Asian D8's roots start in London when in 2003 we ran our first ever dating events for single British Asians.The Asian D8 team now organise 8 to 12 Asian singles events in London every month, solely for the South Asian community.Want to know why more about our Asian Singles Events?
It's a city with so many places to visit that it would be difficult to find them all in a single lifetime, hence some people describing it as ‘the world in one city'.
Be it the British weather, the world-famous black cabs, red double decker buses or Big Ben, London for all its cultural diversity is quintessentially British.
It was an interesting experiment at London veggie / vegan restaurant Tibits, the first event of its kind hosted by the speed dating giant.
They’re planning to host them every two months at the same venue.
We sat at low, wooden tables and talked literature for four minutes - to the sound of other punters gently playing ping pong in the background - before it was time to move on to the next bookworm. We used an app (Mixeo) to record any romantic intentions and added book recommendations, too.
Thanks, perhaps, to the advert for the event, I’d expected a lot of hipsters with modernist poetry in their pockets.The events attract smart interesting people from all walks of life within the Asian community.Asian D8events' dedication in assisting people to find that special someone is relentless.I always carry a book around in the often vain hope that I’ll get around to reading it at some point during the day – and obviously I took one with me to last week’s speed dating evening. Some participants had brought books with them, displaying them as though they were back at school doing 'show and tell'.My tome of choice was Alice Munro's collection of short stories.But no matter how much we have in common with an avatar, sometimes we do miss that human connection.