About dates-n-mates Aberdeen

Learn more about the organisation and our team

dates-n-mates Aberdeen is part of Scotland’s first dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities.

As a project of C-Change Scotland, we support our members in creating meaningful friendships and relationships.

We do this by providing a varied social events calendar, dating opportunities, training and volunteering opportunities for our members. To find out more about our up and coming events, please see our events page.

Meet The Team

Sarah Paterson

My name is Sarah Paterson and I have been the Director of Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen since April 2015.

My main priority is getting to know everyone and making sure they are happy at the events we put on for them. I am a very friendly and approachable person who likes to help people in need.

Click here for my Autism Awareness story.

Laurie Fallon

I am Laurie – Project Coordinator

* Currently on Maternity Leave as of April 2019 *

Louise McEwan

I am Louise – currently Project Development and Volunteer Coordinator for dates-n-mates Aberdeen while Laurie is on maternity leave.

Formerly, the Marketing and Events Coordinator for 2 and a half years.

I am very passionate about supporting dates-n-mates members in forming friendships and relationships and look forward to developing the project.


Michelle Paterson

I am Michelle – the Membership & Administration Worker for dates-n-mates Aberdeen.

I am based in the Aberdeen Office, however will attend some of the events. I will be your first point of contact for any membership questions and when its time for your renewal.

I have lots of experience within the third sector  as both an employee and a volunteer, including previously working with C-Change.

Nicola Young

I am Nicola, Marketing and Events Coordinator for dates-n-mates Aberdeen.

I love being a part of dates n mates and helping people get out, meet people and try new things.

My favourite part of the role is getting out to events and meeting members.