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Wednesday July 27, 2016

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Without wishing to blow one’s own trumpet, we’re already well known as London’s market leaders for speed dating events (toot). Our programme of events covers most areas of London (toot). And we’re proud (toot) of our record of bringing thousands, if not tens of thousands of couples together (toot, toot toot!).

But all that tooting aside, we’ve always sought to continually evolve and refine what we do. After all, they say in business, if you’re not moving forward then you’re probably moving backwards. In a bid to remain on our forward trajectory, we’re keen to expand our offering and cater for niche groups in order to hopefully make our events ever more successful for our clients.

We already run some slightly more specific speed dating events. Literary Speed Dating for those that love reading books, Chinese Speed Dating for members of the Chinese Community in London and a host of events that cater for specific age ranges. But the thing is we can do more, and that’s where you come in.

Are you a tech geek, who’s in the market to meet other single geeks? Are you a Spanish Speaker in London that would love to tangle tonsils with other linguists? We are amongst the few that can make this happen and we’d love to do it.

If you’d like to see a special speed dating that caters for a part of London life that interests you and crucially you think there’s others that would be interested too, then please drop us a line.

We’ve got the venues, the tech and the wonderful hosts to make this happen. We’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,

The OD Team




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.