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Our Christmas Lock & Key Party

Friday November 22, 2019

On Saturday December 7, 2019 we're expecting well over 300 people to join us for our BIG Christmas Lock and Key Party.

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Why The Summer Sizzler is the hottest singles party in June.

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Do you ever wonder where all the single Londoners are? It feels like every time you're out, everyone's always taken. It's crazy, right?

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What's speed dating like?

Wednesday May 2, 2018

A question I'm asked more often than not is 'What's speed dating like?' Whether it's from people who call in, friends or just anyone that happens to find out this is my job. I never knew either before I started working for Original Dating some 5 years ago.

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The Spring Fling 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

With the beast from the east making two stops in London it certainly doesn't feel like Spring weather-wise but there is one thing that happens every year in London to mark the transition from winter to spring.

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Original Dating Vlog #3 - The March Mixer

Friday March 2, 2018

In this episode Stuart explains why you need to be at our next big party - The March Mixer. There's also a blooper reel at the end for you to enjoy!

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Our 2018 Valentine's lock & Key Party

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Valentine's is THE best time of the year to meet someone new and here at Original Dating we like to mark the occasion with a humdinger of a party. Presenting our 2018 Valentine's Lock & Key Party!

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New Year Offline Party 2018

Tuesday January 9, 2018

With Christmas out the way, we've all had time to catch up with family and friends, now it's time to start focusing on ourselves again.

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The BIGGEST and BEST party of the year!

Tuesday December 5, 2017

This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key!

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The Christmas Offline Dating Party 2017

Friday December 1, 2017

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.

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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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Event Report: Rock The Boat - Lock and Key Party 2017

Thursday August 10, 2017

In case you missed our boat party this year I’m going to give you a quick run down including some behind the scenes info of our best boat party to date.

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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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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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Just 10 days and counting

Tuesday October 11, 2016

There are a few milestones to pass when it comes to planning one of our lock and key dating parties.

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It's Here! Rock The Boat - Summer Boat Party 2015

Tuesday June 23, 2015

While Valentine’s Day is the Christmas of the dating industry, this is the event we at Original Dating really look forward to and you’d be mad to miss it. It’s Rock The Boat, our biggest and best party of the year.

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Why Summertime Speed Dating is Particularly Special

Tuesday June 9, 2015

If large summer parties are Ibiza on steroids, then summer speed dating in London is the Italian hill top private bar over-looking the Mediterranean. Or so says John Davis as he explains why the summer is the best time for speed dating.

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The Utimate Lock & Key Party FAQ

Monday June 8, 2015

Our lock and key parties are justifiably becoming the most sought after singles events in London. You have a brilliant conversation starter in lock and key – including champagne prizes - mini speed date sessions just so you can say you’ve given it a go, a great nights entertainment from an exceptional live band, and our own unique matching app, Mixeo, so you can stay in touch with those you connect with.

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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.