The 'fear factor' raises the nerves and lowers peoples defences, automatically making people more chatty and giggly.As the tension and heart-rate rises, so does ones need for safety and comfort and an arm around the shoulder or holding a hand is the perfect antidote.We also hear endlessly that audience members grab onto the stranger next to them!

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The unique event will host 300 of Londons most eligible singles as they enjoy an evening of ghostly cocktails and ghoulish tales while meeting potential dates.

The social event will see the UKs best known dating service team up with critically acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Stories.

Promising to set pulses racing, the show will offer a stage fright like no other.

Creating an 80 minute rollercoaster ride of chilling laughs that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.

Attendees will meet at Verve bar before and after the event, offering more opportunity to mingle and discuss the spine tingling experience.

Attendees will also receive a discount from taxi firm Uber to ensure they get home safely.

Kate Taylor, Relationship expert for says: "Events like this that get the pulses racing are a great way to meet potential dates as they increase the thrill of attraction.

Studies have shown that raising our adrenaline levels increases how attractive we find other people.

Mild fear gets our hearts pounding, making our bodies think it's our partner who's getting us excited.