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Thu, Feb 06



The Date Debate: Killing Kittens Manchester

Debating our way through modern dating in 2020. From swipe rights to hook-ups to the pros and cons of mono/poly relationships...

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The Date Debate: Killing Kittens Manchester
The Date Debate: Killing Kittens Manchester

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2020, 7:00 PM

Manchester, Manchester, UK

About the event

Hosted by Emma Sayle, this incredible and diverse panel will discuss the rules and ‘how-tos’ of the minefield that is dating in the modern world. What will dating in 2020 look like and how have things changed? From TV Love Island hook-ups to the pros and cons of monogamy vs polyamory,  this panel will cover it all. Here are a few topics our panel will be covering...what’s your opinion on them?! What does dating in 2020 look like?

  • Exploring sexuality more with more gender-fluid dating
  • People are too busy to date, so does this mean we'll see more hook-up dating?
  • The impact the #MeToo movement has had on the behaviour of men and women online and how it has affected them in offline dating

Polyamory vs Monogamy

  • Is polyamory for everyone, and is it as simple as it seems?
  • Is it good for us to limit ourselves to one partner for the rest of our life in a monogamous relationship?
  • Can people have the best of both worlds?

And a whole host of other related topics…!

Ticket price includes a glass of fizz on arrival.

Who’s on the Panel?

Emma Sayle is one of the UK’s leading ‘sex-entrepreneurs’. She made her name launching the elite global adult-party brand Killing Kittens in 2005, she has gone on to become a leading spokesperson for the female-first movement. Her passion for female empowerment is the driving force behind the KK Group, which inspires women to make connections socially, sexually, romantically and professionally, through experiences created both online and offline.

Megan Barton-Hanson is an English media personality and model, best known for her appearance on the 2018 series of hit reality TV show, Love Island. After leaving the villa as one of the most sought-after TV personalities, Megan has since appeared in numerous TV shows from BBC Breakfast, Celebs Go Dating, Loose Women, This Morning, Kathy Burke’s All Women, Hey Tracey!, Big Fat Quiz Of The Year and What A Year on TV with Mel B and Keith Lemon.

Since 2018, Megan has worked with Glamour magazine on their #blendoutbullying campaign, she is an ambassador for international fashion brand Pretty Little Thing, as well as The Isle of Paradise. Megan has also been working closely with Ann Summers and is the director of their Pleasure Positivity Project, encouraging people to open up and have honest conversations and not settling for less than you deserve. Megan has built an unapologetic and successful business built on helping women liberate themselves through body positivity and freedom of sexuality. Her courageous and candid approach regarding her own life experiences has given young women an honest, supportive and safe space as well as the confidence to share and speak about their own stories regarding their sexuality, physical and mental health issues.

Emma Kenny is a psychologist, TV presenter, writer and expert media commentator, and is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading TV psychological experts. She is perhaps best known for her role as resident psychologist on ITV’s This Morning where, during the viewer phone-in segment of the show, she provides expert advice on a whole range of sensitive issues. Emma is registered with the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and runs private sessions from her therapy clinic in Manchester. Visit her site for more information.

Sarah Louise Ryan is a Relationship Expert, Dating Coach & International Matchmaker in the dating industry. Sarah has been helping singles find, build and deepen loving relationships since 2011 and also teaches other start-up businesses in the dating industry how they can do the same. As the founder of The Love Group Global, in a nutshell, Sarah coaches, connects and consults. Sarah picked up the award for Matchmaking Agency of the year at the UK Dating Awards and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Psychologies and Cosmopolitan magazine, to name a few. For more information or to work with Sarah, you can visit her at  

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