I think that speed dating is making London more like New York, where it's very usual to go on lots of dates, where its not as serious as a date might imply in the UK..

The Pakistani society has seemingly made social progression in a number of areas; the one thing that is still stuck in a painful first gear is the way khandaani (family oriented) families tend to find matches for their unmarried children.

They also meet the family member accompanying the candidate.

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I would like to thank you for everything that has happened.

If it wasn't for you I would not have met Sheila, I would not be as happy as I am today. And if Sheila ever reads this I just want to say 'I love you'..." "... I've got 2 dates over the next week...it's quite a laugh just meeting up afterwards and talking about the evening..." S "...

The men and women attending are required to bring in a parent or another older family member.

The organisers are at the door meeting each guest, making sure they had registered.

The place was alive with excited chatter and nervousness. I sat down in front of Sheila, she was also number 47.

Due to the seat being disproportionate to the table, I basically looked really short.

We married in October 2005, bought a house together in 2006 and our son, Eashan was born on 13th March 2008.

He is just over a year old now and really is the light in our lives.

All the team at Asian D8events love a happy ending and we have been privileged enough over the years to have heard some great success stories from individuals who met at our events. I came to the event with a friend of mine and we waited patiently in the registration queue.