What we're about

About Us : If you are looking to socialize, learn new things, connect with others, meet like-minded people, have fun and make new friends, as well as possibly finding that significant other in your life, then this group is for you.

It is a group to enjoy meeting other like-minded people socializing with others in a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to meet in a non-pressurized way. Its also good for learning new things and increasing your social circle and professional network as well as dating.

Life in the city can be lonely and especially if you are single, new to the area, or find yourself on your own at a slightly older age, or perhaps you work very hard and there is not a lot of time left over to arrange social events for yourself.

Our Intention: It is our intention to bring people together to meet primarily as friends from where other things can develop and we offer events that give you the chance to get to know each other beyond just the surface questions of “Where do you live?’ What do you do?” etc.

By bringing together like-minded people with cultural interests in pleasant and sometimes unusual locations for a variety of activities in generally quieter locations of bars and restaurants, people are able to talk and get to know each other without any pressure to date.

Our Aim: We aim to keep a healthy balance of male to female attendees and also keep our groups at a size that is manageable so that you can meet a large number of people present if you want to or just one or two if you feel more comfortable. We always have a clear plan for the event which we share with you and do everything we can to ensure a warm and welcoming atmosphere that you will find enjoyable to be at.

Whether you are single, unmarried, married, divorced, bereaved or even a couple at these events you will find friendship and have an enjoyable, fun time making new friends and potentially meeting that special “other’ as well.

I and my team look forward to meeting you

With best wishes and the kindest regards

Lorrayn de Peyer

Press and Media

As reviewed by the British and American Press and Media - The Evening Standard, The Daily Express, Health and Fitness, Easy Jet Magazine, Time Out, The Boston Herald, Radio Cheltenham, Radio 4, and BBC television.

“Tingling from head to foot” The Evening Standard

“Lorrayn left me walking on cloud nine” Daily Express reporter

“Hundreds of people move through their insecurities and emotional blocks” Time Out

A place of authenticity and truth” Psychologies Magazine

“A healer… with practically nuclear energy” The Boston Herald, USA

Testimonials

•“Brilliant, really really enjoyed it, everybody got into it, “Ten out of Ten” Christian, Somerset

•“Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful. Thank you soooo much ” -Annabel, London

•“I have held myself back …….....But not anymore!” -Jules, Exeter

•“your method works, and this has not come about by chance it has come about by meticulous planning on your part.” Jack, Weekend Workshop Dorset

•A "wonderful introduction –Thank you” -Rory, London

•“Just want to say thank you so very much...I have learnt a lot and would never have had the confidence to do anything like this without you” -Sheila, Dorset

•“Amazing...a really uplifting experience” -Christine -Mother, London

•“I feel ready to do this now” -Karen London

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Upcoming events (3)

