Back by popular demand - we're re-introducing Solo Speed Dates for 18-25yrs! If you enjoyed the double dates, this doesn't mean you can't come with a friend or even sit together, it just means that you're rating daters individually and have individual time with each person rather than in pairs. Generally, around half of those at Solo Events attend with a friend and the other half come solo so it's completely up to you - you'll make friends regardless! This event is perfect for those who don't want to be put off by friends on dates and want to spend 1 to 1 time with each dater. We kindly ask you to arrive at the venue between 6.30-6.45, as you need to sign in with our team, be provided the materials and have the event logistics explained to you. You will tell the team which contact method you would like to be contacted by: text, email or Instagram DM. The event will begin at 7pm sharp so you need to be inside beforehand. The venue is the private function room at The Holy Hobo, referred to as The Lair. There will be a bar with table service available for you to buy drinks throughout the evening - there are deals on cocktails, spirits and beer/cider. Your dates will last around 6 minutes long and there will be a two or three 10-15 min breaks. The event should finish around 9pm where you're more than welcome to stay the venue as the general public come in. You will be provided with a date rating sheet, whereby you can 'like' up to 10 other daters (a like based on whether you felt you had a connection and would like to exchange contact details). If they liked you back, you will match and preferred contact method shared the following day. Women will stay seated during the dates, whereas men will move around the circuit of tables. Each woman will be allocated a number, each man will be allocated a letter or combination of letters. Your rating sheets will have the opposite gendered letters or numbers, i.e. men will have a list of numbers, women will have a list of letters. You can write any comments to help you remember the dates and we advise you to come up with a rating system for your date (remember, you're not just rating physically appearance, you're rating the quality of the connection and whether you'd like to see them again). It is essential that you write any comments, make your ratings and ticks by the correct number or letter corresponding to the person you're dating. You will hand in your rating sheet at the end of the event and your matches will be collated and sent to you the next day. Finally, since you are meeting a number of various people of different ages, occupations, views and backgrounds (some of whom you may not normally go for in the dating pool) - please be respectful. Why Sign Up? Maybe you're all swiped on the apps. Maybe you're recently out of a long term relationship. Maybe you've never found the right person. Maybe you're new to Newcastle and looking to make friends. Why not try dating old school and meet people in person? Have you ever had multiple dates in 3 hours? Worst case scenario, you get to socialise with other like-minded individuals and have a laugh. Best case scenario you meet your life partner! To view our testimonials video from a group of previous applicants visit our Instagram (@ncldates) where there a number of helpful and informative videos.
Valentine's Special: 18-25yrs Solo Speed Dates