'First dates are interviews' - Van Wilder, Party Liaison. This can seem all too true when meeting someone for the first time.
Does speed dating work? Will I meet anyone I like? People don't take it seriously though, do they? It's just a bit of fun? You name it, I've heard them all. And the answer to all of the above is, yes.
A question I'm asked more often than not is 'What's speed dating like?' Whether it's from people who call in, friends or just anyone that happens to find out this is my job. I never knew either before I started working for Original Dating some 5 years ago.
Original Dating is coming back to Balham. Many moons ago when Speed Dating had just been dreamed up by a Rabbi in New York, there was another not so Jewish young lad the other side of the pond, who thought London deserved Speed Dating. This young lad grew up to be the MD of Original Dating and where did it all begin....Balham.
It's back, Dating Bingo- the dating event with balls! This time we're up at the boho chic Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch.
Ping Pong Dating for those of you who don't know, is the new social dating event that has emerged as a hugely popular event on the London dating scene.
Not too long ago Original Dating teamed up with Nat West to create a short video about online banking security.
With the beast from the east making two stops in London it certainly doesn't feel like Spring weather-wise but there is one thing that happens every year in London to mark the transition from winter to spring.
Welcome to Original Dating's Vlog with Business Development Director -Stuart.
In this episode Stuart explains why you need to be at our next big party - The March Mixer. There's also a blooper reel at the end for you to enjoy!
In this episode we discuss yet another smash hit - Ping Pong dating and also share some thought's on the ever changing world of dating! Hopefully see you at the next Ping Pong Dating - 28th March.
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.
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.