About the Matchmakers

About Us

Date in the City started as a concept between 3 (relatively) normal twentysomething girls in London. It was the result of three failed long term relationship followed by an adventurous journey into single life in the city. We often romanticise over many a bottle of wine about finding the perfect person and then question our beliefs in fate when we’re faced with what can only be described as, well, ‘something beastly’ upon arriving for our date.

Now, we’re not desperate (well, sometimes we are) but it’s safe to say we’ve tried every method in the book in finding a partner. Dating websites, speed dating, the old school classifieds, blind dates through mutual friends, you name it. Now, I heard what you just muttered to your screen: “you must all be rough as nails” That’s not very nice now is it. I’ll have you know, the general consensus (friends, family, co-workers etc) have rated us an average of 8/10. We’re not fools of course. We’ll be conservative and knock it down to a 7 to allow for the welcome, if not warped perception from our loved ones. But still, we tend to find that a lot of the guys we date are sometimes quite dashing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t:

  • Squeeze your arse when you go in to say your first hello
  • Talk about themselves the entire night and then claim they’re a good listener
  • Eat your food when you go to the bathroom
  • Run up a huge bill at the bar and leave you with it
  • Make a strange high pitched whirring sound during sex

These are all things that have happened by the way (seriously). We’re modern girls, you know? We don’t need the door opening and chair pushing type of stuff (although it would be nice). We want our dates to just be normal but an exciting breath of fresh air in an otherwise smoggy city. Which brings us back to the nights of laughter and ponderance over multiple bottles of red with each other...

We decided that a journalist, a web designer and a beautician was too much of an ideal combo, to not just make our own dating website. One which bottles the feeling of awe from living in one of the greatest cities in the world and feeling part of a unique community, yet still feeling alone. No longer will we wait with great anticipation in the underground escalators for meaningful eye contact (ahem!). It’s time to take matters into our own hands and create something for the people of the city. This is a site with principles, one which says: ‘every time this city knocks us down, we get up, dust ourselves off, smile and keep going.’

Sometimes the harder you search for something, the harder it is to find. It’s a big city out there, so we’re making it easier to find the right one for you. Enjoy the ride x

Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City

"I got to thinking about fate. That crazy concept that we’re not really responsible for the course our lives take. That it’s all predestined, written in the stars. Maybe that explains why, if you live in a city, where you can’t even see the stars, your love life tends to feel a little more random."

Our goal is to help people in large communities connect with one another in an easy, friendly and real way. We believe there’s someone for every one in your city.

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