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!
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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8 wonderful years!
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.
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!
Smiley, organised, perfectionist.
Finding the best hidden restaurants in London, travelling, Bikram yoga.
Whitney Housten – I will always love you. Don’t judge me. You know you love it too.Click here to view all singles nights London
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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Weird, funny, smiler :)
Musicals, drawing, i doodle on anything from paper to fruit haha,
The Cure, Just like heaven
Two weeks noticeClick here to view all singles nights London
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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Over 2 years!
Meeting so many different people from all walks of life and obvs making love happen.
Organised, bossy, ‘a hoot’.
I love to cook and eat food, bread is the best thing ever invented!
Beethoven's 5, Secrets - Piano Guys version
Love actually.Click here to view all singles nights London
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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I have hosting speed dating Nottingham for over 10 years.
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.
Fun, Silly, thoughtful!
Building mechanical sculptures, playing the guitar (although not very well), travelling, meeting new people.
Bless you (Tony Orlando).
The Notebook.Click here to view all singles nights Nottingham
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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I have hosted Guildford dating events for 2 years.
Meeting new people and helping them have a fun night.
Talkative, organised, cheeky!
I Dj in my spare time, love to cook for people, follow an awful football team and like a good film or two.
As a Dj simply couldn't narrow it down to one, impossible!
Notting Hill, love it.Click here to view all singles nights Guildford
Emily is our most recent additions to the Birmingham area 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 and Coventry.
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I have hosted singles events in Leamington Spa, Coventry and Birmingham for the past year
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.
Outgoing, spontaneous, friendly.
I'm a little bit of a film and music geek. I also love baking cakes and dancing.
Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on.Click here to view all singles nights Birmingham
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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I've been hosting singles nights London for just over a year.
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.
Outgoing, bubbly and organized.
Movies, Fashion and Tattoos.
Because you loved me, Celine Dion.
The notebook.Click here to view all singles nights London
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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Nearly at my 6 month mile stone and still loving hosting Oxford events.
Ringing the bell! Also seeing how it really does help connect people who wouldn't normally meet.
Driven, happy, chilled
Running, cooking and animals
Songbird by Fleetwood Mac
Love actually, I cry everytime!Click here to view all singles nights Oxford
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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I have hosted events in Manchester for over 3 years.
Meeting new people, being a part of a new experience for people and helping the world know that speed dating is fun!
I am friendly, fun and encouraging!
Riding my lovely Pashley Poppy, gardening and lots and lots of shopping!
islands by the xx.
Mystic pizza!Click here to view all singles nights Manchester
Stefan is part of our London dating and events team.
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Since 1998! I used to work in the head office and have hosted over 400 singles nights.
Seeing the interaction between people. You can tell a lot by a person’s body language.
Outgoing, friendly, sarcastic.
Music, traveling, fitness, films.
Lana Del Rey – Radio.
Driver.Click here to view all singles nights London
Tony is one of our most experienced London singles events hosts, with over a decade of events under his belt. London dating is our most popular city and we run up to 10 London singles events every week.
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I have hosted singles nights London for nearly 9 years now.
Meeting London singles at nice venues and making love happen!
Funny, Cheeky, Approachable.
Cooking, Watching Sport, Playing Poker.
Especially for You (Kylie and Jason).
Er I don’t ever watch romantic films... The Goonies?Click here to view all singles nights London
Sarah runs our singles events in Norwich. We currently run speed dating Norwich for the 24-38 age range and over 40 dating (38-50 age range).
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I used to host SpeedDater events in Norwich many, many moons ago. Loved it so much that I returned to the fold earlier this year!
The events always attract a lovely bunch of fun and interesting folk, and there's always plenty of positivity in the room (at the risk of sounding like a hippy). Moreover, the possibility that someone could find their life partner at one of the events is quite an awe-inspiring thought - there's already been one marriage (that I'm personally aware of), so now I'm waiting for the next! Err, what else? Well...ahem, I once played Cilla Black in a school production of 'Blind Date'... so make of that what you will!
Smiley, oddball, unfeasibly cool
Gigs and festivals, travelling, literature, steak.
Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips
Buffalo 66 - dark, hilarious, very cool.Click here to view all singles nights Norwich
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.View Hannah's answers
Yvette runs our singles events in Cambridge. With multiple age range events, Cambridge dating is one of our most popular cities.
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since September 2014
The social aspect and seeing how people interact with each other
Approachable, sociable, trustworthy
Music (DJing), snowboarding and festivals
Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
SerendipityClick here to view all singles nights Cambridge
Royah is our brand new hosts for speed dating Milton Keynes. We currently run events 2 times a month for Milton Keynes singles, for the 24-38 age range and over 40 dating (38-50 age range).
