Valentine’s Day: Gay speed dating London

2017 is well and truly underway. It’s a new year, you’re a new you and yet you don’t have a new beau. Oh, and Valentine’s Day is nearly here. Whilst most singles dread the day and make plans to spend the evening with a takeaway and a Netflix binge, here at SpeedDater we are counting down. Why? Because it’s the day that we are launching gay speed dating London!

That’s right – if you’re gay, single & you know it and you’re done with dating your sofa, join us in Soho for a good laugh and a great night out.

Gay Speed Dating London

Seriously, that is exactly what you get when you pack a room full of hot, funny and genuinely lovely gay guys in London looking for love!

Gay Speed dating in London really is one of the newest and most exciting ways to meet new hot guys in a short amount of time, and you will soon find this out for yourself if you come and join one of our fantastic speed dating events in your area.

In today’s time pressured society, especially in London, opportunities to meet new people can sometimes appear to be few and far between. But here at Dateinadash, our Gay Speed dating events address this issue by providing single gay men with several fun packed four minute dates, one after the other, during the course of an evening.

Recent research has shown that people make such strong first impressions about new people within a few seconds of meeting them, that although a four minute speed date may seem short, it really the first few seconds of the speed date, and thereafter, that really count.

So, with the introduction of gay speed dating it has never been easier and so enjoyable at the same time and meet hot guys face to face and experience the chemistry between you, here in your home capital of London.

True to its name, our Gay Speed Dates here are very quick — just four minutes with each of your assigned dates – but you’ll be happy to know that there are 40 guys at the event.

Exploring the fascination of beauty and good looks versus an individual’s personality means you are able to discover how much of a role physical attraction and chemistry plays in dating in the city.

You date 20 and will have the chance to meet the other 19 guys , win, eh?!

But don’t worry, because the price includes entry into the club open until 3am after the speed dating event, there’s plenty of free time to mingle during which you can meet up with anyone in the room.

We believe that such a circumstance is commonly referred to as having your cake and eating it! But hey, getting the best of both worlds means just one thing; no one misses out and everyone is happy!

When you arrive at Escape, Soho, you will be welcomed, registered and given a personalised numbered name badge and a pen and invited to have a drink at the bar. Maybe you fancy one for Dutch courage or just a little tipple but either way you are welcome to go and grab yourself a drink and get settled. You will then be seated at a table by one of our attractive and friendly hosts where a new gay guy will come and pull up a seat on your table……. and the speed dating begins!

After four minutes, we blow a whistle, you will stay seated and the other guy will move round onto the next table. This continues (with a half time break) until you have met all twenty hot guys.

After each date you have the tough decision about whether or not the gay guy in front of you tickles your fancy or not. Simply fill out your scorecards to indicate who you like, don’t like or think could be a potential friend, and who knows the feeling may be mutual!

Hey, if that feeling is mutual, you and your new match could soon be off on your next (and possibly more intimate) date. And if you receive no matches, we are so confident in our quest that we invite you to come along to another of our events completely free of charge and wish you better luck for the future!

Of course, to get to our gay speed dating event you will need to know exactly where you need to head, so here it is! Our Gay Speed Dating events are held in Escape, Soho and are run on the first Monday of each month.

Escape is Soho’s newest and most affordable gay club playing commercial music until the early hours and serving cheap shots and drinks all night long! You can revel in the fact you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere at this secluded, swanky venue while enjoying the company of all the single gorgeous guys.

The bar boasts lots of flattering lighting, great effects, comfy seating, sound system and flat screen TV’s, giving a really spacious feeling and great for mingling with all the hot gay singles.

Why not enjoy a range of cocktail shots; all layered and made to order such as:

Other drinks:1) Bacardi (bottles) – Cuba Libre and Mojito Cocktails in bottles2) Stella (pint) 3) House Rum / Whisky / Vodka and mixer

Whatever your preference, Escape has something for everyone and is one of the reasons why we chose this venue for our Gay Speed Dating events.

Why not pop along and discover for yourself and maybe even bag yourself a real hottie!

Gay Speed Dating London

Speed Dating on a Boat (Ages 42-58)

 Speed Dating on a Boat (Ages 42-58)


Enjoy Up to 20 fun dates over a few drinks. It’s a lot of fun and our events are the best in town. OUR GUARANTEE: We’re confident you’ll meet someone you like first time But, if you don’t, your next event is FREE.

