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GENTLEMAN: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DISSEMINATED ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS. AND YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW

Friday November 2, 2012

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There are some men who tread their own path, who carve a way through life unique from all those around them. To you sirs, wherever you are, I salute you. I have had the privilege of meeting many of you because you are the ones who attend Speed Dating events, often alone because you are a pioneer, a trend-setter, a man amongst boys.

Then there is the rest. The friends of the pioneer who mock his forward thinking. They cast doubt on innovation, on new thinking, on courage and bravery because they are afraid. Years ago these people would mocked anyone considered the planet Earth could have been anything but flat.

It is to you, fearful ones, for whom this missive is intended. While you send the hero out into the world of speed dating, your laughter wringing in his ears, it is upon you that the last laugh will fall.

This is how it works:

It's 7:30. You're 3 beers in with some other friends in cowardice, laughingly guessing at the fate that has befallen your erstwhile companion. As the evening progresses you will contemplate the relative merits of various females in your proximity. "I don't need to speed date" you will tell yourself as you further line your stomach with liquid courage.

It's 8:30. Is that a woman? You're not sure. Are there 3 or six of them? Another beer will sort you out. You're unstoppable.

Meanwhile, your 'laughable' companion has discussed sex, politics, Ugg boots and the relative merits of Timmy Mallett with 15 stunning women. He has already swapped numbers with 2 of them. And it's only half time. Your only engagement with the more intelligent gender has been a slurring offer to buy a drink and the witty remark that she looks like a slim version of Vanessa Feltz. She politely declines by laughing in your face. But you're on fire. You return to your mates with another pint.

It's now 9:30. You've actually managed to engage in conversation with someone who appears rather attractive if you close one eye. She's even laughing at your impression of Sean Connery. It's been 10 mins! Who needs Speed Dating? Pah!

Your friend has met another 10 women and is now at the bar chatting to 3 having exchanged 2 more numbers and he still has tomorrows online matching results to come.

You are flying! She even laughed at your sick Jimmy Savile joke. She turns to you. Look you in your one sober eye and says: "Thanks for keeping me company. My boyfriend's here now. You gay guys are so much fun." And walks away.

It's midnight. Where do we stand?

Your adventurous friend is in a club with 12 others from the Speed Date night with no intention of leaving anytime soon.

You are sprawled, half dressed and alone watching Babestation swirling in front of you. You half consider a drunken hand shandy while smelling of kebabs before deciding a trip to the fridge for another beer is in order. You wake upon the kitchen floor.

Gentleman, I tell you now, this story is true. True for so many men each week.

So to you sir - YES YOU - I ask, which are you? The pioneer warrior? Or the drunken has-been?

The choice is now yours.

Last few places!
Sat 28 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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25-45

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Sun 29 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 29 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners. Over 15 dates already booked!

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£10

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25-45

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us for some virtual speed dating for people living in and around London.

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£12

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40-55

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2

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Bristol

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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25-45

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Sheffield

Tue 1 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Wed 2 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 2 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners.

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£10

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23-35

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6+

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6+

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Wed 2 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Clapham

Wed 2 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating, London, Clapham

Join us online for this virtual speed dating for people living in and around Clapham, SW London.

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£15

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25-42

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5

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Wed 2 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Stratford-upon-Avon

Wed 2 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Wed 2 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Norwich

Wed 2 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Thu 3 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Thu 3 Dec 2020

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£10

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25-45

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6+

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6+

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Thu 3 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Belfast

Thu 3 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Thu 3 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Leeds

Thu 3 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Thu 3 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Derby

Thu 3 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Fri 4 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Fri 4 Dec 2020

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£10

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25-45

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Sat 5 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sat 5 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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£10

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25-45

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6+

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6+

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Sat 5 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Croydon

Sat 5 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Sat 5 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Wigan

Sat 5 Dec 2020

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25-45

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Sun 6 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 6 Dec 2020

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£10

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25-45

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Sun 6 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Milton Keynes

Sun 6 Dec 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people living in and around Milton Keynes.

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25-45

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Sun 6 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Watford

Sun 6 Dec 2020

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Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people living in and around Watford.

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25-45

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ORIGINAL DATING IN THE PRESS

HOW IT WORKS

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 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. 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.

 

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