Frustrated singletons are determined to make this summer the summer of love after months of lockdown restrictions , with the speed dating service Naturally Dating reporting a 47% increase in enquiries and bookings in the last month alone.

The pandemic forced many singles to put their quest for love on hold, with dating obviously being out of the question for the best part of a year. However, a growing number of singles are throwing themselves back into the dating scene and opting to meet numerous potential partners at Naturally Dating events as they embrace the return to normality.

Naturally Dating hosts speeds dating events around the country. Speed dating allows people to avoid many of the problems that come with traditional dating, such as realising the date isn’t going anywhere but feeling unable to leave for several hours, making it an ideal post-lockdown activity for those who’ve missed the ability to connect with new people. With speed dating, people can simply move onto the next person after a few minutes, letting the organisers know if they did meet someone they liked later. If the other person is also interested, a match is made and both people can swap details.

The Naturally Dating team runs face-to-face and virtual events. Passionate about the old-fashioned way of dating, they believe it’s vital that singles can form connections through genuine chemistry, facial reactions and inspiring conversation rather than simply swiping through smartphone apps.

Steve Hall, Head of Events at Naturally Dating said, “As restrictions have started to lift and life begins to feel a bit more normal, we’re seeing that a great number of single people are keen to date face-to-face after more than a year at home. We are increasingly noticing that our attendees are looking for that natural connection and this is one of the things that has fuelled interest in our events. We think that there is a kind of app fatigue setting in, with those looking for a new partner really craving the opportunity to sit and speak with someone face-to-face rather than spending hours on an app.”

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