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Situated between Colchester and Chelmsford in Essex, Braintree achieved fame and prosperity back in the day through the wool trade although you might more readily recognise it from the reality series, The Only Way is Essex. Clearly, there is a real vibe in this Essex town and plenty of talent so why not let Original Dating weave a bright new future for you with one of our exclusive speed dating events in Braintree. It has some great bars and clubs and who knows, you might just glimpse a famous face or get in on a shot with the TOWIE film crew. What a great place to run speed dating events.

The only way IS Essex.

Speed dating with Original Dating offers all the advantages of the internet and counteracts all the drawbacks of modern dating apps. This is because the formula is based on real live attraction supported by our unique online matching system. Its a cameo of a blind date, deliberately short and sweet so you can meet as many people as possible in the designated time. Wouldn’t it be great if some of that romance from the beautiful people could be yours and why not?

Who we are.

Original Dating has been a big player on the London speed dating scene for several years now and we are rolling out our offering nationwide. We are really excited about our speed dating events in Braintree with its thriving singles scene. How do we measure our success? Well, in terms of happy smiling faces who have found that special one. We can’t pre-ordain how long a relationship may last but we can let it slip that we have heard the peal of wedding bells on may occasions.

How does speed dating work?

Find our events list and click on speed dating in Braintree to go through and register your interest. If you want to attend, we will email you details of the venue and specific time once they have been confirmed.

Original Dating’s attention to detail is second to none. Braintree offers a fabulous choice of locations, some of which you may have already seen a sneak peek of on television. The group of guests is split equally in number and each speed dating slot lasts for four minutes. There is a refreshment break halfway through the evening which allows you time for some casual conversation with new-found friends or perhaps something a little more intimate. Our speed dating evenings are relaxed and great fun.

What happens next?

Our unique matching system will collate your responses, fingers crossed, that someone you award a ‘yes’ to responds in the same way. A ‘no’ is final and definitive and Original Dating also has a middle category of ‘maybe which allows you to create new friendships in your local area. You will need to respond within 24 hours of the speeding dating event.

Enjoy the reach of internet dating with the advantages of seeing people face to face before you indicate a preference. Try one of our speed dating events in Braintree and experience for yourself first hand the commitment, experience and winning formula of Original Dating.

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Our dates planned for Braintree are listed on our events page so why not create an account and sign up today. We also have an informative and fact-filled newsletter which can be sent directly to your inbox, containing top tips for successful dating and any breaking news or special offers. Let Original Dating partner you in creating a great new partnership in your life.



The beauty of Speed Dating Braintree 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 Braintree 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 Braintree 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 Braintree. 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.