Black Opal Events Ltd


24 - 25 Nov 2018
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Come with your friends to the biggest Dating Event in the World at the NEC Birmingham on 24th and 25th November 2018.

First Dates, the nation’s favourite dating show, will be hosting a live Café for two days only …. exclusively at The Dating Show Live here at the NEC

Come with your friends to the biggest Dating Event in the World at the NEC Birmingham on 24th and 25th November 2018.
This brand-new exhilarating LIVE event for the first-time houses everything to do with DATING under one roof. Suitable for singles and friends of any age (18+), gender or sexual orientation.

• If you are dating now or want to date – find everything you need here!
• Want to find “the one?” or just “back on the market?” Chat with the best introduction agencies; explore all dating companies that might suit you and your lifestyle; have fun “dipping your toe in” activities such as live speed dating, cocktail making, salsa, pottery, virtual reality and much more.
• Competitions – win dates with well-known TV Celebrities and Models
• Win a Date for 2 in a Super Car, have fun at Mini Golf or Sing a Duet
• Makeovers, Top Stylists, Profile Photography, Dating-related products to buy
• Explore singles’ nights out and holidays
• Fashion Show and Retailers offering best clothes to wear on dates
• Using Dating Apps – Need advice? Chat with the best Dating Gurus in the UK

If all that matching gets too much, chill out in our Gin Shack and watch live music and festivities on the stage or simply throw off your shoes and jump on the big giant bouncy castle!

Bring your friends! Best day out! Don’t go home single!

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