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Another success story

Tuesday June 26, 2018

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There's a variety of ways to meet someone in these modern times, anything from down the pub to dating apps, higher education to the work place and of course speed dating.  

The beauty of speed dating is that everyone who goes is going for the same reason and this creates a friendly and social environment. An environment where people can meet one another without the pressures of online dating and truly connect in person. This in turn results in opportunities for strong and long lasting relationships, which is exactly what has happened for Toby and Amy. 

On Monday morning we received an email from Toby thanking us for bringing them together and it really is music to our ears.  

You're very welcome Toby! 

I'm very happy to share with you all, that Toby and Amy, after meeting at our St Paul's speed dating event back in 2012, are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. Not only are they celebrating 3 years of marriage but they also have a beautiful 16 month old. 

From everyone here at Original Dating, we wish them all the very best for the future. 

One of the many things I love about this job is to hear success stories from our events and I imagine there's not too many professions where the job satisfaction is so high - it brings a smile to my face just writing about it.  

I'm very grateful to Toby and Amy for sharing their story with us and it's great to know we're doing a good job. Thanks guys! 

Do you know of any other success stories, because we'd love to hear of them? I'm sure there's a lot more like Toby and Amy. 



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 for 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.