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New Year Offline Party 2018

Tuesday January 9, 2018

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With Christmas out the way, we've all had time to catch up with family and friends, now it's time to start focusing on ourselves again. January is the best time to focus on you, what you want and set some goals for 2018. This doesn't mean it can't be fun! Let's shake off those January blues and have a party! 

What better way to start the year than Original Dating's New Year Offline Party, with already over 200 singles booked this set to be the biggest New Year Party in London! This Jan 13th, see's us party the night away in a brand new venue, the Happenstance in Paternoster Square, St Paul's where they film the popular TV show first dates. This cracking venue has the beautiful back drop of St. Paul's Cathedral and plenty of room to flirt and mingle! 

Our New Year Party will have our ever popular Lock & Key icebreaker, ensuring you will have the chance to meet as many people as possible and of course there will be some fantastic prizes to be won! When you attend an Original Dating party you also have access to our online matching system, which means you can connect over our website with anyone you met at the party and want to stay in touch with. No other company offers this unique feature! 

It's under a week till the big party and with over 250 singles expected, there's not many tickets left so if you haven't had a chance to grab a ticket, don't hang about! This will be a sold out event and I would hate for you to miss out on the biggest and best New Year Party in London!  



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.