How Sugar 'N' Spice Speed Dating Works
How does Sugar 'N' Spice Speed Dating work?
Sugar 'N' Spice Speed Dating is ideal for you if you want to meet new people in a fun, safe environment.
It's an opportunity to meet and date 10-25 people your age, who are serious about wanting to be in a relationship. You will date each person for four minutes, giving you the opportunity to decide if you may want to see that person again.
Is four minutes per date long enough?
Four minutes turns out to be the perfect amount of time. Four minutes is short enough to leave your date wanting more if they are interested and four minutes is also not too long if the other person turns out to be a disaster for you.
We want you to have a fun, but also, ultimately a successful evening. At Sugar ‘N’ Spice Speed Dating, we don't want to rush you. We feel that three minutes is too short a time with all the moving between tables and the note taking. We strongly believe that four minutes is the right amount of time to decide whether you're prepared to invest more time in follow up emails and phone calls to land a real date with someone you meet at one of our events. Four minutes per date also enables you to meet 10-25 dates in one night without getting completely worn out.
How many dates will I get at a Sugar ‘N’ Spice Speed Dating event?
You will normally get between ten and twenty five dates depending on the venue location. Any more dates and you would probably be exhausted.
Why do I need to book in advance?
We need to ensure an even balance of men and women and we also need to ensure that the event is not oversubscribed.
What happens when I arrive at the event?
When you arrive you will be welcomed by our professional hosts, checked in and given a personalised numbered name badge and a pen and invited to have a drink at the bar. You will be made to feel comfortable. When everyone has arrived one of our organisers will do a short introductory welcoming speech, explain some of the logistics, explain how to use your Speeding Ticket and so on and reaffirm that we are here to make sure you have a good time.
What happens next?
Once the dating part of the evening starts, those with badge number one will sit at table number one, those with badge number two at table number two and so on. After four minutes, we ring a bell, the girls will stay seated and all the guys will move round one table. This continues (with a twenty minute half time break) until you have met everyone there.
What if I like someone?
During the evening, simply enter a tick on the Speeding Ticket corresponding to the person you like to indicate you may want to see that person again. The following day you will be notified by email of your matches and contact details.
Do many people come on their own?
About a third do - we make a point of ensuring our organisers will make sure you are comfortable if you do come alone. Don't be afraid to chat to other daters before the dating starts. Everyone is in the same boat, and most other people who arrive on their own will welcome you chatting to them too.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes of course. Many do for moral support and to help overcome those understandable nerves. Depending upon the venue, we can normally accommodate your friends who want to come along but not participate. There is no charge for "guests".
How long does each event last?
We do our best to keep the event running to schedule which means the event will last up to three hours including a twenty minute half time breather. Generally an event will start at 7.30pm and finish between 10 – 10.30pm.
How should I dress for speed dating?
We do not operate a strict dress code, however we generally advise to dress 'Smart Casual'. This is not a fashion show - jeans and a smart top are fine, but above all - be yourself! Wear what you are comfortable with but don't forget that first impressions count!
How strict are the age ranges?
Relatively strict. If the age range for example is 22-34 then you are going to be out of place if you are in your forties. However if you are 36, are young at heart and accept the age range then you are likely to enjoy the evening, and hopefully meet the right person.
How much does it cost?
Depending upon the venue we hire, it's typically £20 or £22 for the event, the professional hosting of the evening and emailing your matches afterwards. There is no subscription with our Speed Dating evenings.
What if the event is cancelled for any reason?
You can choose to either carry your ticket forward to a future appropriate event or have your payment refunded in full.
Any other questions?
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us - sign up for FREE today!