Magnet speed dating co uk
Having been established over 15 years, we offer a chance to meet face-to-face with like-minded single people to spark conversations with at speed dating events across the UK.If you’re looking for that special someone or just fancy a fun night out meeting new people, speed dating is what you’ve been looking for!The evening starts with an hour of warm up games – encouraging flirtation and interaction with the opposite sex – but no talking.I’ve dragged my flatmate along with me under the proviso that there would be no ‘enforced’ fun.A few couples seemed content to gaze into each others eyes, and a few even looked genuinely moved by the experience (although I suspect this has less to do with a great cosmic connection and more to do with the fact that if you stare at anyone hard enough for 90 seconds they start to look like a serial killer – trust me, I’ve tried).A few couples started mirroring each other’s hand movements like an insane two-headed mime act.I'm not sure if it was a way of passing the time, a way of glossing over the embarrassment of the situation, or a genuine desire to do some interpretative dance. It struck me, as I watched everyone, how some people are really willing to put themselves out there, and risk looking stupid in an effort to find love (I’m not one of them).
In the end, I had three matches, one of whom emailed me. I was expecting to hate it, but I was quickly forced to relax and enjoy it for what it was.), I started challenging my partners to an arm wrestle – which admittedly went down better with some than others.I got up and danced with a couple of my partners, and played noughts and crosses with a few more – anything was better than another minute-and-a-half of staring.It was slightly tarnished by the fact that he’d sent my flatmate an identical email 30 seconds beforehand, so I won’t be getting in touch. There was no opportunity to try and create a persona for yourself, or even really impress anyone with a sparkling anecdote or a quick comeback – and if I’m, honest, it was quite a relief.I’m not sure if I’ll ever be the enigmatic and mysterious one on a date (or in life) ever again, but I’m going to give it a good go.