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Welcome:

Meet your SpeedDater singles events team

Let us introduce the SpeedDater team. We're fun and friendly with loads of personality - just like our guests. We have more experience than any other company in the singles events industry, so we're proud to bring you the best speed dating events and singles parties in the UK.

We'll make sure your event is professionally run and we'll be on hand to answer any questions or even give out a few dating tips. Our years of experience understands that your first point of contact should be welcoming, approachable and put you at ease. Hell, we'll even have a drink with you (no tequila please!). Happy dating!

Danielle

Dani is our brand and events manager here at SpeedDater. Dani’s years of experience hosting singles nights London have given her unique customer insight, so it’s no surprise that SpeedDater is the leader in the UK market. Follow Dani on Twitter @DanielleWaller_

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

8 wonderful years!

What is your favourite thing about working for SpeedDater?

I love hosting the speed dating and singles parties. I enjoy meeting new people and hearing a bit about their life. I’ll write a book about it all one day. I’m also really proud to part of the UK’s #1 singles event site.

What are your favourite singles nights London?

I like the singles parties because they are massive with a great vibe. I think the biggest one I ever hosted had nearly 700 London singles! I also enjoy the elite dating as it has good networking opportunities. Singles wine tasting is also fun. There are too many great singles nights London to choose from!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Smiley, organised, perfectionist.

What are your interests?

Finding the best hidden restaurants in London, travelling, Bikram yoga.

Favourite love song?

Whitney Housten – I will always love you. Don’t judge me. You know you love it too.

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Zoey

Zoey is our Marketing and events assistant. She also hosts some Edinburgh events and deals with the organisation of all the UK singles events. You may have spoken with her directly on the phone when you have been booking a singles event if you are lucky.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

6 years

Describe yourself in 3 words

Weird, funny, smiler :)

What are your interests?

Musicals, drawing, i doodle on anything from paper to fruit haha,

Favourite love song?

The Cure, Just like heaven

Favourite romantic film?

Two weeks notice

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Aby

Aby is our SpeedDater events manager and also hosts our singles nights London. We currently run up to 10 singles night London every week! Singles nights London are in all age groups – 20s, 30s, over 40 dating and also over 50 dating. We also hold specialist singles nights like professional dating, elite dating for elite singles and more.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

1.5 years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting so many different people from all walks of life and obvs making love happen.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Organised, bossy, ‘a hoot’.

What are your interests?

I love to cook and eat food, bread is the best thing ever invented!

Favourite love song?

Beethoven's 5, Secrets - Piano Guys version

Favourite romantic film?

Love actually.

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Kieron

Kieron hosts our speed dating in Nottingham. Speed dating Nottingham caters for two age groups – 24-38 and over 40 dating (38-50). You can meet up to 15 Nottingham singles at Nottingham speed dating. Nottingham dating is easy with Kieron!

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosting speed dating Nottingham for over 10 years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

I really enjoy meeting new people at the events and it makes me feel a little bit like Cilla Black (minus the Liverpool accent) helping people find love.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Fun, Silly, thoughtful!

What are your interests?

Building mechanical sculptures, playing the guitar (although not very well), travelling, meeting new people.

Favourite love song?

Bless you (Tony Orlando).

Favourite romantic film?

The Notebook.

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Alice

Alice hosts our speed dating Oxford. We have recently launched speed dating in Oxford and currently run events for the 24-38 age range and over 40 dating (38-50 age range).

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I am brand new, but very excited about hosting more Oxford events.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Ringing the bell! Also seeing how it really does help connect people who wouldn't normally meet.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Driven, happy, chilled

What are your interests?

Running, cooking and animals

Favourite love song?

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

Favourite romantic film?

Love actually, I cry everytime!

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Mónica

Monica hosts our dating in London. Fun fact: SpeedDater was the first ever singles events and online dating site to hit the UK, way back in 2002!

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I've been hosting singles nights London for just over a year.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

The surprise factor! You never know who you are going to meet! The London singles are different every night and that’s what makes it so interesting.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Outgoing, bubbly and organized.

