At SpeedDater, we believe that flirtation is best done in real life, preferably over a glass of wine (or two). Our events offer busy professionals a great way to meet new people in a fun, safe and chilled environment. We were the first singles events site to launch in the UK, way back in 2002. Gosh, that makes us feel old! But with age comes wisdom and we are proud to have more experience running successful events than any other site.
With competitors soon popping up and replicating our event formats, we established ourselves as the market leader in the sector by providing the biggest and best events in the UK's most stylish venues. We started in London and never looked back - SpeedDater now runs up to 70 events every month in 24 UK cities.
Our massive singles parties have become a firm favourite in the schedule, with around 300 eligible singles getting involved at each event. We also lead the industry in unique and niche events such as elite professionals, graduate professionals, older women for younger men, older men for younger women, Christian dating, wine tasting, quiz nights, cookery classes and more. You might see similar events elsewhere but never forget that you saw them here first!
In total SpeedDater has ran over 10,400 events and introduced over 204,000 singles... WOW! We are proud to be the UK's favourite, with more matches than any other site. See for yourself why more singles choose us - we must be doing something right!
In Feb 2004 SpeedDater launched its successful online dating site - SpeedDateronline.co.uk. We like to offer guests a variety of ways to meet new people but our heart is really in events. You just can't beat face to face chemistry. SpeedDater Events and SpeedDater Online were acquired by NSI (Holdings Ltd) in Dec 2014.
We asked our resident 'Date Whisperer’ Dani to summarise for us in under 15 seconds why UK singles should choose SpeedDater. Dani has personally introduced over 42,000 singles and has arranged over 6,000 singles events in her 10 year+ career as head of SpeedDater - so she knows her stuff!
Don't just take Dani's word for it - on every event page we have reviews from previous guests. Check them out!