FAQs

Can I bring a friend?

You are very welcome to come speed dating with friends and many people do. Depending upon the venue, we can normally accommodate your friends who want to come along but not participate. There is no charge for "guests".

How can I book an additional ticket for a friend?

You may book more than 1 ticket. Once you have received the booking confirmation, please email us with the name, email address and contact number of your friend.

How do I book a ticket to a Chinese Speed Dates event?

At the top navigation panel of ChineseSpeedDates click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button.  Once you are ready to book, click on the 'Book' button. You will receive an email confirming your booking.  Please print this email and bring it to the Chinese Speed Dates event.

How do matches/ticks and emails work?

At the end of each date, you simply mark on your scorecard whether you would like to see that person again, either as just a friend, or a potential partner.  All mutual matches will then receive email addresses of one another after the event. You can then get back in contact with your matches via email, and if you wish, to arrange meeting up again.

A summary of matches:

Match+ Match = Match
Match+ Friend = Friendship Match
Friend + Friend= Friendship Match
Match+ No= No Match
Friend+ No= No Match
No+ No= No Match

What information is given to my matches?

The only contact information given to matches is the name and email address of the people they have matches with. Under no circumstances do we provide any other contact details.

I can't make an event. Can I send a friend instead?

Yes, you can send a friend of the same sex in your place for no additional charge. Please email us so that we can register your friend. If your friend is the opposite sex we may still be able to help you. Please email us to check.

What is the format for a speed dating/singles event?


Before the Speed Dating event

Once your booking has been made via Chinese Speed Dates fully secure website, you will  receive an automatic email paypal confirmation, and then nearer the time, you will receive a reminder email with further details. If you have any questions or are a bit nervous on the evening, don't worry - remember everyone’s in the same position!

When you arrive at the Speed Dating event

Chinese Speed Dates events are the best way to meet like-minded singles. When you arrive at one of our events, you will be greeted by our friendly hosts, who will register you in to the event and give you a scorecard, a name badge and a pen, then invite you to have a drink at the bar. Once everyone has arrived, the host will explain how speed dating works and answer any questions.


During the Speed Dating event

Then the dating begins. At Chinese Speed Dates event, guests have between 14 to 25 face-to-face 4 minute “dates” with like-minded single people .  Each woman is seated at the table which corresponds to their badge number. The men then start their first date with the lady who has the same badge number as themselves. Usually women will stay seated while men will rotate every 4 minutes when the bell rings. 4 minutes to impress and be impressed!  At the end of each date, you simply mark on your scorecard whether you would like to see that person again, either as just a friend, or a potential partner.

After the Speed Dating event

All mutual matches will then receive contact details for one another. You can then get back in contact with your matches via email, if you wish to arrange meeting up again.

Unlike other speed dating events, our aim is to ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable evening. The event is organised so you can mingle, both before and after the speed dating sessions, so even after your 'mini-dates', you have the rest of the evening to mix, chat and get to know the other guests.

Typical Itinerary - Speed Dating Night

19:30 - Registration begins

20:00 - Speed Dating begins

20:45 approx - Break for drinks and chatting

21:00 - Speed Dating resumes

21.45 approx - Speed Dating ends and post event socialising begins

 

 

 
During the Speed Dating Event

Then the dating begins. At Chinese Speed Dates event, guests have between 14 to 25 face-to-face 4 minute “dates” with like-minded single people .  Each woman is seated at the table which corresponds to their badge number. The men then start their first date with the lady who has the same badge number as themselves. Usually women will stay seated while men will rotate every 4 minutes when the bell rings. 4 minutes to impress and be impressed!  At the end of each date, you simply mark on your scorecard whether you would like to see that person again, either as just a friend, or a potential partner.

After the Speed Dating event

All mutual matches will then receive contact details for one another. You can then get back in contact with your matches via email, if you wish to arrange meeting up again.

Unlike other speed dating events, our aim is to ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable evening. The event is organised so you can mingle, both before and after the speed dating sessions, so even after your 'mini-dates', you have the rest of the evening to mix, chat and get to know the other guests.

Typical Itinerary - Speed Dating Night

19:30 - Registration begins

20:00 - Speed Dating begins

20:45 approx - Break for drinks and chatting

21:00 - Speed Dating resumes

21.45 approx - Speed Dating ends and post event socialising begins

 

How long does a Chinese Speed Dates event last?

The organised element of our speed dating event usually lasts for up to 3 hours, including the breaks, depending on the number of guests attending. Most of our guests stay behind after the event for a few drinks and since the ice is broken already, find that this is a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better.

What do I say and how do I say it?

Relax and be yourself – everyone is in the same boat at a speed dating evening. 90% of people form an opinion within 10-40 seconds of meeting someone, so first impressions really count.

It's a good idea to have a few questions up your sleeve in case you run out of things to say.

What is your cancellation policy?

We are not able to accept cancellations, as the quality and success of our events would be compromised by an uneven ratio of males/females. However, if you are able to provide us with at least 72 hours notice via email, we will do our best to move you to another Chinese Speed Dates event.

Alternatively, you can send a friend of the same sex in your place for no additional charge. Please email us so that we can register your friend. If your friend is the opposite sex we may still be able to help you. Please email us to check.

How should I dress for speed dating?

The most important thing is to wear what you feel comfortable in. A lot of our guests come straight from work, so suits are fine. But don't forget that in speed dating, first impressions count!

What sort of people go speed dating?

Most of our guests are professionals who want to meet more people. They are normal, attractive people who just aren't meeting people through their work or immediate circle of friends.                                      

How old are the other speed daters?

Currently most of our events are for the 20-42 age range.

How do I find out the location of the Chinese Speed Dates event?

You are able to find out the exact address and see a map of all our venues, by simply clicking on the venue from our website. We also send an email confirmation with directions before the event you have booked to attend.

How do I collect my ticket?

We do not issue tickets. Once you booking has been successful, you will  be sent a booking confirmation nearer the time of the event. Please print this email and bring it to the Chinese Speed Dates event.

Are there any specific requirements to sign up?

You just need to be single, have an email address and be over 18 years old.

How many dates will I get at a Chinese Speed Dates event?

You will meet singles from a wide range of fields and professions, you will will normally get up to thirty dates.

I didn't get any matches last time. Do you have any tips to improve my chances?

Relax and be yourself; make sure you're well-groomed and stylishly dressed; treat all your dates with respect and show a genuine interest in what they say.

What payment cards do you accept?

Through PayPal’s  fully secure payment system, we can accept payments from most credit and debit cards.  PayPal is a secure online payment method, which allows you to pay quickly and easily. You don’t even need a PayPal account. 
 
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