It's back, Dating Bingo- the dating event with balls! This time we're up at the boho chic Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch.
Original Dating is going full social media as of next year!
There's always so much to do this time of year in London, sometimes you don't know where to start.
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 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).
Netflix has seen a lot of Original Productions lately some which have taken the web by storm and some which haven't, to put it nicely.
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!
Everybody loves a good crime film don’t they?
Who doesn’t love Scrabble?
If like me, you are relatively new to the whole Spotify music craze or even want to get more out of it, then this blog may be of use to you.
It’s a peculiar fact that the vast majority of dating bloggers are female. Even among match makers gents are underrepresented. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an equality debate. Those who know me will testify to my tendency to publicly rail against the patriarchy and I’m a firm believer in forms of positive discrimination.
Original Dating has teamed up with dating expert, Jerry O'hare to bring you a series of practical articles based on his forthcoming book, Daring to Date, due to be published later in the year. Over to Jerry. Enjoy!
Ah the sun. As in the star at the centre of our solar system, not the controversial news rag. What is it about sunshine that causes such joy? More importantly, why is it that spring and summer see a massive surge of romanticism? Granted it could be as simple as more people are out and about and thus mixing more. It could also be that people are wearing less, revealing more skin and increasing the amount of pheromones released into the air. But, according to a thing called science, there are more reasons why sunshine really is a progenitor of love, lust and generally delicious dalliances.
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.