Creative dating event
Monday 13 March 18:00 – 19:30
Learn how to turn messages into dates, take your conversations deeper by asking the right questions, create a profile that attracts interest, use an infographic to spot the warning signs and explore the art of storytelling by turning your bad dating experiences into poems, comedy or art.
Eventbrite link to book a free place here
Recommended ideas for dates
Performance Dinner Date
Like a bit of drama or creativity on a date? Bring your date or request one from the organisers, and take part in an interactive date in a restaurant with activities provided by your waiter! Recommended by Londonist, and by Time Out as “excruciating and hilarious”. I recently took part and found it great fun and thought-provoking, getting you to a deeper level of emotional intimacy – definitely good for arty types!
14-15 March at They Eat Culture, Preston
16 March at Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
28-30 March at the Lowry, Salford
5 June at Salisbury International Arts Festival
Dating events from Smudged Lipstick
Singles events such as Jenga dating, salsa, cards against humanity dating, comedy nights where you read out your diary entries about dating … This website will give you lots of opportunities to meet people and have fun! See here for events.
Here is a review of Jenga dating from a client:
“The evening involved equal numbers of men and women in their twenties and thirties in an upstairs room in a pub playing Jenga. Some of the Jenga pieces had dares or questions inside. The hosts were very friendly. There was an icebreaker to start and a bar at the back. Though nervous to start off with, I enjoyed the evening – it was good to engage in normal chat rather than online.”
Recommended date ideas each week
Smudged Lipstick also come up with quirky ideas for dates in London each week. See here for this week’s entry.
Other links to London Date Ideas
Try out lots of different types of dance with lots of partners in Farringdon.
Regular events in central London for different age groups with 40-50 interesting, normal people!
Rachel’s past events
What workshop attendees have said about Rachel’s London workshops and events
“Rachel brings a nice witty approach to dating.”
“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.”
“I really enjoyed Rachel’s talk – especially the sections about messaging and how to be more concrete in your dating profile.”
“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.”
In 2019 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 2019 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!
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?
What is known about the science of dating?
How can I make 21st century dating work for me?
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.)