FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY CHOOSE TASTEDATE?
Speed dating AND dinner – it’s what we do. Please refer to our mission statement or our blogs were we cover the history and technique of speed dating if you’d like to learn more about how it all works. Our events use a very fluid, fun and simple process.
CAN I GO ON MY OWN?
Of course you can! Our hosts a warm, friendly and approachable and it’s their job to ensure that everyone has a great night out. They will get you mingling and talking to the other guests straight away, or they will give you some space if you just feel like being alone with a quiet drink before or midway through the event.
BUT WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING A FRIEND?
Yes, you can do that as well, it’s really about whatever you feel comfortable with. People go to speed dating in groups or pairs all of the time, however bringing a friend does not mean that you are speed dating or sitting together.
Everyone speed dates at their own individual table where they can interact with the other person one on one, in private. However, you will be able do mingle in social groups before, midway and after the actual speed dates.
I HAVE ALLERGIES AND STRICT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Of course we can cater for that. All of our venues are dedicated restaurants and bistros that are able to deal with dietary requirements, simply let us know when you pre-book any of our events and we will have it organised for you on the night.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Not strictly, but please don’t show up in your gym gear or your pyjamas! Neat and casual is ideal, if you’d like to dress up a bit for the event, that’s fine. If you’re coming straight from work, that’s also fine – but remember: you are presenting yourself to other singles, so dress how you would like to best be seen.
WHO COVERS ME IF SOMETHING HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
Everyone is covered by the insurance of each venue, plus all of our hosts are trained in basic first aid.
IS MY INFORMATION PRIVATE?
Yes! Your email address and personal details are kept totally private with us when you sign up to our mailing list, newsletter, or when you book our events.
More importantly, we only share your email address with another person if you have both ticked that you want to see each other after the event.
Your information cannot be accessed by any of the other people at the event apart from the host and the people you have matched with.
DO I HAVE TO PRE-BOOK, OR CAN I JUST SHOW UP?
Yes, you need to pre-book for all of your events. This way we can guarantee equal numbers on the night. As long as tickets are available on our website you can pre-book, even if it’s right up to the night before.
You cannot simply show up to the event on the night without a ticket, as it will be fully booked.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T TURN UP?
Please let us know so that we can do our best to fill your position. We have a strict no refund policy.
WHAT IF THE GUEST NUMBERS ARE LESS THAN WHAT IS ADVERTISED?
We do our best to provide 12 male and 12 female guests and dates at each of our events however we cannot guarantee it due to unforseen events like people cancelling before hand or not showing up.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SEE SOMEONE AGAIN?
Simply tick ‘yes’ and if they want to see you again they will tick ‘yes’. When this happens, we will match your emails.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO SEE SOMEONE AGAIN?
Simply tick ‘no’.
Even if they tick ‘yes’ for you, you will not be matched – like all dating it’s a two way street and we only match people who both want to see each other again, otherwise, your details are kept private from those who you don’t want to see again.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT?
It’s up to you! You can head straight home and wait for your matches to come via email, or you can continue to hang out with the other guests at the venue or elsewhere, we finish our events around 9.30pm – when the night is still young, so it’s up to you wether you want to continue or not.
CAN I COME TO MULTIPLE EVENTS?
Yes, you can come to as many events as you like, we offer a variation of age range and venues at our events and we welcome and value all of our repeat customers.