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The Psychology of Dating

Crystal Palace, 4th September 2018

Antenna Cafe, Bowyers yard, Haynes lane, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AN

20:00 – 22:00

Free entry

Hosted jointly by Crystal Scientifique and Rachel New

This will be a fun, interactive talk at which Rachel will use published research in psychology and economics to answer questions like:

• What psychological processes operate during online dating?
• Isn’t online dating just like shopping?
• Why are most dates disappointing?
• Can we change the norms of online dating?
• How can I improve my dating experiences?
• What gender differences in dating exist?
• How does unconscious bias operate in online dating?

There will be the chance to talk to others and to ask your burning questions about dating! All ages and backgrounds welcome, and you won’t get picked on, I promise!

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What workshop attendees have said about Rachel’s London workshops

“Rachel brings a nice witty approach to dating.”

“I really enjoyed your talk – especially the sections about messaging and how to be more concrete in your dating profile.”

“Rachel’s talk was very interesting and interactive – she has a wealth of information to offer especially on those potentially challenging first few weeks of dating. Really enjoyed the talk and gained a lot of insight. Thank you, Rachel.”

“Rachel’s excellent course was both interesting and entertaining, offering invaluable practical tips and advice supported by scientific research results.”

“Rachel’s dating talk was informative and word to the wise of anyone who chooses to enter the lion’s den of 21st century dating.  Rachel provides all the proverbial tools without having to enter fully kitted in combat gear or with a lifelong membership with BUPA!”

“Rachel’s talk was excellent. It was a lot of fun asking unusual questions to make deep connections. I met some fascinating people who can become friends. It gave me more confidence to meet women in real life.”

“Rachel’s talk was very informative and fun. She gave a great insight into the psychology of dating along with great advice when approaching the opposite sex online. I will definitely be more mindful of what I learnt when messaging women.”

“The talk was informative and fun; for someone who’s been dreading dating, it helped me to see dating as just another activity to enjoy and experience thanks to your tips. I don’t feel reluctant anymore!”

“Fun research findings, useful practical tips (e.g. keep your initial online message to a person short), and a chance to interact with others in the room.  An evening well spent!”

“Rachel’s dating workshop is a fun, fabulous and flirty event. She’s a great host, delivering her hard won, smart insights  into the dating scene in a truly  warm and engaging way and always with a twinkle in her eye. Planning and execution were excellent. She devised activities that were highly effective in getting us all to share ideas and experiences.  Witty, acerbic and never shy of making the odd controversial comment on the baffling world of internet dating, Rachel seemed an old hand.”

“Really useful for learning how to navigate the modern dating scene.”

“A very useful introduction to dating.”

“Very helpful for us men to hear the woman’s perspective on dating!”

“I learnt that men have a very different dating experience from women.”


“Great fun yesterday, lovely men, gorgeous women, interesting and fun workshop. What’s not to like?”

“Well thought out and entertaining workshop.”

“Really brilliant.  I really enjoyed it.”

“Comprehensive and practical advice.”

“Rachel presents very well and is very funny!”

“Really enjoyed evening – interactive, insightful, engaging, interesting.”

2018 workshops


In 2018 I hope to run a series of workshops exploring how our relationship history has influenced us and how we can move forward to make dating in 2018 more enjoyable and efficient. These will be smaller groups for people of a similar age who can support each other on a journey of self-discovery and have fun at the same time!

Workshop 1
How has my past affected my relationship needs?
What patterns of behaviour in relationships do I want to change?
What are my assumptions, beliefs and values about relationships and dating?

Workshop 2
What is known about the science of dating?
How can I make 21st century dating work for me?

Workshop 3
How do I know if someone is right for me?
What makes relationships work?
How do I deal with endings in a healthy way?

If you are interested, please fill in the form below with your age, sexuality and specific self-development needs. (Your details of course will not be passed onto other delegates.)

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