The Dating Games: Science of Movement
Friday, 28 June 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Science London is seeking 20 guys and 20 girls who are straight, single and aged between 20-34 to come and participate in our speed dating experiment. This time we’ll be exploring the science of movement. We have the fantastic ‘Swing Patrol’ in to teach you some awesome moves with your new partners. These guys have taught dance all over London and to festivals and beyond at all dancing levels so you’re in safe hands! So if you are open-minded, up for a laugh, looking for someone special and curious to learn about the science behind the dating game then this is the event for you!
When you arrive you’ll be greeted by one of the Science London crew. We’ll hand you a drink (we’re so good to you) along with a scorecard and a short personality profile, which you can complete whilst mingling with the other guests. Once everyone has arrived we’ll be breaking the ice with a short burst of humour from one of our comedy love gurus What they don’t know about dating isn’t worth knowing!
You’ll now find yourself in a room full of potential romance. The air will be thick with pheromones and an eagerness to impress… so first we’ll be asking you to grab the hands of the person next to you and learn some fun swing dance moves all courtesy of the brilliant dance teachers of ‘Swing Patrol’, who run fantastic classes all over London. Once you’ve mastered (or otherwise) the routine, we’ll then give you a chance to head to the bar for a well deserved drink before you get the chance to sit down and have three minutes to talk to one another face to face and 60 seconds to score each other. Afterwards we’ll collect the score sheets and give you all a chance to mingle and head to the bar while our experts crunch the numbers.
The Science London data team will then report back to announce any successful matches. Will this novel dating approach help us to find true love? Honestly, we do not know. But we can have a lot of fun finding out together!
Please note that when you sign up to this event you will also be participating in a real experiment into the science of dating. There will be journalists at this event who may wish to talk to you about your experience; you will have the option to share your information or decline.
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Science London is the central London branch of the British Science Association (charity number 212479).