About SpeedDater

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!

Click here for more info about Dani and to meet the rest of the SpeedDater team!

Why we’re different to other singles events companies

  • SpeedDater is the longest running singles events company, launching in 2002.
  • SpeedDater is the market leader in UK singles industry and runs the largest events.
  • Buy an event online plus get 1 month online membership for FREE.
  • Ensuring the gender split is equal is our priority.
  • Most stylish and popular UK venues with privacy – no curious onlookers.
  • Buy 4 tickets and get the 5th ticket for FREE.
  • Friendly hosts with years of experience will put you at ease.
  • Easy bookings process through secure payments system – multiple ways to pay.
  • Free messaging unlimited to other guests at your event.
  • If you do not meet anyone you like, our SpeedDater guarantee ensures you can come again for FREE.
  • Unique matching system – we don’t ever give out your contact details to protect your privacy.
  • Enter your ticks yourself to ensure accuracy of matches.
  • 24/7 bookings hotline and support centre.

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