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London Gay Virtual Speed Dating (age 24-40) (43310) tickets

London Gay Virtual Speed Dating (age 24-40) (43310)

London Gay Virtual Speed Dating (age 24-40) (43310) tickets

What are speed dating events?

Speed dating events vary depending on the style, however, they all operate very similarly. We create these experiences for people to have fun when dating, to become more confident when dating and possibly find the one. Here at Speed Dater, we believe Speed dating is a great way to meet people, no matter what your age is and where you’re from, as we offer events to different age ranges in 24 cities over the UK. We also provide everyone with an event to match their preferences. We would never want to single anyone out, hence why we’ve created gay, lesbian and Christian events. We want to make sure that everyone can find their match. This article will explain the ins and outs of gay speed dating, how it operates and what to expect.

Gay Dating in London, UK

Gay dating in London is becoming a lot easier, especially with specific gay bars and gay events going on every week. This city is a great place for guys to meet other men in a perfect environment. There are some amazing places to do so; G-A-Y bar in Soho is a club that has events running every week so this could be perfect for some people. There are also many other bars across London that provide a night out alike to G-A-Y for men. However, if you gentlemen are looking for specifically gay dating events in London and something a little more intimate and personal. Well here at SpeedDater, we offer 1 to 1 speed dating sessions, providing men with a chance to get to know and chat with other men. Our gay speed dating events are great if you are really looking to find someone and have a night of relaxed drinking and fun.

The gay speed dating operates differently to straight or activity dating, with a completely contrasting format.

Firstly, if the host had 20 dates, they would only use 10 tables, numbering 1-10 down the left side and 11-20 along the other side. It operates like this because it is easier for the guests to move around and to avoid confusion. The men will arrive and be signed in as normal, but when they’re badged, it differs. Participant number 1 will stay seated the whole time, never rotating. The rest of the gentleman will move one seat to the left in numerical order. This can sometimes become confusing, but as long as number 1 is aware that they stay seated, it should go very smoothly. At these types of events, hosts need to be more alert and making sure that everyone knows where they are going to avoid people dating twice or the event messing up.

The rest is exactly the same as every other event we organise; the matching is online and men will receive the same type of scorecard so they can remember their dates and who they liked. They will then, as normal be able log on and check matches. The process works the same also, if you do not find someone you like at the event, you are entitled to a free event, exactly like our other speed dating.

Types of Gay Speed Dating Events in London

We hold gay speed dating events in London once a month at the amazing Village which is a gay venue in the heart of the city. It is very popular and everyone who attends our gay events loves the venue. It is also perfect for the format of gay events and allows everyone to move round the room smoothly. At the moment, we don’t run activity gay events, just the usual speed dating in London. We are hoping that at some point, we can expand and create more activity type events for all of our audiences.

Regarding gay speed dating in London, we currently have number of events coming up.

Above are the gay singles events that are live and ready for you to book, all of the details for each of these events is on the website, including; the location, how the event works, itinerary and who will be hosting the event. The host will know how the event operates, so if there are any queries at the event, the host will be able to help.

Not only do we have gay events in London but also now Manchester and Edinburgh, which is very exciting and means that people in these cities have more accessibility to these types of events.

Gay speed dating events have only just launched in Manchester and Edinburgh but we’re certain they will do well. The venues chosen are also perfect for a gay speed dating evening, providing enough space and tables to ensure that all the dates can move around comfortably. We eventually want to branch out and create gay speed dating in UK, not just London, Edinburgh or Manchester, but all over. So watch this space.


Gay speed dating is a great way for men to meet other men in a comfortable environment. We created these events to ensure that we’re reaching out to different audiences and to make sure that everyone has a chance to date and meet new people. London is a great place for gay dating and although speed dating is one of the best ways to meet people, there are also many other places for men to go to meet each other, including at our gay speed dating in Edinburgh and Manchester.

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What we’re about

This is a group for single gay men in London who want to go out and meet other people while exploring all this wonderful City has to offer. We organise and host excellent speed dating events & socials across London to meet and make new friendships & who knows what events are hosted by our friendly team and you can be sure there is a great mixture of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We have events for a mixture of ages and with different themes to ensure there is something for everyone!If you’re single, out going and looking to make new friendships and build relationships then join our friendly group and RSVP to one of our events in London today!


Enjoy a unique experience Speed Dating on a boat on the glorious river Thames. This event takes place on Sunday evening at 7:30pm-10pm and is for ages 42-58. We expect there will be around 30 people at this singles night so expect lots of dates!

