Authentic Dating Edinburgh (ages 21 to 45)

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Authentic Dating Edinburgh (ages 21 to 45)

Tired of the swiping? Here’s your chance to connect more authentically, in person, with those both like-minded and different!

By Laurie King

When and where

Date and time

Sun, 7 May 2023 18:00 - 20:00 BST


The Salisbury Centre 2 Salisbury Road Edinburgh EH16 5AB United Kingdom

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Tired of the swiping?

Here’s your chance to connect more authentically, in person, with those both like-minded and different. It's returning to Edinburgh this May for a 4th edition, exclusively for those aged between 21 & 45!

You’ll have several encounters throughout the night. Each will be carefully guided, inviting you to be yourself, to communicate openly, and and explore multiples layers and flavours of connection. Come spark a flame or two!

Authentic Dating welcomes men, women and non-binary people, monogamous and non-monogamous, aged between 21 and 45.

While we aim to achieve an even balance of genders & ages, this is not always possible. However, what is guaranteed are skills that you can apply to any relationship. Simply come with an open mind and ready to connect

Is this event for me?

If you are seeking....

✨ Deep & meaningful conversations without small talky chit-chat

✨ Exciting new connections, both romantic & platonic

✨ An opportunity to explore & challenge your assumptions

✨ A substance-free environment

✨ Playful & sincere communication

✨ A space to simply be yourself

....then this event is for you!

What will actually happen? 🥰

You will be invited to explore four unique interactions, some of which are randomised and some of which you can choose. Each will involve a new set of instructions to help you communicate about topics that really matter to you. Each interaction will last 10-15 minutes.

At the end of each interaction, you will have the opportunity to share a contact detail on a piece of paper that you will only leave once you leave the event.

Consent is important: you always have the agency to choose how deep you go. You will never be forced to share information that you don't want to.

The space holder 💁‍♂️

I'm Laurie, a space holder from the UK. I am dedicated to enabling human-to-human relationships to arise, deepen and flourish. I have organised and facilitated over 200 Authentic Relating, Dating and Embodiment workshops in Oceania and Europe. My training includes the Authentic Life Course, the International School of Temple Arts, and the Connection Institute. My portfolio includes internationally acclaimed festivals such as Stretch, and organisations such as ART International.

My workshops have sparked thousands of nourishing connections across Oceania & Europe, turning many strangers into life-long friends. I look forward to holding space for you!

Here’s what others have said:

"This has been the most positive experience I've had in meeting genuine souls with the intention of finding love/romance for over 6 years"

"Laurie led us through a series of games and exercises that allowed us to open up and create very real bonds with others and with our own selves. Many emotions were felt in the safest, most welcoming environment"

"Authentic Dating re-opened an old window for me in a new way. Heaps of fun too! And I did meet a very special person. Highly recommend for anyone curious and keen to connect with depth & joy"


Cost: £24 regular, £19 reduced (for those on low incomes). Limited spaces available through Eventbrite.

Location: The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB.

Time: 6pm sharp. No latecomers!

Dress code: Whatever you're comfortable in.

Intoxicants: This is an alcohol and drug free event. There will however be plenty of tea available.

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About the organiser

Organised by
Laurie King
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