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Thursday February 7, 2019

After our busiest January on record, and without a moment to catch our breath we’ve arrived in February and there’s no sign of anything slowing down here at OD HQ.

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Valentine's week 2019

Monday January 28, 2019

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Original Dating has pulled out all the stops and we're sure to have an event for you.

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Our Valentine's Dating Events in 2019

Tuesday January 22, 2019

The time around Valentine's Day is one of the most popular times of year for dating. Check out our biggest and best Valentine's dating events in 2019

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Swingers Dating

Friday August 3, 2018

It's not quite how it sounds, or maybe it is? You'll certainly be doing a lot of swinging, of your golf club that is because Original Dating have teamed up with Swingers West End to bring you Swingers Dating.

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Summer In The City Offline Dating Party

Wednesday July 11, 2018

It's The Summer In The City Offline Dating Party – Saturday, 14 July! And the words of The Lovin' Spoonful - 'Hot town, summer in the city' have never been more appropriate because this is going to be one hot party, slap dab in the middle of The City, at the beautiful surroundings of The Otherist.

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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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Why choose Speed Dating with Original Dating?

Friday May 11, 2018

Being single is hard work but it shouldn't have to be. You're swiping left, photo after photo waiting for something to swipe right to. Maybe this guy next to the sedated tiger or maybe this girl posing on her trip to Auschwitz (I've seen these on tinder believe it or not!). Then there's the whole debacle of texting someone you've never met and to make matters worse they've put something like 'If you're just gonna say hey, how are how? Keep swiping' in their profile. Great, that's just fantastic, now you've also got to be some incredibly witty comedian and jump through hoops for some narcissist.

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Does speed dating work?

Friday May 4, 2018

Does speed dating work? Will I meet anyone I like? People don't take it seriously though, do they? It's just a bit of fun? You name it, I've heard them all. And the answer to all of the above is, yes.

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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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Dating Bingo Shoreditch

Thursday April 19, 2018

It's back, Dating Bingo- the dating event with balls! This time we're up at the boho chic Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch.

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Ping Pong Dating - April 26

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Ping Pong Dating for those of you who don't know, is the new social dating event that has emerged as a hugely popular event on the London dating scene.

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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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Original Dating Vlog #2 - Ping Pong Dating

Wednesday February 28, 2018

In this episode we discuss yet another smash hit - Ping Pong dating and also share some thought's on the ever changing world of dating! Hopefully see you at the next Ping Pong Dating - 28th March.

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Valentine's Night Dating Bingo™

Monday February 5, 2018

Fancy doing something fun this valentine's? Well look no further than Original Dating's brand new dating event with balls!

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Valentines Week

Thursday January 25, 2018

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here at Original Dating we've decided to spoil the singles of London with a full calendar of events!

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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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Ping Pong Dating

Friday January 12, 2018

If you haven't played ping pong before then you must have been living under a rock somewhere!

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Dating in January 2018

Thursday January 11, 2018

January, the aftermath month. We've all been running about daft with Christmas shopping, parties, catching up with friends and family and now all we're left with is this sudden lull.

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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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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.