What is in the online application?

My Mate is all about bringing people together, and so the purpose of this application form is to find out more about you, in terms of what your interests are, how you self-identify and what your availability is so that we can make sure that we find the best person to match you with.

How long will the application take to complete?

Approximately 10 mins.

How do I increase my chances of success for my application?

Unfortunately not everyone will be selected. As a consequence the more effort, detail and thought you can put into your application, the more likely it is that we can match you to someone.

Can I sign-up with a friend?

We appreciate that it can be tough coming along all by yourself, so we want to give you the option of coming along with a friend. It is worth saying though that naming someone on your application does decrease your chances of being selected, because it makes the matching process trickier.

What happens after I sign-up?

We will get your answers and our matching experts will try to match you to someone. Equally there is a chance you might not be selected too.

Who will I be matched with?

This essentially could be anyone (who is similar but different to you), and will remain a mystery until the night. We may though give a few clues beforehand, just to keep you guessing!

What are the food options?

This will depend on the night you are invited to, but there will always be an option of for vegetarians/vegans. We equally want to make sure we include everyone, so please do let us know via your application form if you have any allergies (eg. lactose intolerant) or need halal meat etc. and we will see what we can do!

What will the event look like?

That would be telling! But essentially it will take 1-2 hours. and we will facilitate everything for you. All you have to know is that we will make it easy for you to get to know someone.

Where will it take place?

This will depend on the event. But it will be a cool venue!

When is the next event?

We are looking to hold several at the end of March/start of April. So watch your emails to see if you will be one of the lucky few

Am I a London Local or International Backpacker?

Lived in London for over 3 months. If brought up in UK Backpacker, mainly those travellers but can also be Not an exact science. Who would you like to meet, London local or Internaitonal Backpacker?