Valentine’s Day Authentic Speed Dating: Ages 30–45

If you’re looking for a break from dating apps and some fun within a safely held event - then this may be for you.

Valentine’s Day Authentic Speed Dating: Ages 30–45

About Valentine’s Day Authentic Speed Dating: Ages 30–45

Can you get to know a stranger in five minutes or less?

Can authentic dating guarantee you’ll show up as your full honest self?

Can I promise you will meet the person of your dreams? Of course not. :)

However, there are other reasons to come to Authentic Speed Dating on Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a break from dating apps and some fun within a safely held event — this may be for you.

Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day by opening yourself to something new!

Grab your ticket HERE


You feel time pressure to find a partner soon as “you’re not getting any younger”
You’re tired of dating apps or don’t want to use them for other reasons
You’ve had so many unsuccesful dates you quietly suspect there’s something wrong with you
You find it uncommon to feel relaxed on your first date
You’re not interested in small talk and playing relationship games
You want to dive into “real talk” fast.


In the Authentic Speed Dating, you’ll be in a safe, structured, well-held space. This is to empower you and others to put your guards down and show more of yourself than you normally would.

It can allow you to experience the depth of connection that most people get to only after several dates.

In other words - you'll cut through the small talk quickly. You'll see a real human in front of you. And even if you don’t end up going on a date with them afterwards, you’ll become much better at connecting to people in general.

How so?

It’s because during this connection-generating meet-up you will:

* Be empowered to break through awkwardness and establish psychological safety
* Get a chance to meet 7–10 different people in a guided experience
* Have some time to reflect on your interactions and what they taught you with a “buddy” (a person you haven’t met as a date)
* Have an easy way to share your contact details with the people you choose


Time: 14th February 2024, 6–9pm
Place: Sahara Studio, 11C Murieston Lane, EH11 2LX, Edinburgh

There will be a break around halfway through the event

I assume your dating interest in the gender other to yours. If I find there is demand for a queer dating event, I intend to organize that in the future.

A sweet vegan & gluten-free treat will be included :)


The price is £27 + booking fee.

Requests for refunds will be considered on an individual basis. Due to my upfront cost, unfortunately I can’t guarantee refunds.

You will be able to transfer your ticket to someone of the same gender.

If you have questions, email me at

I hope to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day with you in Sahara Studio! :)


Sahara Studio is a beautiful cosy studio in Dalry, hosted and managed by Lindsey Marie Silver. Lindsey runs her belly dancing classes and various community events here, as well as rents the space out for other occassions - such as the Authentic Speed Dating!

The studio is finished with premium quality eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, solid bamboo flooring and has a mirror wall. Lit and decorated with taste and care, it feels like a retreat right in the heart of Edinburgh.


Marta Brzosko has been facilitating Authentic Relating and connection events in Edinburgh and online since 2020. She has completed the Authentic Facilitator Training from AuthRev, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training, as well as other relational and mindfulness courses.

She runs an event service and newsletter called Connection Hub, where she shares stories and tools for creating authentic human connection and communities. She's also a resident and volunteer at The Salisbury Centre where she plays her part in weaving and supporting the community.

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