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"[Elite] Speed dating was an absolute blast. It was far more fun than expected ... I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a fun change to internet dating"

Welcome to Elite Speed Dating, proudly presented by Speed Events Ltd, the North West's premier authority in speed dating and singles events tailored for graduates and professionals. Immerse yourself in our exclusive gatherings, set against the backdrop of carefully selected elegant and chic venues.

Our Elite singles events are meticulously designed to resonate with individuals seeking genuine connections and a heightened, refined experience of speed dating.

Discover our current event locations, spanning the vibrant cities of Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, as well as the charming locales of Chester and Wilmslow. Join us in the pursuit of meaningful, genuine interaction and elevate your speed dating experience with Elite Speed Dating.

At Elite Speed Dating, we uphold a smart dress code and limit each event to just 20 individuals of each gender. Our Elite Speed Daters will receive a warm welcome with a complimentary glass of Champagne or Prosecco, setting the mood upon arrival. This is just the beginning of your evening of adventure and discovery with Elite Speed Dating.

For answers to any other questions, please see our Elite Speed Dating FAQs.


When you arrive you will be given a scorecard, a nametag and a pen, and our Elite Speed Dating compère will explain how speed dating works and answer any questions. Then the dating begins. Usually women will stay seated while men will rotate every 3-5 minutes when the whistle blows. After each date participants mark on a scorecard whether they would like to see that person again. At the end of the evening we collect in the top-sheets of all scorecards.
Including breaks the event may last up to three hours depending on the number of participants. Many speed daters stay for a few drinks after the event too.
It can be anything up to twenty dates depending on the size of the venue – anything more than this just leads to confusion and further indecision, as well as being quite tiring.
No-one's expecting you to make a lifelong commitment on the basis of a speed date! Upto 5 minutes is long enough to decide whether or not you like someone enough to want to see them again, and ensures that embarrassing silences are kept to a minimum.
We will inform you of any matches by email within 48 hours of the event. You will receive the contact details of all of the people that have ticked you on the night.
Most speed daters are professionals who want to meet more people. They're generally normal, attractive people who just aren't meeting people through their work or immediate circle of friends.
The other speed daters should be within the age groups specified.
Approximately 30 percent of women and 60 percent of men come speed dating on their own.
You are very welcome to bring friends and many speed daters do.
You can go to as many as you like. Most people at each event will be new to speed dating so it will give you more chance to meet the right person.


You just need to be single and over 23 years old.
We charge your credit card when you book a speed dating event.
For alternative methods of payment please call us on 07931 300 555. Please do not send cheques or postal orders as we no longer accept them.
We are not normally able to offer refunds but will move you to a different Elite Speed Dating event provided you contact us at least three working days before the event. If you give us less than three days notice we will still do our best to move you to another event. If we are able to move you to an alternative event, you will be charged an additional £5 handling fee.


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