The desire to hibernate is overpowering at the moment. It's becoming much harder to cross the threshold of your doorway, let alone play the part of alluring sex symbol on yet another drinks date.
However, if you do want to replace your hot water bottle with an actual person to snuggle with this winter, you need to keep at the dating game.
Here are some winter warmer options:
1. The Posh Date: The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge offers several great dates in one, avoiding the need to travel around in the falling temperatures. Ease into your date with a chilli-infused cosmopolitan in the sumptuous Blue Bar. Then venture upstairs to the Winter Wonderland, a pine-lined outdoor cinema on the roof. Expect classic films (Love Actually), hot chocolate and Montcler blankets for £55 per person.
2. The Foodie Date: Everyone is talking about Beard to Tail at the moment, a meaty and extremely hipster restaurant in Shoreditch with fantastic cocktails and flawless reviews. Loosen up your date at the magical Callooh Callay cocktail bar beforehand and then move on to the charming wooden interiors of B2T for red wine and bourbon BBQ ribs.
3. The Après-Ski Date: Channel the Alps by dressing in furs and heading out to any number of new London Alpine Lodges. Piste on Archer Street is great for cocktails and dancing in Soho; Bodo's Schloss is perfect for swanky West London Austrian dining followed by the chance to dance it off in a very swish nightclub.
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