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Speed Dating Chelmsford

Wednesday November 8, 2017

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Original Dating has spread it's wings and will now be hosting events in Chelmsford. We understand people have had to travel to our events in the past but now we are going to save you the leg work and bring Original Dating's fantastic speed dating nights to Chelmsford. We have exclusive use of the gorgeous upstairs bar in Slug and Lettuce, overlooking the river. 

Speed dating, for those of you who don’t know is a great way to meet new people and a lot of fun. Most people don’t know what to expect, which is normal, but everyone that comes walks away having had a great time. It's one thing I promise is you will have a good laugh and also meet someone you'd like to see again.  

What to expect? 

Original Dating is already a successful and well established Speed Dating and Singles Party event Organiser in London. We have an excellent reputation for hosting fun and well organised events, with a 50:50 male to female ratio. This means you will have the chance to meet up to 20 singles from Chelmsford and the surrounding areas. Speed Dating is the perfect way to meet a lot of new people in one night. 

How does it work? 

We have the private upstairs bar at the Slug and Lettuce with views over the river which really does set the scene. You will have 4 minutes with each date, which is the perfect amount of time to find out if its someone you'd like to see again and not that long if not. You will also receive a scorecard so you can keep track of everyone you meet and have access to our unique matching system the following day. And don’t worry there will be a 10 minute break halfway through to top up those drinks, as well as time afterwards to chat and flirt some more. 

Our Thursday night events are sure to be the best and easiest way to meet new people and with this central location it has the makings of a great night out! 

Our first event is on the 16th November and we can't wait, can you? 


Stuart is one of our regular hosts and over the years has become something of an expert in dating. Watch out for his regular posts full of dating tips and advice.



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.