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Original Dating in 2018

Thursday December 21, 2017

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Out with the old and in with the new! 2018 is gonna be the year of Original Dating and we have some spectacular new events, venues and parties lined up for this year! Of course we will still be hosting our standard Speed Dating events and Lock & Key parties, but we are going to be adding to our already successful and popular programme. We want to bring the singles of London the very best and most innovative dating events around. 

Last year has seen the birth of the monster event Dating Against Humanity which is already considered one of our most popular events, selling out every event so far. Dating Against Humanity is a group dating event that sees small groups of guys and girls playing the hit card game Cards Against Humanity, which provides great entertainment and a relaxed informal dating environment. This hilarious event will run every two weeks as of next year. 

We have two more exciting group activity based dating events scheduled for 2018, which are set to be just as popular as Dating Against Humanity. I know we all like surprises, so I'm not going to give too much away but keep your eyes peeled! These activity based events create an informal and relaxed environment which takes the pressure off and means you can have a great time while meeting new people.  

This year will also see us bring a brand new party event and 100% original icebreaker. This new party, designed for a slightly smaller group than our Lock & Key, of about 150-200 guests is going to take London by storm. I'm super excited for this new icebreaker as I'm sure you will be too, it's the future of dating parties. This new concept is not only a great night out but is also designed to make sure you meet as many people as possible in the most fun way possible. It's gonna be incredible! 

Original Dating is the home of, well, original and innovative dating events. Why else would we called Original Dating. Our goal is to provide singles with the opportunity to meet lots of new people but in fun and exciting ways, so much fun, people will wish they were still single and could join in! Hope you all had a wonderful new year and keep your eyes peeled for the very best dating events London has to offer! 


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.