THE DATING SHOW LIVE 2019
THE NEC, BIRMINGHAM | 29th & 30th June
IT'S A DATING EXPO! EVERYTHING FOR SINGLES OF ALL AGES!
romance! connections! people like you!
  
THE DATING SHOW LIVE 2019
THE NEC, BIRMINGHAM | 29th & 30th June
IT'S A DATING EXPO! EVERYTHING FOR SINGLES OF ALL AGES!
romance! connections! people like you!
About this Dating Event
Fed up with being messed around? Come and Meet and have fun with other singles who want to meet someone just like you!
  • Free Style and Find a Partner Sessions in Retro Roller Skating
  •  Match your Time on Bucking Bronco
  •  Virtual Reality (216 feet up - will they support you?)
  •  Tandem Zip Wire (race to see who pays for drinks)!
  •  Makeup Sessions
  •  Grooming
  •  Catwalk of what to wear on dates
  •  Celebrity Photo Shoots,
  •  VIP Selfie Experiences - phew!
About this Dating Event
fed up with being messed around? come and Meet and have fun with other singles who want to meet someone just like you!
Are you ready to know more?
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES BY MEETING GENUINE SINGLES ALL FROM ALL OVER THE UK FACE TO FACE - see if there is chemistry or a connection!

Free Style and Find a Partner Sessions in Retro Roller Skating, Match your Time on Bucking Bronco, Virtual Reality (216 feet up - will they support you?) and Tandem Zip Wire (race to see who pays for drinks)! Makeup Sessions, Grooming, Catwalk of what to wear on dates, Celebrity Photo Shoots, VIP Selfie Experiences - phew!

Plus tons of amazing exhibitors offering you discounts on fantastic services and products!
So much to choose from - will you fit it all in?

