Speed Dating

Vanik Council (UK) has successfully run events for Singles since 1982. Speed Dating events take place in major cities in the UK, twice a year and are open to Jains and Gujarati Hindus of all ages.

Next Event

  • Next Speed dating date is Sunday, 14 November 2021.

  • Last event attracted 240 people and we had to turn down some applicants.

  • This is the biggest speed dating event for Gujarati Hindus and Jains. It is open for all ages. Many people have found their partner at this speed dating event, maybe you will too this time.

  • To ensure that everyone gets the most out of the day, we have removed upper age limits for this event

  • For boys over 26 and girls under 36, the format is the same as previous events. At previous events most candidates in this age range had upto 50 people dates

  • For those who are older, we will arrange for you to meet and socialise together in a separate room. 

  • The event finishes with a full vegetarian meal.

  • It is your moral duty to inform Vanik council if you find partner due to our speed dating

 Register and purchase your tickets online: www.tinyurl.com/vcdating22

 Prices (+fees) August £ 18; September £22; October £25.

 Includes Vegetarian meal.

If you have any questions, please email us on speed.dating@vanikcouncil.uk or for more information, please contact:

Ramesh Shah     07742 045 154 or Manhar Mehta   07775 523 233    

Mahesh Gandhi   07801 718 293 or Jayman Mehta   020 8907 2428 or 07852 563 974


We invite boys and girls of all age groups from three months prior to the event. To achieve 250+ candidates we give early-bird incentives: the earlier you book, the lower the cost. See the Poster below for more details.


Details - what you can expect

Once we receive your application form, we send confirmation by e-mail. Nearer the time we give clear instructions for dress code, parking and food.


Behind the scenes we will be:

  • allocating every participant to their various speed dating groups (which will be done according to age groups)

  • preparing lists of participants and their details to hand out to everyone on the day

  • preparing badges for identification

  • preparing forms for you to return to us with your choices of potential partners

  • we will take a fresh photo on the day which will be provided as part of the result, together with all the usual information 


On the day

  • We give everyone a badge with name and colour code

  • We will take a photo of everyone who is present and will be provided with the result.

  • We also give general details of all attendees and a tick form before speed dating starts. We divide all attendees into six or more groups of 20+ men and 20+ women

  • Each date will last 2 -3 minutes

  • You will be allocated to a group matched closely by age

  • There will probably be two rounds of speed dating

  • After the two rounds, a meal will be provided and free time to mingle

  • For those who are older, we will arrange for you to meet and socialise together in a separate room


After the event

  • We collect your tick sheets with your selections

  • We compile your matches and email you the results with a photo.

  • You are then free to communicate with your matches and hopefully form life-long friendships.


We appreciate your feedback following the event, and your support for future events. Please share any good news of engagements with us – we like to celebrate in your news and are pleased to hear that speed dating is working. Please e-mail your feedback.

Vanik Council also provides Matrimonial Service.

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