“Some people didn’t want him at their children’s parties because he is not the same as other children. She and Daniel’s father Barry, 66, a support worker, who have been married for 33 years, had largely given up hope that their son might find love, happiness and a relationship as strong as theirs, something he had told them was his dream. His first song – entitled The Black of Lonely – described the melancholy of being alone.
For a mother, the lyrics cannot have been easy listening.
If there are no singles or speed dating events near you then please let us know by emailing us at We are also looking to expand by recruiting event organisers around the UK.
We run on a franchise concept, so if you’d like to make your living in the world of entertainment and dating options then we’d love to hear from you and you could be up and running as the organiser of your own dating franchise and running singles, speed dating and singles social events in your local area in the very near future.
As Carol relays their story, Daniel sits patiently opposite her, sipping a Coke.
Seeing the two together, her words are tricky to believe. A gentle 6ft 4in presence with a tumbling head of hair and wide blue eyes, he maintains eye contact, unabashed. “Once they actually said it, it was a massive relief because I had something to use as a point of reference,” says Carol.
Open yourself up to the speed dating experience and you might find your soul mate, a great new friend or a few acquaintances you’d like to get to know better.
To help you to find events near you, here is a list of our regional locations, which are the 9 official regions of England, plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Keep watching the events page for new event dates as they come up.
We host singles and dating events in the UK covering most of the major locations, expanding into more local areas and are gradually rolling out this great concept across Europe too.
We want to show everyone that Heartventure is about supporting adults with learning disabilities to meet and socialise in a safe and secure environment.
The Purple Club House was a great success last Friday night.