people who are single look to start afresh after a month of socialising and family get-togethers in December (who has time to find a soul-mate when there’s office Kris Kringle presents to buy?) Come January, ads for the some of the biggest global dating service brands gradually replace those Guinness ‘White Christmas’ TV spots, while the same companies bombard news outlets with press releases aimed at steering casual daters onto the internet.
We insist on having the exclusive use of a suitable room, usually modern, spacious, with suitable background music and, with a private bar and waiter service.You will then be introduced to the other guests where you will mingle until the speed dating begins.Speed Dating evenings are about having great fun and meeting lots of open minded people.Speed Dating is the easiest way to meet up to twenty single people in one night with out all the hassle of trying to find eye contact, they all want to meet you as much as you want to meet them.If you want to get the best out of Speed Dating we suggest you come with an open mind yourself and try not to take it too seriously.This was a problem Dereck Phelan faced when he moved to Dublin from Kilkenny for a job as an electrician two years ago.
While there were plenty of options for dating around the city, finding a way to meet new people outside of a romantic context proved difficult.
He ended up coming up with his own solution, which stole inspiration from the dating world.
His idea, speed-friending, works much in the same way as speed-dating does.
Each person speaks to one other person at a time, in five-minute intervals.
After five minutes, Phelan rings a bell and everyone swaps partners.
There are many single people in Belfast who have enjoyed attending our speed dating events.