Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. For those in a relationship, this day can be used to show appreciation for one another. For the single gals/guys, it is nothing but an in-your-face reminder of ‘singleness’. Instead of crying, purchasing 50 cats, eating numerous boxes of chocolate and/or watching rom-coms, why not have a bit of fun with it?
In the next few weeks, the inner-north area is hosting a range of wild and wacky speed dating events. Whether or not you brave it alone, bring a pal, or have a few drinks to take the edge off, this is a good way to meet people and build some self-confidence along the way. At the very least, you’ll have some fun stories to tell.
All Gender Speed Dating, Northcote Social Club
Hosted on Sunday 11th February, this all-inclusive event will feature four sessions, including: straight, gay, lesbian and GSD (gender and sexuality diverse). It may sound nerve-wracking, but with a few friends and a can-do attitude, this could be a night of fun, laughter and possible love connections. The ‘one’ could be waiting for you, so don’t delay and make a booking now!
Speed Dating Party, Noisy Ritual
This under-35 event wastes no time, including a cash bar with wine, beer on tap, pizza and cheese plates to share. Boasting a playlist of sultry tunes and conversation cards that will really spice things up, this straight/bi event is not for the faint-hearted. Held on Wednesday 28th February, you’ve got plenty of time to mentally prepare.
Latin Dance Speed Dating, Robles Dance Bar
Perhaps the most daring event of all, this will be a night you won’t easily forget. To kick things off, friendly instructors will guide you through a fun, easy-to-follow 60 minute Latin Dance class, with partners changing every few minutes. It may be slightly awkward at first, but let the rhythm flow with giggles and romantic tension. The class is suitable for the salsa-inept, with singles ranging from late 20s to early 40s. If you start with some of the other dating parties first, you will be ready for this one come Saturday 24th March.
Feature Image Credit: Speed Dating Party at Noisy Ritual, Evensi Webpage