When Hotel Chocolat contacted us about the possibility of running a chocolate tasting dating event, we jumped at the chance. Who wouldn't want to host such a unique dating experience.
Last night was our FIRST EVER Vegan Speed Dating at the gorgeous upstairs of The Coach & Horses and I must say it was possibly one of our best ever speed dating events yet!
Life imitates art far more than art imitates life – Oscar Wilde
It's back, Dating Bingo- the dating event with balls! This time we're up at the boho chic Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Out with the old and in with the new! 2018 is gonna be the year of Original Dating and we have some spectacular new events, venues and parties lined up for this year!
Original Dating is going full social media as of next year!
This Saturday will see Original Dating host the biggest and best singles party this year, our Christmas Lock & Key!
Original Dating has spread it's wings and will now be hosting events in Chelmsford.
It's finally here, the world's first Cards Against Humanity dating event!
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.
Who doesn’t love Scrabble?
It's Friday which can only mean one thing......it's only one more sleep till the Autumn Lock & Key Party!
What a week and we’re only half way through! Already we’ve got one busy speed dating event under our belt. Last night, we hosted 30 people at Match Bar which is located a minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube station. This event was for our ever popular over 30s age category.
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.