At the end of the dating, simply click 'submit' at the bottom of the page.Your matches will be calculated and you will receive an email a couple of hours after the event. A match is when you and another guy both want to see each other again.
You have a list of guest numbers and next to each number, you can enter F (which means you want to be friends with that person) or D (which means you want to go on a real date with that person) or B (which means both friend and date). We understand that the first time you try speed dating, you may feel a bit anxious or nervous. Many guests have expressed a desire to have more time to chat to each guest and to feel less 'rushed', so our Slow Dating event gives each guest a full 5 minutes to get to know each other.
You enter + he enters DATE = a DATE match You enter FRIEND + he enters DATE = no match You enter DATE + he enters FRIEND = no match You enter BOTH + he enters FRIEND = a FRIEND match You enter BOTH + he enters DATE = a DATE match You enter BOTH + he enters BOTH = a BOTH match. We have seen many guests arrive feeling like this but, when the event begins, 99.9% of those guys realise what a fun night it is and wonder why they haven't tried before. We use a more intimate bar, with candle-lit tables and we make sure the music is kept low and relaxing. It's the same speed dating format (ie 3 minute dates with other guests) but half way through the event, we stop to taste 6 different wines while our wine educator Nathan explains what we are tasting, how to taste like the experts as well as explaining grape varieties, aromas etc.
You really don't have time to feel nervous as every few minutes you are talking and getting to know a new person. We provide the best Gay Speed Dating in town because we have specialised in this area for over seven years! We will be waiting for you with everything you need (pen, form & a big smile) and show you how everything works. Numbers are kept lower too; you can expect around 24 guests at a Slow Dating event. I've seen other companies which run gay speed dating – why should I book with Urban Connections? This tasting session is a great way to mingle with other guests in an informal, social way and breaks up the sit-down dating sessions.
We organise fantastic events like speed dating, slow dating, wine tasting & more for gay guys who live, work or are new in London and who want to get together with like-minded guys for friendship or dating.
We host regular events, where you can make new friends and dates.
Click ' Upcoming Events' to see what we have lined up for the coming months! On arrival, our friendly hosts will greet you and give you a name badge.
You can grab a drink at the bar and we will show you to your seat and explain how everything works.
You can expect to have a series of up to 40 three minute dates (you will meet eveyone else at the event).
Before the dating begins, we ask you to open your speed dating form (we send the link on your confirmation email) on your smartphone (if you don't have a smartphone, we have paper versions).
After each date, you chose whether you want to see that person again or not by selecting either FRIEND, DATE or BOTH next to each guest number.
We'll be stopping for breaks so you can have another drink and gather your thoughts and our hosts are on hand throughout the evening if you get stuck.