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The Spring Fling 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

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With The Beast from the East making two stops in London it hasn't felt particularly springlike lately but there is one thing that happens every year in London to mark the transition. You've guessed it -  Original Dating's Spring Fling, the biggest and best singles party London has to offer in April - And it's this Saturday night.

We proudly make this bold claim because it's true - we even made a video at a party earlier this year, after all the proof is in the pudding. 

The Spring Fling will be held at The Otherist this Saturday, April 14th in the heart of the City. This fine establishment is the perfect place to flirt the night away with introductions courtesy of our ever popular lock & key icebreaker. 

Our trusted icebreaker ensures you meet as many people as possible and there's a lot of people to meet. Over 200 people have now booked for this fantastic party. When you open lock a you'll get a raffle ticket and a new set of lock and keys to ensure you meet more people. At the end of the night there's prizes to be won.

The more people you meet the more chance you have of winning and of course meeting someone you want to see again. And that's the real point of the night.

The Otherist is a classy joint, set slap bang in the middle of town and is exclusively hired for Original Dating. This really is a great party venue with space inside and out, to mingle the night away. We also like their reasonably priced drinks. 

The best thing about our parties is the people. You'll be amazed how friendly Londoners are in this environment.

So, put down your phone and meet people in person and you'll have a ball.

There's only a handful of tickets left so don’t miss out on the biggest, best and most sociable dating party this spring. 

For full details of the Spring Fling visit: 



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.