WEdate was started in 2014 by Abbi, an expat living in Brussels who understood all too much about is how difficult it is to find that person that you just adore, and who adores you in return. She ran Speed Dating and Slow Dating events for years in Brussels and finally in 2019 realised that as she no longer lived in Brussels, it was time to pass it on to someone else. Finding someone who lived closer, who could be more committed and therefore would be a better match to help you all find your matches.
Since 2020 Anna, also an expat in Brussels, took over the organisation of the events. Anna is happily married, so no dating stories here to tell. I’m just happy to be able to help people to find each other, or, at least, give them opportunity to have a great time at our events.
Why Speed Dating?
Abbi’s love finding journey wasn’t easy and she has reluctantly allowed us to tell you her top 3 dating disasters to help explain why WEdate was started in the first place, so here goes…
Abbi met someone online, who seemed nice enough and in fact he was – no complaints there, but he sounded just like her uncle, and after 10 seconds of meeting him in person knew it just wasn’t going to work, but she had to spend the rest of the night on the pre-planned date.
She was convinced her date had spiked her drink in Starbucks because she couldn’t figure out why a berry Frappuccino would make her heart beat pound, her ears ring and her palms sweat. After a very accusatory exchange, there was just some coffee in it – but Abbi doesn’t drink coffee. Date over.
Having gone on a date where the guy seemed just lovely at the time, she decided that the age difference was just too much and this wasn’t going to work out. After delicately passing on that information, Abbi then had to read an essay of an e-mail assassinating her character and life decisions, and was told ‘you clearly can’t be interested in setting up a life in Brussels – you live in the centre of town and you haven’t even started signing up for primary schools!!’…???!
These stories are the main reason for the meeting and dating nights being set up in the first place. WEdate know it’s not easy, WE know dating is not always as fun as it should be and WE really think WE can make it better.