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The Merry Mistletoe Mingle - Christmas Lock & Key Dating Party 2012

Thursday November 22, 2012

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We're throwing a pre-Christmas lock & key party on Saturday 8th of December in the stunning bar of The Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell and we'd love you to be there!

We're expecting 150 people to attend our annual Christmas bash. As always there will be an equal number of girls and boys and if all our other parties are anything to go by this will sell out fast.

As always meeting loads of people is the order of the day. We're bringing along our highly effective, Lock & Key Icebreaker to ensure everyone gets mingling fast.

The Malmaison is a beautiful venue just 5 minutes walk from Barbican tube. We've hired the stunning ground floor bar and space for 150 people. This venue is stunning and perfect our Christmas singles soiree.

We're offering the first 100 tickets for just £14.95 so snap yours up now before the price increases!

Lock & Key Explained  -  Click to find out more!

Girls get padlocks and the guys get keys and the aim is to find a matching pair. Try your key with as many locks as possible (or vice versa) and you're sure to find a match.

The great thing is you'll meet and chat to loads of people as you do this and because so many people attend you're bound to find someone you want to see again.

When you find a matching set, both you and your 'match' head to our desk where you'll enter our prize draw to win some great prizes on the night!

The more people you meet the more chance you have of winning a prize (and meeting someone you click with) - it's a great way to get everyone mingling.

Online messaging  -  Click to find out more!

You're bound to meet loads of people at this party, that's guaranteed, but it's not always easy to keep track of everyone you met on the night. Simply upload your photo when you book a ticket and you'll be able to message anyone you meet the next day via our website.

This way there's no pressure to get numbers on the night and our website is your little black book! The perfect mix between real life and online dating!

Book now and secure your place under the mistletoe at our 2012 Christmas extravaganza!

DETAILS: Original Dating Christmas Party
DATE: Saturday Demember 8, 2012
TIME: 8pm until late
WHERE: The Malmaison, Clekenwell
TICKETS: £14.95 (First 100 tickets)

Don't miss it! Click to find out more!



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.