Are you single? Are you fed up with dating apps? Has the Pandemic been lonely? Are you looking for a spark? As a Dating Coach, Speed Dating Host and the owner of Jaded Dating, I am delighted to share ‘Urban Encounters’. for singles to meet in person, socialise and find a spark!
I have been hosting Speed Dating events for 3 years and I noticed something was missing so I spoke with single from ages 22-60 and launched ‘Urban Encounters; no more swiping find a Spark’ for bespoke speed dating and singles mixer events.
What exactly is Speed Dating? Speed Dating facilitates a group of singles to meet. Each person will meet around 12-20 other singles in one evening for 4-minute dates. At the end of the night, they tick who they want to see again. If two people pick each other, details are swapped to arrange a date. *
It’s a safe, kind place for people away from the apps to meet like minded singles and a potential romantic connection. The evenings are friendly, sociable and there is always a buzz of laughter, flirting and connections. When people match on the night, there’s instant sparks which is so much more natural than chatting on an app for weeks and then not having the connection you built up in your head!
Everyone tells me they are glad they came. Getting dressed up and meeting other singles is an amazing confident boost that the apps cannot give, and it is reassuring to meet so many others in the same boat as you- if you feel like you’re the last single person, I promise you aren’t. It’s a live action Tinder.
4 minutes may seem like a short time, but it is almost 100 times longer to make the decision than the 40 seconds spent deciding if you want to swipe right or left!
Urban Encounters will tailor each event to cover age groups, sexuality, interests so upon booking you know you’ll meet like-minded people and real potentials.
Recently, I was invited to talk about being Speed Dating on BBC radio with the Love Guru, Paul C Brunson from Celebs go Dating. He agreed that Speed Dating was the best thing a single person could do. Even if you don’t meet a potential, you are having on average 15 dates, so you’ve improved your dating game at least. We decided to call it the “dating gym” and I promise you that attending one of my nights… like the gym you won’t regret it!
My goal is to make single people feel better about being single, enjoy dating and to put themselves out there. I would also like to stress that I am not slagging dating apps, just suggesting a night off them and if the past year has taught us anything, in person really is the better option.
Now that events are allowed, I currently have tickets on sale for the following:
- Wed 22nd Sept: Straight men and women, age 32-45. Chaophraya.
- Thurs 23rd Sept: Gay Men. Age 21+. Katies Bar.
- Sat 25th Sept: Singles Coffee Morning for Straight Men and Women, age 30s & 40s. Coffee from Trio Espresso included with ticket. At 1051 GWR.
- Thurs 30th Sept: Straight men and women, age 24-35. The Finnieston.
- Thurs 7th Oct: Gay Women. Age 21+. Katie’s Bar.
- Thurs 21st Oct: LGBTQ+ (Gender/Sexulaity do not need to be identified. All welcome.) Age 21+.
- Many more dates and venues to come! If you have any questions, please email Jade@Jadeddating.com
*Please note your details will never be given to a person unless you have stated you want to meet them too.
I look forward to matching you soon!