Online event: Make dating in 2021 work for you!

20:00 February 25, 2021

In this online event, Rachel will take you on a journey through some of the latest research on the psychology of dating, as well as discuss the ways in which the pandemic has changed dating – in many ways for the better. There will be time for questions and discussion too.

Sign up on Facebook here, or The Divorce Club website here, or on Meetup here:

How can I make 21st Century Dating work for me?

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021, 8:00 PM

Online event

10 Divorce Clubbers Attending

Nearly six years ago, Rachel New, London Dating Coach, went through divorce and began to explore the exciting and slightly strange world of 21st century dating! Rachel previously worked in research in social psychology at the University of Oxford, and is now an expert in the psychological processes that underpin dating, both online and organic. In …

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Virtual dating events in London

Smudged Lipstick

You must try their online events. Taskmaster is a recurring virtual dating event with activities for groups on Zoom; there is a spelling bee; and to be comforted by with other daters’ experiences, you have to try their open mic night, Color me Badd, where participants tell their bad dating stories! 

Smudged Lipstick Taskmaster virtual dating event

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Old Style Dating: matchmaking service and events

Silent online dating with games

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What you said about Rachel’s workshops and events

Dating workshop at the Divorce Club January 2020

“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.”