What are your interests?

Movies, Fashion and Tattoos. 

Favourite love song?

Because you loved me, Celine Dion.

Favourite romantic film?

The notebook.

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Kam

Kam is our friendly host for Guildford dating. You can enjoy our Guildford dating nights in a variety of age ranges including 20s, 30s, over 40 dating and over 50 dating. You can expect to meet up to 18 Surrey singles at our Guildford events.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted Guildford dating for 1.5 years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting new people and helping them have a fun night.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Talkative, organised, cheeky!

What are your interests?

I Dj in my spare time, love to cook for people, follow an awful football team and like a good film or two.

Favourite love song?

As a Dj simply couldn't narrow it down to one, impossible!

Favourite romantic film?

Notting Hill, love it.

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Emily

Emily is one of our most recent additions to the team as we needed extra hosts for our busy speed dating Birmingham. Birmingham dating is our second most popular city! Emily also hosts our speed dating Leamington Spa.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles events Birmingham for approx. 4 months.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Playing cupid :-) Meeting new people from different backgrounds. I always have such a laugh hearing past dating stories. And it’s nice seeing people come together and really enjoying themselves.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Outgoing, spontaneous, friendly.

What are your interests?

I'm a little bit of a film and music geek. I also love baking cakes and dancing.

Favourite love song?

Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on.

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Laura

Laura hosts our singles nights Manchester. We keep Laura very busy as Manchester dating is one of our most popular cities. You can meet up to 18 Manchester singles at our singles nights Manchester.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted events in Manchester for around 3 years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting new people, being a part of a new experience for people and helping the world know that speed dating is fun!

Describe yourself in 3 words

I am friendly, fun and encouraging!

What are your interests?

Riding my lovely Pashley Poppy, gardening and lots and lots of shopping!

Favourite love song?

islands by the xx.

Favourite romantic film?

Mystic pizza!

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Stefan

Stefan is part of our London dating and events team.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

Since 1998! I used to work in the head office and have hosted over 400 singles nights.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Seeing the interaction between people. You can tell a lot by a person’s body language.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Outgoing, friendly, sarcastic.

What are your interests?

Music, traveling, fitness, films.

Favourite love song?

Lana Del Rey – Radio.

Favourite romantic film?

Driver.

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Tony

Tony is one of our most experienced London singles events hosts. London dating is our most popular city and we run up to 10 London singles events every week.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles nights London for 8 and a half years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting London singles at nice venues and making love happen!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Funny, Cheeky, Approachable.

What are your interests?

Cooking, Watching Sport, Playing Poker.

Favourite love song?

Especially for You (Kylie and Jason).

Favourite romantic film?

Er I don’t ever watch romantic films... The Goonies?

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Samantha

Samantha hosts our Cardiff dating, where Cardiff singles can meet at our famous speed dating events. Singles nights Cardiff offer two age groups – 24-38 and over 40 dating (38-50). You can expect to meet up to 15 Cardiff singles.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted Cardiff dating for almost 1 year!

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting lots of new and interesting people.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Sociable, impulsive and ambitious.

What are your interests?

Travelling - I’ve worked in Cambodia and travelled around USA and parts of South America, Europe and Africa.

Favourite love song?

Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing and Boyz II Men -I'll make love to you.

Favourite romantic film?

A walk to remember (2002).

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Anny

Anny hosts our speed dating Birmingham along with Emily and Helen. We currently run Birmingham events for 5 different age ranges. We usually run 3-4 singles nights a month for Birmingham singles.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

This is my 4th year as a Birmingham speed dating host

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Working in a friendly social environment. The Birmingham singles are a good lot!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Friendly, approachable happy

What are your interests?

Gym, socialising with family and friends And spending time with my daughter.

Favourite love song?

Mariah Carey always be my baby

Favourite romantic film?

