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Single and ready to mingle? Here are the best dating nights in March

Posted at 4:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Dating, Fun London

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Spring is here, and if you’re feeling down in the dumps about your single status, then look no further. Whatever you’re into, our resident dating expert Charly Lester has found something to put the spring back into your step!

Monday March 2

SpeedDater – Pub Quiz 

This is the chance to show off your obscure knowledge at a pub quiz with 19 other singles. Men and women are divided into teams and tested on current affairs, sports, history and general knowledge. After each round, the men move on, so you get to chat to everyone in the room. And there’s even a bottle of bubbly for the winners. The Driver, King’s Cross. 7pm. £15.95


Wednesday March 4

Meat & Greet

The Joint – Meat & Greet

Love a good piece of meat? Then this is the dating event for you. The Joint aims to ignite the eternal flames of love, by plying you with slow-cooked pork, BBQ ribs, and complimentary cocktails. Vegetarians need not apply. The Joint, Marylebone. 6.30pm. £25


Pop Up Dating – VIP Professional Singles Party

If you fancy yourself one of the elite, join 150 single ‘ VIP professionals’ (whatever that means) at private members’ club Home House. Dress code is smart casual or cocktail dresses. Swanky indeed. Home House. 6.30pm. £25


Saturday March 7

Lovestruck Brewery

Lovestruck – Saturday Special Brew

Take your pick from a range of craft beers, and organic and biodynamic wines, in a brewery full of singletons. Basically, get drunk and flirt. Done. Temple Brew House. 7pm . £10


Tuesday March 10

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Original Dating – Literary Speed Dating

Like speed dating, but with added smarts! Avoid the normal awkward questions by spending four minutes discussing your favourite books. Nordic, Oxford Circus. 7pm. £21



SpeedDater – Wine Tasting

Whether you know your chablis from your shiraz, or you confuse merlot with malbec, all are welcome at this event, where you’ll sample six different wines, while a wine expert tells you more about what you’re drinking. Oh, and you’ll also meet some other single wine fans while you’re at it. Vivat Bacchus, Farringdon. 7pm. £29.95


Wednesday March 18

Shhh Dating – Silent Singles Party

Forty of London’s gorgeous unattached ladies and gents gather for silent flirting games, eye gazing, and no talking (until the break). Jam Tree, Clapham. 7pm. £20

Salsa dating night

Match.com – Salsa Night

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, come down, dance and invoke that Latin spirit. The evening includes a one-hour class, one drink and some food to fuel your fancy footwork. Bar Salsa. 7.30pm. From £15


Friday March 20


Table8 – Dinner at E&O Notting Hill

A dinner party with a difference – everyone is single and no one has to cook. Join nine other diners in the private dining room of Notting Hill’s E&O restaurant. Tickets include a set menu, half a bottle of wine and service. E&O. 7.45pm. From £70


Saturday March 21

SpeedDater – Cooking Class

Learn how to make rosemary and lemon chicken with a winter bean stew, tutored by some of the most experienced chefs in London. This event is for singles in their forties and fifties, and also includes a dessert. Who knows, love could simmer over the stove. L’atelier des Chefs. 6pm. £24.95


Sunday March 22

Pink Lobster – Fancy a Femme

Pink Lobster appreciate how hard it can be to spot another femme or lipstick lesbian, just by looking at her. And so they created the UK’s only femme for femme speed dating event. No judgments, no stereotyping and no preconceptions, just an elegant evening at a glamorous venue. SHE, Soho. 30+ from 3.30. Mingle 5pm to 6pm. 18-30 6pm to 7.30pm. £17.95


Wednesday March 25

Walking Tour

Match.com – Superhero Walking Tour

Like superhero films and comics? Then you’ll love this walk. The tour takes you and other Marvel fans to some of the actual locations featured in recent comic book classics. Meet at the Nelson Mandela statue, Parliament Square. 7pm. From £13


Thursday March 26

SpeedDater – Pizza Making Masterclass

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s… another dating night. SpeedDater has teamed up with Pizza Express to offer singles the opportunity to get together and learn how to perfect their pizza-making. Tickets include a pizza, glass of prosecco and some starters. Pizza Express, Mayfair. 6.30pm. £29.95

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