The alternative dating
Bumble Likability: 8/10 Age range: 18-24 Bumble is easily the best alternative to Tinder as an app designed for women who are sick of pick-up lines, disrespectful messages and innuendos.
Just like Tinder, you swipe left for “no” and right for “yes” through a slideshow of singles, but on Bumble, women hold all the power – only they can start the conversation.
We’ve rounded up the new ways you can meet your soulmate the good old fashioned way. From rude words only Dirty Scrabble to truth or dare Jenga, Drink Shop Do offers a range of game-based singles nights for those out to meet their creative match.
Teaming up with Bumble in March, the venue’s sell-out Lego Robots night gets a singles make-over.
The premise is simple, a series of short trails around the City which is a cross between a treasure hunt and a pub quiz.
Starting and finishing at London tube stations makes Crumbs City Trails easy to plan as they take you past the major sights in London.
Held in trendy bars like Farr's School of Dancing and John the Unicorn, The Shhh Dating events sell out really fast so keep an eye on their Facebook page for new events.
– Crumbs latest review by The Guardian’s Soulmates blog.Following a glass of fizz, you’ll be divided into groups to cook your meal then join each other to dine with table moves to make sure you meet everyone at your personal dinner party. With all the new dating apps on the market now, I thought there had to be a better alternative to the endless cheesy pick-up lines and downright dirty openers on Tinder.Find love in the kitchen with Speed Daters’ special cooking masterclasses.
Whether you’re a beginner or a Masterchef contender, you’re in safe hands L’Atelier des Chefs, who have worked in world-class establishments, including Le Gavroche, Gordon Ramsay at Maze and River Cottage.
Combining matchmaking with volunteering, you can meet like-minded, kind-hearted people at fun events, which donate 25% of profits to charity.