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Welcome to the Original Daily. We post a wide ranging array of articles plus updates on our dating events and parties. You'll also find London bar, restaurant and pub reviews here plus ramblings, rants and great ideas for first dates too. Welcome to our blog!

Let's Celebrate Summer in the City - Meet 150+ singles

Monday July 10, 2023

The countdown is on! Join us this Saturday and meet your perfect match at our singles party this summer. We are taking over the gorgeous Refinery in Regent’s Place with a huge outdoor terrace - one of our favourite summer party venues.

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10 reasons to join the Summer Sizzler Party this weekend

Tuesday June 13, 2023

Our upcoming Summer Sizzler Lock & Key Party is the hottest event in town for singles. Join us to meet 200+ singles.Here are the top ten reasons why this event should be at the top of your social calendar.

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The Power of Meeting in Person: Why Dating Events Trump Online Dating

Tuesday June 6, 2023

Amidst the vast sea of profiles and the swiping frenzy, we explain why it is crucial to recognise the value of meeting potential partners in person

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Which is better? Meeting someone face to face vs in app

Friday May 5, 2023

In today's world, it's common to meet new people through dating apps or social media. However, meeting someone in person can be very different from meeting them online. While both methods have their pros and cons, meeting in person allows for more authentic communication, gives you control over time and place, and allows you to gauge a person's trustworthiness and intentions.

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Single and over 40? Check our our Chemistry party in May

Wednesday May 3, 2023

We wanted to tailor something new for serious daters in their 40s

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Chemistry - Over 40s Singles Party

Tuesday May 2, 2023

We are excited to bring a brand-new singles party to help you kickstart your love life. Due to huge popular demand, we have launched Chemistry - Over 40s Singles Party for those that are single and serious about dating and interested in finding that special someone for the next stage of their life.

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Upcoming brand-new events in Cardiff

Thursday April 27, 2023

Original Dating is delighted to launch its specialist dating events in Cardiff this summer, and we’re kicking things off with a singles party at The Cocktail Club to celebrate.

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Perfect first date questions

Thursday February 23, 2023

First dates can be nerve-wracking, but one way to break the ice and get to know your date better is by asking them thoughtful questions. We know you struggle when it comes to finding that question. Here are some not too cliché and perfectly appropriate questions to ask someone on a first date.

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Valentine's Lock & Key Party 2023

Tuesday January 31, 2023

In little two weeks time we'll be hosting our 2023 Valentine's Party and this year’s..

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How to impress your date in the first 30 seconds

Monday January 30, 2023

First impressions are crucial when it comes to dating, and the initial 30 seconds can determine the course of the rest of the night.

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Ideas for a cheap first proper date

Monday January 23, 2023

Going on a first date can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit stressful. One of the biggest stresses can be figuring out what to do on the date, especially if you're trying to stick to a budget

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Money to tight to mention? Don’t let the cost of living crisis ruin your love life

Tuesday January 10, 2023

Dating during a cost of living crisis can be a bit tricky. With finances tight, it can be hard to come up with the funds for Michelin starred dinners or extravagant outings. But don't let the cost of living crisis get you down! There are plenty of ways to have a great date without breaking the bank.

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How to avoid Ghosting

Monday January 9, 2023

Ghosting is one of the worst features of modern dating. Here's a few tips on how to avoid it.

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Why speed dating is a great thing to do in 2023

Wednesday January 4, 2023

Speed dating has now been around for decades, and it's still a popular and effective way to meet new people and potentially find love. In 2023, speed dating is a great thing to do for a number of reasons.

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In person speed dating events are back from Monday June 21st 2021

Thursday May 13, 2021

We’re super excited to announce that our in-person events are back from the week commencing June 21st.

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Summer Single Parties are Returning

Thursday April 22, 2021

It's with much excitement that we unveil our Summer 2021 singles party and lock and key programme.

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Virtual Reality Speed Dating is here!

Thursday April 1, 2021

As we find ourselves in the new normal, human contact has been restricted but inevitably technology finds a way to keep us connected. Virtual Reality Speed Dating is the closest thing to IRL.

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Summer 2021 Boat Party - #RockTheBoat

Tuesday March 30, 2021

After a year like no other we all need something AMAZING to look forward to. So, with normality just around the corner we’re delighted to launch our 2021 Summer Boat Party taking place on the afternoon of Saturday August 7, 2021.

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What makes a good dating profile?

Thursday March 25, 2021

Ah the age old question, since the classified ads back in the day right up to dating apps and Mixeo, what makes a good dating profile?

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Dating Roadmap

Friday March 5, 2021

With the recent announcement of the governments roadmap out of lockdown we've put together a Dating Roadmap: What you can do, when you can do it (quite literally) and where.

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The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.