But if that’s not an option I remember going to a few singles dinner parties which were really fun! You team up with a guy friend, they invite the boys and you invite the girls (all single of course!!) the girls can know each other but they cant have met or know the boys very well and vice versa otherwise its just mates all hanging out.
A friend of mine also did a Single Safari recently with a few single friends â€“ you a need a decent amount of people for this. For example if there are 3 friends who all live in the same area e.g. Chelsea you all host but the people rotate. So you have a group of people over for drinks and nibbles and then after an hour they move onto the next house and the next lot arrive. Then at the end you all end up at one persons house and either have supper or head out to a bar or club together. Really fun apparently.
Also I never did it but I think speed dating sounds funs. Go with a couple of girlfriends, don’t take it too seriously and have fun and of course lots of cocktails!”
I'm actually hosting an evening out for single ladies next week as most of my friends are single and really struggle to meet men. So…I'm taking them to a cocktail bar where they're likely to find some suitable guys and from there I'll do some matchmaking! You're welcome to come, M, just let me know and I'll send you an email. We're keep the group small so we don't scare them off!
I think that EG in Pimlico is on the right track – I've hosted a singles party before (like the one in SATC) and it was a blast. I invited a bunch of my single girls and a bunch of my single guy friends and told them that they each had to bring a single of the opposite sex who they weren't interested in dating themselves but who was nonetheless very eligible. It helps to have some party games planned as most guests won't know each other – yet!
Also, as an AG who is dating an English boy, I can't stress enough that a lot of people in London – especially expats, I've found – meet their partners through mutual friends. So, ladies, if you want to meet a British lad, ask your native girlfriends to set you up! There's no shame in a little subtle fishing 🙂
Miss J Fine says
I think Betsy is right – you have to be introduced to British men through other Brits! Read about all my London dating adventures in my book which is the true story of my childhood dream of marrying into the British royal family! Would love to hear what you think! http://www.jerramyfine.com/#/books/4552423614
Healthy Conscience says
Anyone doing a singles night soon? I'd love to join! -Jenny
Hi, anyone doing a single night soon? I think it would at least be a nice way to potentially make some new friends in town. -Chelsea AG