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Speed dating makes meeting people easy. Enjoy Up to 20 fun dates over a few drinks. It's a lot of fun
and our events are the best in town. OUR GUARANTEE: We're confident you'll meet someone you like
like first time But, if you don't, your next event is FREE.

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Colchester in Essex is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK, which is surprising since it's the oldest known recorded Roman Town, despite the fact it's just a great place. So listen up singles of Colchester, here at Original Dating we feel you deserve quality speed dating for such a fantastic town. Which is why Original Dating is bringing the speed dating party to you.

Original Dating is the most innovative speed dating companies in London. We're the leading speed dating and singles events organiser in London for nearly 15 years, so you can believe me when I say, we know what we're doing. We run over 400 events a year, which are very popular, well attended  and expertly organised. If you're looking for a speed dating event, you've cam to the right place.

Speed dating is the easiest and most fun way to meet single like minded people. Speed dating is lots of quick 4 minute dates, allowing plenty of time to chat and flirt over a few drinks at the best bar in town. Meeting up to 20 singles in one night, and having a great time doing it, what more can you want?

Well there's more...we also have our bespoke matching system which allows you to match with anyone who attended the event and message those matches the following day. 

If you wanna be the first to hear about Original Dating's events then sign up now and we'll even give you 50% off your first event!



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.