the City presents 40 Plus Seated Speed Dating - Saturday, March 31, Mingle " with Professional and Active Singles age 40 & Over: tickets. You can choose to attend one of our speed dating events. To read more about speed dating, please read this article we wrote up for speed. Since many something daters have children, online is often the way to go. Speed dating gets a little more serious in your 30s, Karlan says.
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Who goes to our over 40s Speed Dating events? For the most part, speed daters are professionals. Think IT, marketing, banking and general city jobs combined with a liberal mixture of creative careers such as advertising, journalism, television and radio.
OVER 40s SPEED DATING IN LONDON
We find we get an outgoing crowd of people that tend to click when they meet. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex. Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7. 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 girl. 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.
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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. And I met someone. We dated for six weeks before I broke it off. To me, that seemed equivalent to six months in single-and-fortysomething years.
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Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement Encouraged by such a long relationship, I grew bolder. Conversations with other singles netted valuable information about meeting mates online.
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I was amazed at how quickly and openly they broached the topic of Internet dating: Create a savvy Internet persona and nickname. At first, I scoured each profile and crafted individualized messages. About eight dates in, I got my groove and began to send more messages with fewer words.
I started dating up a storm, sometimes two a night back to back. The guys were entertaining, the restaurants nice, the conversations fun, but disappointingly there were no real sparks. None turned out to be the optimistic, self-assured traveller I was looking for. My approach needed a change. Instead of a restaurant, perhaps an activity would give me more insight into his personality and possible shared interests.
So my next date unfolded at a photography shoot for a band. He took photos with a passion that was endearing.
Photography, which we both enjoyed, was also a good focus for our conversation. Sharing the same sense of humour, we laughed and talked into the wee hours of the night. Parting, we set up a second date for the coming weekend. Story continues below advertisement On Saturday at my place, two coffees were steaming on the table as soft music played in the background.
According to my research, the second date was when you delved into your potential partner's past to suss out any family skeletons or Ponzi scheming. I wanted to be in comfortable surroundings in case of an unpleasant secret. In this intimate setting, we each shared our biggest life challenge. His was an unfinalized divorce, mine a new career path but no actual job. Mulling it over, we concluded our baggage was manageable in the bigger scheme.
Single and dating in my 40s: It's no fairytale
After all, dating in your 40s is not a fairy tale. But was the chemistry from the first night still there? Butterflies in my stomach, I nodded ecstatically. It was a supreme Bridget Jones moment, and revealed that some aspects of dating remain the same at any age. This was a guy worth pursuing.