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The Science of Dating: why we should stop dating online

Wednesday October 8, 2014

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It's something we've always believed to be true, online dating doesn't work. Of course, as a speed dating events company, we would say that wouldn't we. But now, according to The Telegraph there's some science to back up our assertions. Indeed, even the boss of admits himself that dating cycles are shorter when people meet online. 

Check out the full article here.

If you've tried online dating and found that you don't meet the right kind of people or it simply isn't for you we'd love to have you at one of our busy speed dating events. We attract professional people in their twenties and thirties to our events across London.

In just one night you'll meet lots of new people and more often than not you'll find at least one person you click with and want to see again. Our event list is here. Do check it out. 






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.