Speed dating in clapham
We’ll pick a nice bar, on a popular night, and see how many eligible men we can chat to during the course of the evening …whilst spending the £15-£20 we normally would on the speed dating entry on our drinks! I haven’t hung up my speed dating card just yet (I still have a free night in Oxford because I didn’t pick anyone on my last Slow Dating event), and I’m planning on investigating some of the more weird and wonderful London Singles events – including Sssh Dating (a Silent Dating event) and, if Date in a Dash organise it again, ‘Dating in the Dark’ (the event I was meant to go to tonight was postponed due to a lack of numbers).) The other one spent 4 minutes winding me up that my future husband was in the room!
Each table had a number, though they didn’t correspond with anything other than to act as a prompt as to which direction the boys needed to move in. He introduced the night, and explained that (for the first time yet!(He later spent four minutes with Miss 32 discussing the virtues of the Northern Line! I think there were 14 men, and 10 girls, though GENUINELY one girl left after just two dates!!!) Other highlights of my evening included a man telling me (seemingly endlessly) about how amazing he is in his job, a small impish man becoming my temporary gay best friend, and a stream of men refusing to sit on the chair opposite me, and awkwardly coming to join me on the restricted couch space. I guess she had a similar approach to dating as Girl Number 1 at the Slow Dating Clapham event!One told me a particularly enchanting story of climbing Scafell Pike whilst drinking an entire bottle of wine, and then driving 150 miles straight afterwards …
(without realising he’d just inadvertently told me he drank drove 150 miles ….
The event itself was well-run, but as far as I’m concerned ‘elite’ is a lot more than a pay packet.