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Dim Sum Dating

Tuesday December 18, 2018

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Dim Sum Dating is the new hot and steamy dating event for London. 

Original Dating have teamed up with the dim sum masters at Ping Pong to bring you London's tastiest dating experience yet. 

This brand new event is coming January 20th to the private upstairs dining room of Ping Pong, Maiden Lane. This Sunday afternoon experience is perfect for foodies and those wanting a little more than 4 minutes at a dating event.  

How does it work? 

The room will be divided into gender balanced groups of 4-6 and rotated around the room ensuring everyone gets the chance to meet everyone. There's 8 different flavours of Dim Sum, all covered in the ticket price, will be handed out in your own individual steaming baskets and don't worry we also cater for any dietary requirements, just let us know in advance of the event.   

This event will start at 5pm and will not leave you hungry so I'd have an early lunch. After the event you'll have access to our online matching and messaging system but don't let that cut your evening short, most people stick around and you'll be in the heart of London with plenty of bars nearby to continue mingling after the event has finished. 

The first event is Sunday, 20 January and as you can imagine is proving very popular already. Book now to ensure you're at London's tastiest dating event. 


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.