Type Dating at Ruby’s Dalston, a flirtatious evening of fonts! Postponed.


Type Dating Game live
Hosted by Sarah Hyndman
Apologies, the Valentine’s event has been postponed, a new date will be announced soon.

“A flirtatious evening of fonts and repartee”

Which font would you date? Which would you ditch, or be ‘just good friends’ with? Join us for an evening of typographic speed dating—will the fonts you choose help you find your real life Valentine?

Come along prepared for a few rounds of flirtatious mischief with potential Valentine’s dates as you decide which one is just your type.

Fast-paced and fun speed dating sessions will start every hour (7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm). Select the fonts you would like to date from a list. When the bell rings you find a potential date wearing one of these fonts and chat to them for five minutes: will you find the perfect font pairing, or will it be a typographic mismatch?

At the end of the session you will get a tongue-in-cheek personality analysis based on your choice of typeface, along with a font compatibility rating for your Valentine’s match.


Underground Dalston drinking den Ruby’s
has recently opened a brand new expansion, a glitzy new ‘Lounge’ area complete with plush booths and a quality wine, beer and food offering, added to their already infamous cocktail menu. With interiors that nod to the 60s, along with soft lighting and a high quality sound system it’s the perfect hideaway for a flirtatious evening. Find out more.

Sarah Hyndman will host the evening. She is the author of the newly published book Why Fonts Matter and founder of experiential type studio Type Tasting. Sarah is a regular public speaker and hosts ‘Fantastical Type Tasting Experiences’.

The evening is a live version of Sarah’s Type Dating Game which features in Why Fonts Matter. It began as online Type Dating Game which has been played by over 6,000 people. Play online here.

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No previous experience with typography is necessary.