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October 2014, i just started :).
Meeting new people and potentially finding them their ideal partner.
Fun, friendly and adventurous.
Ceroc dancing, badminton and seeing live stand up comedy.
Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe.
Love Actually...especially at Christmas time!Click here to view all singles nights Milton Keynes
Priyanka is 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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I'm a newbie to SpeedDater. Started in October 2014.
My favourite thing is getting to meet new people and helping them relax in what is surely a nerve wrecking experience for them.
Relaxed, friendly & approachable.
I have my own face painting business so that takes up a lot of my time. DIY is also something I enjoy as well as crafts in general. And not to forget my two dogs. They can be a handful :).
Anything Keith Urban.
The Wedding Singer is great and although not a typical "Notebook" romance it's quirky and cute.Click here to view all singles nights Aberdeen
Josh is one of our newest recruits, running the newly launched speed dating Southampton events. Events for Southampton singles run 1-2 times a month for two ages ranges, 24-40 and 38-50.
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I am a new recruit and have been a SpeedDater host since October 2014.
Seeing everyone having a good time and meet new people.
Proactive, Logical, Origina
Sports (squash, football and fencing), travelling (just got back from Peru), films.
By My Side - Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards
About TimeClick here to view all singles nights Southampton
Sophie is the latest addition to the SpeedDater HQ, and is our marketing and events assistant. She deals with the organisation of all the UK singles events and also hosts London singles nights.
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I'm brand spanking new, a.k.a funky fresh
The people watching opportunities are second-to-none, especially when a couple have fantastic chemistry. It's really special, Cupid definitely attends our events.
Enthusiastic, soppy, weird
Dance, musicals, all things snowsports, finding quirky spots for cosy dates, and cats.
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (I loved it before it was mainstream OK!)
Moulin Rouge. LOVE a Baz Luhrmann musical or two.Click here to view all singles nights London
Katy is one of our newest recruits, running the brilliant Newcastle events. Events for Newcastle singles run 1-2 times a month for two ages ranges, 24-40 and 38-50.
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Since Feb 2015
The fun atmosphere, the positive energy and the sparks
Interested, friendly and colourful
Yoga and food
Kate Bush Wuthering Heights
Romeo and JulietClick here to view all singles nights Newcastle
Kirsty is the newest addition to our SpeedDater Team. Speed dating Leeds is a new city for us and we are super excited to be running dating events in Leeds.
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im brand new to the SpeedDater team. :)
I love meeting new people and helping others meet new people, spending that time in a busy happy environment finishes an event off nicely for me.
passionate, caring & enthusiastic.
I spend a lot of my time dancing with my friends, when I'm not dancing I am socialising with friends and family.
She will be loved by Maroon 5.
Beauty and the Beast fits the bill perfectly - everyone needs there beast.Click here to view all singles nights Leeds
Seasoned radio contributor, whisky writer, for Whiskeria Magazine, co-designer, of the UK's only accredited whisky training scheme, Victor has presented events all across the UK from castles, to super-yachts.
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I'm new to the gang, but have been hosting drinks experiences for years!
Alcohol is a social lubricant, we have lots of fun, and people make new friends!
Three ain't enough
Obviously I'm going to say Scotch, but I also enjoy Gin - after all 70% of the world's gin is made in Scotland!
Please, Please, Please by James Brown
Brief EncounterClick here to view all singles nights London
Kate's headed up thousands of events from Aberdeen to Exeter demystifying the
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I'm new to the world of dating events, but have been running drinks events for... oooh 13 years!
Introducing people to new drinks, and helping them discover their new favourite tipples.
Jolly Gin Infused.
I love all things Juniper: I've even served martinis at No.10.
All About That Bass.
Jackie Brown.Click here to view all singles nights London
Melissa is one of our newest recruits to SpeedDater and doing a brilliant hosting job. With multiple age range events, Cambridge dating is one of our most popular cities.
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I have been an official SpeedDater host since March 2014, before that i was helping out the previous host at events.
Sly smiles on the breaks when a couple has hit it off
warm, honest, curious
I really enjoy music, politics and reading but also like to go walking.
It's gotta be “Open” by Rhye
Garden stateClick here to view all singles nights Cambridge
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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Almost a year :)
Interacting/engaging with new people at each singles event
Fun, Funny, Funniest
People, Food, Cheese, Traveling, Trekking in the Mountains, Meditating, Crystals, Sport and most important of all Music
This changes every week.. Currently it’s It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me – Barry White
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset & Before Midnight – Amazing Love Story Trilogy (Fav Movie Before Sunrise)Click here to view all singles nights London
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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Since February 2014 - I'm a rookie!
