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Date Ideas: Secret Cinema

Thursday June 22, 2017

Secret Cinema started back in 2011 and has evolved into one of the biggest interactive theatre events in London.

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Netflix and Cancel

Wednesday June 21, 2017

What do we know about Netflix? Well Netflix was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph back in 1997 but it original started as a mail based rental DVD business.

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Date Ideas: The Ritzy, Brixton

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Ritzy in Brixton is a cinema experience like no other. Located in the heart of Brixton, moments from Brixton’s bustling arcade full of cafes and just up from the famous electric avenue.

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Wednesday May 31, 2017

London, home to the West End, the home of theatre. With Comedies, Musicals and everything in between, it’s sometimes its hard to know what to see, and let’s be honest it can be a pretty pricey mistake.

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Spring Bank Holiday

Monday May 29, 2017

Another Bank Holiday! It feels like the sixth one in two months. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining and it surely happens every year but it feels like more this year, or is it just me?

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Netflix and Chill - Two

Wednesday May 24, 2017

We’re back again with our Netflix and Chill blog and this week I’m going to look at films to ‘chill’ to, a series to binge watch and a sci-fi film that is a must watch.

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Date Venues - The Gorringe Park, Tooting

Monday May 22, 2017

With a multitude of pubs in London it's hard to decide where to go, and let's be honest we usually end up going to the one down the road or round the corner from work...

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First Date Ideas - Plonk Crazy Golf

Friday May 19, 2017

It’s never easy trying to think up something to do for a first date. After all you don’t know them too well, hence it’s a first date, but don’t worry I’m here to give you some top ideas and basically do all the hard work for you.

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London Watering Holes - Duke of Edinburgh

Wednesday May 17, 2017

We all love a good watering hole, don’t we? And London is full of them, from traditional boozers to clubs, quirky establishments and themed bars, there is a lot on offer. So where to start? In our watering holes blog, I’m go through some hidden gems, and some classic venues that you just might not have had a chance to visit yet

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Netflix and Chill

Monday May 15, 2017

Welcome to the Netflix and Chill blog where I’ll be giving you the rundown on what to watch on Netflix, and just what’s good viewing in general, whether it be for a date night in or just some good old-fashioned binge watching in bed, just you and a hot drink.

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Original Dating Advice - The ‘F’ Word

Friday May 12, 2017

In this series of blogs I’m going to look at some of the problems we face dating in the modern world and try to give some helpful advice.

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The Prevasore Guide to Dating | First Impressions

Thursday May 11, 2017

We’ve all heard the saying: “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”, so it’s vital to make the most of those first few minutes on a date.

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The ABCs of First Date Bowling

Monday May 8, 2017

So, let’s say you’ve been along to one of Original Dating’s incredible speed dating nights and you’ve met someone who wants to go on a date with you, ace!

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Prevasore’s Top Tips to Beat First Date Anxiety

Thursday May 4, 2017

While the prospect of meeting someone new can be incredibly exciting, it can also be incredibly nerve-wracking! First dates can be stressful, as they’re all about the unknown.

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Positive Vibes - Big smiles after an Original Dating party

Wednesday January 11, 2017

We delight in receiving positive feedback from our clients. This email from Laura about her experience at one of our recent offline dating parties really brightened up a gloomy January day!

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London's Busiest Dating Events and Parties

Friday January 6, 2017

Check out some pictures from our Christmas party last month. Well over 300 people joined us for this event. So many people got together!

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Preparing For A First Date

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Whether you’re a dating aficionado or you’re brand new to the scene, first date nerves are inevitable.

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Just 50 Tickets Left - Christmas Lock & Key Party 2016

Tuesday November 22, 2016

Christmas Lock & Key Party Saturday, December 3 @ The Anthologist

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Christmas Party - Tickets NOW LIMITED

Monday November 14, 2016

Tickets for our BIG Christmas Lock & Key Party on Saturday, December 3rd are now limited. Don't miss it!

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Event report: Autumn Lock & Key – What a night!

Thursday October 27, 2016

Last Saturday saw us put on one of our largest parties to date. The latest in our series of Offline Dating events, our much-anticipated Autumn Lock and Key Party.

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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.