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Offline Dating Party - 200+ People Expected

Tuesday August 23, 2016

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It's with massive excitement that we announce our next BIG event of 2016, our Late Summer Offline Dating Party.

The fact is that, whist technology can bring about face to face interaction, it will never be an adequate replacement for it. Our Offline Dating Parties are the antidote for all the dating apps, hideous online dating services and the like.

In dating terms, face to face, warts and all works far, far better. You see, meeting people face to face saves a hell of a lot of time. No swiping and endless messaging required. Offline Dating Parties are about meeting new people over a few drinks. When you meet someone you like, you just know, and you know quickly.

Our parties work so well because we put a whole load of single people together in a bar. To get them chatting we open with a couple of fun, mildly cheesy icebreakers and then when people are chatting we let them get on with it.

Sure, we have online matching and messaging but that happens after people have met up IRL. It’s actually pretty exhilarating to go to a place where you know you’ll meet and speak to 30, 40 even 60 people in one night.

There’s no pressure. Meet as many or few people as you like. The main thing is, we make it very easy to break the ice and that’s what you don’t get in any other environment. Our parties are all about meeting people and because every person attending know that, there's a super friendly, open vibe.

This is the ultimate event if you're looking meet someone new, fancy setting up some dates or simply want to have the most fun and sociable night out imaginable. With well over 200 people attending, our all-new mass speed dating session and lock and key icebreaker all night, this party simply cannot be missed.

Tickets are already selling fast and so early booking is recommended to guarantee your place. Check it out now!


Saturday, 17 September 2016 | The Folly - TICKETS



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.