The UK's #1
Singles Events Site

18 years of experience
46K+ active users
70 events a month
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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. We've run over 10,400 events and introduced over 306,000 singles... WOW!

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 50 events every month in 24 UK cities. We have more events, attendees and matches than ANY other site (by a long way!).

Our massive singles parties have become a firm favourite in the schedule, with around 250 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 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.

We hope to see you at an event soon!

Meet our hosts

Hi Im Jen I am a Glasgow host for SpeedDater. I'm very friendly and will make sure you are at ease so you can relax and enjoy a night of dating! I love hosting because it is fun to play cupid and watch romance forming.

We guarantee

Most stylish and popular UK venues with privacy – no curious onlookers.
Unique matching system – we don’t ever give out your contact details to protect your privacy.
Equal gender split is our priority
If you do not meet anyone you like, our SpeedDater guarantee ensures you can come again for FREE.
Buy an event online plus get 1 month online membership for FREE
Easy bookings process through secure payments system – multiple ways to pay.


July 2024
Nice chap
July 2024
Met some lovely people, a valuable night!
July 2024
A lovely night the host was very professional and put me at ease, he kept checking on me to see if I was OK. It was my first speed date and everything was explained perfectly.
July 2024
Good venue and great hosr