Speed Dating in Portsmouth for 40s & 50s


  • Dating, Date Night and Fun Time Partying
  • Tickets from £22.00
  • Portsmouth
  • 40s & 50s
  • Wed, 11th Sep 2024 @ 19:30 - 21:30
  • 19:30 - 21:30

How Speed Dating Works in Portsmouth

When you arrive at the Portsmouth venue you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. Once everyone has arrived and registered we will briefly explain the format of the evening. The ladies will then be asked to make their way to their allocated table. Once the ladies are seated the gentlemen will be asked to proceed to their first date.

You will have 4 minutes to chat to each date, once the 4 minutes is over we will ring a bell to indicate the time is up and for the gentlemen to move to their next date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.

At the end of each date you have a brief few moments to make some notes on the person you have just dated. This is something to help jog your memory for the post event matching process the next day.

Half way through the event you will have an interval break so you can nip to the toilet or top up your drink. Once all the dates are over you have the opportunity to stay on at the venue to mingle freely with others. Please remember to take your dating card home with you to assist you in entering in your ticks and potential matches.

Post Event

No later than 11am the following morning our matching system will be unlocked for you to enter your ticks from the previous evening. You have all day to tick as many people as you like from the night before. We guarantee you will find someone you will want to see again, otherwise we will give you your next Speed Dating event for free!

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Ticket Event time Cost
Gents ticket 19:30 - 21:30 £22.00
Ladies ticket 19:30 - 21:30 £22.00



R1 Boulevard Building, PO1 3TD




Slow Dating
All of us who work at Slow Dating Ltd are dedicated to making sure that all of our customers have a great time at our events. We have been running events up and down the country since September 2003, and have overseen many thousands of speed dates in that time. We are known as the UK’s favourite speed dating company with over 90% of attendees saying that they would recommend us to their friends. Over 80% of our speed daters get at least one match, with over half getting two or more matches.

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  • Written by Speed Dating in Bristol for 20s & 30s customer

    Rating: 1


    Visited 5 months ago
    Unfortunately the event was not great, the host was ringing a bell right up in people’s faces to indicate the date was over (4minutes) - super uncomfortable and super unnecessary. The whole thing was rushed. The location was awful so small and no atmosphere or vibe so they defo need to up the locations style wise especially considering the price because all you get is a pen and paper to write notes like I don’t know what the £22+ was for to be honest. At least offer a drink. The men pool was awful, unfortunately I think the women were so much better and were super let down by the options. I think there should be smaller age group sizes because huge gapes of 20 years for an event is BAD. There should be 20-30 or 30-40 etc not 20-40 as this date was. There should also be more people and again the people that came were not it. It was boring rushed and unprepared and not worth the money.

    Reply from Speed Dating in Portsmouth for 40s & 50s

    Hi there, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you felt the event was not as you had hoped. We can confirm that the ticket price is justified with use of the space, having the host on hand to create a safe space and to have full use of our system the next day the enter your matches. We pride ourselves in welcoming individuals from all walks of life at Slowdating and being inclusive of all, we are sorry you felt none were up to your standards. Thank you for your feedback regarding the age ranges, this is something we are looking to change in the coming months so please keep your eyes peeled!
  • Written by Wendy

    Rating: 1


    Visited 7 months ago
    Very disappointing- 8 women and 3 men! Would not recommend attending again. Host seemed unaware of how to compensate us, apart from offering another ticket to an event- what’s the point? A refund should have been issued.

    Reply from Speed Dating in Portsmouth for 40s & 50s

    Good Afternoon, We are sorry to hear about the numbers at your event, as we are sure you can understand, we cannot control 'No-Shows', especially when individuals have confirmed their attendance in advance of the event. As per our Terms and Conditions : (a) We guarantee a minimum of 6 dates at any regular speed dating event. If you meet less than 6 people at any one event, you may, at our discretion, be offered a discount voucher towards a future speed dating event (no refunds). We really hope you consider utilising the voucher given to you and return to try again int he future!


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