Rachel’s Events

Film Club: Man Up

Wednesday 15/12/2021 8:30 pm

Join us for a free online discussion about the film Man Up.

Man Up is a romantic comedy starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, and is about dating and divorce. The film is available through Google Play, You Tube, Amazon Prime and Apple TV. It’s 88 minutes long, so grab your glass of wine or hot chocolate and a cosy blanket, start watching at 7 and then join the Zoom to discuss at 8:30.

Join the Zoom call by signing up here or on Facebook.

Mindful Dating for 2022: Online Workshop

Sunday 02/01/2022 8 pm

In this workshop, using a range of activities, Rachel will help you explore these questions:

• Why do I want to date?

• What have I learnt from past relationships?

• What is my relationship blueprint?

• What kind of relationship do I want?

• Who am I?

• How do I feel about myself?

Rachel will lead some mindful activities and set you short reflective tasks to work on alone. There will be some group discussion that you can join in with or just listen to, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A with Rachel too. The workshop aims to give you time and space in a supportive environment to dig deep into what your relationship needs are, and is perfect for both introverts and extroverts!

Ticket link coming soon.

Relationship skills for 2022: Online workshop

Monday 10/01/2022 8 pm

Learn some fun ways to improve your relationships.The principles will apply to a wide range of relationships from friends, family, and work to dating and long-term relationships. No matter how experienced we are, there is always more to learn and develop when it comes to relating to our fellow human beings – so this workshop is suitable for everyone, whether you’re in a relationship or single. Sign up here.

Divorce Club New Year in person workshop and social

Saturday 29/01/2022 4-8 pm

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya from Pexels

Link coming soon.

Online Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Wednesday 09/02/2022 8 pm

Join dating and relationships coach Rachel New and psychologist Dr Isabelle Hung to discuss Heartburn by Nora Ephron (screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) in this very funny novel about her relationship breakdown.

Links will be added as they become available. Sign up to the mailing list to be kept up to date.

Dating events in London

Smudged Lipstick dating events in London, including comedy nights, salsa, jenga

Speed dating in London for all ages and several preferences

Naturally Dating: speed dating events in London and around the UK

City Swoon speed dating for ages up to 45, gay and straight

Date in a Dash: Outside events in groups of six and virtual events

True Dating: they guarantee that if you don’t meet at least one person you like, your next event is free

There are thousands of meetup groups holding regular events in London for different age groups with interesting, normal people, to suit every interest from philosophy to games nights to tennis. Here are a few:

Singles Meetup Group – free social meetups, speed dating nights, parties, club evenings and dance nights, dinners, weekends away and holidays all for adventurous singles and anyone looking to make a great set of new friends

Contact Singles – very friendly and caring organisers who will make you feel safe and comfortable, for making friends as well as finding love; they also run an online dating site on the website

Meetup group for over forty-fives

International friends social events – regular social events for singles

Fun and unusual events in London – this group offer regular socials for singles of varying age ranges in bars

Outdoor and indoor dating ideas in London

Government guidelines for meeting socially are constantly changing. Please check for the latest advice and legal requirements for indoor and outdoor meeting before arranging your dates.

Museum lates

Design my Night

Date ideas August 2020

The Nudge: 100 best dates in London

Alice in Wonderlust blog date ideas

Design my night quirky London dates 

Time Out date ideas

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.”