With the ever growing popularity of online dating, we jumped at the invitation to tag along to the Wheel of date, an event organised by new online dating company, DoingSomething.co.uk at the London Eye last month, to find out what happens at such events.
Wheel of date was all about taking the awkwardness out of dating by creating scenarios where singles in London could go on first dates. The organisers transformed each capsule on the London Eye into a different dating experience, ranging from karaoke and silent disco to future cinema and petting zoo, and randomly placed 500 single Londoners in one of the 32 capsules on the Eye for their first date.
We weren’t sure what to expect but DoingSomething certainly lived up to their reputation of being ‘the latest way to date’ in the capital because the settings and activities somehow made it easier to converse with total strangers without the usual awkwardness and cringing feeling felt on first dates making the experience quite fun.
Wheel of Date proved why the online dating industry is currently booming in London – the events can be fun and if you are lucky, you might meet someone you click with; so here are other dating events taking place in the capital this month.Lovestruck.com – Lovestruck Does Yager Bar
Thursday 21st March
Lovestruck’s weekly events are legendary and Lovestruck Does Yager Bar promises to be no different. Happy Hour runs from 5-7pm and there’s 30% off all drinks (except champagne)
(Price: Free to attend, Yager Bar, 2-3 Old Change Court, St Paul’s, EC4M 8EN)Grapevinesocial.com – Champagne Tasting Dating
Friday 22 March
This dating party blends the best components of speed dating with a variety of different drinks and a crowd of sociable singletons. (Price: £39, Dolphin Square Bar, Pimlico)
Dinnerdates.com – Elegant Dining at Eighty-Six
Saturday, 23 March
Dinner at this is a trendy and glamorous bar and restaurant in the heart of Chelsea is one of the many weekly events organised by Dinnerdates.com for its members. Dinner dates is not strictly a dating agency but their weekly events for professional people are a great way to meet and interact with new people.
(Price £89, Eighty-Six, 86 Fulham Road, Chelsea)
The above should provide plenty of socialising opportunities for singletons this month and if none takes your fancy, don’t worry – hundreds of other dating events take place each month so keep looking.