First dates can be nerve-wracking, but one way to break the ice and get to know your date better is by asking them thoughtful questions. We know you struggle when it comes to finding that question. Here are some not too cliché and perfectly appropriate questions to ask someone on a first date.
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If you haven't played ping pong before then you must have been living under a rock somewhere!
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.
Original Dating is going full social media as of next year!
There's always so much to do this time of year in London, sometimes you don't know where to start.
When looking for somewhere to take a date, I always say the best thing to do is to take the pressure of the conversation.
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).
Looking for somewhere to take a date that will really impress them? Well look no further than Bounce, the home of Ping Pong.
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!
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.
In an ideal world we’d probably all like to have the day off after we go on a date.
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.
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...
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.
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!
So what is the best first date? Drinks, coffee or dinner? Obviously being the urbane single in London you have myriad options at your disposal. But I’ve only got space for about 600 words so let’s stick to the classics. Allow me to indulge in a little compare and contrast of the relative merits and demerits of these traditional dating options.
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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.
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.