We hand pick the hottest bars in Bristol - gorgeous venues that are easy to shimmy home from, where we have exclusive use of private rooms so that you can flirt in peace. You’ll be welcomed to your singles night by one of our lovely Speed Dater hosts, who will be there to sign you in, put any nerves at ease and let you know how the evening will run.
Speed dating is one of the most popular ways to meet like-minded singles.
Overall, it felt like a waste of time, and I ended up buying a lot of stuff from the bulk isle. I knew there had to be a more efficient way of doing this. I spent extra time getting ready, tried on three outfits, and decked myself out in my good luck pieces from Moon Metal Jewelry.
Short of standing on a street corner holding a sign that said Single, I was out of ideas … The event lasted two hours and held in an adorable art studio. The room was lined with tables and chairs, cheesy table covers and shiny mints. As people began to arrive and gather, I introduced myself to the other girls and was surprised to learn that nearly everyone was there for their first time. You are given a “score card” where you write down everyone’s name you meet and circle yes or no.
Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.At the heart of all the booty shaking and rhyme making is a true message to get your single butt out there and “bust a move.” The last time I actually dated was when My Space was still cool. So, after sifting through a pile of fears and apprehensions about my singledom, I found one question at the root of everything: Where do you meet someone? So this story is for all you single ladies and gents out there. These questions all flooded my mind, and I knew the time had come.It used to be as easy as walking through the quad and interrupting a game of touch football. But those days have come and gone, and every time I go out to the bars, I feel like the night is over before it gets started. I started my dating mission/research project/ search for love the same way I start any project in my life: I made a list. While there were guys to talk to, and I even got hit on twice, no one there was seriously looking for someone to share more than a night with. I had to find out for all of you out there asking the same questions.Join in the fun attending events or get involved in organising.
I know it sounds silly, but I think Young MC has a point. First piece of advice: there is no way you are going to meet someone unless you put yourself out there. I’ve seen it, and more importantly, I am in a place where I know I deserve it.
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.