Speed dating is still considered naff by many, but online dating and apps are much more common if not the market leader.It is almost inevitable that if you ask a group of couples “How did you meet?If you do happen to meet someone you like during the night, but don’t manage to pluck up the courage to ask for their number, send Charlie a message and she’ll see if the feeling is mutual.It’s just like it used to be, but this time giving fate a bit of a helping hand.The events themselves remove the requirement for any of the traditionally awkward small talk.
Last time I was paying any attention, speed dating was naff, apps were non-existent and online dating a big taboo.
Every few weeks she runs an evening event for singletons with the aim of taking the swiping off-line.
Groups of 10 to 30 people get to mingle whilst taking part in a series of interesting events such as; ‘Meat and Meet’ (cured meats and gin tasting); ‘Cycling & Graffiti’ (the legal kind); and specially for the Halloween season ‘Zombie Room Escape’.
It’s free to sign up and you only pay for the events you go to.
Charlie is currently running events at an introductory price of around £30 each.
Coupled with the price of the evening, a pretty expensive £20, this shows exactly how seriously a lot of the people there were taking the event – it was not simply an amusing night out, it was a genuine attempt to find a partner.