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The Christmas Quiz 2017

Wednesday November 29, 2017

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!

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What message to send after Speed Dating

Monday November 13, 2017

Speed dating is fun, it's just talking to new people and getting to know them in short dates but what I always find tricky is what to say the next day, to someone who you matched with.

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Speed Dating Chelmsford

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Original Dating has spread it's wings and will now be hosting events in Chelmsford.

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Our first Dating Against Humanity

Thursday November 2, 2017

So Dating Against Humanity happened last night and it's safe to say as far as world first's go, it was a blinder!

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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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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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Autumn Lock & Key Party-Update (1)

Friday October 13, 2017

It's Friday which can only mean one thing......it'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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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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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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The truth about Tinder

Tuesday July 22, 2014

A few weeks ago we conducted a survey. The goal was to find out what our clients want from a dating event in 2014 and where the dating market in general is heading. We had a great response and around a thousand people kindly took the time to fill it out, so a big thank you to those that did.

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Dating Events This Week

Tuesday July 15, 2014

If you’re thinking about trying speed dating for this first time why not make this week the one where you take the plunge? We’re running four events and all of them have seen really high booking levels over the past few days. This means only one thing, plenty of dates for you!

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We'll pay for your opinion!

Tuesday June 17, 2014

It’s time for our annual events survey and we’d love to hear your feedback on some ideas we’ve got in the pipeline. We believe one good turn deserves another so we’re offering a 50% off discount voucher for anyone kind enough to fill out our survey. There’s only 16 questions so it will only take you a few minutes.

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THE MISTLETOE MINGLE | CHRISTMAS LOCK & KEY PARTY 2013

Tuesday December 3, 2013

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!

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A little update

Thursday November 7, 2013

It’s been a while since my last article but here I am back at the keyboard and I’ve got to admit, it’s a relief.

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HOW IT WORKS

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.