SPEED DATING 30-40's For Friendship and Romance

Davy's at Woolgate Bar and Brasserie

£14.99

THE BEST SPEED DATING EVENTS IN TOWN! For 30 & 40-year young’s! – the easy, relaxed way to meet new friends. 25plus people expected. FINDING THE COURAGE TO SPEED DATE FOR FRIENDSHIP AND POTENTIAL ROMANCE It takes COURAGE to date and start a relationship. We look to draw out the Inner You, build your Self-Confidence to help you make the Right new Connections. Helping Singles, Divorcees, People Coming Out Long Term Relationships, Break Ups or Bereavement find the COURAGE to Create Friendship and Maybe Attract Love and Romance Again Using principles taken from Yoga, Health and Fitness Training, Life Coaching, Tantra, Success Psychology and Transformational Energy Coaching to attract the relationship you aspire to have. Please book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-courage-to-speed-date-30s-40s-for-friendship-and-romance-tickets-77866020363 ABOUT THIS EVENT We are extending our unique hospitality and a new way of helping you to connect and develop friendships and potentially find love with ladies and gentlemen of like mind in the 30-40’s agegroup (don’t worry if you are a few years either side - we won’t be asking to see your driving licence). Our Speed Dating events create a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere that takes the pressure off you being nervous or shy. This approach gives people the opportunity for a deeper connection than the usual superficial exhange of "Where do you live? What do you do for a living?" type of exchange. THE COURAGE DATING ETHOS You may already be familiar with Health and Fitness training and have heard of Empowerment Coaching and you may already know about Meditation, Yoga and Transformational Energy as a a practise to increase Wellbeing. For example have you tried eye gazing where rather than making conversation for 60 seconds you stand opposite a member of the opposite sex and simply look into thier eyes with no touch and no verble exchange? It's amazing what you can learn by looking straight into the eyes (the windows of the soul) of another. And we always include the Traditional Speed Dating format so you get the best of both worlds. Then you will be in the right place to meet other people of like mind in the secure, warm friendly atmosphere. HOW IT WORKS Our evening is based around the concept of bringing people together who are open to new ideas and new possibilities giving the evening a focus that allows free and easy conversations to develop without awkwardness and shyness. People can share common interests, likes and dislikes as a way of getting to know each other without being pressurized to say yes or no to a date. Here is how we do it: 1. The group is split into two halves in fixed seated or standing places facing each other in a circle with the men on the outside. 2. On cue from your Host, half of the group will rotate round to meet the next person in line. 3. The Host will lead the communication exchange and Energy Dating Exercises and tell you when to move to the next person. 4. The arrival time is 7.00pm and the Energy Dating will start at 7.30pm. If you arrive late you can join in at a point between the processes led by Lorrayn. 5. The Energy Dating Exercises will finish at 8.15pm with a break until 8.30pm when the traditional Speed Dating will begin. Nobody will be able to attend the Speed Daing without also having done the Energy Dating Exercises. 6. Venue details: Davy’s at Canary Wharf, 31-35 Fisherman's Walk,Canary Wharf,London,E14 4DH 7. Drink and Food details are: an open bar and food is available. No food is allowed in the event so please eat before you arrive Early Bird tickets - £9.99 each (plus charges) Regular tickets - £14.99 each (plus charges) At the door - If you have been unable to register to attend in advance the cost is a £20 payment at the door. Please book your tickets here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-courage-to-speed-date-30s-40s-for-friendship-and-romance-tickets-77866020363

SPEED DATING Singles - 20's and 30's

Dirty Martini - Minories

£14.99

Helping Singles to Find Friendship and maybe.........Love and Romance! Looking to draw out the Inner You, build your Self-Confidence and make new Connections. Getting to know other like-minded, local people in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly way. Cities are thriving places with lots of interesting events going on and everyone is so busy with their full lives that sometimes it can be challenging to find an opportunity to meet the right other people. We help you fill that gap! Who Will be There? This event is ideal for you if you are a busy individual who is needing a place to relax and meet other people in an easy and friendly atmosphere that allows you to get to know people without putting you in the dating hotspot. You will meet lots of other single and amazing people like you who like you want to meet each other and potentially meet that special, significant other. Tickets are £14.99 Early Bird; £19.99 Standard; £25 at the door - Buy your ticket here in advance to make it cheaper https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speed-dating-singles-20s-and-30s-tickets-79881851769 Our events are designed to give you the opportunity to have an enjoyable evening meeting a range of single friendly people as potential friends without being thrown into the dating hot spot. Gents you need to step and up and book right away as our Ladies usually get there first and we normally have a waiting list for Ladies and won’t book more until we have the right number of Gents. We try to have an even gender balance so please put your name on the waiting list if the event is sold out. About the Event? It can be quite very difficult and daunting to meet new people you don’t know, and we help you get rid of that anxiety by creating an atmosphere that nurtures communication and exchange in a friendly relaxed manner that can lead to deeper friendships. If you haven’t tried it before our Speed Dating experience is the perfect way to meet new people and form friendships from which all things are possible! What is the Plan of the Evening? You are welcomed on arrival and we will sign you in and give you a badge and a dating card. This is the time to get a drink and meet and mingle a bit before the Speed Dating starts. Our host will let you know when the Speed Dating is due to start, and the women usually remain seated (or standing depending on the venue) at individual tables and the men to circulate. Depending on numbers you will have 4 or 5 minutes to talk to each person with a minute or so between. Be sure to make notes of who you meet on your dating card as it is easy to forget and please tear off the bottom of your card and give it back to the host at the end of the event so you can be connected with any matches. We are sure that you will meet and make friends with somebody you like at your first event and if you don’t, we guarantee to give you a free place on your next event. What’s more we are planning multiple events for you to choose from. Registration begins 19:00 Speed Dating begins 19:30 Break for drinks and chatting 20:15 approx. Speed Dating resumes 20:30 approx. Speed Dating ends and post event socializing begins 21:15 approx. Where Will you Meet? We are very careful to pick venues which are well located for travel, stylish, comfortable and provide a space that is quiet enough that you can really hear what others are saying to you. Who is Your Host? Our hosts are specially picked and trained for their personability, kindness and generosity. We are here to help. Who Are We? We are Courage Enterprises and have hosted hundreds of events nationally and thousands of people have been through our doors. We have a high match rate of success. Our aim is to put ourselves out of business by introducing people to each other so that you don’t need us anymore!! Tickets are cheaper in advance here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speed-dating-singles-20s-and-30s-tickets-79881851769

