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Harrogate, you are easily one of the most beautiful spa towns in the UK, so it's no wonder, year after year you're voted the happiest place to live in the UK. Can Harrogate be any happier? Well Original Dating are going to put that to the test and make the 150,000 residents a little bit happier, well the singeltons of Harrogate anyway. That's right, Original Dating is bringing its famous and hugely successful speed dating events to you in 2018.  

Original Dating has been making the singles of London happy since 2003. With over 15 years of experience in hosting top quality speed dating events, you'll be in good hands. We pride ourselves on running the very best speed dating events around, making us London's first choice speed dating company and fast becoming the UK's. We even had the first marriage from speed dating in the UK back in 2004! 

Speed dating with Original Dating means you'll meet up to 20 dates in one fun night. Meeting people in person is the best way to truly get to know someone. Each date lasts for around 4 minutes which is the perfect amount of time to see if they're someone you'd like to see again. Once you've met everyone the event is over but the fun doesn't stop there. We always allow plenty of time at the end for a mingle and a flirt with those that take your fancy. 

The following day you'll have access to our unique matching system, allowing you to match with anyone you'd like to see again. Simply login to the website the following day and enter your selections, by 5pm you'll find out who you've mutually matched with and be setting up your own proper dates in no time. It's that easy! 

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The beauty of Speed Dating Harrogate 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate. 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.