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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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Autumn Lock & Key Party-Update (1)

Friday October 13, 2017

It's Friday which can only mean one's only one more sleep till the Autumn Lock & Key Party!

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Dating Against Humanity

Tuesday October 10, 2017

If you have you ever played Cards Against Humanity then you will know what I'm talking about when I say that it's so wrong its right!

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Final tickets for the Autumn Lock & Key Party

Monday October 9, 2017

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Best Cocktail Pop-Ups for Dates

Monday October 2, 2017

London must be the home of pop-up bars in the UK, with tons of new themed bars popping up all the time and what better places to take a date.

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Amazon Prime and Chill

Wednesday September 27, 2017

That’s right, the new world power Amazon are now also rivaling Netflix for online streaming. They create their own Amazon Exclusive TV shows such as Man In The High Castle which is all about what would’ve happened if the Nazis won the war.

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Days of the Week to Date

Tuesday September 26, 2017

In an ideal world we’d probably all like to have the day off after we go on a date.

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More success at our events

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Another success story, in today!

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Best Pubs to Watch The Football in London

Thursday September 14, 2017

So where is good to watch the footy in London?

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Netflix and Chill – British TV Comedies

Tuesday September 12, 2017

After the recent Bank Holiday, I found myself nursing a hangover from hell and found myself needing some help in the form of Haribo, Irn Bru and Netflix.

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Hollywood Remakes

Monday September 11, 2017

Is it just me or does it seem like Hollywood has run out of inspiration?

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Date Ideas: Best Pub Crawls In London

Thursday September 7, 2017

When it comes to British pastimes, going down the pub has to be right up there with the most popular. And what’s better than going to one pub? Going to 2,3 or even 6 pubs of course.

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What makes Speed Dating the best way to meet people?

Wednesday September 6, 2017

I was talking to someone the other night at one of our events. They had never been speed dating before so I reassured them they were in for a great night and I said without hesitation that its THE best way to meet people.

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Tourist attractions that make surprisingly good date ideas

Friday September 1, 2017

London has a lot to offer, I mean there are hundreds of bars, pubs and pop-ups all over that each have their own well thought out theme, environment or quirk. Of course, these places always make for a great date idea but it’s a little predictable even if it is a bit different or unique.

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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.