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Our FIRST EVER Speed Dating Chocolat

Tuesday November 27, 2018

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It was a momentous day on Sunday, 25 November and this day shall be remembered from here on as the day that brought us the delicious new dating event Speed Dating Chocolat. 

It's always a day of mixed emotions when I'm hosting a new event type, as those feelings of excitement, anticipation and apprehension fly around. Thankfully, I had some salted caramel vodka shots to wash them down.  

As far as new events go, Speed Dating Chocolat went as smooth as a 72% dark chocolate. It's amazing what you learn in the Cocoa Vaults. 

Not only did Hotel Chocolat supply a complimentary salted caramel vodka shot on arrival they also gave everyone 15% off the shop upstairs. What a great start to the event and what a great turn out too – not an empty seat in the house. 

The event consisted of 8 rounds of chocolate tasting where in our groups we would taste each chocolate and try to guess the flavour.  

But I don't even know where to begin with chocolate tasting? 

Well that's where our expert chocolatier Dom comes in, by explaining how to tell a piece of chocolates quality and some fun facts about the history of Chocolate.  

At the same time as tasting and guessing these flavours we're also getting to know each other in our groups before moving on to the next group for the next chocolate. Can you think of a better icebreaker than a heavenly piece of flavoured chocolate? 

It's safe to say this speed tasting event is coming back and when better to host the next one than the 10th of February, 2019! 

We're already selling tickets but they're limited to 38 places and believe me this event will sell out – FAST. 



Stuart is the Business Development Director for Original Dating and has been a regular host for many years, making him an expert in the field of offline 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.