Events

The Course of Love: online book club discussion

16 September 2021 20:00-21:00

Do you enjoy reading and chatting about books? Join Dr Isabelle Hung, clinical psychologist, and Rachel New, dating and relationships coach, to discuss the novel The Course of Love by Alain de Botton. This unique book is a case study tracking a couple through the ups and downs of their relationship, revealing the underlying psychological processes involved in their various emotions, decisions, perceptions, misunderstandings, arguments and sex life. We’ll be delving into the psychology of relationships and discussing how we want to do relationships in the future.

How to join:

Divorce Club event

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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:

Meetup group for over forty-fives

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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.

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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.”

“Entertaining!”

“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.”