Lifestyle DIY dating event review

DIY-2Speed dating is something I’ve always wanted to do so being able to attend’s unique dating event on the 19th of April was just the thing I needed to dip my toe in to London’s dating scene. This event was held at Shaka Zulu in Camden and if you haven’t been there, it’s definitely somewhere you must visit. The cocktails alone are absolutely delicious but it’s the décor you really want to see. completed a number of surveys and found that assembling flat-pack furniture can be considered a sign that the relationship is getting serious. Many think that if you can put together a bed-side table with someone without ending up in a blazing row, you’re well on your way to a happy and long-lasting relationship. However, in many cases it can lead to disagreements and unwanted stress. So, Match invited singles to take the ultimate test, not six months into a relationship but on a first date.

Six males and six females were provided with a free drink and a tool kit before being introduced and given a piece of furniture to assemble. Now the last time I made flat pack furniture, I proceeded to sit there and drink while my friend did all the hard work. So this was going to be an interesting experiment.

I was matched with two lovely guys and I spent half an hour with each guy. Our furniture making skills may not have been top notch but building furniture together was a great icebreaker.

Wednesday night’s event was run as pilot scheme in London and the goal is to roll-out to different cities across the UK as part of Match’s wider events programme. While I didn’t find true love, this event was fun. It was more of a relaxed singles event and was interesting. If the event was speeded up a little to allow everyone to spend 10-15 minutes getting to know the person and building Ikea furniture, I’m sure it’ll be a big hit.

Reporter: Tegan LeBon

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