I’ve written before about the pros of speed-dating and dedicated singles’ events, and about the soaring popularity of virtual dating in recent months.

If you’ve never tried either of these things but are intrigued, why not join the thousands of Londoners who have already taken the plunge? There’s nothing to lose and you might meet someone amazing without even leaving your sofa!

1. MyCheekyDate

MyCheekyDate is a fast-growing global speed-dating and matchmaking brand, featured in MarieClaire, Thrillist and CBS.

Their events run multiple times a month and are now online – sign up below!

2. Original Dating

Original Dating have moved their tried-and-true speed dating events online – and they’re taking place almost every night!

As in their in-person speed-dating events, you’ll meet between 10 and 15 singles at ‘virtual tables’ with regular rotation between couples.

3. Date In A Dash

If you have a fiver, you can meet single people in a fun, relaxed virtual setting at Date In A Dash’s super-affordable online speed-dating events.

Check into their ‘virtual bar’ with 15 – 20 other singles and rotate tables every 3 minutes. There are drinking games and ice-breakers, so have a bottle ready!

4. Speed Dater

Speed Dater are notable for offering a huge amount of creatively-themed singles nights, and their online events are no exception.

Upcoming events include virtual salsa speed-dating and a Friends-themed quiz night. They also offer online speed-dating for international and cross-city singles, as well as plenty of LGBT-friendly events.

5. Slow Dating

With 18 years of experience in matchmaking and speed-dating, Slow Dating are a reliable brand that cater to all age ranges with their virtual dating events.

Matches are emailed within 24 hours (there’s an 80% match rate) and if you don’t match on your first event, your next one is free.

6. True Dating

True Dating was founded in 2019 by a bunch of singletons who wanted to create truly welcoming and well-organised singles’ events in the city. They offer events every single week and their singles’ nights and speed dating nights focus on having fun as much as they focus on finding matches.

Sign up for one of their virtual speed dating nights below!

7. Shhh… dating

Shhh… dating are a singles’ events company with a difference: they want to encourage less small-talk – at least until you are comfortable enough with each others’ company for the words to flow freely.

Prepare for playful games, eye-gazing and a lot of silence…


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