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T-12 Days until the Biggest Event of the Year - Rock The Boat Pary 2015!

Monday July 20, 2015

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I love countdowns. New Year’s Eve, space craft launches, how many days until pay day… Countdowns create a growing sense of excitement and expectation around a momentous event. And we now have our very own.

It’s T-12 days until our biggest event of the year – The Rock The Boat Summer Lock & Key Party!

We’ve already sold over 100 tickets, which is exciting enough, but we’ve got another 150 to go and we don’t want you to be disappointed!

Lock & Key is the perfect ice breaker to get you meeting loads of people within minutes and without those awkward silences that can sometimes arise.

As you board our exclusively hired boat – The Golden Sunrise – gentleman receive two keys and ladies a lock. Once we begin our river cruise it’s your job to then meet as many people as possible while trying to unlock each other. If you succeed you’ll come to us to be entered into a prize draw, grab another lock or key and off you go again. 

There’s no limit to the amount of matches you can get but remember, the more people you meet, the greater the chance you have of winning one of our fantastic prizes AND meeting someone you’d like to see again.

As if this isn’t enough, we’ll be running mini speed date sessions on the lower deck throughout the afternoon, just so you can see what all the fuss is about, you'll indulge in the best river views of London as we cruise past the city’s most iconic sites, and bask in the glorious sunshine out on the perfectly sized sun deck - all accompanied by a background of the finest and most chilled out summer tunes.

You can also keep in touch with those you match with via our unique matching and messaging software – Mixeo – so the fun doesn’t end when the party does.

It really is the best summer event in town.

So yes we’re excited. And yes we’re counting down the days. Because for us this is like Christmas. The best day of the singles calendar.

With only 12 days to go, we think you should be excited too. Just make sure you avoid disappointment and book now. The countdown has begun.



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.