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The complete speed dating guide for men

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Guys if you've never been speed dating before or even if you have but want to get more out of the experience next time round, you've came to the right place.

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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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Vlog #4 - Is technology dehumanising dating?

Monday March 19, 2018

Welcome to Original Dating's Vlog with Business Development Director -Stuart.

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Dating Profile Clichés – And Other True Stories

Thursday June 4, 2015

There’s no doubt that the stigma surrounding online dating is in significant retreat. At the same time, traditional online dating, while not statistically in decline, is finding its dominance challenged by the emergence of dating apps.

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Tinder: How about trying 3D Tinder?

Wednesday March 4, 2015

Tinder: The world’s best finger exerciser! "It’s not just about looks! Oh hang on. Yes it is." Tinder has taken the world by storm. Apparently. It’s estimated the app will have 100 million users by the end of 2015 worldwide and is currently worth a staggering UD$1.1bn. The numbers are certainly impressive. But is it any good? Well, no. But let’s look at how it works.

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The perils of Tinder

Thursday September 25, 2014

Tinder is big news at the moment and there's no denying it, it's changing the way people date. The trouble with Tinder however, just like online dating that came before it is it’s all just so darn superficial. Dating decisions on these platforms have to be all about looks as you’ve really got nothing else to work on. Now we’re not suggesting for a minute that all Tinder users are shallow but we found this social experiment carried out on a few unwitting Tinder users very interesting, so why not take a look.

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The truth about Tinder

Tuesday July 22, 2014

A few weeks ago we conducted a survey. The goal was to find out what our clients want from a dating event in 2014 and where the dating market in general is heading. We had a great response and around a thousand people kindly took the time to fill it out, so a big thank you to those that did.

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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.