Just look at your friends: what a wonderfully diverse group of liberal, cool, opinionated, engaged, open-minded, creative, talented, attractive people! These quirky dating events will help you overcome those initial awkward encounters by providing both alcoholic lubrication and an easy opening gambit.
Playdate London Your tickets for this arts and crafts social include drinks, retro sweets and a goodie bag on arrival, plus a wristband for cheap drinks at the after-party.
You are provided with plenty of kids' toys, games and art materials (including body paint and modelling clay) to play with with every member of the opposite gender for at least five minutes.
At 9pm the games stop and you're free to chat up your favourite playmate at the after-party, where there's a live band.
Killing Kittens This is not a site for cat murderers but a clandestine community for liaisons with attractive people in beautiful surroundings.
All the KK parties are masked balls, so identities remain secret.
Meet, mingle and then, if things are going well, retreat to one of the special rooms to find out more about the singles who pique your interest.
There are a few rules: members must be vetted for attractiveness before they can join the KK Club, and the women are in charge. Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life The furthest you can get from a singles night in a garish West End chain bar, this well-loved speed-dating party takes place in various cool venues across Shoreditch.
That means men cannot approach women and men can only attend if a woman brings them along. While it doesn’t rewrite the speed date rule book, Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life has become the go-to date night for creative singles in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties, so chances are you’re more likely to find someone who is as into gallery-hopping and stage-diving as you are.
Give a Damn Dating Brand new dating organisation Give a Damn is all about meeting people who are passionate about something.