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Who really gets your heart going? Samsung teams up with Happn to monitor your heart rate on dates

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a person sitting at a table eating food: Singles wear a Samsung Galaxy Watch to monitor their heart rate on dates to see if there is a real spark with potential suitors © Provided by Daily Mail Singles wear a Samsung Galaxy Watch to monitor their heart rate on dates to see if there is a real spark with potential suitors

With 46 per cent of Brits saying they waste time and money on bad dates, a new type of speed dating event could help singles avoid this altogether. 

Popular dating app Happn has teamed up with Samsung to test people's chemistry by monitoring their heart rates as they go on dates.  

'Real chemistry' from their heart rhythms is tracked via a Samsung Galaxy Watch, which both date-goers are wearing. 

The results then reveal which suitors really get their hearts racing.

Gallery: 7 awkward questions you should never ask on a first date (Business Insider) 

The pop up event will take place at the Connection Corner at Samsung's KX experience space in London's Kings Cross from Thursday February 20 to Thursday March 19. 

Guests will go on up to three 15-minute dates during the evening. 

There will also be a host a range of romantic activities to take part in, which all encourage couples to take a 'micro moment' for each other. 

a red flower: Forget finding your 'perfect type on paper' - it takes less than 30 minutes to see who really gets your heart going © Provided by Daily Mail Forget finding your 'perfect type on paper' - it takes less than 30 minutes to see who really gets your heart going

It comes after a survey revealed 40 per cent of Brits restrict themselves to only dating their 'type on paper.'

Chemistry was rated the most important factor when it comes to romantic encounters, with over half the nation (54 per cent) claiming it takes less than 30 minutes to feel it. 

Despite this, over half (58 per cent) of people surveyed said they waited up a month to physically meet matches on dating apps. 

Disappointingly, of the dates they did choose to go on, 42 per cent failed to hit the mark. 

Tanya Weller, Director of Samsung Showcase KX, said: 'We're really excited to be hosting the #SamsungKX Micro-Dating series to help prevent more Brits wasting time and money on bad dates. 

'This idea to literally track real chemistry and connections using our technology reaffirms what Samsung KX is all about, a true home of innovation. 

'It's experiences like these that really help us connect people and we’re looking forward to bringing more exciting events and workshops to our guests in the very near future.'

a person sitting at a table with a cup of coffee: The pop up event will take place at the Connection Corner at Samsung's KX experience space in London's Kings Cross from Thursday February 20 to Thursday March 19 © Provided by Daily Mail The pop up event will take place at the Connection Corner at Samsung's KX experience space in London's Kings Cross from Thursday February 20 to Thursday March 19

Marine Ravinet, Head of Trends at Happn said: 'Here at happn, we want to help people forge long-lasting, deep connections. 

'This starts with understanding that your type on paper isn’t necessarily going to be the one you fall in love with. 

'This forward-thinking way of micro-dating blows romantic types out of the water...after all, meaningful relationships begin with real life meetings.'

TOP DATING TIPS FROM HAPPN 

1. Don’t wait too long before going on the first date

Dating apps are great for getting things started, but chemistry is the ultimate test, and the sooner you can determine whether those online sparks translate into real-life chemistry, the better. No one wants to come across too keen by suggesting a date as the opener, but once you have established common interests and you think they may take your fancy, take the plunge and suggest a date. Happn recommend waiting no longer than one to two weeks before the first date so initial digital sparks don’t fade. 

2. Pick a safe yet inspiring space

First dates are exciting, but it’s important to be safe when meeting someone new for the first time. Pick a safe, public space and be sure to let your friends know where you’re going and when you expect to be home. If you are picking the location for your date, plan ahead and choose a location that’s fun and inspires conversation to make an impact in minutes.

3. Don’t be afraid to date out of your comfort zone

If past relationships haven't worked out maybe this is because you always go for who you feel is your 'perfect type'. Leave your prejudices behind and dare to meet someone different. Pay attention to the chemistry and remember, they say opposites attract for a reason!

4. Be respectful if your date is not for you

Don’t be rude or ghost someone if you are not interested after a date, just because you are talking via technology. It doesn’t cost you anything to offer a polite message letting someone know you are not interested without leaving them hanging.

To find out more about the #SamsungKX Micro-Dating series or book a space at one of the events, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/uk/kx

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