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Meet people at our music based speed dating - bond over shared tastes in music

If music is the food of love, play on - Shakespeare

Following the huge success of our Literary speed dating events, Original Dating is pleased to announce the launch of Stereo Speed Dating. Stereo Speed Dating events are all about bonding over shared tastes in music and they joining our line-up from June 2015. Book early, we expect them to be very popular!

We’ll bring together a group of people, all of whom have an interest in music. Of course musical tastes vary enormously and that’s where our ever popular speed dating format comes in.

You’ll meet people in the usual way for four minutes but the topic of discussion is the kind of music that you love. Be it 90s Britpop or Bach’s Symphony in G minor you’ll meet everyone and discuss what you like and you’re sure to find some common ground.

You might want to play a few bars of your favourite tunes or simply discuss why you both think that Noel Gallagher is the world’s biggest chopper. That’s up to you. If you like your music this event is for you.

What you will need

A sense of humour, yourself and your phone and headphones. Make sure you have your favourite track (or tracks) ready to go. Don’t have a phone? How about miming/singing/dancing your chosen ditty? It’s all about breaking the ice and making those introductions that little bit easier.

How does it work?

It’s the same as normal speed dating – around 15 four minute dates – but with one radical difference. For the minute of your date, you listen to your date’s favourite piece of music while they listen to yours. Then it’s headphones down and time to get dating.
Once the four minutes are up, gents groove on to the next date.

Marking Your Matches

Will mods and rockers finally kiss and make up? Will Bach beat Blur in the game of love? There’s only one way to find out.

Using our ground breaking app – Mixeo – or for the more analogue, a note sheet, make notes on who you meet marking them as a YES, NO or a MAYBE and let our software do the rest.

Were you lucky in love?

At 5 pm the following day, you’ll log in to your account and get to see who you matched with. If your match reciprocates, you can indulge in drum based dalliances, lyrical love or soulful shenanigans through our online messaging system, only revealing your contact details and taking things beyond the opening riff if and when you feel comfortable.

We’re so confident you’ll meet someone you like that if you don’t, you get your next event free!

Whatever happens you’re guaranteed the most fun night of dating ever seen in London. Stereo Speed Dating - It’s music to the ears of potential paramours.

Check out our Music Speed Dating events on our events listings.



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.