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  • More speed dating events than any other site plus the busiest singles parties!
  • The largest database – more singles to match with and success guaranteed!
  • We are the original and BEST singles events company with over 13 years of experience!

  • Who attends singles events?

    Single and fabulous people just like you

    Our database is brimming with “busy professionals” and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by who you meet. Remember that everyone is there for the same reason – to meet new people, expand their social circles and maybe even meet someone special.

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  • Successful Events

    Over 80% of guests get at least one match

    You can't argue with those stats. Try an event today, the odds are in your favour!

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  • FREE online dating!

    Book an event and get a free month of online dating

    Double the flirtation and increase your chances of meeting someone special. Memberships will renew at the standard rate after the first month, but you are welcome to cancel any time during the first month.

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  • London Singles Parties

    SpeedDater run the best parties in London

    Join up to 300 guests in just one night. Tickets from £12.95 with free ice-breakers and DJ included. Find out why SpeedDater has the busiest events in London - you never know who you might meet.

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  • Guaranteed attraction

    And if you don't meet anyone you like?

    Under the SpeedDater Guarantee If you don't like anyone at your event, your next one is on us!

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  • SpeedDater is number 1

    Why are we the leader in UK singles events?

    We've been around the longest, we run the most events and we get the largest turn out of attendees than any other company. We must be doing something right!

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  • What have you got to lose?

    Find out what all the fuss is about

    Organise a group of 5 and your ticket is FREE. Go on, have some flirty fun and see who’s out there!

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Why SpeedDater?


The first ever UK singles events company, launching 2002!


We hold more singles events than any other site.


Our singles parties attract HUNDREDS more singles than our rivals.


We exclusively hire stylish and centrally located venues.


Like at least one guest or come again for FREE!


Our friendly and professional hosts will put you at ease.


Get a month free when you book your singles event ticket.


Our bookings line is available around the clock. Group discounts available!


Our database is the biggest. More singles means more matches for you.

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SpeedDater: An Insight into Speed Dating, singles events and singles parties

  • #1
    the first singles events site and the UK favourite
  • 27
    UK cities
  • 46,000+
    active users
  • 70
    singles events every month, more than any other speed dating company
  • 80%+
    of guests get at least one speed dating match
  • 11 years
    of experience 2002-2013

Speed Dating

Speed Dater is the UK’s #1 singles events company and we specialise in running great speed dating events. We are proud to say we run more speed dating nights than any other company and we are also the busiest. With the largest database of singles, you’ll have more chance to meet new people and find love. SpeedDater is also the most experienced singles events site. Launching in 2002, we were the very first speed dating company to hit the UK, and we are still the UK’s favourite speed dating site! Beware of copycat dating sites. Find out for yourself why more singles in the UK trust us for a great night out to meet women or men for dating. SpeedDater connects you with the world of exciting singles events and speed dating where you can interact with beautiful single women and eligible single men. Whether you’re into serious dating or just want to make new friends, SpeedDater will help you to meet people and expand your social circles.

So what is speed dating?

Speed dating is the perfect way to meet lots of new people in just one night. The format involves a series of 3-5 minute dates with around 15 singles. We recommend coming to any singles event with an open mind and a smile! Busy lives result in the need for affordable, fun, safe and time savvy ways to meet like-minded people. SpeedDater is here to help.

After the speed dating event

Once you have entered your ticks online you will see your matches. Remember it's FREE to send/read messages to/from all the singles you have met at your dating events. All our speed dating nights are guaranteed! Remember if you don’t meet anyone you like you can come again for FREE SPEED DATING!

Who goes speed dating?

Eligible UK singles love our singles nights! Our database is brimming with friendly "busy professionals" and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by who you meet. Remember that everyone is there for the same reason – to meet new people, expand their social circles and maybe even meet someone special.

Is speed dating successful?

Our stats show over 80% of our speed daters get at least one match. We like those odds! If you don’t fancy anyone at your speeddate night we are sure you will have a great night out anyway. Meeting new people is a little bit scary but also fun and exciting.

Speed dating in London for London singles

Let’s get flirting and dating London! If you’re looking for speed dating in London, SpeedDater is without doubt the first and only place you need to visit. We have more London speed dating events than all the other dating sites put together. Plus our London singles parties and speed dating are the largest, which means more London singles for you to meet! London speed dating is fast and fun – it’s perfect for busy single professionals. The crazy pace of London means we pass a lot of people every day but rarely stop and interact with new people. When was the last time you spoke to someone on the tube?! Our singles nights London are the best way to meet new people as everyone is in the same boat – approachable, friendly and flirty.

London Dating

SpeedDater singles nights London are designed to suit a variety of taste and age groups. Over 40 dating is one of our most popular London singles nights. We also hold a popular monthly singles party London for the 36-55 age group which is perfect for dating over 40 and dating over 50. Our London dating events are organised by a team of friendly hosts with years of experience. With more experience than any other dating sites, our hosts will put you at ease and give you any speed dating tips or help with good speed dating questions to ask. Every singles night London is held in a stylish, centrally located venue. We are proud to say we get the ‘pick of the lot’ because we are the largest speed dating sites. For dating in London, there’s no better place to start than here. So search our singles nights London now and start meeting London singles tonight!

Speed dating UK

Don’t worry if you can’t make our singles nights London, we are in 26 other UK cities. Speed dating Manchester is an ideal way to ease back into Manchester dating. Enjoy local dating with Manchester singles - dip into romance or just have fun. SpeedDater is aimed at providing you with the best singles events, so you can feel the difference compared to other speed dating sites. Find out for yourself why were are the longest running and largest singles events company.

SpeedDater will also stand you in good stead if you want to try speed dating Birmingham and are eager to meet up with local professionals there. Birmingham singles love a night out, so get a group together and get your 5th Birmingham speed dating ticket for free!

If you want a great venue for speed dating Edinburgh or want to try speed dating Cambridge, our dating site is exactly what you need. We have a large database of Edinburgh singles and Cambridge singles alike. SpeedDater is not just about organizing singles events - you can also flirt with singles online with our popular online dating site. Simply book an event to get a free online dating month of membership.

Other cities popular for local speed dating include speed dating Newcastle for Newcastle singles, speed dating Nottingham for Nottingham singles. Speed dating in Nottingham is held in the stylish Lacehouse bar for your singles nights Nottingham. Speed dating Bristol for Bristol singles is also a great night out. Bristol speed dating is held roughly twice a month and you can speeddate up to 15 Bristol singles. Speed dating in Bristol is also guaranteed so you can come again for free speed dating if you don’t fancy any of the Bristol singles on that night. Speed dating Surrey covers our Guildford speed dating for Surrey dating. Meet Surrey singles and make friends or find love. See our full list of UK cities below.

Singles Parties

How many people attend our singles events? The largest singles parties organized by SpeedDater can attract up to 350 UK singles with common interests, likes and views. Book our monthly singles party London for around £15 which includes free speed dating, lock and key plus other ice-breakers. Click here for more info and photos from our singles parties.

Join SpeedDater for free and start meeting new people today. We're simply the best dating site for those who want more than just online dating. Nothing beats face to face chemistry, which is why singles events are so popular with UK singles. What have you got to lose? Try a SpeedDater singles night today - you never know who you might meet!

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