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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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Date Ideas - South Pole Saloon

Friday November 24, 2017

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).

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Netflix and Chill - American TV Shows

Friday November 17, 2017

So a lot of the Netflix catalogue seems to be films previously released or old TV shows from both sides of the pond but some are shows that wont be shown on British TV, which I must say is a bonus.

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Date Ideas - Bounce

Thursday November 16, 2017

Looking for somewhere to take a date that will really impress them? Well look no further than Bounce, the home of Ping Pong.

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Date Ideas-BallieBallerson

Wednesday November 15, 2017

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!

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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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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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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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What makes Speed Dating the best way to meet people?

Wednesday September 6, 2017

I was talking to someone the other night at one of our events. They had never been speed dating before so I reassured them they were in for a great night and I said without hesitation that its THE best way to meet people.

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London Nightlife: Soul Train

Thursday August 31, 2017

London, the big smoke, corporate and banking capital of the UK but also the hub of creative, full of theatre, music and art. A center of excellence in practically any field you care to mention.

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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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Date Ideas - Heaths, Parks and Commons

Thursday July 20, 2017

In this concrete jungle we call London, there’s tons of pubs and beer gardens but we can’t always fork out the London prices to sit in a pub all day drinking and eating.

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Rock The Boat - Our HUGE Summer Boat Party of 2017

Wednesday July 12, 2017

The summer is here, its official and you can’t beat London in the sun! It’s also a great time to be single. Why? Beer gardens, parks and heaths, shorts and pina colada’s.

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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.