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And another one!

Tuesday January 7, 2014

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Yesterday we published an email we received from a couple that met at one of our speed dating events at Dion in The City. They'd just decided to get married and kindly wanted to let us know they'd met through our event. 

We love hearing these stories and we vowed that from now on we'd make a big fuss every time one pops into our inbox. So imagine how excited we were when, not 24 hours later, another one arrived. This time from Jess. Jess met Rich just under a year ago at our one of our weekly speed dating events at The Exhibit in Balham.

We'll Jess explain in her own words!

From: Jessica []
Sent: 07 January 2014 15:51
To: Original Dating
Subject: Re: Booking Confirmation


I just wanted to drop you guys a note... I booked the below event last January, and just before Christmas, Rich who I met that evening asked me to marry him.

Hopefully that's a good success story :-)

Jess x

Sent from my iPhone

We'd like to wish Jess and Rich all the very best for future and thank them very much for taking the time to let us know they met at an Original Dating event.

Why not join us at an event very soon. If could be you writing to us with your success story next!







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.