April is upon us, so don’t be a fool, it’s high time you got out there and tried to meet someone! Whatever you’re into, our resident dating expert Charly Lester has some weird and wonderful ways to connect with new people in the capital.
Sunday April 5
The ‘dating site for people who don’t do dating sites’ DoingSomething returns to Bounce for their annual ping-pong themed ‘anti-dating’ dating party. Holborn, 7.30pm. £12
Friday April 10
A dinner party with a difference – everyone is single and no-one has to cook. Join 11 other diners right in the kitchen of gastro-pub The Mall Tavern. Tickets include a three-course meal, half a bottle of wine and service. Notting Hill. 7.45pm. From £45
Sunday April 12
Embrace your inner child with Twister, toys, retro sweets, candy floss and face painting. What better way to meet someone new than with his/her crotch in your face? 409, Clapham. 6pm. £8.50
Tuesday April 14
Show off your obscure knowledge at a pub quiz in a bar full of singles, whilst giggling along to stand-up from some of London’s best comedians. The Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch. 7pm. From £15
Forty of London’s gorgeous unattached gather for silent flirting games, eye gazing, and no talking! Sounds… quiet! Jam Tree, Clapham. 7pm. £20
Tuesday April 21
Like speed dating, but with added smarts! Avoid the normal awkward questions by spending four minutes discussing your favourite books. Nordic, Oxford Circus. 7pm. £21
Whether you know your chablis from your shiraz, or you confuse merlot with malbec, all are welcome at this event, where you’ll sample six different wines, while a wine expert tells you more about what you’re drinking. Oh, and you’ll also meet some other single wine fans while you’re at it. Vivat Bacchus, Farringdon. 7pm. £29.95
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