It is no surprise that the rise of the dating app is destroying the traditional good old face-to-face date. Online dating sites and apps have been criticised for encouraging a perceived abundance of potential partners as well as damaging long-term relationships; “Apps like Tinder and OkCupid give people the impression that there are thousands or millions of potential mates out there…the whole mating system tends to shift towards short-term dating. Marriages become unstable. Divorces increase,” says David Buss, President of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin . With the huge number of people using dating apps (Tinder has already made more than six billion matches globally ), is technology ruining the romance and mystery of ‘real-life’ dating?
Hoxton’s Electricity Showrooms is taking it back to basics, reigniting London’s dating scene by providing a laid back venue where a façade is not needed. Lighten the mood and ease those first-date nerves by heading over to the historic venue, first opening in 1929, as a showroom to launch the latest electrical goods to local residents. Get inspired by its electric history and celebrate with signature gin and tonics, craft beers and a classic food menu or spend your evening in a cosy and inviting corner of the pub whilst getting to know like-minded people.
If sparks are flying upstairs, continue the night and head on downstairs from the opulent saloon, to the basement where you will enter 5cc’s New York inspired speakeasy cocktail bar. With a dazzling dance floor to show off your razzmatazz and the choice of classic or contemporary cocktails to quench your thirst, you’re sure to guarantee a date.
To book, visit http://www.electricityshowrooms.com/