Speed Dating is a really fun way to meet lots of people in a short space of time. Each date lasts around 3-4 minutes and there will be plenty of time after the event to get to know everyone more. Guests are provided with a name tag, scorecard & pen and the matches are sent the following day via e-mail. Plus, if you don’t meet anyone you would like to see again you can attend another event for free!

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Enjoy a fun and flirty night of Speed Dating in London at the exclusive 100 Wardour St in the heart of vibrant Soho. This event is for ages 24-36 and you can expect to meet around 18-20 people over the course of two hours. This is one of our busiest events and attracts a young professional crowd and always has a great atmosphere.

Speed Dating is a fun way to meet lots of people in a relaxed and pressure free environment. Each date lasts about 3-4 minutes and there will be a break half way through for refreshments. The following day guests will be e-mailed any matches and you will be able to contact each other through our website.

There will be plenty of time for guests to socialise after the event ends and with live music until late it’s the perfect excuse to let your hair down and enjoy a cocktail or two!

Plus, if you don’t meet anyone you would like to see again you can attend another event for free!

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First night to virtual speed dating

First night to virtual speed dating It was my first night doing the virtual speed dating on Thursday the 15th of April for Kent area I had so much fun , a good mix of people and so nice to chat face to face online the host was amazing and easy on the eye too ? lolCan’t wait to do it again

Fabulous, fun evening!

I had a fabulous evening attending a recent virtual speed dating event. Arthur was a great host and overall a nice mix of attendees.Fantastic customer service from Stuart. I will definitely attend another and recommend to others!

Most of the times

Most of the times – Arthur and team are great (2 events). Suggest they find ways of allow people who want to spend some more time than allocated I have little experience in speed/online dating, but this is definitely better way of searching for new friends with similar interests

Absolute dissappointing

Absolute dissappointing! Best to avoid! I wanted to try speed dating, but the event was cancelled due to not enough participants shown up. Instead of giving us a refund, they gave a credit (half price of the paid fee). Because of the pandemic, we could just use it for online events, as all live event was cancelled. However I asked the company for my refund, since I paid for a service (live event) what they can not host and forcing me to do an online event in such a way. The company refused it. So I tried the online event, which had not enough ladies so they asked the host to cancel, but the host let people try to chat all together in a chat room. Other participants said it is not the first time their event being cancelled. After I could listen to the only „lady“ complaining about London events, whereas she met too many forigners. I found it quite offensive as a foreigner in the UK. The chatroom was suddenly closed after this statement.I got offers later on and decided to book one using up my credit. Accidentally the system sent the confirmation twice booking me 2 ticket instead of one and taking money from my bank card not using my credit. Just after I realized that credits can not be used within 4 days of the . When I was politely asking the to give me refund of the double payment and let me cancell this event and use my credit for a later one, the refused it again. So I participated to the online event, because I could not get my money back. It was at least an event this time. So I am very disappointed and upset because of the „costumer care“ of this company. Seems like they really need my money because they do not give refunds in any cases. With a serious company nowdays it is unacceptable. Let me just say I missed to cancell an Amazon Prime subscription once, but reached the costumer service on the first day and they immediatelly cancelled and gave me refund without any hassle.

Well-organised virtual speed dating

Well-organised virtual speed dating. Met a variety of different and interesting people for four minute dates and it was a great way to spend an evening. My only suggestion would be to incorporate a 5-10 minute break halfway through when there at 15+ dates to meet, one after the other. Otherwise, highly recommended!


Dating @ Smiths of Smithfields, Farringdon, June 2019

April 2016: Dating in the city @ Amber in Moorgate.

August 2015: Summer slow dating @ jewel piccadilly (What a view!)

June 2015: Soho speed dating @ the new shadow lounge

Summer speed dating @ jewel Covent garden July 2014

June 2013: speed dating @ blanca bar in covent garden.

Our relaxed, intimate slow dating event at Lupo, in Soho.

Our valentine’s speed dating event 2013 @ shadow lounge; 70 guests attended.

Socialising, networking & flirting; the urban social @ Diu London.

A beautiful backdrop of London’s skyline @ the ivory room for our valentine’s speed dating night.

A chatty, relaxed atmosphere, speed-dating @ Diu London.

A great atmosphere & new friends at our speed dating night.

New friends @ our socialising night at Zebrano bar.

Speed dating @ club bar & dining, the exclusive members club.

The enclave bar, packed with sexy guys enjoying our speed dating event

Our hostesse, Sabrina. Speed-dating at the ultra trendy moose bar, mayfair.

Speed Dating Events

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Singles Pub Crawl in West EndWaterloo Station, West End

Our London Speed Dating Venues .

