SpeedDater How it works

The SpeedDater website is split into three sections a conventional online dating section, a speed dating section where you can search for events you might like to atend and book your place and a Speed Breaks section. The speeds days out and breaks that although they do not have any set dating activities allow singles to meet and join in some fun activities like cycling, walking etc.

Types of Speed Dating Events

SpeedDater organise various types of events. These include :

Speed Dating

When you arrive at a Speeddater event you see two SpeedDater hosts wearing SpeedDater t-shirts. They sign you in, give you a scorecard, a name badge and a pen, then invite you to have a drink at the bar. Once everyone has arrived the SpeedDater host explains how speed dating works and answers any questions. Then the dating begins. Usually women will stay seated while men will rotate every three minutes when the bell rings. After each date participants mark on a scorecard whether they would like to see that person again. At the end of the evening everyone takes their scorecards home with them to enter their ticks online on the Speeddater website.

We found that most speed daters are professionals who want to meet more people. They’re generally normal, attractive people who just aren’t meeting people through their work or immediate circle of friends

SpeedDater Guarantee

SpeedDater guarantees that you will meet someone you would like to see again at each SpeedDater event. If you do not meet someone you would like to see again you can come to another SpeedDater event free of charge.
The SpeedDater guarantee does not apply to special bigger ticket events such as tennis weekends, skiing weekends and activity weekends nor is it valid for SpeedDater Lock and Key Parties or SpeedDater Balls or Singles parties. The SpeedDater guarantee remains valid for three months.

Speeddater Lock and Key Parties

Lock and key parties are less formatted and more like a regular party than Speeddater regular speed dating events. Women are given a key and men are given a lock. You then circulate looking for people who fit your lock or key. If you find a match you go back to the registration desk to receive raffle tickets and be issued with a new lock or key. Lock and key parties suit people who are comfortable in a party situation. You are not guaranteed to meet everyone but there is a chance to spend more than three minutes with people you like.

Speeddater Special Events

Speeddater also run special themed events which are more like singles parties at a variety of high class venues, including black tie events and themed parties.

Speeddater Singles Holidays

Speeddater run a variety of holidays for single travellers include skiing, snowboarding, tennis, sailing, diving, activity and adventure holidays, short breaks and days out. Although there are no organised dating events on these holidays they are a great way to meet other singles in an easy athmosphere.


Speeddater is a professional easy to use website that makes it simple to find and book a range of singles activities including speed dating, holidays and singles parties. It has the advantage of also having a full featured online dating site. Also look out for the special offers that are regularly run.

You can find a lot of information about SpeedDater speed dating and other singles events on their web site. Don’t forget if you try any of the events pop back and let us know how you got on !