You’d think in a city with 8.3 million other fish in the sea, dating wouldn’t be that hard. Well, you would be very, very wrong. London can be a terrible city to be single in, but hey, you can at least take some ironic comfort in the fact that there are millions of others just like you. These are the truths unique to London's dating scene...
One date often means you’re going steady, regardless of whether you planned to or not
In London, when you play tonsil hockey after several rounds of drinks, you will often wake up suddenly in a relationship. Doesn’t matter if you barely know the person yet, you’ll pick it up along the way.
It’s amazingly difficult to make set plans
The chances of two people having overlapping free evenings in London is so remote that if it ever does happen, you should immediately buy a scratch card or something. It'll get better as the relationship moves along (and you will soon become the reason their diary is perpetually jammed solid), but in the opening stages it's a little like booking a meeting.