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DATING BOAT PARTIES

Hundreds of people - one massive party boat party

We've organised a lot of parties in our time. Really, a lot of parties! One of our most popular events formats is our Thames boat parties. We always attract a capacity crowd of around 250 people meaning that you're very likely to meet someone on board that you'll like. Guests take in the fabulous views and London skyline whilst mingling chatting and generally enjoying themselves. These events are so good they're worth staying single for!

What to expect

A huge group of people is no good unless everyone finds it easy to mingle so we always include our lock & key icebreaker in all our boat parties. In brief, girls get locks and guys get keys and you are aiming to find a matching pair. When you find a match you can win prizes. Some people might think this sounds a little cheesy but we know that when it comes to getting a huge crowd mingling there is actually no better way to do it.

We also offer speed dating sessions on board. These are shorter that our usual sessions but offer another great way to meet people on board.

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Every year we put on a programme of dating or singles boat parties that normally starts in May and often we schedule events to take place in June and July. These events nearly always take on a theme and in the past we've organised the following events.

And many, many more.

About our Thames Dating Boat Parties

Our party themes vary however some of the most common features of our boat parties are listed below.

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HOW IT WORKS

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. 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.