Each of our speed dating events and singles nights take place in stylish, chic and centrally located venues across London. Exclusively hired out and carefully selected to ensure their suitability to host our speed dating events, all of our chosen venues are the ideal environment to meet your perfect match.

No fear of feeling like a goldfish in a bowl, there are strictly no onlookers around and we set up the venue to set the mood, from turning the lights down, selecting the right music and providing comfy seating to create the ideal setting for speed dating. (It really is the many little touches that count!)

Ensuring the venue is in a safe surrounding close to well lit areas and working with the venue to provide an affordable range of drinks it is as clear as day to see that Dateinadash always insists upon a number of things when choosing a suitable venue, with safety and comfort at the top of the list at all times! Plus, with all our venues being exclusive to DateinaDash you won’t find other companies using them.

Our flagship venues include the stunning rooftop champagne bar Madison in St Paul’s, London’s oldest nightclub Cafe De Paris in the heart of Piccadilly Circus and Soho’s vibrant celebrity hot spot 100 Wardour Street. Popular venues include slick cocktail bar chain Dirty Martini, scandinavian themed Nordic bar and the Pitcher & Piano in Bank. South of the river we host events at the lively Sun public house in Clapham and for singles in South West London we are at home at the Old Ship in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Welcome to Speed dating London

Founded in 2011 and now with over 47,000 active members, DateinaDash is probably the best Speed Dating company in London. We host over 30 dating events each month for singles of all ages. We organise traditional London Speed Dating alongside a quirky line up of alternative singles nights such as Naked Dating, Jenga Speed Dating, Singles Bar Crawls, Lock & Key Parties & many more. We are proud to be one of the few fully inclusive dating agencies offering a range of LGBT singles nights including Gay Speed Dating.

We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised by who you meet at our events and remember everyone is there for the same reason: to meet new people, expand their social circles and hopefully (fingers crossed) meet someone special. But don’t take our word for it, our customers have left fantastic reviews across the Internet about their own experiences with DateinaDash and we would encourage everyone to read our feedback on Trustpilot & Google before making a booking.

Ticket prices start from only £5 for our Virtual Speed Dating sessions and between £10-20 for our fantastic offline dating events, plus we offer regular ‚early bird‘ discounts and savings on larger group bookings.

On a typical Speed Dating event in London you can expect to meet between 15-25 people each in 4 or 5-minute dates. Our events attract a great crowd of successful single professionals with busy lifestyles, looking to meet new people and build new relationships. Of course, if you don’t meet anyone at one of our events then you can attend a second one for free. No questions asked.

We are proud to say that we have brought together thousands of people over the last 9 years with hundreds of happy couples in committed relationships and at least a dozen marriages to our name. It’s time to ditch the apps and start meeting people in real life through our well organised evenings with friendly hosts, amazing venues and a line-up of high-quality singles.

There is no doubt about it, Speed Dating London is fast paced, sociable and best of all it works! From Speed Dating Clapham to Speed Dating Richmond and many other boroughs in between, DateinaDash has various events in your area across London. Why not try one of our upcoming events like Speed Dating Balham or Speed Dating Shoreditch.

We hope you enjoy our website and look forward to seeing you at one of our DateinaDash singles events very soon!

Successful speed dating across London .

Dateinadash really does offer so many opportunities to meet, mingle and flirt with plenty of attractive people throughout the whole year!

Always on the lookout for new, fresh and funky ways to bring the single people of London together, we consistently remain on the cutting edge of the dating scene in your area.

With a zest for life and an enthusiastic team here at Dateinadash we have been able to excel in the match making market in the capital and we are now one of the most successful speed dating london services.

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the Dateinadash community is our friendly, enthusiastic spirit. Every month, literally hundreds of professional and hard-working folks out there come and visit one of our many events enjoying time with an array of different characters and then sharing their experience with us.

We are committed to providing our singles with a first class service, each and every time! Using our experience and knowledge in the field and via our website, we are able to invite you to a singles event in your area where your chance of a match is the greatest. Taking into consideration your age and your preference for the age group of the people you would like to date. Dateinadash offer an impressive range of themed events that allow you to meet people who share a particular interest, background or lifestyle choice.

Dateinadash is, and always has been, geared for you, you lovely single people!

Why Choose DateinaDash?

Dateinadash has helped many single people in London to meet, have fun and start new relationships. (We are quite proud of this fact but why shouldn’t we be!)

