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Valentine's week 2019

Monday January 28, 2019

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Original Dating has pulled out all the stops and we're sure to have an event for you. We've all got different feelings towards the celebration of St Valentine so we've got a vast and varied week of events to cater for everyone. It is the celebration of love after all, thanks to Chaucer, but how we decide to celebrate is up to us. 


The Original Dating Valentines Offline Dating Party – Saturday, 16 February 2019. 


If you like parties and want to meet over 250 singles courtesy of our lock & key icebreaker, then this Saturday night extravaganza is just for you. You'll have a super sociable time and be sure to walk away with a match or eight. 


Valentine's Dating Bingo – Tuesday, 12 February 2019. 


This is the newest dating spectacular to hit the London dating scene and what a night this promises to be. With 150 singles playing 36 ball bingo at the purpose built 21st century bingo hall. You'll meet everyone and have the most fun at the same time. It's definitely the most exciting way to spend your Valentine's. 


Speed Dating Chocolat – Sunday, 10 February 2019. 


If we were to play word association and I said Valentine's Day, I guarantee you the top word would be Chocolate. This makes our Speed Dating Chocolat the traditional choice this Valentine's, but the women have already sold out so I'd hurry, if you want to grab a ticket. 


Dating Against Humanity – Wednesday, 13 February 2019. 


Why not have a horribly hilarious time with this anti-valentine's event. Meeting new people while playing cards against humanity results in quite possibly the funniest icebreaker you'll ever see and this popular event will help you avoid the soppy side of Valentine's Day. 


Speed Dating – Thursday, 14 February 2019. 


Of course it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some proper dating, now would it and our speed dating events have never been more popular. Choose from one of our regular speed dating events at meet anywhere between 15-25 dates. 


Whatever you're looking for we've got it and you'll be in good hands at any of our events. Make this Valentine's one to remember as it could be your last one looking. 



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.