In Person Event
You've bought your ticket for a real-life matched event, filled in your profile, and now you sit waiting with anticipation for the night!
Over half a million people have come to CitySwoon's real life events. You will most likely arrive feeling very excited and a bit nervous! The nerves usually disappear after the first date, and it is a super fun atmosphere!
CitySwoon attracts a friendly crowd. As an interesting stat 99.93% of our database mark themselves as optimists!
At the event
When you arrive at the venue, you will be greeted by a CitySwoon host: a super friendly person ready to help you out and answer any questions that you might have.
All communication on the night will be through your phone so your very first step is to sign in to the CitySwoon website on your phone - under the same email account that you used to buy your ticket.
When you've signed in, click the 'I'm here' button and you will be checked into the event.
Your hosts will be there to assist you if you need help.
If drinks are included, you can claim them using the app features when prompted.
You will get a notification through CitySwoon, on your phone about your date. You will see their name and photo, as well as a meeting location, for example: 'bar,' or 'outside courtyard.' Then you will meet your date there!
In the rare scenario, you can't find your date, there will be an option to send them a message. However, please ask one of the hosts first before you message your date.
The algorithm to find your date will run 6 to 8 times dynamically at the event. The algorithm will look at everyone who is checked into the event, take into account your previous feedback, and match you with the person who it thinks you are likely to hit it off with. The more dates you go on with CitySwoon the more fine tuned the algorithm becomes for you.
Each date, at the event, will last for around 10 minutes.
Matched Speed Dating Events
These events include unlimited drinks while the dating takes place.
There will also be a break with food in the middle of the event.
Date Night Events
These events have 2 drinks included. One at the start and the other at the end of the night.
You will see your voucher once you have checked into CitySwoon on your phone. When you are ready for your drink just show your voucher to the bar staff.
After each date, you will be prompted to record your private impression of the person you met. This feedback is secret and is used dynamically in the algorithm to provide you with better matches on the night and for any future events that you go to. If you don't see the feedback page, you can fill it in the next day.
If there is an uneven number of men and women at a straight event, you will most likely have a 'friends' round - this is a chance to take a break and maybe make a friend or two.
After the Event
Events typically lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. The atmosphere is fantastic at the events and most people stay on afterwards and mingle.
You will be able to message your matches through CitySwoon the next day.
You will also be able to contact other people who you didn’t date, so stick around and have a chat with the others in the group.
Want to find out more? Check out our FAQ.
You can also find out about virtual events here.