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The BIGGEST and BEST party of the year!

Tuesday December 5, 2017

This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key!

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The Christmas Offline Dating Party 2017

Friday December 1, 2017

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.

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The Christmas Quiz 2017

Wednesday November 29, 2017

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!

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Date Ideas - Four Thieves

Tuesday November 28, 2017

When looking for somewhere to take a date, I always say the best thing to do is to take the pressure of the conversation.

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Date Ideas - South Pole Saloon

Friday November 24, 2017

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).

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Netflix and Chill – What's Hot

Wednesday November 22, 2017

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.

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Netflix and Chill - American TV Shows

Friday November 17, 2017

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.

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Date Ideas - Bounce

Thursday November 16, 2017

Looking for somewhere to take a date that will really impress them? Well look no further than Bounce, the home of Ping Pong.

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Date Ideas-BallieBallerson

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Looking for a great date idea? Something a bit different, that’s tons of fun and sure to make a memorable date? Well look no further than Ballie Ballerson!

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Netflix and Chill-Crime Films

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Everybody loves a good crime film don’t they?

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What message to send after Speed Dating

Monday November 13, 2017

Speed dating is fun, it's just talking to new people and getting to know them in short dates but what I always find tricky is what to say the next day, to someone who you matched with.

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Speed Dating Chelmsford

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Original Dating has spread it's wings and will now be hosting events in Chelmsford.

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Our first Dating Against Humanity

Thursday November 2, 2017

So Dating Against Humanity happened last night and it's safe to say as far as world first's go, it was a blinder!

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The world's first Cards Against Humanity dating event.

Tuesday October 31, 2017

It's finally here, the world's first Cards Against Humanity dating event!

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Fun Fitness Classes in London

Friday October 27, 2017

Lets be honest with ourselves sometimes going to the gym can be more of a chore than a pleasure

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The Winchester

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Original Dating has a brand new venue in Islington! The Winchester ideally located on Essex Road, bang opposite Islington Green, is only a 5 minute walk from Angel Station.

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Quiz Dating is back!

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Quiz dating is back by popular demand! Original Dating is bringing back our much loved Quiz Dating as part of our new programme of dating events.

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Scrabble Dating

Thursday October 19, 2017

Who doesn’t love Scrabble?

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Interesting and Inspiring Reads

Thursday October 19, 2017

As someone who isn’t big on novels for light entertainment, I tend to lean more to the silver screen for that but that’s not to say I don’t like a good read.

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Get the most out of Spotify.

Monday October 16, 2017

If like me, you are relatively new to the whole Spotify music craze or even want to get more out of it, then this blog may be of use to you.

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HOW IT WORKS

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 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. 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.

 

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