If you’re single and stuck at your desk all day (and well into the evening) it can be hard to find time to meet anyone, let alone someone special. Before you start looking longingly at your hideously inappropriate colleagues, we’ve found a few events you can check out that won’t take up too much of your precious time. Jude Brosnan
Meddlers of Honour
Meddlers of Honour, the singles event that doesn’t like to be called a singles event. But surely that is exactly what it is? It’s not speed dating, just a party for single people only so you know that nobody is going to drop any ‘My boyfriend and I…’ type bombs.
Their party for those aged between 20-38 is on Feb 14 at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. See meddlersofhonour.com.
Dating on Ice
Dating site Lovestruck invites you to go speed skating at Broadgate ice rink. Use your ice skating skills to break the ice with around 200 other singles. There will be a mingling area and cupids on ice to introduce people. Tickets are only £5.
Broadgate Ice Rink Feb 13. See lovestruck.com.
Slagbox: Suck My Valentine
Slagbox ask; ‘Are you fed up with the fucking state of your love life?’ Yes, yes we are. Bring a friend of the opposite sex along, hit the dance floor and if anyone takes your fancy, note their stickered number and pop them a note in the slagbox (anonymously if you are feeling a bit shy). The evening is split into three rounds where compare will read the notes out. Prudes need not apply, this night can get pretty filthy.
The Shacklewell Arms, Feb 14. See their Facebook event.
Monty’s February Foraging Fumble
Monty’s are waiting for the Valentine’s pressure to subside before hosting a debonair affair with sweet sounds and fantastic canapés.There are 50 boys’ places and 50 girls’ spaces, tickets are sold in pairs so bring a wing buddy. You will also be granted three months of online dating when they launch their site in March.
The Dead Dolls Club, Feb 22. See montyslondon.com.
Bloomsbury Bowling: Changing Lanes Valentine’s Party
There is loads going on at this night regardless of your relationship status. Live music, karaoke and romantic movies in the cinema area to name a few. If you are single, you can also sign up for Cupid-Bowl where you’ll play alongside others waiting to be bowled over.
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Feb 14. See bloomsburylive.com/listings.
Legs Akimbo: Speed Dating for Boobies
Legs Akimbo host this fun-filled evening of mini dates in association with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel. There will be plenty of activities to get you mingling and you get a free dating kit full of helpful bits.
Blueberry Bar and Kitchen, Feb 14. See speeddatingforboobies.eventbrite.co.uk.
Flirt N Dessert
A pop-up bistro for singles with nonsense activities, music and dancing. Hand crafted drinks and three courses of food to flirt over. Sounds ideal.
Secret location in Shoreditch, Feb 16. See flirtndessertfeb.eventbrite.co.uk
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