Under 25s speed dating london


I literally felt like I had spent two hours reassuring complete novices that it is possible to simply talk to a girl.

Not wanting to write off Speed Dating entirely, and inspired by my current challenge, and the need to find ‘blind’ dates, I decided that perhaps the issue with my previous experience had simply been location.

This challenge is fast making me a bit of an unwitting Dating Guru amongst my friends, and so when I posted my plans on Facebook at short notice, three single female friends quickly replied that they were keen to join the fun.

With the exception of university and my time travelling, I’ve lived in Reading all my life, and at times I wonder if I’ve outgrown the town.

I can name the previous four names of all the main bars on the high street, and the doorman at the Weatherspoons is the same man who I proudly presented my ID to (at the same bar) on my 18th birthday (after two years of sneaking past him without one! Nothing changes, and whilst it’s a town which craves city status, it’s nowhere near the metropolis of London. And knowing that most of the cool, eligible men I know in London are based around Balham and Clapham, I jumped at the opportunity to speed date in the fashionable suburb.

It had just gone midnight when I started writing this post, and I was on the ‘vomit train’ as my friends affectionately know the midnight stopper from Paddington to Reading. I don’t work in London, but rushed into the centre after work both evenings, all obviously in the name of the 30 Dates Challenge.

Last night, as those of you who read ‘The One with the GSOH‘ will know I had a date at a stand-up comedy show.

Tonight, I spent my evening speed dating in Clapham.