So, back in April I moved back to my uni city of Manchester, although I have some family here, I lost most of my uni friends to their hometowns. So, when I moved back I did’t really have many people to hang out with. After a difficult relationship, I lost a lot of confidence and really found it hard to go out ad meet new people. It was daunting and scary, and I felt like I had forgotten how to interact. This is where The Girl Gang comes in. My friend was heading to a speed-mating event, and suggested I came along. You can read all about the experience here. Fast forward a couple of months and I have formed a solid friendship with a girl I met, Rebecca. We hang out weekly and have formed a strong bond! This had not gone unnoticed ad the BBC were doing a piece on the benefits of speed-mating, and we so happened to be a great success story. So, please watch our little video below, ad tune into BBC 5 live at 5:15 today to hear us talk on air!

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20 thoughts on “HOW I GOT ON THE BBC

  1. Speed-mating sounds like an awesome concept!:) Especially during a life stage transition (leaving uni, etc.), it can be hard to find new friends, so this is a cool way to do it! Congrats on making it onto the BBC:D

    1. Lolamia

      Yes I think it is a great idea and a good way to bring people out of their shell! x

  2. Wow, what a fantastic experience. I love the sound of speed mating, wish it was something that you could do round here as it sounds a great way to meet people.

    1. Lolamia

      It really is a great little group they hold different types of events regularly and its a great place to mingle! x

  3. What a fab little opportunity xx

    1. Lolamia

      It really was an experience! x

  4. I’ve never heard of speed mating, it sounds like a fab idea though. So glad you went along and made a new friend from the experience.

    1. Lolamia

      Its brilliant I am so glad I went along too sometimes you just have to say YES in life! x

  5. Awesome, sad you’ve lost all your uni friends but glad you started to get friends again. great post!

    1. Lolamia

      Well they are still around just not in the same city anymore! x

  6. Zoe Jackson

    Wow what an awesome event. I’ve never even heard of speed-dating since seeing it here first. What a genius idea I would definitely go speed-mating!

    1. Lolamia

      It is a bloody great idea!! x

  7. This is so exciting!I agree, once you leave school the real world can feel really isolating. This show seems like such a good idea

    1. Lolamia

      It really can! You don’t even realise! Lucky for us we have speedmating ha! x

  8. I’ve seen something similar on Meetup but never tested it.
    This is such a cute story. I hope this is the beginning of a long term friendship!

    1. Lolamia

      I would recommend it! a great way to meet new people! x

  9. Wow never head of speed mating but hope the friendship goes from strength to strength.

    1. Lolamia

      it certainly is! x

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!! This is such a once in a lifetime opportunity and you looked great on there!xox

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhh thanks babe 😘😘

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