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Just 4 Days Remain – It’s Decision Time

Tuesday July 28, 2015

As I write this, we have just four days until our biggest and most anticipated event of the year – Rock The Boat 2015.

The Golden Sunrise - our craft for the afternoon - is booked; cocktail ingredients are being stocked; playlists are being constructed; the poop deck is being pooped and the captain is polishing his brass bits.

We had a chat with certain authorities and came to an agreement that a dry 22 degrees would be ideal with a gentle WSW wind. Mixeo has been primed, speed dating place cards printed and hosts defrosted from stasis in which they are stored between events – just to keep them fresh you understand.

In short, we’re ready. The question is, are you?

So this is a warning of sorts.

There aren’t many tickets left. We have over 100 single ladies already booked and we expect this to increase. We have a handful of guys tickets remaining. They will sell. They always do. It’s just normally a mad rush in the last 48 hours which leaves many disappointed.

So the question is, do you want to be stuck in a bar with the same friends, drinking the same drink staring drunkenly at the same strangers you’ll never actually speak to before eating the same kebab which will stain the same shirt when you fall asleep with it in the same armchair while watching Sexcetera?

Well do you?

The alternative is avoid the rush and book your ticket now.

Lock and key ice breaker with plenty of prizes, mini speed date try out sessions, cracking summer tunes in the background, the most iconic views of London, great drinks… What are you waiting for?

Oh, I nearly forgot. 125 people of the opposite sex who are all single, like-minded Londoners.

You’re guaranteed to meet someone you click with.

You know what to do. Book now



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.