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It's Here! Rock The Boat - Summer Boat Party 2015

Tuesday June 23, 2015

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While Valentine’s Day is the Christmas of the dating industry, this is the event we at Original Dating really look forward to and you’d be mad to miss it. It’s Rock The Boat, our biggest and best party of the year.

250 single Londoners mingling in the sunshine, sipping on cocktails on a river cruise while classic chilled summer tunes play in the background.

Landlubbers welcome of course, but if you’re still not convinced, it goes a little like this…

On Saturday August 1, 125 single guys and 125 single girls will gather on Temple Pier – just down the road from Embankment tube – before boarding our two storey river cruiser, The Golden Sunrise. As you board, guys will get two keys and girls a lock before heading to the bar and sundeck to start mingling.

As we head up river towards the Houses of Parliament you’ll flirt, mingle, chat and party with as many people as possible and see if you can find who matches your lock or key.

When you do, come to us and we’ll enter you and your ‘match’ into our prize draw. We’ll then give you another lock or key and off you go again. The more people you match with, the more chance you have of winning – and of course meeting someone you click with. It’s the best ice breaker there is.

In the meantime we head out towards East London and the O2 as you continue to mingle, cool drink in hand and flirt beneath the suns golden rays.

On the lower deck we’ll be running mini speed date try out sessions to give you a taster of this hugely popular dating craze. We’ll run five sessions throughout the evening to make sure as many of you get to give it a go as possible. Make sure you book up as soon as you board as spaces go fast.

Add to this some of the best summer tunes and most iconic views of London and you have the perfect afternoon to meet loads of like-minded single Londoners. Whether you come on your own or bring some friends, you’re guaranteed an exceptional afternoon.

Lock and key ice breaker, mini speed date sessions, great music, cool cocktails, glorious sunshine… And we guarantee you’ll meet someone you click with.

Tickets sell fast for a reason, so get yours quick to avoid disappointment.

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.