The notebook

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Amy

Amy hosts our speed dating Bristol. We currently run speed dating Bristol for the 24-38 age range and over 40 dating (38-50 age range).

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

2 years as Bristol speed dating host.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

I love the atmosphere and socialising when hosting!

Describe yourself in 3 words

I am happy, outgoing and passionate

What are your interests?

I play the drums, I love music, and my family! ( im a mum of 3 )

Favourite love song?

Adele be my love love

Favourite romantic film?

Dirty dancing

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Georgina

Georgina has recently joined the team as our speed dating Cambridge host. Her enthusiastic and warm approach to hosting helps single guests feel at ease on arrival. With multiple age range events, Cambridge dating is one of our most popular cities.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

Since February 2014 - I'm a rookie!

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Definitely meeting people and seeing them have a good time - the atmosphere of a SpeedDater event is always fun. And I am a hopeless romantic, so I love the idea that I could be witnessing the beginning of something.

Describe yourself in 3 words

curious, sensitive, excitable

What are your interests?

I love theatre and literature, anything wordy.

Favourite love song?

Take Care by Beach House

Favourite romantic film?

Brief Encounter

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Steve

Steve is the newest member of our London dating team. London dating is our most popular city and we run up to 10 London singles events every week.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

A couple of months, i am brand new

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Interacting/engaging with new people at each singles event

Describe yourself in 3 words

Fun, Funny, Funniest

What are your interests?

People, Food, Cheese, Traveling, Trekking in the Mountains, Meditating, Crystals, Sport and most important of all Music

Favourite love song?

This changes every week.. Currently it’s We Belong – Pat Benatar

Favourite romantic film?

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset & Before Midnight – Amazing Love Story Trilogy (Fav Movie Before Sunrise)

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Hannah

Hannah hosts our singles events in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow and Edinburgh dating is great fun, and you can expect to meet up to 15 Glasgow and Edinburgh singles in one night.

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Lisa

Lisa is our brand new Windsor speed dating host and she’s doing an excellent job! With multiple age range events, Windsor speed dating is getting bigger and bigger. At our singles nights for Windsor dating you can expect to meet up to 16 Windsor singles.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have been Windsor speed dating host since Jan 2014

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting new people and making people make sure they have fun while looking for the one

Describe yourself in 3 words

Sociable, personable, and friendly

What are your interests?

Love Comedy, movies, nights out with a cocktail or two, reading and cooking

Favourite love song?

Dangerously in love - Destiny's Child

Favourite romantic film?

The Notebook

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Teresa

Teresa is our new Milton Keynes speed dating host. We run two age groups – 24-38 and over 40 dating (38-50). You can expect to meet up to 15 Milton Keynes singles at each singles night.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have been hosting Milton Keynes speeed dating events for 3months and i am loving it

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting the all the positive people looking to make a change in their single status or to just make some new friends

Describe yourself in 3 words

Honest, Sociable and fun loving

What are your interests?

Music, Blogging, and visiting places of interest

Favourite love song?

All of Micheal Bubles I can’t choose & please don’t make me .. oh ok … Just haven’t met you yet

Favourite romantic film?

When Harry Met Sally, a film about love coming together through life transitions and obstacles they finally accepted their differences

Click here to view all singles nights Milton Keynes

Jana

Jana hosts our speed dating Newcastle. We currently run Newcastle speed dating for the 24-38 and 38-50 age ranges. At our singles nights for Newcastle dating you can expect to meet up to 15 Newcastle singles.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted speed dating Newcastle for around a year.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Chatting to different people, finding out their stories.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Honest, caring, fun loving.

What are your interests?

Yoga, nature, cats, animals, philosophy, psychology.

Favourite love song?

Live with me (by Massive Attack).

Favourite romantic film?

The Wedding Singer (although I don't like the ending).

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John

John recently joined the team as our host for Aberdeen dating. We run two age groups – 24-38 and over 40 dating (38-50). You can expect to meet up to 15 Aberdeen singles at each singles night.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted Aberdeen dating for around 3 months

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Socializing and helping people have a good time.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Reliable, independent, friendly.

