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Summer In The City Offline Dating Party

Wednesday July 11, 2018

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It's The Summer In The City Offline Dating Party – Saturday, 14 July! 


And the words of The Lovin' Spoonful - 'Hot town, summer in the city' have never been more appropriate because this is going to be one hot party, slap dab in the middle of The City, at the beautiful surroundings of The Otherist. 

We've had a remarkable summer so far with record breaking temperatures, world cup progression and of course, sell out parties and events from Original Dating. It has been a hot month on so many levels and this Saturday is set to be hottest day yet! 

But as The Lovin' Spoonful say: 


'At night it’s a different world,  

go out and find a girl,  

Come-on come-on and dance all night,  

despite the heat it'll be alright' 


And for the Ladies I rewrote the verse:


'At night you can still enjoy, 

Go out and find a boy, 

Come-on come-on and dance all night, 

Despite the heat it'll be alright' 


And let me tell you this, it will be more than alright! 

We've hired the gorgeous Otherist near Bank Station, which is the perfect venue, with its long bar, outside area and plenty of space. With nearly 200 tickets sold already for this Offline Dating Party, there's going to be plenty of people for you to meet. 

But I won't be able to meet them all?? 

Well, with our hugely popular icebreaker – Lock & Key, we ensure you speak to as many people as possible. We've even got some great prizes to give away at the end of the night. 

If you wanna be at Summer In the City, I wouldn't hang about with the tickets now limited, it could sell out at any day now! 

See ya Saturday. 

And if you have no idea who The Lovin' Spoonful are or what I'm talking about – have a listen. 


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.



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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.