GAY SPEED DATING
LONDON'S NEWEST GAY SPEED DATING COMPANY

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 first time But, if you don't, your next
event is FREE.

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GAY SPEED DATING IN LONDON

It's about time London had some quality gay speed dating events as London's market leading speed dating company, we're the people to bring them to market. 


Welcome to Original Dating, the home of Speed Dating in London. We've been leaders in speed dating since 2003 and over 10,000 Londoners attend our events every year.

Until now we've focused on straight dating events but why should they have all the fun - this is the year we're bringing our brand of speed dating to the gay, lesbian and bisexual population of our fabulous city.

We are constantly revolutionising the dating landscape, with fantastic new dating events and the best standard speed dating events on offer. We pride ourselves on creating fun, interesting and positive environments for people to connect with one another. Most of all we believe people should meet offline. 

Our programme will begin with gay speed events but we have a host of other dating formats in the pipeline for your dating delectation. Other formats to follow include our monster event - Dating Against Humanity, Gay Lock and Key parties and Quiz Dating and more besides.

With Original Dating events you'll be meeting/dating a lot of people, over drinks at the best bars in town, all in one fun night.

Our nights are hugely successful, and we guarantee you'll meet someone you want to see again. Or your next event is totally free of charge. 

How does gay speed dating work?  

Speed dating is a simple format consisting of short 4 minute dates which is the perfect amount of time to decide if it's someone you'd like to see again or not too long if not. There's plenty of time to flirt and mingle over a few drinks as well, with a break halfway through and the night is still young when the event is finished. 

What happens if I like someone? 

You'll also have access to our bespoke matching and messaging system which means you'll be able to make in your selections the following day and be arranging future dates with your matches by 5pm. It's that simple! 

If you want to be the first to hear about our gay, lesbian and bisexual speed dating events then sign up now (above) and receive 50% off your first booking. 

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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 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.

 

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