But if you want to see for yourselves why we’re so successful then book a ticket to one of our upcoming speed dating london events and you too could meet your perfect match!

London dating, listings and tickets

London is simply enormous, with a population of well over 8 million. Surprisingly though, it can be notoriously hard to meet people. But have no fear – Skiddle is awash with dating events taking place in the big smoke, as more and more people aim to combat the fact that it can be tricky to connect with new people in such a hectic city.

Head here for our London Dating Guide and begin your quest to find love!

Speed dating

Gay speed dating London is a brilliant way to meet friendly guys who want real-life dates instead of endless texts and d*ck pics. You’ll meet up to 20 dates in one night, with a SpeedDater host on hand to ensure you date every guy in the room. Singles nights London are immensely popular as a flirty and laid back alternative to dating apps and the swipe fatigue that Londoners are suffering! Each 4 minute date will give you a chance to see if you’ve got chemistry and want to meet again. After the event, you can keep in touch with all the guys via our free messaging system. We are so sure you’ll meet someone you like that if you don’t you can come again for FREE. There’s nothing to lose!

The venue

We’ve teamed up with Village, Soho’s original gay venue for Valentine’s gay speed dating London. Village has been at the heart of London’s gay scene for over 20 years! The plush decor and premier cocktails make it the perfect place to meet new people; we have exclusive use of the upstairs cocktail lounge.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start dating at gay speed dating London. Click here to book!

In-Person Speed Dating

With daters eager to continue the pursuit of meeting new people safely in the era of Covid-19, MyCheekyGayDate uniquely ushers in the new era of dating. Unlike our competitors‘ appearance & first name based match platforms, MyCheekGayDate is able to identify who was in attendance at the events and get in contact with them to maximize safety and stop the spread of Covid-19. Combined with the precautions we take before, during and after the event, MyCheekyGayDate offers an unparalleled level of safety for meeting in-person. To read more about our precautions and steps we are taking – Click Here

Virtual Speed Dating Events

All the fun and efficiency of in-person speed dating events brought to your doorstep. Why wait to hear back from potential matches on traditional apps and websites when you can meet a group of singles just like yourself all from the comfort of your living room. A lovely host to guide you through your virtual event, there to assist you with anything or anyone.

Matchmaking Packages

For those that prefer the same simplified experience in matchmaking we offer our ‚Date Nights‘ free of contracts or commitments. With packages ranging from $395 to $745 – It’s as simple as selecting your package, telling us your preferences and allowing us to arrange the evening. Consider us your blind date specialists!

“Tonight though, I’m letting go of my hang-ups and heading to an event organised by global matchmaking company MyCheekyDate. It’s actually pretty easy; the seven minutes fly by so quickly you barely have time to introduce yourself before a host appears and quietly taps the man to move down the line (in a bid for subtlety, MyCheekyDate nights are void of stopwatches, bells and whistles).”

“I signed up for a Monday night event with MyCheekyDate. I pictured a snaking line of dolled-up girls changing seats at a dinging bell in front of a small handful of awkward, overwhelmed men. Somehow, that wasn’t it at all. In fact, speed dating may actually be NYC’s best-kept dating secret. But here’s where speed dating is completely different (read: infinitely better) than Tinder and any other dating app — it accounts for chemistry.”


A low key, sophisticated approach to dating. Preferring a ‚less is more‘ environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn’t be anything but a comfortable and relaxed experience. Creating a private club atmosphere while recognizing our clients are also our product – we reward lovely daters with discounts and complimentary events and refuse service to anyone we don’t think you’ll fancy meeting. This is where being lovely has it’s perks!With daters eager to continue the pursuit of meeting new people safely in the era of Covid-19, MyCheekyGayDate uniquely ushers in the new era of dating. Our MyCheekyGayDate family has no higher priority than to maintain the safety and well-being of our daters and hosts. Fore more information about the measures and precautions we are proudly taking, please .

Simply choose the event you wish to attend and purchase your tickets online. Any questions, concerns or advice can be called upon anytime simply by e-mailing ;The night has arrived! Go to the venue at the published start time for the event. There is no official start time to the speed dating portion of the evening – we like to wait for all daters to arrive, to have a moment to settle in with a refreshment and mingle should they wish. Our personable hosts will assist you with your MyCheekyGayDate ‚Date-Mate‘ Scorecard. Flirty and fun, your Scorecard is just the beginning. Chat up our Hosts for tips or simply to ask, which direction the bar is in! After being shown to your table, the ladies will remain seated for the duration of the event. The gents move from lovely lady to lovely lady every six to seven minutes. Simply jot down your potential ‚Date-Mates‘ at the bottom of your Scorecard and we’ll take care of the rest. For those who garner matches, you will be notified via e-mail within 24 hours of the event ending of your ‚Date-Mate‘ results. Alas, the event is over but the night has just begun. Feel free to stay as long as you would like to mingle further. All we need are the ‚Date-Mate‘ Scorecards to determine if love is in the air for you. With a British sensibility and simplicity, we offer uncompromising value with unparalleled service. Lovely venues and our personable hosts to assist you with anything or anyone. 

