Got no one to snog under the mistletoe? Don’t despair. There are other ways to meet people apart from Tinder. Here are three festive dating nights to help you bag yourself a Christmas hottie.
Hot Tub Speed Dating, tonight (December 11), Shoreditch
Admit it – when you’re chatting someone up, you’re often imagining what they look like naked, aren’t you? Well, at this steamy event you won’t have to try quite so hard, as they’ll be sitting half-naked right in front of you. Okay, this makes it sound way more crude than it is, but speed dating in a hot tub is bound to set pulses racing a bit faster.
The team behind Hot Tub Cinema have teamed up with dating website DoingSomething.co.uk for (what else) Hot Tub Speed Dating, where teams of three boys and girls hop between tubs to get flirty in the bubbles. There are a few places left so head to hottubcinema.com pronto and don’t forget your cossie (unless that’s all part of your wicked plan).
Christmas Jumper Speed Dating, The Breakfast Club, Hoxton, December 17
It’s time to test the pulling power of you ugliest Xmas jumper! Don your worst festive knitwear and head to The Breakfast Club this Saturday, where you can swap knitting patterns and chat with like-minded folks. All profits go to Save The Children, so even if you don’t meet ‘the one’, you’ll at least have done a good deed. ‘Tis the season after all. If you still need a wooly number, get over to Beyond Retro now. Get your tickets at designmynight.com.
Monty’s Christmas Party, F. Cooke pie shop, Hoxton, Thursday December 12
Datemakers Monty’s are inviting London’s singletons to bond over mince pies. Stuff ’em, bake ’em, throw flour at each other, giggle and get tipsy on mulled wine at an old fashioned pie and mash shop in Hoxton. Bring a mate and hopefully leave with a date (and some new baking skills). Book now at eventbrite.com.
Want to know about how much sex other Londoners are having? Here are the results of our 2013 sex survey.