#bumble | #tinder | #pof Bumble to host singles party so you can find love offline

The dating app is hosting a private event for 200 singletons (Picture: Bumble)

Dating apps provide you with thousands, if not millions, of new people to talk to every day.

While it’s a great way to connect with others, constantly swiping left and right – while also trying to keep up dozens of conversations – can be exhausting.

Bumble, a dating app that launched in 2014, is encouraging people to look up from their mobile phones next week and instead engage with fellow singletons in real life.

The brand is hosting a Miami Vice-themed singles party on Wednesday 28 August at a secret London location.

Slip into your finest summery outfit and mingle with 200 single people who are all looking for love (well, we can’t guarantee they’re not looking for lust – but fingers crossed).

To help guests relax and get back into the swing of flirting in real life, Bumble will host a series of interactive games and ice-breaker challenges such as pineapple bowling, as well as ‘love limbo’.

If you meet someone special and feel like it’s fate, you can also check your star sign compatibility at the event.

There will be a special drinks on offer, including themed cocktails such as ‘Picante de la Bumble’, ‘The Hive Spritz’ and ‘Bee-na Colada’ – see what they did there?

The app is known for its female-friendly approach; once two people have matched, the woman has the power as she is the only one who can message first.

In keeping with this theme, organisers have invited DJ Becky Tong and Kamilla from the female-led radio station, Foundation FM, to provide the tunes for the evening.

‘At Bumble we understand the power of real-life connections and it’s important for us to be able to provide experiences which allow people to make the first move in a fun and safe environment,’ said Louise Troen, vice president of marketing and communications at Bumble.

‘The huge growth of our brand, especially outside of the US shows that there is a demand for our offline event series.

‘Our events were born out of our users coming to us and asking for a safe environment for them to connect.

‘Through events like “Bring The Heat”, our aim is to change the way connections are made and empower women to make the first move in all aspects of their life whether that’s dating, friendship, and business.’

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Want to try offline dating?

Tickets are free, but you will need the Bumble app to get one.

Go onto date mode and match with ‘Bumble Pool Party’ to apply for a ticket for yourself and a (single) friend.

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