In-Person Speed Dating FAQ

What is MyCheekyGayDate & UK Style? MyCheekyGayDate is imported directly from the UK. It is American Speed Dating with an English touch.  A relaxed and comfortable approach to speed dating. Rewarding lovely daters with discounts and complimentary events while saying no thank you to anyone we don’t think you’ll fancy meeting.

Are your events safe in the era of Covid-19? We believe our events offer a new level of safety in the world of dating. As all guests are registered within a private network, MyCheekyGayDate is positioned to responsibly resume in-person meetups while assisting in the CDC’s Contact Tracing recommendation. We have introduced a brief but beneficial pre-screening questionnaire with precautions above and beyond our venue’s stringent measures.

This allows the MyCheekyGayDate network the unique opportunity to safely explore new dating adventures in a responsible, intimate and face-to-face way. To read more about our what we are doing to protect our daters and provide a safe environment, please CLICK HERE.

Do the British really do it better? Most American speed dating parties are a bit like being at a college job fair. Complete with stop watches, whistles and a footie captain yelling “times up” in yer face! We at MyCheekyGayDate, do things a wee bit differently. We don’t find anything romantic about name tags, microphones and whistles – so we don’t use them!

Do you have to be British to attend?Absolutely not! We are British founded and inspired but our daters are just like you.

What type of people can I expect to meet? We tend to draw a crowd that is confident and amusing, diverse and adventurous, while always being cheeky. Daters that tend to set the trend rather than follow it. We are in part defined by our venues and our crowd reflects such.

How do I reserve my place? Simply select your city from the tabs on the homepage for a listing of our events. Register online and you’re all set! No paper tickets are required. You will be sent a confirmation from us and your name will be noted on our Guest List.

Do you screen your speed daters?In the 14 years we have had the pleasure of serving daters we’ve noticed the nicer a dater is to us, our hosts and each other, the more matches they get. Much like a private club, not every dater is for us. Those that tend to see the good in everything and everyone – are just what we and our daters are looking for. If we don’t think a dater is someone that fellow daters would get on with – we’ll respectfully decline service and reserve the right to do so.

How do I get invited to complimentary events? By being as delightful and lovely as you can. We don’t judge by looks or your match results; Instead, we look at your interactions with our staff, hosts and fellow attendees. When daters stand out for being the best version of themselves and found to be just what others fancy in a mate – the world of cheeky is theirs! They can expect complimentary events and matchmaking opportunities at no additional cost to them. It is where lovely meets value – MyCheekyGayDate style.

How do I get banned? While we appreciate dating is highly emotional, we have zero tolerance for any behavior that upsets your fellow daters, our hosts or our staff. We place a great value in the feedback we receive from daters about fellow daters. While singles may have differing opinions in whom they find attractive, what they are looking for in a mate or their personal goals – finding someone nice and lovely is universal. We don’t tolerate any less and don’t believe you should either.

Are you affiliated with any ‚Meet-Up‘ groups?We think ‚Meet-Up‘ is a lovely free service that gives those of similar interests the opportunity to connect. We do question businesses that promote their events through „Meet-Up“ groups – only to redirect you to their own website. Some companies tout that they partner with many organizations including Craigslist offerings and ‚Meet-Up‘ groups for their events. We do happens if the event is sold out? We wish we could accommodate everyone! Unfortunately, the fun goes quick! You can email for information as to the process of being added to the wait list.  Also, it is a good idea to keep checking back on our website as sometimes reservations become available at the last minute. We are continually updating our event calendar.

What time should I show up for the Event?Published start times can be found in the event description. Please try to avoid doing anything unsafe in your attempt to arrive to the event on time – we do like to wait for all participants to arrive. This may cause an event to start late but we feel a perfect opportunity to chat up the hosts, have a lovely refreshment and settle in. There is no set start time for the speed dating portion of the night – we like to wait for all daters to arrive, settle in and grab a refreshment before the speed dating portion. 

