When: Sunday 29th July 2018, 2pm-4:30pm

Where: PizzaExpress, Leicester Square, 43 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0AP

Who: Open to all single parents and their children (aged 5-11)

How much? Free!

We’re excited to announce that on Sunday 29th July, we’ll be hosting a unique speed-dating event for single parents and their kids, in partnership with PizzaExpress and babysitting service Yoopies, one of the biggest childcare platforms in Europe. The fun-filled afternoon at PizzaExpress will allow parents to meet like-minded singles whilst their kids are kept entertained creating pizza with fully qualified babysitters.

This comes as wider research from Match has revealed that nearly half (45%) of single parents NEVER go on dates, with a third citing a lack of suitable childcare as the reason (30%).

The free speed-dating pizza event is part of our new initiative to empower single parents to get back into dating. Alongside this, we’re offering new and existing members three hours of free babysitting over the summer.

Vicki Pavitt, Match’s Dating Expert says:

“Being a single parent is tough and dating often falls to the bottom of the list of priorities with everyday tasks taking over their lives. Match is known for their successful member events encouraging people to meet up in real life, and this is no different – the event aims to make dating more accessible without the worry of finding a babysitter and having the peace of mind of your kids being close by”.


What’s the event?

Upon arrival, parents will be greeted with a glass of prosecco. At the same time, kids will be welcomed by Yoopies babysitters before getting rolling on their dough-tastic Pizza Making Party with PizzaExpress. Pizzaiolos’ parents will then get the chance to speed date other single Match members for around an hour, with couples rotated to allow singles to meet as many people as possible.


After the dating, parents will then take part in their own Pizza Making Party whilst their little ones tuck into their hand-made pizza and ice cream. We’ll also give kids time to play with arts and crafts materials and give them a goodie bag at the end of the event.


How do I sign up?

The event is open to all single parents as well as existing Match members. Click here to register your interest in attending the event. Please note that spaces are limited, and we’ll notify you if your application has been successful by 20th July. Find out more about our collaboration with Yoopies and how to claim your three free hours of babysitting here.