SO WHAT IS A DATING EXPO?
It is the crazy world of dating under one roof!
We have a whole range of traditional dating events throughout the day as well as the chance to meet people naturally and having fun. Brand new Apps to explore, dip in and out of, experts and matchmakers. First Dates Cafe, Singles Bar, fun activities like Retro 80s roller skating, virtual reality, dance classes, exhibition stalls with bargains to make you look and feel good and the Singles Bar. It's a no pressure environment and the emphasis is on fun where you can explore the world of dating. Bring friends, family wing-men and wing-women. Join in as much or as little as you like.
I DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO COME WITH
No problem at all. Mention when you arrive. We have arranged a meetup for all individuals in the Singles Bar at 10.15 to mingle and find a friend to go around the Show with.
I'M NOT A CONFIDENT PERSON, IS THIS REALLY THE EVENT FOR ME?
No pressure!  You choose, you can dip your toe into lots of different activities, mixers, all sorts of activities, treat yourself or just chill with other singles and their friends. Green shows who is single plus our Official Dating App, PIIN will help you see the profiles of everyone at the Show too.
I'M NOT SURE I'M READY TO START DATING AGAIN
Come into our Find Me Amazing Zone, book into a Yoga Session, chat with experts, treat yourself and "learn to love yourself" before you go dating. When you are ready, try the other zones.
IT'S ALL GOING TO BE YOUNG PEOPLE, RIGHT?
Not all all! We have people of all ages coming from across the UK from 18-30s, over 30s, over 40s, over 50s and even a few over 60s. There are plenty of things to do and see for singles (and their friends!) of all ages. Don't get hung up on age - we all want love and we all want to have fun.
I'M DISABLED, IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR ME?
Yes! Let us know so we can assist you prior to the show to ensure you have a great experience. Companions come free so please contact enquiries@thedatingshowlive.com for a spare ticket.
Activities
See Mixers
Speed Dating every hour, Mixers, Flirt School, Dating Boot Camp, Dating in the Dark, Pheromone Dating, Live Matching with experts and celebrities such as Joey Essex and Nancy Sorrell - all included! If you are coming on your own, no problem, book into the Singles Bar when you arrive! Choose to watch or dip in!
Live Music And Acts On Stage
Capital Radio's Presenter & DJ Rob Howard (Saturday)
Sheila Ferguson (Sunday)
Alex Roseman, International Speaker
Darren Stanton, TV's Human Lie Detector
Joey Essex Finding a Girlfriendk - what to wear men and women
First Dates Live Café
Book at table at the First Dates TV Show Cafe, chat with Merlin at the bar and be served by Austin. Get a chance to be on the next TV series! Come and meet the actual Casting Team and let them meet you in person. Their scouts will also be milling around throughout the weekend.
Chill in the Prosecco Bar or Pub
Coming on your Own? No worries!
Meet up at 10.15 in the Singles Bar
Try out new beers and relax!
Meet with old or brand new friends!
Been asked on a date - come here to think
Met someone nice - bring them here!
Zones for all ages
Activities will have free time as well as matching times. Find your roller skating partner to help you around the rink, hold hands up 216 feet in virtual reality, try out a dance class with someone, stay on tight on Bucking Bronco or race someone to see who pays for coffee on the tandem zipwire!
You choose! Join in or Chill Out!
Ticket Holder - Pre-book from 1st June
Shy? Watch for a bit - book when ready
Need Support - We have a team ready
Privacy - We are an Expo not a TV Show!
With friends or on your own - no probs!
Open yourself up to the possibility!
Zones
Join in as much or as little as you like
FIND ME LOVE
Explore new Apps, talk to dating companies, join in mixers, live speed-dating, chat with TV's Ultimate Matchmaker Lara Asprey, buy books and love -related and matching products. Have fun with Joey Essex and Nancy Sorrell, our fun matchmakers.
FIND ME ATTRACTIVE
What is “being attractive”? Being true to yourself and celebrating who you are now! Chat with experts such as Gary Cockerill, try a make-over, try out new looks and treat yourself!
FIND ME FUN
Who says dating has to be serious? Kick off your shoes or put your dance ones on when you take a dance lesson! Get scared with virtual reality, try not to fall over in roller disco, hold onto bucking bronco or just chill in the Prosecco Bar and Pub!
FIND ME famous
Book a Celebrity Photo Shoot, bump into the First Dates Casting Team, chance to win a Makeover with UK's leading Celebrity Makeup Artist, Gary Cockerill, be one of our models on our catwalk or have a selfie experience with one of the TV reality stars!
FIND ME AMAZING
Rushing from one relationship to another is never good. The “Find yourself” allows you to explore you and discover yourself. Have a “go” at yoga, book into one of the healing sessions, practice the Law of Attraction or learn the native Indian flute yourself to calm you!
Celebrities confirmed
Your chance to have selfies with our Celebs and date others!
Joey Essex
TV Star, Eligible Essex Batchelor and Resident Matchmaker.
Melinda Messenger
Nation’s Sweetheart, TV Presenter and Psychotherapist.
Nancy Sorrell
TV Presenter and Resident Matchmaker
Gary Cockerill
Makeup Maestro to Rich & Famous.
Sheila Ferguson
Singing Legend
Lara Asprey
TV’s Ultimate Matchmaker
Calum Best
TV Personality & Reality TV star
La Voix
 Internationally renowned & critically acclaimed diva.
Gail Porter
TV Presenter and Ambassador for Alopecia UK
Rhodri Giggs
What are the odds on Rhodri finding love at the Dating Show Live?
Darren Stanton
TVs Human Lie Detector & body language expert
MR. Tinder
AKA Stefan Pierre-Tomlin. Ready for your "one to one" chat.
Meet The Experts
Meet Our Experts In The Sitting Room
EVE GREENNOW
Influencer, Blogger and Dating Expert
Eve is influencer, blogger and dating expert. Her regular blog has helped thousands of young women take charge of their dating experiences which lead to success. She is now in a loving relationship and some fantastic dating advice.  Eve will be in our Sitting Room to take any of your questions one to one.
Lara Asprey
Ultimate Matchmaker & Dating Expert
As founder of Asprey Introductions Lara Asprey has matched hundreds of couples over her career and knows first-hand what it takes to make or break a relationship..  Lara and her team from TV's Ultimate Matchmaker will be on hand in the Mixer each afternoon to help you find the right match.  Ask Lara questions about dating British guys and her book.
Stefan Pierre-Tomlin
(aka Mr Tinder)
Stefan was given the title Mr Tinder when they discovered he was the most swiped man.  Stefan is happy to share his tips with you, chat about how to get online dating to work with you and how to avoid being ghosted. Stefan will be in “Sitting Room” throughout the weekend for a “one to one” chat.
John Scott
Celebrity Fashion Expert
John Scott, TV Presenter and best known for 10 years being the resident fashion expert at This Morning. John understands woman and what makes any woman, any body shape, abled or disabled look great. John will be working with our visitors on “live makeovers” in conjunction with JD Williams and Simply Be as well as presenting the Catwalk.
Carl Thompson
Male Lifestyle and Style Expert
Carl is our Male Lifestyle and Style Expert with his own clothing brand, Hawkins & Shepherd, respected within the fashion industry as a influencer and blogger with a keen eye for men’s fashion.  He has advised a wide range of men of all ages on how to maximise what they have, within their budget.  Chat with Carl in the Sitting Room about how to achieve your own style and look great for dating. See Carl's blogs
Gary Cockerill
Celebrity Makeup Artist
Gary is a renowned Celebrity Makeup Artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the UK.  Many celebrities will only work with Gary because of his ability to transform you from average to “goddess” with a flick of his magic touch.

