If 2016 wasn’t your year and you’re feeling frustrated at the bleak prospects of your love life, then maybe it’s time to try something new. Too many people are choosing to sit back and wait for love to find them rather than actively seeking out the gin to their tonic at London singles events – a genuinely great way to meet like-minded Londoners. If you’re a little bit guilty of slacking in the dating department, make 2017 your year to find love; it’s time to be proactive!

It can be pretty hard to stay positive about dating if you’re suffering a case of app swipe fatigue; endless texts instead of real dates, or if you meet up with somebody you met online and it turns out they look NOTHING like their profile picture (the worst!). Speed dating and other singles events are the simplest way to meet real singles in real life and establish real chemistry. All you have to do is fix up, look sharp and show up. You are on your way!

The simplicity of singles nights makes them low-pressure. Friendly hosts, great venues and guests just like you are the perfect combination for a fun night out. SpeedDater, the UK’s #1 singles events company, run over 70 events a month across 24 UK cities. Lucky for you, they have different types of singles nights for just about anyone! Safe to say it’s much more fun to start a romance during a cookery class, a wine tasting evening or a ping pong dating extravaganza than behind a computer screen.

Whilst neither singles events nor online dating can guarantee you’ll meet ‘The One’, a SpeedDater event will never fail to introduce you to brilliant people just like you. With an 80% match rate the odds are in your favour, plus January – March is the busiest time of the year meaning you have much more chance of meeting someone you really fancy. There’s no better time to give it a go!