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Original Dating & All Bar One Present: Wine Wednesday LAUNCH!

Tuesday August 4, 2015

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I think I’m in heaven. We’ve joined forces with All Bar One to bring together two of London’s favourite past times – speed dating and drinking!

And not just any drinking but that finest of elixirs, wine.

It’s a brand new concept for the Bishospgate bar and we’re really excited to be a part of it.

As you arrive you’ll be greeted with a glass of wine and canapés as our hosts explain how the evening works.

You’ll enjoy up to 20 dates with single Londoners that last around four minutes with gentlemen moving on after each. It’s the perfect ice-breaker and the ideal amount of time to work out if you’d like to see that person again but not too long if they’re not quite for you.

You’ll be using our unique matching app, Mixeo, to record your preferences and the following day you’ll find out who reciprocated and you can communicate through our app.

At the same time All Bar One’s Wine Ambassadors will be on hand to suggest alternatives to your regular favourites from a range of over 70 wines that will broaden your palate (and palette!) and introduce you to some hidden vinological delights.

It’s the perfect evening of discovery.

We have exclusive use of All Bar One’s 1st floor tasting room and tickets will go quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

Not only will you meet lots of people, you’ll meet some great new wines that you’ll love forever too.

20 dates, 70 wines - It’s fun, flirtatious and the fastest way to meet someone in London.

Tickets will sell fast so book yours now.

Wine WednesdayAugust 26

All Bar One
Bishopsgate Arcade
175 Bishopsgate

PLUS £5 off a bottle of the wine of the week and £5 off your next All Bar One visit.



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.