On Saturday December 7, 2019 we're expecting well over 300 people to join us for our BIG Christmas Lock and Key Party.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 Friday which can only mean one thing......it's only one more sleep till the Autumn Lock & Key Party!
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!
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.
There are a few milestones to pass when it comes to planning one of our lock and key dating parties.
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.
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.
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.
We host plenty of events in cracking venues and, when summer hits, we welcome hundreds of you aboard our justifiably famous boat parties. And yet, there’s more to a London summer than just the river.
What started out at 8pm as a relatively sedate affair had, within 30 minutes, erupted into a full blown party – The perfect introduction to the Summer.
There’s something special about spring. I don’t know if it’s the taste of things to come following all the rain of winter, or simply the idea of new beginnings. Either way, our Spring Fling 2015 certainly ushered in the new season with style.
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.