On Saturday December 7, 2019 we're expecting well over 300 people to join us for our BIG Christmas Lock and Key Party.
With Christmas just around the corner it can be tricky to seek out the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for singleton in your life.
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.
There's two types of people at Christmas, those who think Die Hard is a Christmas film and those who are wrong.
There's always so much to do this time of year in London, sometimes you don't know where to start.
This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key!
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.
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!
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).
Check out some pictures from our Christmas party last month. Well over 300 people joined us for this event. So many people got together!
Christmas Lock & Key Party Saturday, December 3 @ The Anthologist
Tickets for our BIG Christmas Lock & Key Party on Saturday, December 3rd are now limited. Don't miss it!
We're throwing a pre-Christmas lock & key party on Saturday 7th of December in the stunning bar of The Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell and we'd love you to be there!
Looking for some festive outdoor fun in London? Check out John's pick of date destinations in London this winter.
We're justifiably famed for our Original Dating lock and key parties and we've been described by more than one reciewer as the best lock and key hosts in London. 150-300 singles split equally guys/girls, amazing venues, great band and a full on night of flirting and fun. They're raucous yet relaxed fun that run late into the night and the number of matches we get is quite is extraordinary.
We're throwing a pre-Christmas lock & key party on Saturday 8th of December in the stunning bar of The Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell and we'd love you to be there!
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.