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Rock The Boat! Thames Boat Party - Saturday May 18, 2013

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I’m going to make a prediction. The weather is going to get much better. Okay this may be as vague as a professional psychics claims and appear overly optimistic but we could all do with a bit more optimism.

So, emboldened by your stunned silence I’m going to predict more precisely that Saturday May 18th is going to be a sunny 28 degrees during the afternoon cooling to a calm 17 as the sun sets.

How do I know this? Because we’re holding Rock The Boat, our first boat party of the summer season on that day and we know people who know people. And if you don’t believe me I have proof. Last year our Jubilee boat party took place a week before the actual jubilee and was bathed in 26 degree sunshine. The Queen got all the rain.

Not laughing now are you. Unless it’s with joy.

I’ll be honest with, when I first started hosting dating events my first boat party was a Hawaiian themed jaunt. I thought it was going to be the cheesiest thing I’d ever seen. I can happily report it was one of the most fun parties I’ve ever been to which may explain why they are so popular. Tickets disappear ridiculously quickly which is why we’re letting you know now.

If you haven’t been to one of our boat parties before you can expect Rock The Boat to be one of the best events of the year. Seriously.

250 single Londoners sailing the Thames, a fantastic live band, mini speed date try outs, a lock & key ice breaker replete with top notch prizes AND there may even be cake!

Rock the Boat will take in the sights of course, from Westminster, out past The Shard, Tower of London & London Bridge, Docklands and that big tent thing before heading back into town.

And if you’re new to lock and key, it’s very simple. Guys get a key, girls get a lock. Mingle, chat, flirt and see if you’re an unlockable match. If you are, come to us and enter the lucky dip prize draw. Win or not, you both get another lock and key and off you go again until all the prizes are gone. It’s the perfect icebreaker and a great way to get over any residual nervousness you may be feeling.

Be warned, all our boat parties sell out really quickly, so get on the website, get booking, tell your friends, dust off your dancing shoes, break out the sun cream and come Rock The Boat with us!

Rock The Boat Party Saturday May 18th 2pm-5pm and probably an after party somewhere.

This event WILL SELL OUT FAST so book your tickets now to avoid disapointment! Click here!

Check out some pictures of a previous event. Looks fun eh?



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.