Where do I begin! Last week was certainly was a week of firsts!
So as you know I have taken on this Clocked dating challenge. Woke up on Monday and just thought sod it…come at me dating world! Downloaded the app (which is free may I add)…spent a good hour deciding on my interests and likes… lets not even bother mentioning how long it took for me to choose the perfect profile picture (I have no regrets!) and well…began with my 3 daily suggestions!
I’ll be honest with you the three suggestions were not a success – did I mention I’m incredibly fussy – so onto Tuesday! Woke up, did the standard morning routine of checking every form of social media on my phone… then I came to the Clocked app! First suggestion… a quick no, suggestion number two…mayyyybe and then came along suggestion number three! Hello! And then as one over thinking London girls does, I panicked! Do I clock him? What if he doesn’t clock me back? Oh the stress!
So what did I do with…lets call him Mr X? … I clocked him! And…he clocked me back! Yes Girl! Hallelujah!
What happened next I hear you say? There was a moment of silence for while and then he messaged me! We started talking and planned to meet at the Clocked event at The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill the next day! Was I nervous? I was terrified!
So off I popped, a nervous wreck, to the event. It was surprisingly a really chilled environment with cocktails and food flowing and Mr X (yes he showed up!) was quite simply lovely! We ordered some food and laughed the whole night…mainly at my disastrous eating skills (why I decided to order a burger is beyond me) was it a success? Lets just say we are meeting again next week!
For a big city, London sure is small. The amount of people…exes…I bump into is quite something! Why these encounters always seem to happen when I’ve forgotten my umbrella or decided to get changed in the dark I’ll never know. Someone in heaven is finding this too funny.
So how does one avoid these Armageddon moments? I’ve tried going out in different locations – I once ventured to Brixton – but well, lets just say my confidence levels are not that strong when it comes to approaching the opposite sex on a night out, no matter how many cosmos I have demolished or the sultry diva I think I have evolved in to!
I want the opportunity to get to know someone first, chat to them, find out if we could be compatible or not without having to venture into the wilderness! Listen, I’ve tried the obvious dating apps, but I just kept being chucked with anyone and everyone. I want (wanted) something that could actually find me someone that;
1. Lived in London
2. Actually had the same interests as me.
Enter…Clocked! Clocked have given me a challenge to use their App, and well…to find love!
Well Clocked…challenge accepted! First stop…a dinner party hosted by them at The Little Yellow Door tonight…wish me luck!
Love Lucy x
Halloween is creeping up on us and we’re teaming up with Beaufort House on Thursday 29th October for a night of horrors!
Theme: House of Horrors – **Not for the faint of heart**
Trick or Treat: Complimentary cocktail reception 9 – 10pm and professional make-up artists for a truly terrifying Halloween look!
Music: James Levey
Dress code: Smart scary
Tickets: Available through Eventbrite. Early bird tickets are £10 so book now to avoid disappointment!
Share our event on Facebook and download our new app on the App Store! #GetClocked
Join us for Clocked’s first date with The Little Yellow Door!
Location: The Little Yellow Door, a cosy, hidden gem right at the centre of Notting Hill Gate.
What will we get up to: following a FREE ‘clocktail’ with food …you’ll have trouble deciding what to eat from the mind-blowing menu set by The Little Yellow Door star chefs.
The Perks: FREE lifetime subscription to our exciting new app, a relaxing atmosphere. Don’t miss out! #GetClocked
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PassionSmiths are hosting a Power Dating event on September 19th, a Saturday night, at Core Bar, in the heart of London. If you are unfamiliar with the term “Power Dating” here’s the gist of it. A fire session with a person where you shoot exploring questions at one another and get to know each other well before your time is up.
Probably should’ve mentioned…Clocked will be there…giving out free cLocktails when you arrive before 8pm! Whether you’re a single looking for love or for a fun Saturday night full of conversation and dancing, join us for a memorable night! Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Don’t miss out.