Does the thought of internet dating make you want to vomit all over yourself? Does the idea of a blind date cover you in beads of sweat? Would you rather eat your own head than answer a lonely hearts column? If so, then welcome to Slagbox.
The brainchild of three bright young east London things, Slagbox is ‘the singles night for people who don’t like singles nights.’ Tahita Bulmer of New Young Pony Club, knitwear designer Lindsay Mckean, and stylist Miss Jacqueline White are the hostess trio making their matchmaking debut at The Dolphin pub on Mare Street on Thursday 3 November. Reminiscent of the infamous Shag Tag feature of Manchester’s clubbing scene, attendees will be branded with a numbered sticker on entry, which can then be used to identify them should another ‘slag’ take a fancy to them on the dance floor. Love letters both numbered and anonymous can then be posted in the amorous Slagbox. If the idea of reclaiming a derogatory term while potentially picking up a new prospect appeals, then bag yourself a fellow singleton in the form of a member of the opposite sex that you don’t fancy, and maybe you’ll find one you do. Kirsty McQuire
For info, see Slagbox Facebook Event.