What is a MyCheekyGayDate ‘Date Mate’?A ‘Date-Mate’ means you have a match! You listed each other on the Top 5 portion of your scorecard and the email address you registered with will be exchanged with this person 24 hours after the event. Only daters that garner matches are notified approx. 24 hours after the event. Should you wish to be notified if you do not garner matches or have any inquiries after the event – feel free to email us at We’re here 24/7.

How long will I chat with my Prospective ‘Date-Mate’? Chat up your prospective ‚Date-Mates‘ 6-7 minutes at a time. Sometimes, for our larger events, this may be shortened by 1 or 2 minutes to accommodate all of the mini-dates in a timely fashion.

So Little time; So much to say. Don’t worry. In today’s world we tend to know in a matter of minutes if we ‘click’ with someone. You can also chat further with your prospective ‘Date-Mate’ at intermission or mingle after the event. Just have fun and go with it!How will I know I have any MyCheekyGayDate ‘Date Mates’ and how do I contact my MyCheekyGayDate ‘Date-Mate’? For daters that garner matches, you will be notified via email of your ‘Date-Mate’s’ first name and email within 24 hours of the event ending. Your ‘Date-Mate’ will also receive your name and email.

Can I return for free if I don’t get a match at an event?Unlike other speed dating companies that offer free spots to those that don’t receive matches, we take a different approach to returning guests. Those whom are delightful and absolutely lovely – are often invited back with discounts or with our compliments. This encourages a fabulous pool of daters others want to meet.

Is Food included with my MyCheekyGayDate ticket price?From time to time venues may provide light nibbles for the guests. This is at the venue’s discretion.

How long does a MyCheekyGayDate event last? The length of an event is based on the number of daters in attendance. Generally, our events last about 2 hours including intermission.

What Happens when the Event is over? That‘s up to you! Most Daters say this is when the fun really starts! Feel free to stay and mingle for as long as you want.

How Many People Will I Meet? MyCheekyGayDate events vary in size, anywhere from 16 – 40 singles register for any given event. 

Can I pay without doing it through the Internet? Register/Info Payment can only be accepted through the website. We only accept payment via our secure and encrypted checkout systems. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-866-WE SPEED.

What Should I Wear? Well the British always like to dress it up. However, dress how you feel. No riff-raff please.

I Am Older or Younger than your age ranges – may I still attend? Of course you may. Our age ranges are merely suggestions. We offer many age range categories. Please feel free to select the age range most comfortable for you. If you don’t see a range suitable for you please check back or let us know.

Will I be photographed or filmed? You will absolutely not be photographed or filmed without your prior consent. While we and our daters are often called upon for special filmed events, they are scheduled as private events and are by invitation only.

What if I don’t have the ability to act like a lady or gentleman?Oh dear – how unfortunate. We do have a zero tolerance for any rudeness – of any sort. We attract such great daters but find – as in life – not every dater is ideal. Our daters are also our product and we go to great lengths to ensure everyone meets lovely daters. We want the right daters not just any daters. Behavior short of lovely will result in a dater being banned from the company. This may upset some but we feel our daters as a whole appreciate the extra effort and we hope you do too.

Can you tell me more about your promotion for Cancer Awareness?We are super excited to announce our partnership with The Joan Gaeta Foundation for Lung Cancer Awareness. Our ‚Nights For Suzanne‘ is a great way to give back and have fun while doing it! Donate to any Cancer charity of your choice in the amount of your purchase – let us know you did – and we’ll add you to the guest list of your desired event. It’s that simple. For additional questions, feel free to contact us at

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet – „yes, I would like to meet this person again“ or „no. Thanks but no thanks“. Or „friend“ if you’d like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally – this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don’t disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a „yes“ have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You’ll be having proper first dates in no time.

And that’s it. Simple? Yes. Fun? Most definitely. Great way to meet your perfect match? Without a doubt so book an event now and find out why the dating craze that started a decade ago is still going strong.

