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Unconventional Cupid: Speed Dating for the Alternative Community

9 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Are you tired of traditional dating events that don’t quite get your vibe? Look no further! We proudly present an electrifying and diverse speed dating experience for rockers, metalheads, emos, goths, LGBTQIA+, bikers, kink enthusiasts, gamer/geek/D&D, cosplayers, Witches/Wiccans, artists/creatives, off the grid, and spirituals. Enjoy an event specifically designed for those who appreciate a different beat in life! Feel the freedom to express your authentic self in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Event Details:

Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Garlic and Shots, the last frontier of Metal in West End!

House Rules:

Respect: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Everyone’s here to find a connection, so kindness is key!
Open-Mindedness: Embrace the diversity of the alternative community. You might be surprised by who steals your heart! If you are racist or bigot, this is NOT the event for you.
No Pressure: We encourage open conversations but understand that not every encounter will lead to a match. If you’re not interested, simply be polite and move on.
Have Fun: This is not just about finding a partner; it’s also about enjoying the experience. So, let loose, smile, and savour the moments!

How It Works:

  1. Registration: Pick a killer nickname to use during the speed dating rounds! We prioritize your privacy and won’t share your details with anyone.
  2. Icebreaker: Get ready for a shot! The venue is infamous for its +100 garlic-based shots! And don’t worry about kissing; we’ll all have vampire-killing breath.
  3. Speed Dating Rounds: Engage in several short and dynamic conversations, discovering potential matches. Choose between the Bi-round or the Old School (straight) round—or be cheeky and try both!
  4. Match Notifications: After the event, you’ll receive notifications if you and another participant expressed mutual interest. The rest is up to you!

Bring your authenticity and get ready to discover the beauty of alternative connections at Unconventional Cupid. Secure your spot now and join us for an unforgettable evening of love, laughter, and alternative vibes!”


9 May
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Garlic & Shots
14 Frith Street
Greater London, W1D 4RD Greater London
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