The idea is that throughout an evening, you’ll have the chance to speak to a lot of different people for a short amount of time.
At the end of the event, you’ll have the chance to reconnect with the people you felt the most affinity with and hopefully discover that they feel the same way about you.
It was also an important flour milling centre, with more than a dozen mills along the Colne and Frays rivers, and by the 16th century had become a stopping point for travellers going to and from London.
What’s more, the event itself is sure to be a fun night out, so what have you got to lose?
Not quite sure you’re ready to give speed dating a try?
Have a look at this guide to speed dating from the Speed Dater and you might find yourself changing your mind.
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‘The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor.