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Unless you stumble into the man of your dreams in a shared appreciation of 'Sex on Fire' as you jump up and down in Islington Academy, we kind of think meeting people in London is pretty hard for the single boy or girl. A couple of weeks ago we made our first tentative steps into the world of speed dating and against our beliefs actually had a brilliant time. We might not have met the boy of our dreams, but chatting to lots of people for 3 minutes at a time was certainly an amusing night out.
So imagine our delight when the idea of music and speed dating were put together in form of an exciting sounding night out at the gorgeous Pure Groove in Smithfields. Your eyes might have met a fellow music lover over an in-store performance, but this Wednesday night is the time when approaching a stranger and having a chat is deemed appropriate. While guest DJs spin, twenty boys and twenty girls are invited to bring their favourite single along with them and discuss it during the whole speed dating rigmarole. While we're not sure what a mega Bob Dylan fan will think of us showing up with 'Say You'll Be There', we're pretty certain it will be more fun than scrambling about asking random questions and trying to feign interest in a description of what an auditor does.
Don't panic about being sober, the store has a bar and they'll also be bringing round free cupcakes. Fewer words appeal to us more than 'free cupcakes', so this sounds like a match made in heaven. The night is free, and to register just email firstname.lastname@example.org.