SPEED DATING experience for Singles 30-45's

Kanaloa

£14.99

THE BEST SPEED DATING EVENTS IN TOWN! For 30 & 40-year young’s! – the easy, relaxed way to meet new friends. 25plus people expected. Helping Singles, Divorcees, People Coming Out Long Term Relationships, Break Ups or Bereavement find the COURAGE to Create Friendship and Maybe Attract Love and Romance Again It takes COURAGE to date and start a relationship. We look to draw out the Inner You, build your Self-Confidence to help you make the Right new Connections. Using principles taken from Yoga, Health and Fitness Training, Life Coaching, Tantra, Success Psychology and Transformational Energy Coaching to attract the relationship you aspire to have. Who Will be There? This event is ideal for you if you are a busy individual who is needing a place to relax and meet other people in an easy and friendly atmosphere that allows you to get to know people without putting you in the dating hotspot. You will meet lots of other single and amazing people like you who like you want to meet each other and potentially meet that special, significant other. Tickets are £14.99 Early Bird; £19.99 Standard; £25 at the door - Buy your ticket here in advance to make it cheaper https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xmas-speed-dating-singles-30-45s-tickets-79899582803 Our events are designed to give you the opportunity to have an enjoyable evening without being thrown into the dating hot spot. Gents you need to step and up and book right away as our Ladies usually get there first and we normally have a waiting list for Ladies and won’t book more until we have the right number of Gents. We try to have an even gender balance so please put your name on the waiting list if the event is sold out. About the Event? It can be quite very difficult and daunting to meet new people you don’t know, and we help you get rid of that anxiety by creating an atmosphere that nurtures communication and exchange in a friendly relaxed manner that can lead to deeper friendships. If you haven’t tried it before our Speed Dating experience is the perfect way to meet new people and form friendships from which all things are possible! Our events give you a way get to know other people of your age in a relaxed way that makes it easy even for a shy person to feel welcome. What is the Plan of the Evening? You are welcomed on arrival and we will sign you in and give you a badge and a dating card. This is the time to get a drink and meet and mingle a bit before the Speed Dating starts. Our host will let you know when the Speed Dating is due to start, and the women usually remain seated (or standing depending on the venue) at individual tables and the men to circulate. Depending on numbers you will have 4 or 5 minutes to talk to each person with a minute or so between. Be sure to make notes of who you meet on your dating card. We are sure that you will meet and make friends with somebody you like at your first event and if you don’t, we guarantee to give you a free place on your next event. Registration begins 19:00 Speed Dating begins 19:30 Break for drinks and chatting 20:15 approx. Speed Dating resumes 20:30 approx. Speed Dating ends and post event socializing begins 21:15 approx. Where Will you Meet? We are very careful to pick venues which are well located for travel, stylish, comfortable and provide a space that is quiet enough that you can really hear what others are saying to you. Who is Your Host? Our hosts are specially picked and trained for their personability, kindness and generosity. We are here to help. Who Are We? We are Courage Enterprises and have hosted hundreds of events nationally and thousands of people have been through our doors. THE COURAGE TO CONNECT has a high match rate of success. Our aim is to put ourselves out of business by introducing people to each other so that you don’t need us anymore!! Tickets are cheaper in advance here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xmas-speed-dating-singles-30-45s-tickets-79899582803

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SPEED DATING 35-48's for Friendship and Romance

Davy's at Canary Wharf

£14.99

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