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The BIGGEST and BEST party of the year!

Tuesday December 5, 2017

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This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key! All these crazy dating apps means we're constantly looking for that someone, and trying to meet new people but the thing is we don't really meet anyone at all! At Original Dating's Lock & Key you will be mingling and rubbing shoulders with 400 other eligible singles from London, all under one roof, be it a big roof! The Anthologist is a monster venue that's super spacious and one of the longest bars in London, so you won't waste anytime queueing for drinks, when you could be out there flirting. 

What makes it the biggest? 

Well that's easy, we have the biggest venue for starters, and secondly Original Dating pride ourselves on running the best and most well attended singles nights around. We have a state of the art matching system, an app, and the most talented hosts around, all designed to make meeting new people a walk in the park. Quite simply we do all the work for you, and we love doing it too, all you need to do is turn up and have a great time! Just some figures now, if you're looking for some hard facts. Last year saw over 350 guests attend our Christmas Offline Party. 

But biggest doesn’t always mean best? 

Well I'm afraid in this case it does! With our unique matching system, everyone that signed in and attended the Christmas Party will be on the website the next day. This ensures that if you lose contact with someone you met on the night, you can simply go online the following day, match them on the website and stay in touch. This unique technology means we get more matches than any other dating company. Why wouldn’t you want to come! 

What is Lock & Key? 

Lock & Key is our main icebreaker, which encourages everyone to meet as many people as possible. The Ladies get padlocks and the Gents get keys. If the key opens the padlock, we will give you another lock and key, as well as a raffle ticket. Continue trying your keys and locks to get as many raffle tickets and meet as many people as possible. Towards the end of the Offline Dating Party we hold a raffle for some cracking prizes! 

So that my friends is why Original Dating's Christmas Lock & Key Party is the biggest and best party of the year! It will be of no surprise to you, to hear that tickets have been selling fast and I wouldn’t want you to miss out! So grab a ticket while you still can! 


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.