“Fun night out”

Written on: 24/10/2017 by SophieHarris (1 review written)

I thoroughly enjoyed the night. It was fun in so many ways, and I have to be honest and say that meeting people face to face is so much better than the endless faceless chat with online dating sites… Read Full Review

“Comprehensive service”

Written on: 22/10/2017 by MikeThorne (2 reviews written)

I am very greatful for finding this site that has all the speed dating sessions in London all in one place. Why didn’t someone think of doing this before? It is like comparevthe market for speed dating. All in all a very useful service… Read Full Review

“First time speed dating”

Written on: 24/02/2016 by MosheSlaughter68 (1 review written)

I have never attended a speed dating event before so I didn’t know what to expect, when booking for my first event I found this site to be really easy to use and had a sleek design. The event itself was well run and the host was really friendly, the women that I met were all very nice and I’m hoping to hear back from a view of them. Would recommend one of their events if you are single in London… Read Full Review

“The best in London”

Written on: 01/01/2013 by SamCartwright (3 reviews written)

We all know how speed dating works, but these guys simply do the best in London. They use the best bars, and they employ the prettiest hostesses… Read Full Review

“Enjoyable Evening”

I have tried speed dating a couple of times now and each time it has been good. I just wish I was as good as chatting up as my mate, who always seems to get the pretty ones, whereas I have to make do with whatever comes my way. Anyway doing this speed dating thing does improve my skills with the ladies so I continue to get better and one day may really impress the girls. We shall see – and until then I will keep going, as it is good for my confidence. Thanks to everyone for putting on a good… Read Full Review

“I have been on several of these speed dating sessions…”

Written on: 13/04/2011 by rupertfin (3 reviews written)

I have been on several of these speed dating sessions now, and have been very very impressed with the way the whole thing is put together. The evenings are well run (much much better than the quiz nights at my local) and what they cal the matching process works an absolute treat. No issues at all – it is something I should have done before… Read Full Review

“There are a number of companies doing this speed…”

Written on: 27/02/2011 by sebshaw (4 reviews written)

There are a number of companies doing this speed dating thing, and I thought it about time I tried it. I got off to a bad start by being late, by I think I made up for it and the two girls I missed at the beginning I had a little chat with right after the dating had finished, so alls well that ends well… Read Full Review

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1) Tickets are non refundable, non exchangeable and non transferable. Please make sure you will be able to attend on your chosen date before booking.

2) In the unavoidable situation where we have to cancel an event, we will refund you in full through your PayPal account. Urban Connections will not be liable for any transportation or other costs incurred by people who arrive at a cancelled event.

3) We reserve the right to change advertised venues before an event.

4) Guests who arrive more than 15 minutes late for an event may be refused entry; this depends on the event/ venue.

5) Urban Connections or its associates and hosts shall not be liable for any damages arising from participation in an Urban Connections event. This includes damages arising out of any contact with anyone participating in an Urban Connections event. Such damages to include, but not limited to, physical injury, bodily harm, any Covid19 related symptoms or mental distress. Urban Connections events are held at venues over which Urban Connections and its associates have no control. Therefore by registering for an event you agree that Urban Connections and its associates have no liability should you suffer any loss or injury or illness to yourself or your personal items whilst on those premises.

6) Urban Connections and its associates and hosts reserve the right to refuse admission to an event, or indeed to eject from an event, anyone it considers not in a fit state to participate due to over intoxication from alcohol or other substances, inappropriate or abusive behavior.

7) Guests who receive no friend or date or both matches after attending a PAID event (and who have fully participated by selecting other guests on their form and who have not arrived late or left early) can attend our following event free of charge. This free place cannot be transferred to any other event or date; it is valid only for the event following the one which they attended.

8) Any guest who books a discounted student place must show a valid student NUS card which has not expired. Failure to do so will result in the guest having to pay the full price (the difference) in cash at the event. There will be no refund. University/ college staff IDs will not be accepted as a student ID

9) Urban Connections is not a dating agency and we do not background check any of our attendees so, if guests meet up after our event, we advise them to use the same caution as meeting any other stranger.

9) Some venues may not provide full, or limited, access for our disabled guests. Please contact us in advance of the event to ensure that we can take appropriate steps to allow you to enjoy the event, or, if the venue is limited in the adjustments that can be made, we will offer to help you attend another event at a more suitable venue.

10) You agree that you are responsible for keeping your login and password for your account secret. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for third party access to your account that results from sharing your login or other account details or personal information by you or the theft or misappropriation of your user name and password. For any complaints please contact us, details above.

11) We take data protection very seriously and will not share your details with any other parties. Your first name and email address will only be sent to other guests with whom you have matched at an event. We may also send you a monthly email with invites, which you can unsubscribe from instantly.

12) We will ensure we follow government guidelines re. Covid19 restrictions. By taking part in an Urban Connections event, guests accept it is their responsibility to use face coverings/ hand sanitiser and maintain social distancing and shall not hold Urban Connections or its associates or hosts responsible for any illness which may occur after attending any Urban Connections event. You accept your responsibility for your own health.