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We have awarded SpeedDater our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 5 Speed Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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SpeedDater offers its members two services: the first is an online speed dating opportunity, in which members can chat in 3 minute online dates. You can check out each other’s profiles, and if you get on well enough, link up and talk more. The second option, live events, allows you to go along to venues and meet people in the flesh.
This is a site specifically for UK members, with an eye to matching single, professional people. It allows you to easily check what’s going on near you, purchase a ticket to attend, and communicate with other members.
SpeedDater is actually part of the Cupid group, a massive network of dating websites. Subsequently, they know what they’re doing and are very successful at matching people who then go on to live happy lives together.
If you prefer to chat online, you can easily do this using an instant messenger on the website. You can also check out a member’s profile to learn a little more about them, or send a “flirt”, which allows you to show you’re interested without actually having to write a message.
Alternatively, you can opt to attend events in your area. These vary from wine tastings to group meals, pub meet ups to dancing classes. There’s a great range, so it’s worth taking a look at the events calendar. You can even set up an event yourself, allowing other members to come along and mingle.
Of course, what makes this website attractive is the combination of the online and offline elements. Additionally, you can upload videos to your profile, which is an interesting way to let people see who you really are, and just to welcome them to your page. Looking around the site, you’ll also discover a few community features such as forums and message boards. These are useful to get chatting to a range of people at once, allowing you to share your thoughts and opinions.
Regardless of what sort of event you attend, SpeedDater guarantees you’ll meet someone who will light your fire, and if you don’t then your next paid event will be free of charge, so there’s nothing much to lose. Some events are perhaps a little pricey at times, especially if you buy drinks or food on top of the ticket price, but it is a guarantee that you’ll be able to meet and talk with single professionals from your area.
Talking of costs, there are two packages to choose from. Either you can be a free member, only paying to attend events, or you can upgrade to a paid membership. This opens up the features, allowing you to use the communication tools and stay in touch with members. Whether or not you feel the communication features will be vital to your search for a date is up to you, but we feel they’re at least worth trying near the beginning of your experience.
We were pleased with the search options available on SpeedDater, which were more in-depth than others in this category. You can also check on the sorts of people who will be likely to attend an event, making sure that you’re going to a venue which suits you. If you’re interested in finding out how successful the site is in matching people, you can check out the Success Stories section. You can also treat the website as a regular dating site, as it allows you to browse members or receive recommendations based on your personal preferences.
If you live in the UK and you’d like to meet single, professional people in an easy-going environment, Speed Dater could be right up your street. There are a good range of events to choose from, and many are not too pricey. Like-wise, the various tools available on the website aren’t too expensive to access, allowing you to chat to members before or after meeting them. There’s plenty to enjoy here, so why not join for free and take a look at what’s going on near you?
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