On the off chance that more tickets for the event next month became available, I emailed the organiser.
On Sunday evening, I got an email back to say she had reserved two tickets for me for Speed Dating the very next day.
Shhh Dating There's no need for awkward small-talk at these unconventional silent speed-dating events. In the first you can mime, squeak and gesticulate but in the second there's total silence; only staring into each other's eyes is allowed.
At the end you'll get to mingle and bring out the excellent conversational skills you've been bottling up all evening.
We asked John Davis, London's most experienced dating events host to reveal his top ten reason why you should be speed dating if you're serious about meeting somebody.
Playdate London Your tickets for this arts and crafts social include drinks, retro sweets and a goodie bag on arrival, plus a wristband for cheap drinks at the after-party.
You are provided with plenty of kids' toys, games and art materials (including body paint and modelling clay) to play with with every member of the opposite gender for at least five minutes.
Just look at your friends: what a wonderfully diverse group of liberal, cool, opinionated, engaged, open-minded, creative, talented, attractive people! These quirky dating events will help you overcome those initial awkward encounters by providing both alcoholic lubrication and an easy opening gambit.
The problem with dating in London isn't that there aren't lots of beautiful people out there, it's that we're incapable of talking to each other without some common ground, or a belly full of booze.