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Dating in January 2018

Thursday January 11, 2018

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.

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New Year Offline Party 2018

Tuesday January 9, 2018

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.

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Original Dating in 2018

Thursday December 21, 2017

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!

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Date Ideas - Ice Skating

Monday December 18, 2017

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.

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This is why Die Hard IS a Christmas film!

Friday December 15, 2017

There's two types of people at Christmas, those who think Die Hard is a Christmas film and those who are wrong.

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OD Social Media Rewards

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Original Dating is going full social media as of next year!

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Date Ideas - Winterville

Wednesday December 6, 2017

There's always so much to do this time of year in London, sometimes you don't know where to start.

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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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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 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.