How the Modern Age of – ISH Affects Dating

Even the word, dating, is enough to cause many of us to sigh or shudder as we remember THAT terrible first date (details omitted for a reason). In a world of swiping at our fingertips, growing polyamory and a ‘thankyou next’ attitude, dating culture is possibly taking a turn for the worse. We smile fondly as we listen to the romantic stories of how our grandparents met and, the very same evening we get into bed and fulfil our daily ‘routine’ of scrolling through our online matches, rolling our eyes before heading to work again the next day.

Love today is as much a desire for humanity as it was in the days of exchanging wax-sealed letters but oh, how it’s evolved. Apps, updating our bios so we seem that bit more interesting and attending those downright weird London dating events are all part of the act. And, all of this because we believe in the hope of finding the one.

 

Have we complicated the notion of dating, or is dating truly more difficult in the  XXI century?

 Elite dating in and outside of London has evolved due to cultural shifts and increasing social media use. Reading between the lines, cyber-stalking our love interests by keeping tabs on what they’re ‘liking’ and avoiding asking direct questions have all been born from the use of such platforms. With less face-to-face communication, we quickly sift through people and as swiftly move on. Everything seems to have taken on an ‘ISH’ status when it comes to dating.

 Having consistently dated(ish) someone for 2-3 months, the guise of knowing the person can quickly shatter leaving you promising yourself you’ll not go through it all again. But, you quickly find yourself sat at a table at yet another singles event in London staring into the abyss of an all too familiar glass of merlot. Whether you’re simply looking for a hookup or something more serious you can push beyond the vicious cycle of apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. The answer is GreyZone Club.

 While you want to be anything but in the ‘grey zone’ so to speak, you CAN have fun while dating and break things up. Hosting single nights, GreyZone Club is the perfect place for dating for professionals. You get to choose your own dating style and say goodbye to the ambiguity of dating-ish. With a range of party themes and fun to be had, you may just find your next exciting person and the rest can be history.

Life in London can be complicated enough, take the stress out of dating and say hello to a new way of dating in the capital city…

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The Difficulties of Elite Dating in London

 

With a population of over 8 million, over half of whom are single, you’d think that dating in London would be a doddle, right? Wrong. London dating can be a difficult and frustrating experience. It’s a busy and unique city and it’s citizens can get caught up in the pace and complexity of the London lifestyle. So what makes London dating so difficult and how can it be overcome?

Dating in London: common problems

Dating in London is different from dating in other places. This mainly comes down to the size and pace of the city. It’s much bigger and more densely populated than other places in the UK. Unlike smaller towns and cities, you won’t regularly bump into the same people. Even close friends you might only see once every few months due to busy schedules and geographical distance.

This means it can be difficult to meet new people in London and form close bonds, which might explain why so many of London’s singletons invest their hopes in dating apps and sites. Another problem is the sheer amount of things to do in London. There are over 200 theatres, over 250 museums and galleries and over 300 nightclubs in the UK capital. This might sound great but, from a dating perspective, it can offer too much choice. Planning activities take a whole evening in itself. “Choice paralysis” is a common problem, with many a first date sullied by indecision or disagreements on where to go and what to do.

Londoners are also very career orientated. The average Londoner will spend more time at work than average, meaning that social time ends up squeezed. With less time to date and fewer opportunities to meet potential partners, Londoners are more likely to invest in quick fixes such as online dating sites, dating sites for professionals and speed dating London events.

How and where to meet people in London

The key to meeting people in a city like London is to maximise your opportunities of crossing paths with those who share your interests. The best way to meet new people is to look for meetup groups or clubs based around a passion or activity (e.g. sports or cultural activity), or to use a site such as Greyzone Dating that can help put you in touch with elite singles whose interests match yours.

Greyzone dating can not only link you up with common soul mates, we can also help you plan great first date ideas to take the pressure off that tricky first discussion before you’ve even met up with your companion. Membership of our club can also gain you access to exclusive deals and discounts to the best that London has to offer. This can include things such as:

  • West End shows
  • Great nights out at beautiful rooftop bars in London
  • London theatre shows
  • Enjoying a first date at a top restaurant in London

So if you’re a Londoner fed up of the usual online dating and tiresome singles night options, maybe it’s time to think of a different approach and broaden your chances of making a true meaningful connection in a fast-paced city.

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