Stuart, our Business Development Director presents our first every video blog
Fancy doing something fun this valentine's? Well look no further than Original Dating's brand new dating event with balls!
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here at Original Dating we've decided to spoil the singles of London with a full calendar of events!
Valentine's is THE best time of the year to meet someone new and here at Original Dating we like to mark the occasion with a humdinger of a party. Presenting our 2018 Valentine's Lock & Key Party!
If you haven't played ping pong before then you must have been living under a rock somewhere!
January, the aftermath month. We've all been running about daft with Christmas shopping, parties, catching up with friends and family and now all we're left with is this sudden lull.
With Christmas out the way, we've all had time to catch up with family and friends, now it's time to start focusing on ourselves again.
Out with the old and in with the new! 2018 is gonna be the year of Original Dating and we have some spectacular new events, venues and parties lined up for this year!
Christmas is by far one of the best times of the year to be dating and you're never short of Christmas activities in London over the festive period.
There's two types of people at Christmas, those who think Die Hard is a Christmas film and those who are wrong.
Original Dating is going full social media as of next year!
There's always so much to do this time of year in London, sometimes you don't know where to start.
This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key!
Oh it's the most wonderful time of the year......for singles events! That’s right, it's only one week till our massive Christmas Offline Dating Party at the Anthologist, 9th Dec.
It's almost the 1st of December so I think it's safe to say it's finally Christmas time and what better way to start the festive period than a Christmas Quiz!
When looking for somewhere to take a date, I always say the best thing to do is to take the pressure of the conversation.
It's not long till it's socially acceptable to play Fairy Tale of New York as loud as you can and watch Hanz Gruber fall from Nakatomi Plaza (Die Hard).
Netflix has seen a lot of Original Productions lately some which have taken the web by storm and some which haven't, to put it nicely.
So a lot of the Netflix catalogue seems to be films previously released or old TV shows from both sides of the pond but some are shows that wont be shown on British TV, which I must say is a bonus.
Looking for somewhere to take a date that will really impress them? Well look no further than Bounce, the home of Ping Pong.
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.
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.
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!
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.