What will the event be like?
SpeedRoommating is far more relaxed than it sounds. Firstly, it’s nothing like speed dating - no sitting awkwardly across a table, trying to squeeze all your questions into a five minute window. Everyone wears a badge with their name and either ‘I have a room’ or ‘I need a room’. All you have to do is circulate, enjoying a drink and chatting to likeminded people you might be able to live with. Events only last a couple of hours and are held in relaxed bars – making the experience an informal and fast way to meet lots of potential roommates.
Who will be there?
Lots of people just like you, looking for a room or a roommate. Everyone’s usually really friendly, making it a relaxed (and safe) environment to meet potential roommates in. It’s totally normal to come alone (most people do!), but if you’re nervous about attending feel free to bring a friend along for moral support, as well as a useful second opinion. Or chat to one of the SpeedRoommating staff when you arrive, who will put your mind at ease.
Are people around to help?
Of course! There’ll be plenty of SpareRoom staff buzzing around, so feel free to grab them and ask any questions. Hint: they’ll be wearing a SpeedRoommating T-shirt…