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London’s most popular speed dating event

Thursday October 20, 2016

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Fridays. For most of us it’s the day we look forward to most. It marks the end of the week’s toil and the beginning of two days of rest. It’s hard to image Friday becoming even more perfect than it already is but it can be. If you’re single that is…

After all, it’s on a Friday night that we run our busiest speed dating of the week, every week. It’s the event which regularly attracts 50 people.

If you want to meet a lot of people speed dating – this is the event to book.

Our event takes place at Dion in St Paul, moments from the Tube. Dion is a slick city establishment but this event isn’t just for City types. People travel in from across London to take part as it’s easy to get to from most places.

We hire the whole of Dion’s downstairs bar for this event. The atmosphere is always fun, and this event attracts a great crowd usually aged in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties.

Expect to meet 20-25 people over the course of the night. We’ve found this is the most people you can practically meet in one evening and it’s a huge amount of fun.

Why not find out why this is London’s most popular dating event – maybe even book for tomorrow’s event here? (25 GIRLS ALREADY SIGNED UP)

To find out about the rest of the programme, 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.