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Introducing Literary Speed Dating in London

Friday February 20, 2015

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Introducing Literary speed dating 

First event: Tuesday March 10, 2014 - Nordic, W1

Up to 20 four minute dates. Bring a book. Discuss a book. Discuss each other. Date again?

Dating can be daunting at the best of times. Trying to explain who you are while finding out about your date in four minutes even more so. But judging a date by the cover of their book - and what they think about it - can be both revealing and brilliant fun. Is murder mystery for morons? Is Russian Literature for lovers? It's entirely up to you.

Using our ground breaking app Mixeo, or for the more analogue, a note sheet, make notes on who you meet marking them as a bibliophilic beau, a platonic peruser or a narrational numpty and let our software do the rest.

If your match reciprocates, you can indulge in lexicographical love, lust or lunch through our online messaging system, only revealing your email address and taking things beyond the first chapter when you feel comfortable.

WHAT? The UK's first regular Literary Speed Dating
WHEN? March 10th, 2015, 7:30pm
WHERE? Nordic Bar, 25 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PN
HOW TO BOOK? Click here




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.