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Bury St Edmunds, reputedly home of the first illuminated road sign in the country, on Angel Hill. The pillar of salt sign was placed there in 1935 and remains there to this day. Original Dating is coming to Bury St Edmunds to signpost the way to a brighter future for you. This historic and colourful market town with its ruined Abbey has a buzzing nightlife with trendy brasseries and restaurants, the perfect location to enjoy an Original Dating speed dating event.

Bury the past.

If romance is eluding you and dating apps are just not delivering the goods, don’t bury your head in the sand. Try something new and fresh with speed dating in Bury St Edmunds. Our innovate and unique matching software gives a fresh twist on the concept of a blind date. Even better, there is a get-out clause if the face across the table is simply not for you and, you can meet loads of people in just one evening. Genius!

Who we are?

Original Dating is a successful speed dating service known and loved on the London scene and now bringing its speed dating events to Bury St Edmunds. We don’t just measure our success in marriages (although we have had one of these). Many people find their life partner without the endorsement of a wedding band – our many testimonials speak for themselves. Enjoy one of our exciting speed dating events in Bury St Edmunds, we make it all happen, you just need to sit back and enjoy the fun.

How does speed dating work?

To attend speed dating in Bury St Edmunds you will need to open a profile on our website and then just pick a date and accept your invitation.

Original Dating put meticulous thought into the choice of venue and the set up on the night. You will be part of a group split equally between men and women. The evening is divided into two halves

with a rest break in the middle and you will meet each person for four minutes, a chance to exchange a few words and see if there is that mutual spark of attraction. Four minutes isn’t a lot of time so you will learn to perfect your approach in terms of what you say and more importantly, what you ask.

What happens next?

Through your online profile on the website, you will feed back your responses to the people you have met. It’s great when a ‘yes’ category is met with the same response. Lack of interest is recorded as a simple, ‘no’ and we have a ‘maybe’ category which is a great way to stay in touch with people you really liked as friends and who it would be nice to stay in contact with. And, maybe, you just never know!

The great thing about Original Dating is that you can meet people in person without being tied into spending a whole evening with someone who you know within five minutes is just not for you. It also avoids internet style dating with often disastrous consequences when you first meet. Well, they seemed nice enough online...

Original Dating’s integrated matching software provides all the key benefits of digital technology with the excitement of good old-fashioned dating – the best of both worlds. Try speed dating in Bury St Edmunds and open your eyes to fun times ahead.

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Original Dating’s nationwide programme of events including all the dates for Bury St Edmunds is listed at the top of this page. Sign up to our interesting and informative newsletter, a handy guide filled with tips on what to expect on the night and some suggestions for the type of questions you could ask. Let this be the year Original Dating changes your life.



The beauty of Speed Dating Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds. 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.