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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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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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How to tell if she’s interested in you

Thursday June 29, 2017

It’s not always easy to know if someone likes you or not, and we can spend hours stressing over how that date went, especially if it’s someone you really like.

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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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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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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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Drinks, dinner or coffee?

Tuesday May 12, 2015

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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John's Top 5 First Date Deal Breakers

Tuesday July 2, 2013

You’ve met someone who appears charismatic, intelligent, is good looking and – this is important – likes you. You’ve taken the significant step of swapping numbers and arranged a first date. This is of course a fraught outing. So much is a stake and so much could go wrong.

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First Date Ideas: 5 Romantic London Restaurants

Friday March 15, 2013

It’s time to make that reservation, if you haven’t already. And even if you don’t yet have a date, we have a few events at which you will most likely find at least one dining partner before the weekend. So, with this in mind, here is, in no particular order, my top 5 most romantic restaurants for this Valentines week.

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Top 5 locations for a cultural date in London

Thursday February 7, 2013

Fancy a bit of Kulcha in your dating life? Looking to impress with your knowledge of the more intellectual offerings of this fine city? Then let me guide you through my top 5 cultural date venues.

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Really Good first date ideas in London

Tuesday November 20, 2012

We're great at getting people together. In fact 100s of couples have first dates as a result of meeting at our speed dating events and parties every year. Here's some inspiration if you're trying to think up really good ideas for what to do on your first date.

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Review of The Balham Bowls Club

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Over the last few years Balham has become a go to place for great food and funky bars. Despite the streets being occasionally clogged with 4x4 push chairs replete with yummy mummies and designer labels the dating single can find some great place to find refreshment.

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ORIGINAL DATING IN THE PRESS

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 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. 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.

 

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