London’s singles prepare for heart stopping dating event

published on 16. Sep 2014

This October, will be inviting London’s bravest singles to take part in the ultimate dating experience – a single’s fright night. The unique event will host 300 of London’s most eligible singles as they enjoy an evening of ghostly cocktails and ghoulish tales while meeting potential dates.
The social event which takes place on Thursday 2nd October will see the UK’s best known dating service team up with critically acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Stories. Promising to set pulses racing, the show will offer a stage fright like no other. Creating an 80 minute rollercoaster ride of chilling laughs that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.
Attendees will meet at Verve bar before and after the event, offering more opportunity to mingle and discuss the spine tingling experience. Attendees will also receive a discount from taxi firm Uber to ensure they get home safely.

Kate Taylor, Relationship expert for says: “Events like this that get the pulses racing are a great way to meet potential dates as they increase the thrill of attraction.

“Studies have shown that raising our adrenaline levels increases how attractive we find other people. Mild fear gets our hearts pounding, making our bodies think it’s our partner who’s getting us excited. In tests, couples who watched a scary film together displayed more affectionate behaviour afterwards than couples who watched a comedy.”

Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories creator says: “There is no doubt that Horror has all the ingredients for the perfect date. The ‘fear factor’ raises the nerves and lowers people’s defences, automatically making people more chatty and giggly. As the tension and heart-rate rises, so does ones need for safety and comfort and an arm around the shoulder or holding a hand is the perfect antidote. We also hear endlessly that audience members grab onto the stranger next to them! When the show finishes, the joint experience is immediately bonding and continues as the evening progresses.

“Two friends of mine who just got married had their first date at Ghost Stories! Need I say more? Come and have a scream, who knows where the fear will take you.”

Tickets cost £35 and can be purchased at

Notes for editors
About the Ghost stories event
What: Ghost stories singles event
When: Thursday 2nd October
Where: Attendees will meet at Verve bar for a free cocktail between 6pm-7pm. The show will start at 8pm and will be followed by drinks at Verve bar.
The event will include:
• A complimentary cocktail and canapesat Verve Bar between 6pm – 7pm
Address: Verve bar1 Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H 9NY
• Entrance to Ghost Stories show, 8pm at Arts Theatre, 6-¬‐7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
• Discount on drinks at Verve bar after the show
How do I get tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the following link:
How much are tickets: Tickets cost £35

About socials socials are dating events which aim to bring likeminded people together through activities based on their shared interests. They will include activities such as ‘pop up painting’, dining photography and speed boat experiences. socials are an extension of nights which offer members the chance to meet singles at informal get-togethers in bars and pubs.

About Match Launched in 1995, Match is a leading online dating brand in the UK, offering a wide array of features and services.
Through the Match app, singles have all the means to meet other singles ready for a real relationship, via Live and Audio discovery features, or IRL Singles Events. Combining technological innovation, efficiency, support (during LiveCoaching sessions) and Customer Care, Match continually offers new services to spark real connections.
As a founding member of the Online Dating Association (ODA), Match is committed to providing a safe and confidential community for its members.

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