What are your interests?

Running/being active, traveling, playing guitar, meeting people

Favourite love song?

'I'll be' by Edwin Mcain.

Favourite romantic film?

50 first dates.

Click here to view all singles nights Aberdeen

Karen

Karen hosts our singles nights Glasgow. Dating Glasgow is great fun, and you can meet up to 15 Glasgow singles at every singles night. Our events for Glasgow dating are perfect for Glasgow singles in their 20s, 30s and also over 40 dating.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles nights Glasgow for just under 1 year.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting lots of interesting people.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Friendly and approachable

Favourite love song?

It changes each year!

Favourite romantic film?

"When Harry met Sally"

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Shane

Shane hosts our Brighton speed dating. Our Brighton dating caters for two age groups – 24-38 and over 40 dating (38-50). You can meet up to 15 Brighton singles at Brighton speed dating. Brighton dating is fun and Shane will welcome you with a massive smile.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted Brighton speed dating for almost 1 year.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting new people and helping people meet.....new people!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Happy - Friendly – Vivacious.

What are your interests?

Music - playing music - surfing - goodtimes - shiny happy people.

Favourite love song?

Errrrm................Marvin Gaye...you know the one and James Brown 'This is a mans world'-classic!

Favourite romantic film?

ERRRRRRMMMMM...............Love Actually?!

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Shauna

Shauna hosts our London singles nights. London singles events are the perfect way for busy professionals to meet. Fun fact: more London singles choose SpeedDater over any other UK singles events sites. Our biggest event had over 700 London singles!

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles nights London for 1 year and 5 months.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting all the friendly singles in London.

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Outgoing, Funny and Adventurous.

What are your interests?

Cities, walking and seeing new things and meeting new people.

Favourite love song?

At Last, by Etta James.

Favourite romantic film?

Dirty Dancing.

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Peter

Peter hosts our singles events Edinburgh. Edinburgh dating is great fun, and you can expect to meet up to 15 Edinburgh singles in one night.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have been hosting Edinburgh dating for over 6 years now! Originally hosting skiing and sailing trips and now enjoying running the speed dating Edinburgh.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Meeting Edinburgh singles and making sure everyone has a good night.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Active, friendly, traveller.

What are your interests?

Triathlon is the number one passion in life with swim-bike-run fully on the agenda. I have travelled to more countries than my age! The latest adventures were trekking in South America, cycling through Northern Vietnam and Laos and cycling in Southern India.

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Stacey

Stacey hosts our singles events in London. Dating in London has never been so easy! Stacey has hosted over 300 London singles nights and seen an uncountable amount of matches over the years!

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles nights for nearly 6 years.

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

Every group is different and I enjoy when I get a group where everyone just seems to be getting along and the atmosphere is almost electric.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Happy, sarcastic, reliable.

What are your interests?

I love travelling, photography and discovering new things to do in London

Favourite love song?

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes) from Dirty Dancing.

Favourite romantic film?

Has to be the notebook.

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Colin

Colin is a man of many talents who hosts our St Albans speed dating, Reading speed dating and also Windsor speed dating. Colin regularly wins our ‘host of the month’ competition with his excellent feedback from guests.

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How long have you worked for SpeedDater?

I have hosted singles events for around 10 years!

What is your favourite thing about hosting?

The hardest part for everyone is walking through the door, but by the time we have the break everyone tells me they don't know what they were worried about. I like to see everyone relax during the first couple of dates as they start to realise that this is just a very normal evening and by the end of the event everyone is telling what a great time they have had.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Flip Flop Wearer

What are your interests?

Wearing flip flops. Recording my first album. Singing and playing guitar. Renovating my house. Modern jive dancing.

Favourite love song?

Always A Woman by Billy Joel.

Favourite romantic film?

The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind with Kate Winslet and Jim Carey. You can never forget you love someone, even after they wipe your mind.

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