When: 5th April 2015, 7.30pm – 2pm
Where: Bounce, Farringdon, London
£: Tickets are £12 for singles and £10 per person for doubles. Tickets include a free month’s membership to DoingSomething.co.uk (worth £29.99).
What is it?
DoingSomething are expecting 500 of London’s most adventurous singletons to shun traditional style dates and say Balls to Dating. Balls to Dating is all about having fun and not about awkwardly finding the love of your life. The event is for anyone who is single and knows which way to hold a ping pong bat. The ping pong party runs from 7.30pm to 2am on Easter Sunday.
DoingSomething founder, Matt Janes says: ‘We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. With a marriage and a DoingSomething baby we’re living proof that activity based dating runs rings around traditional yawnathon dating. Just ask our members!’
Marketing Manager, Mel Leung expands: ‘Smashing ping pong balls into complete strangers’ faces may seem an unlikely courtship ritual, but it works! It’s the ideal way to break down boundaries. Five minutes on a table tennis table is infinitely more revealing than a three-hour dinner date. And a thousand times more fun!’
In January, DoingSomething hosted the world’s first Boyfriend/Girlfriend Exchange, in a toilet. Members who’d had enough of bad boyfriend/girlfriend behaviour could vent their frustrations. Balls to Dating runs with that theme. On arrival, singletons are encouraged to confess the most awkward traditional internet dates they’ve suffered. The most original and funny accounts win the chance to go on some of London’s best dates, including tours of London courtesy of Small Car, Big City and Swingers Golf Club in Shoreditch.
On the night, the legendary Bounce Games Makers will be on hand to help singletons bounce into one another with round robin tournaments. Should singletons need a break from the fun and games, Bounce’s resident DJ Pete Pong will be getting the party going on the dancefloor with his banging five-hour DJ set.
DoingSomething.co.uk is the new dating site where you post ideas of things you want to do on your profile. Then when someone wants to do them with you, you meet and do them on a date. Play ping pong in a bar, see some art, fly a kite. Since launching, DoingSomething has taken over the London Eye for an entire rotation, hosted a ping pong tournament atop The O2 and created an Ice Bar complete with igloo at the top of The Shard.
Ping pong and cocktail club Bounce burst onto London’s social scene in October 2012 to rave reviews, and has since proved popular with celebrities including Pippa Middleton who named it as her favourite ping-pong haunt in London. Designed by award-winning interior designer, Russell Sage, Bounce is built on the very same site that table tennis was invented by Jaques & Son.
More info: www.designmynight.com