemouth, and even Sheffield. 

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Slow Dating hosts regular events across the United Kingdom.

So whether you’re traveling or looking to date locally, you can check out a nearby event by going to the Slow Dating website and entering a city in the search engine. Slow Dating also offers online events for those who would like to meet people from the comfort of their homes. 

Slow Dating goes beyond events to help daters be successful in finding relationships. The company also offers insightful blogs that provide advice and tips on speed dating and dating and relationships. Regardless of whether you’re looking for love or seeking a new friend, you’ll leave Slow Dating as a new person. 

“I met my partner at Slow Dating about a year ago. We are nearing our anniversary now and are very serious about our relationship. We plan to get married this year and I would recommend Slow Dating wholeheartedly,” said Christina, a Slow Dating client in a testimonial.