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Summer 2021 Boat Party - #RockTheBoat

Tuesday March 30, 2021

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After the most awful of years, Summer 2021 is set to be the new Summer of Love at Original Dating. It's time to get out there, let rip and meet some new people and have some fun. 

With the so-called 'Roadmap to reopening' in place we couldn't wait to start planning, plotting and otherwise getting back to our good old normal ways of bringing single people together face to face and in person. It's what we know and love and crucially - it's what gets people dating like nothing else.

With that in mind we wanted to kick off the start of our live event programme with the announcement that our annual River Thames boat party is taking place on the afternoon of Saturday August 7, 2021. The event went live on our website last week and already we've sold a huge number of tickets, it might be March but this event will sell well ahead of time. Book yours now to guarantee you don't miss out.

When it comes to dating events on the river, we know what works. We've been staging these fantastic events every year for years and we know how to make them a roaring success. We think this year's will be our best yet.

This boat party will rock with over 250 people in attendance. There will be an equal male/female ratio on board and arm everyone with a brilliant icebreaker to get the party started. Drinks on board are sold at really great prices and with a sundeck, dancefloor and feelgood summer party tunes aplenty, we'll have a ball. 

Book your ticket now, they won't be around for long. 

We'll be announcing further party dates shortly so watch this space!






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.