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Speed Dating Oxford

Friday October 12, 2018

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Original Dating continues to grow and one of the our more recent cities is Oxford with Speed Dating Oxford launching last week. This beautiful county town was a no brainer and when we brought our unique brand of speed dating to the people of Oxford, they duly replied in kind. Our first event SOLD OUT – That's a full house of 40 guests, 20 dates! What a start for speed dating in Oxford.


This was a great debut outing for Original Dating and we couldn't be more grateful for the warm reception. And we're also very lucky to have a great venue with The Oxford Retreat, only moments from the station and overlooking the river. This is the perfect back drop for our speed dating events. The future of Speed Dating Oxford has never looked as good! 


We've already got more dates in the diary, so if you missed out or even if you had a great time and wanted more of the same Sold Out events then have a look at our new Oxford page. 


Our next event for Speed Dating Oxford is 8th Nov and will no doubt be another sell out event! 



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.