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Upcoming brand-new events in Cardiff

Thursday April 27, 2023

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Original Dating is delighted to launch its specialist dating events in Cardiff this summer, and we’re kicking things off with a singles party at The Cocktail Club to celebrate.

Join us on Friday, May 12 at the Cocktail Club, the newest nightspot in the capital, for a unique night of fun and flirting as 60+ singles take over their swanky basement bar for an offline dating event like no other.

Our lock and key icebreaker means you'll effortlessly meet loads of people. We encourage many short conversations with as many people as possible, and our hosts are there to facilitate introductions so feel free to ask them if someone catches your eye.

The best bit… with our post-event matching and messaging there is no pressure to exchange numbers on the night. Simply enter your selections so you can get in touch with everyone you are mutually matched with.

The party offers the ideal opportunity to ditch your phones and connect IRL in the hope of finding that special spark.

Following on from the singles party, we will also be hosting a series of speed dating events at The Cocktail Club on Thursday evenings. Taking place from May 25 and then fortnightly thereafter, the speed dating events allow guests to meet up to 15 dates in one night, with each date lasting four minutes. Just enough time to establish if there’s a spark.

You can find more information here.

We cannot wait to bring these events to you this summer. Hope to see you there!




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.