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.
curious, sensitive, excitable
I love theatre and literature, anything wordy.
Take Care by Beach House
Brief EncounterClick here to view all singles nights Cambridge
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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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.
Meeting Edinburgh singles and making sure everyone has a good night.
Active, friendly, traveller.
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.Click here to view all singles nights Edinburgh
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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I have hosted singles nights London for 2 years.
Meeting all the friendly singles in London.
Outgoing, Funny and Adventurous.
Cities, walking and seeing new things and meeting new people.
At Last, by Etta James.
Dirty Dancing.Click here to view all singles nights London
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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I have hosted singles events for around 10 years!
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.
Flip Flop Wearer
Wearing flip flops. Recording my first album. Singing and playing guitar. Renovating my house. Modern jive dancing.
Always A Woman by Billy Joel.
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.Click here to view all singles nights Reading
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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I have hosted Brighton speed dating for over a 1 year.
Meeting new people and helping people meet.....new people!
Happy - Friendly – Vivacious.
Music - playing music - surfing - goodtimes - shiny happy people.
Errrrm................Marvin Gaye...you know the one and James Brown 'This is a mans world'-classic!
ERRRRRRMMMMM...............Love Actually?!Click here to view all singles nights Brighton
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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I have hosted singles nights Glasgow for just over 1 year.
Meeting lots of interesting people.
Friendly and approachable
It changes each year!
"When Harry met Sally"Click here to view all singles nights Glasgow
John is 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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I have hosted Aberdeen dating for nearly a year
Socializing and helping people have a good time.
Reliable, independent, friendly.
Running/being active, traveling, playing guitar, meeting people
'I'll be' by Edwin Mcain.
50 first dates.Click here to view all singles nights Aberdeen
Rachel hosts our speed dating Norwich. We currently run events 2 times a month for the 24-38 age range and over 40 dating (38-50 age range).
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Since January 2014
Meeting fun, new people
Bubbly, happy and smiley
I have so many interests, but a good old fashion knees up is my favourite of all the things I do. Haha
At last by etta James
I probably shouldn't admit this but I do love a Disney romanceClick here to view all singles nights Norwich
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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I have hosted speed dating Newcastle for just over a year.
Chatting to different people, finding out their stories.
Honest, caring, fun loving.
Yoga, nature, cats, animals, philosophy, psychology.
Live with me (by Massive Attack).
The Wedding Singer (although I don't like the ending).Click here to view all singles nights Newcastle
Teresa is our 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. As well as a speed dating host, Teresa also has her own blog helping those looking for love - http://www.teresa-welch.com/.
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I have been hosting Milton Keynes speeed dating events for nearly a year and i am loving it
Meeting the all the positive people looking to make a change in their single status or to just make some new friends
Honest, Sociable and fun loving
Music, Blogging, and visiting places of interest
All of Micheal Bubles I can’t choose & please don’t make me .. oh ok … Just haven’t met you yet
When Harry Met Sally, a film about love coming together through life transitions and obstacles they finally accepted their differencesClick here to view all singles nights Milton Keynes
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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I have been Windsor speed dating host since Jan 2014
Meeting new people and making people make sure they have fun while looking for the one
Sociable, personable, and friendly
Love Comedy, movies, nights out with a cocktail or two, reading and cooking
Dangerously in love - Destiny's Child
The NotebookClick here to view all singles nights Windsor
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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I have hosted Cardiff dating for almost 2 year!
Meeting lots of new and interesting people.
Sociable, impulsive and ambitious.
Travelling - I’ve worked in Cambodia and travelled around USA and parts of South America, Europe and Africa.
Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing and Boyz II Men -I'll make love to you.
A walk to remember (2002).Click here to view all singles nights Cardiff
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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This is my 4th year as a Birmingham speed dating host
Working in a friendly social environment. The Birmingham singles are a good lot!
Friendly, approachable happy
Gym, socialising with family and friends And spending time with my daughter.
Mariah Carey always be my baby
The notebookClick here to view all singles nights Birmingham
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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2 years as Bristol speed dating host.
I love the atmosphere and socialising when hosting!
I am happy, outgoing and passionate
I play the drums, I love music, and my family! ( im a mum of 3 )
Adele be my love love
Dirty dancingClick here to view all singles nights Bristol
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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I have hosted singles nights for over 6 years.
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.
Happy, sarcastic, reliable.
I love travelling, photography and discovering new things to do in London
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes) from Dirty Dancing.
Has to be the notebook.Click here to view all singles nights London
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