Organised by Slow Dating, a specialist Speed Dating agency, this regular event gives singles aged between 37 and 49 the opportunity to socialise in Bar So’s welcoming environment within the Royal Exeter Hotel in central Bournemouth.
Everyone is given a numbered name badge, a score card and pen and are told how many people they will be meeting during the event. Then the ladies take their seats and the men follow. Each meeting is allocated just four minutes – the ideal icebreaker if you are interested in each other and not too long an awkward silence if you don’t! You then take some notes and wait for your next date!
Half way through the event there is a 15 to 20-minute break for refreshments and mingling and another opportunity once all the dates are done. Take your scorecard home and the next day you enter your feedback on the Slow Dating computer matching system. Tick as many or few people as you were interested in and see if they are interested too. But don’t despair – if you mark everyone as a ‘No’ you can attend another event for free.
Entry costs £20 per person – visit the Slow Dating website to book your place at the next event.