AH, the London dating scene. Scary, intimidating, so many rules… And there’s a fair share of players out there too. Luckily there’s enough dating events in London to keep even Hugh Heffner happy.
All you have to do is look online and see there’s something for everyone. But which dating ‘event’ is right for you? You can go speed dating, group dating, sports dating, vegan dating… What!? Vegan dating? Well, I’m not vegan, so that’s probably not for me.
One to hit Australia recently has been ‘Safari Dating’. Groups of three guys will rotate between three pubs to meet different groups of girls. Sort of like a pub crawl but you might want to keep a lid on it, for starters at least.
With this in mind, the crew at London’s exciting new ‘Three Course Date’ have kept the group theme but have run with a dinner concept where you rotate between girls after every course (maybe this has been tried in Oz yet because eating is cheating back home).
Tempting two of my mates with the offer of a meal and the chance to meet some girls, we went along to the inaugural ‘Three Course Date’ event at the Gaslight Grill in Battersea. If this article was simply reviewing the food I’d be two thumbs up by now. It was fantastic but was merely the facilitating factor in the whole event. Sitting opposite us were three strangers who we had to contend with while remembering which fork to use first. At least you’ve got your friends there to help with awkward silences. Or create them.
Luckily for us, everyone was there for a bit of fun and got into the spirit. Maybe the free cocktails played a part. The guys at ‘Three Course Date’ are definitely onto a good concept but had some organisational problems on the night which we hoped were down to first night nerves.
None of us met the girl of our dreams and it could be hard with two of her mates staring you down, but if you’re looking for a new experience and to meet some new people, ‘Three Course Date’ is certainly not a bad way to spend the night.