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Give the gift of speed dating this Christmas

Friday December 14, 2018

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With Christmas just around the corner it can be tricky to seek out the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for singleton in your life.

Why fight with the crowds on Oxford Street when you can order the perfect present online and use the time saved to savour a glass of something cold by the fire instead.

Seek no more! We have the perfect solution in the form of speed dating gift vouchers. The perfect gift this Christmas.

Chose from a one-off dating event voucher to give your friend, relative or secret Santa recipient the chance to speed date up to 20 eligible members of the opposite sex at any of our events nationwide.

If you’re looking for the ultimate package, why not choose our 10-event mega voucher entitling the bearer to entry to 10 of our events. With this in hand it’s almost impossible for them NOT to meet someone they click with.

Speed dating gift vouchers make a great gift and can be sent on a date to suit you. Imagine the look of joy on your friend’s face on Christmas morning when they receive their voucher by email.

Show that you care, click here to give the gift of speed dating this Christmas!



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.