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Age range: 18+

What is a practice date?

A practice date is a date that you go on not because you’re romantically interested in your date but because you’d like to get some dating practice!

Maybe you’d like to overcome your date nerves; maybe you haven’t dated for a while and you’d like to ease back into it gently; maybe your dates never seem to work out and you’d like to find out why; or maybe going on practice dates just sounds like fun to you!

How does this group work?

We have over 2,700 members in the Los Angeles area, all of whom want to go on practice dates. After you've joined this group, you can scan through all of those members, contact the ones you like, and try to set up practice dates with them!

We also host regular events in Los Angeles. Events include singles parties, speed dating, match-making, photo-shoots, dating workshops, intimacy workshops, hikes, etc. Our events – led by the professional dating coach Rupert Guy - are low-key, friendly, social events, often in a private residence. These are the best types of event for facilitating significant connections among attendees.

How much does it cost?

You can join this group for free. Our events range from $0 to $10.  


Dating websites don't work so well. In order to make a real connection with someone, you have to actually meet them in person! We know it's hard leaving the comfort of your home and meeting up with people you've never met before. But if you don't, you're probably going to stay single. So be motivated, be brave, be decisive, and as soon as you've joined this group, RSVP Yes for our next event!

Need Help?

Rupert Guy offers a range of different singles & dating services to help you get into the relationship you’re looking for:

1) One-on-one Dating Advice/Coaching - $40/hour - Rupert will analyze your specific situation in depth and give you personalized advice in whatever area you need. 

2) Professional new Head Shots - $40 - Get some high quality new head shots for your dating website profiles or Meetup profile.

3) Professional Photo-Shoot - $100/hour – Impress potential partners with a full range of different photos for your dating website profiles (or Meetup/Facebook/Instagram pages). A 1-hour shoot results in a few hundred photos. From those, you can select your favorite 10 shots, which will then be fully edited to produce high quality photos that you can use for anything you want! (Do a 2-hour shoot  for $150 and 20 photos.)

4) VIP Dating Package - $300 – This is for people who are really serious about wanting to get into a really good relationship! You’ll get a full 2-hour photo-shoot to upgrade all of your online photos; a personalized dating advice session with Rupert every week for a month; free entry to any singles events that this group hosts for a month; and a month of dating advice texting with Rupert as needed. Basically, with the VIP Dating Package, Rupert becomes your personal Dating Coach for a full month!

If you'd like to take advantage of any of these offers, please email Rupert at

See you soon! :)   

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