“If this ain’t love then why does it feel so good?” – Spiller (Groovejet).
Being stuck at home in this difficult period of life can mean a complete withdrawal from real life socialising, and all that comes with it. For me, dating, or even the option of dating disappeared completely. But then I discovered, it didn’t have to end. I could try “online dating”. I had already indulged in numerous online friendship forming methods, as well as in business and using Tinder a few times. In April 2020, being stuck at home in my flat, I came across an excellent website called Date In A Dash! I checked it out and loved the idea of their “Online Speed Dating In a Virtual Bar” and “Online Quiz”. Being single, I decided to opt for the “virtual bar” option to check it all out…
About Date In A Dash
Date in a Dash have LOADS of events – there are multiple each week and it is cheap and easy to sign up, with each event only being £10 to join. You can choose from “Dating in the dark”, “Virtual Dating in a bar” (bring a beer to your webcam!), “Virtual Quiz”. I signed up for a simple “Virtual Dating” night in a “Virtual Bar” in early May 2020 and I was ready to go. Incidentally, there is also a Murder Mystery night and intriguingly a “Naked Dating” option. The Naked Dating isn’t as regular (the next one is June 2020) but having done naked yoga, nudist parks and nudist beaches, I’d love to try the nude dating too. Here is an overview of my experience at the Regular Virtual Dating with Date In A Dash.
The Event I attended at Date In A Dash
Here is an introduction about the exact event I attended during the lockdown on “Date in a Dash”. During this difficult period of social distancing and self-isolation the genius minds at DateinaDash have come up with yet another unique concept for singles in London. They launched the first Virtual Speed Dating event in London. All you need to be able to join in the fun is a computer with a webcam or camera smartphone (with a decent internet connection) and youre ready to go! Sit back, pour yourself a drink and relax as you talk to dozens of eligible singles from the safety and comfort of your own home.
When you join the session, the friendly host will explain how it all works. When everyone has logged in you will be connected to your first date and enjoy a fun and flirty one-on-one video chat. Every 3 minutes a new person will appear on your screen. You can expect to meet around 10-20 people during each event.
Once the session ends you can login to the website to follow up conversation with anyone that you connected with. I had 11 matches and am now in touch with a few of those nice ladies.
7:50pm – Virtual Dating Registration
8:00pm – Virtual Dating Starts
9:30pm – Virtual Dating Ends
I had a great time at the online virtual dating experience and totally recommend it. It certainly made a change from meeting girls in “real life” (though who is to say this isn’t real?). And just because we meet girls in real life in bars, at bus stops and in hostel dorms, doesn’t make them any more real or cool than those we meet online…this is the reality of today’s beautiful world. Does a sweet lady wait for me…?