Gary will be at the Show to give a live demonstration in the Activity Zone and two lucky visitors will win a full makeover on each day.
Darren Stanton
"Human Lie Detector"
Darren is affectionately known by the media as the Human Lie Detector thanks to his ability to instantly unravel the tics and tells that give away our lies and deceit that we think we can hide so well when dating.  Darren will be on stage over the weekend to give you an insight into his world and tips so you can identify when your date is lying to you.
Rosemary Hill
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Rosemary is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor trained in the person centred approach. Past trauma, whether in childhood, teenage or beyond with past relationships, can have an enormous impact on our current and future relationships. Rosemary is our resident agony aunt and helps you heal your past to allow you to move on and find the right partner.
DR Arthur Cassidy
Celebrity Doctor
Dr. Arthur Cassidy is a well established Social Media and Celebrity Psychologist who has appeared on Sky, BBC and ITV and is often asked for his expertise. Dr Arthur specialises in what is Sexual Chemistry and what makes a good relationship.  Dr Cassidy will be waiting for you in the Sitting Room to give you advice at the Show to attract the right partner.
Buy Your Tickets Now
booking desk opens soon!  be ready with your ticket!  priority access!

DAY TICKET

Day Ticket
£
29
Saturday or Sunday 10am-5pm
  •     FREE access to all activities & events
  • Entry to the First Dates Cafe
  • Entrance to Beer & Prosecco Tents
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WEEKEND TICKET

Weekend Ticket
£
50
Saturday AND Sunday 10am - 5pm
  •    Get two full days for less
  • FREE access to all activities & events
  • Entry to the First Dates Cafe
  • Entrance to Beer & Prosecco Tents
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CELEBRITY VIP TICKET

Celebrity VIP Ticket
£
68.50
Saturday or Sunday 10am-5pm
  •    
    Full Access
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Priority Queuing & Booking
  • Celebrity Selfie Meet
  • Cocktail On Arrival
  • Goody Bag
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GROUPS OF 4-9
DAY TICKET

Day Ticket
£
25/pp
Saturday or Sunday 10am-5pm
  •     FREE access to all activities & events
  • Entry to the First Dates Cafe
  • Entrance to Beer & Prosecco Tents
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

WEEKEND
VIP TICKET

Weekend VIP Ticket
£
120
Saturday AND Sunday 10am - 5pm
  •    Full Access
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Priority Queuing & Booking
  • Celebrity Selfie Meet
  • Cocktail On Arrival
  • Goody Bag
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML
TRAVELLING TO THE SHOW
Getting to the show doesn't need to be stressful. Hop on a train, grab a discount with National Express.. Or if you're driving, the NEC has lots of parking but please think of pre-booking your space in advance to save money!!
Our visitors are coming from all over the UK to the show which will be held in Hall 3a at The NEC, Birmingham on 29th & 30th June 2019
from 10AM-5pm.

Driving, coming by train, flying or regular coaches, find all the information on how to get to The NEC and pre-pay your parking here:

Never been to the NEC before?
Download a site map here.

DRIVING? 
PRE-BOOK YOUR PARKING WITH THE NEC TO SAVE MONEY!!!
For disabled access to the NEC Birmingham, see the ​NEC disabled access information here.
Tips, Information about Dating Safely At The Dating Show Live and after.
Coming to the Dating Show Live
  •  Connect through our recommended App, PIIN to see people who are single at the show. You can chat through the app. We advise you don’t share personal details like your address and postcode, or where you work to anyone.
  •  Don’t connect on Facebook or social media. We cannot guarantee the background of the visitors attending the Show.
  •  Please do not go home alone with any other visitor that you do not know after the Show. 
  •  Don’t give personal information about your finances to people you don’t know.
Dating before the Expo:-
1. Always meet in a busy, accessible, public venue.

2. Always tell someone where you will be and when you will be home.
3. Never let your date pick you up/ drop you off - take a cab/drive.
4. Always check in with a friend part -way through to let them know you are safe. Trust your gut here, if the date feels ‘off’ in any way get your friend to come and get you!
5. Make sure that friend has the details of the person you are meeting so they can relay that information if anything happens. Check in when you get home, so they know all is well.
6. It sounds obvious but remember to make sure your phone is fully charged before you go out so you can get in touch with people.
7. Do not share workplace or social media info etc as you may not want this person to find you if your date doesn’t go well.
And now for some less obvious ones...
8. Be obvious about your safely check-ins with friends etc even if this feels uncomfortable at first. Any good date will see this as you are taking sensible steps, any predator will see this as a deterrent.
9. If a date objects in any way to you taking responsibility for your safety, leave, immediately. Do not be made to feel that you have offended your date. This person doesn’t have your best interests at heart and that is a clear fail in the future partner stakes plus it could be indicative of a potential threat.
10. And please remember that one date doesn’t mean you know someone! Please, please, please maintain these behaviours until you feel you know enough about this person to reduce them. And then do that slowly, one step at a time!
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For those with Learning Disabilities
MeetnMatch focus on dating for those with learning disabilities. They have some great dating advice:- http://www.meet-n-match.co.uk/dating-advice.html.
MeetnMatch will be at the Show to give support and advice for those dating with learning disabilities.
If you would like advice or support before the Show, please contact:
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