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Speed dating with vegans is like speed dating with any other singles.You’re only slightly more likely to warm to them or, should I say, you’re only slightly more predisposed to like them, because of their dietary choices.

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Once we’re tired of endless left swiping, compliments (ok, I can never tire of those) and the odd naked selfie, we start to long for something else.

Enter Original Dating, an events company that combines shared interests with face-to-face interaction.

Another only read sci-fi - an impenetrable genre for me. I survived our 'date' by making the accurate assumption that he would be into Game of Thrones and wittering on about the TV series.

' The most interesting conversations I had were with people who were interested in books and authors that I’d either read (no one wants to be made to feel ignorant on a speed date), or that feature on my ever expanding to-read list.

We bonded over Miranda July (he was reading her new novel; I’d at least heard of it), Haruki Murakami and Angela Carter.

I didn't get any romantic vibes; but I did get some book recommendations.

And bring a book – if it all ends hopelessly, at least you’ve got some company for the night bus home.

The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.

How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?

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