DoingSomething is spearheading the anti awkward dating campaign with their members suggesting a quirky date to do with other members they like the look of. So, out goes ‘deadtime dating’ - interview style dates in your local pub; And in comes thwacking balls in your date’s face in a ping pong bar. Or kicking leaves around in a park. Or whatever you fancy....
Whilst Bonfire Night is a pretty reliably good date idea, there’s more to November than just fireworks. DesignMyNight have teamed up with this activity based dating site to give their top tips on Autumn/Winter Dating 2014, and a killer two months for the price of one (that’s less than a tenner per month!) offer to boot.
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Now then, onto the good stuff. Here are DoingSomething's November Top 5.
(Add some fireworks to your dating life and some whoosh, bang and aaah your dates!)
Single? Like Swinging? Swingers Dating is the new night for single Londoners to bond over a 9-hole crazy golf course. Swingers can enjoy cocktails and drinks in 1920s clubhouse bars. Pizza from Pizza Pilgrims. And a DJ and dance floor to keep you swinging off the course.
Move over German Markets, Swedish Christmas is in town. Live like a Swede this winter and tuck in to Smorgasbord dining (Swedish buffet style tapas) and embrace drink and festive cheer with traditional snaps-songs! You can choose between lunch or dinner sittings both of which leave plenty of time afterwards for some Scandinavian style post dinner drinking!
Foodies Festival Christmas
Too soon to spend 25th December with the new beau? Here’s how to get in the festive mood without fretting about exchanging presents. Think mulled wine. Minced pies. Ceilidh Dancing. A Christmas Jumper photo booth. There are even promises of ginger cider and toasted marshmallows served from a Life sized Gingerbread house. And there’ll be plenty of mistletoe hanging around. You know what to do.
The Book Club
A great place to grab a cocktail and try something fun with your date. A ping pong tournament is a great way to take the pressure off conversation. And is a great excuse to face your date for long periods of time without it feeling like an interrogation. Which is always a plus. For those who’d prefer to not see their date face on, The Book Club also host the ‘All Twerk and No Play’ twerking class!
Cecil's UFF Tea
Best place to go for tea? 1930s Shanghai. Fact. Shame we haven't got a time-machine. Luckily we do have Cecil's UFF Tea party hosted every Saturday at this London bridge Speakeasy. Dress in your finest 1930s get up and enjoy live jazz and top notch cocktails with your date.