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Look what's coming up this week

Monday October 12, 2015

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Hi there,

We’re at the beginning of a very busy week at Original Dating HQ and we wanted to bring you up to speed and possibly tempt you along to one of our busy dating events.

Dating can only start after two people meet and we believe the best place to meet people is at our busy events in London. Join us at an event this week and, next week? Well the possibilities are endless...

Tomorrow - Speed Dating in Clapham

Tomorrow night sees us return to Sugar Cane in Clapham Junction for another speed dating event at this tiki bar inspired venue just minutes from Clapham Junction station. This event attracts a twenty to thirties crowd and despite being on a Tuesday it’s a surprisingly busy night. This event is on sale for the special price of £10 and all the male places have sold out in advance. Book now girls!

Wednesday – Quiz Dating

Our ever popular Quiz Dating event takes place on Wednesday night and we’re already fully booked with girls. 18 ladies are already booked and ready to quiz. Guys, we have 6 places left so wait if you’d like to join us. It’s going to be a brilliant night. Hosted, as always, by Quizmaster John Davis. More info here.

Thursday Putney & Balham Speed Dating

Thursday’s events take us to two different areas of South West London and for some more neighbourhood speed dating. The first take place at The Dukes Head in Putney overlooking the river. We currently have availability for girls and guys at this event. More info here

Our event in Balham takes place at The Exhibit. We’ve already got 15 girls and 10 guys booked so the night is filling up well. Book now if you’d like to join this event.


Friday nights at Dion play host to one of London’s most popular regular speed dating events and this Friday night is no different. We’re expecting a total sell-out once again but currently there’s still a few spaces left. Book now.


Saturday night speed dating at its best returns to Black and Blue in Fitzrovia once again. Why not join us for a busy night of exciting 4 minute dates, you’re guaranteed a plenty of dates! Check it out here.

That rounds up this week. Why not sign up for an event now? Meeting exciting, fun and friendly people in London is easy when you know where to look.

Until next time,






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.