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The city of Canterbury, famous for its beautiful cathedral and located in the county of Kent. Over 160,000 folk dwell in this lovely city, which is one of the most visited cities in Britain and no wonder! Canterbury is a already a popular pilgrimage due to Thomas Beckett but Original Dating is going to bring its own pilgrimage of sorts…Speed Dating!

You heard it here first!

That’s right Speed Dating is coming to Canterbury! Put 40 people in one of your favourite bars, evenly split male and female and you have the best way to meet new people in your area. Its fun, fast and so very flirty!

Original who?

Original Dating has been at the forefront of the Speed Dating scene in London since 2003. One of the first companies around in the UK and we’ve helped thousands of Londoners meet one another. We make over 10 marriages a year, so we clearly know what we’re doing and we don’t want Canterbury to miss out, so we’re bringing the Speed Dating revolution to you!

What is Speed Dating?

Everyone will have a chance to meet everyone for 4 minutes, the perfect amount of time to find out if they’re someone you’d like to see again, if not its just a short chit chat and on to the next date. Of course we throw in a short break to keep your glasses topped up!

What happens when I like someone?

Original Dating has the future at your disposal, with the top of the range matching system. When you meet someone you like make a note of their name on your sheet, you will have till 5pm the next day to enter your matches online, after which you will find out who’s liked you back. There is an online chat platform for you to catch up with your matches and the rest is up to you!

There is always a chance to catch up with your dates at the end of the event, we always encourage people to stick around to chat about their night and maybe have one for the road.




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.