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ORIGINAL DATING REVIEWS

Reviews, feedback and quotes from our past clients

We loving reading feedback about the events we organise. The reviews are all from past clients at recent events.

If you've got any feedback for us, we'd love to hear from you.

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Darren Verified Attendee
  Nice evening  
Posted: 24/10/2021, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Louise Verified Attendee
  Fun meeting new people  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Eleni Verified Attendee
  I liked the location and host was amazing and very helpful. It was great and fun event.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Cambridge
Eyad Verified Attendee
  Well organised. Good vibes. Great host.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Manchester
Kate Verified Attendee
  Good location and venue, relaxed and well run. Had fun and nice way to meet new people regardless of what you’re looking for, friends relationship etc doesn’t matter either way 😁  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Steven Verified Attendee
  Great fun, with everyone sociable, friendly and fun. Well organised to keep things flowing well.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Manchester
Jon Verified Attendee
  The people, including the host Dani, were lovely. Nice atmoshphere and friendly staff behind the bar. Would come again.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in St Albans
Toni Verified Attendee
  Always better to meet people face to face. Event was great  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Brighton
Coirle Verified Attendee
  Nice vibe, nice crowd, facilitator did a great job :)  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Shoreditch
Bradley Verified Attendee
  Lovely friendly people, good host. Would definitely recommend 🙂  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Briar Verified Attendee
  I had such a fun and enjoyable night. It was a good turnout, met some lovely people. I would do it again.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Sarah Verified Attendee
  Lovely and friendly people  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Stephen Verified Attendee
  Good location, host was fun.  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Oxford
Kimberley Verified Attendee
  Very well organised, great experience  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in St Albans
Edward Verified Attendee
  It had a natural feel to it and everyone was very welcoming  
Posted: 22/10/2021, Speed Dating in Edinburgh
David Verified Attendee
  Nice people - all good fun  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Cambridge
Matthew Verified Attendee
  The host Joe was very nice and helpful and I liked the way the whole thing was set so people could have an equal opportunity at speaking to each and everyone. I enjoyed my night and I might even come back for another one, so many thanks for it.  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Derby
David Verified Attendee
  Great speed dating event meetings of interesting and gorgeous women 😀, very well hosted by joe 👍  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Derby
Eduardo Verified Attendee
  Great host, well organised, appreciate the evening.  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Shoreditch
Ben Verified Attendee
  Sara was lovely and all the people were too!  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Brighton
Rich Verified Attendee
  Relaxed atmosphere, good venue  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Maidstone
Peter Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating in Central London
Trevor Verified Attendee
  Really nice ladies, relaxed yet buzzy event. Thanks!  
Posted: 21/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s
Katija Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating in Central London
Roshan Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating in Central London
Cecilia Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s
Ed Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s
Kate Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s
Wayne Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s
Liz Verified Attendee
  Fun night out. Met some lovely people.  
Posted: 19/10/2021, Speed Dating Over 40s

 

Client quotes

"On last year's Original Dating's boat party I found my boyfriend Tony :) We're very happy and often talk about how we met. Thank you Original Dating!"
Debbie

"The host was so welcoming and people so friendly I didn't have a chance to be nervous"
Sam, Highbury

"Had a brilliant time and I have a date tomorrow! I'm going to tell my mate he has to come."
Richard, Clapham

"A really nice bunch of people last week. A great venue. Very professional. My friends have booked."
Sonali, Balham

"I honestly just came for a laugh, but it was actually really good fun.
Can I come again?"
Natalia

"I really think praise should be given where it's due. I loved your event last night and will be recommending it to others. Very professional, a great bar and a really fun crowd. I've been speed dating before but yours was the best I've attended."
Jon, Balham

"Me and my mate booked as a dare! We thought it would be full of saddos, but it was amazing. We were really surprised that it's actually quite cool. And the girls were hot!"
Mikael P. and Jason, Tooting

"I wasn't really looking for anything but my friend has been single for ages so I said I'd come with her for moral support. But the guys were really impressive. Smart, good looking, professional. And no weirdos!
Now that we've done it once we're thinking about doing it again."
Sarah

Just tried #speeddating /w @original_dating. Really good! #FF @original_dating
Via Twitter

"I had no idea what to expect and was a bit nervous. But once I was two dates in it was easy, and really good fun. Everyone was really cool. The girls were lovely and the other guys really friendly. I've nearly lost my voice from talking so much, but I'd definitely do it again."
Paul, Croydon

"Lol. What a laugh. I didn't think it would be so good! I met two guys I liked tonight so let's see how it goes."
Elise, Wandsworth

"The event was really good. I went on my own but about 15 of us went out together after. I got home at about 4 am! A few of us are going to meet up at the comedy event."
Charlie

"That was hilarious. The three of us really had a laugh. No nutters either and some of the guys were hot."
Sinead, New Cross

"My friend and me went on the boat party and totally loved it. We won speed dating tickets so decided to try it. It was totally not what we expected. Much more relaxed than we thought it would be and loads more people than we were expecting. And loads of us went out after. Some of the guys were well cute."
Francesca, Earlsfield

"As someone who organises events myself I thought I should drop you a quick email to tell you how impressed I was with last night's speed dating event. It was really well organised, the host made everyone feel really relaxed, the venue was lovely and the mix of people was much better than I expected. I'll definitely be recommending it to my single friends."
Tamsin

"I've just come out of a relationship and my friend made me come. But I had a really fun time and all the guys were really nice. It was a good reintroduction to the dating world."
Quan

"I felt I just had to drop you a line and let you know that I met someone at one of your events last July. We've just celebrated our one year anniversary! Who would have thought!?"
Iain

Interested? Why not check out our forthcoming events?

Last few places!
Tue 26 OCT

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 15-18 people for our popular speed dating event at this very cool venue.

Tickets

£20

£14

Age guide

23-35

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Tue 26 OCT

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 26 Oct 2021

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

NEW - Tooting's busiest speed date at this South London institute.

Tickets

£20

£12

Age guide

23-35

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5

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4

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Wed 27 OCT

Vegan & Vegetarian Speed Dating

Wed 27 Oct 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

NEW - Meet people who share your passion for the vegan & vegetarian lifestyle.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 28 OCT

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 28 Oct 2021

The Bull, London, Islington

Islington's busiest speed date at this trendy North London venue.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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Thu 28 OCT

Lesbian Speed Dating

Thu 28 Oct 2021

Yotel, London, Clerkenwell

NEW - Join us for lesbian speed dating and meet around 15 women. Did we mention a free welcome dr...

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-45

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Fri 29 OCT

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 29 Oct 2021

Dion - St Pauls, London, City

It's our busiest event of the week. 25 dates and no work tomorrow. You just can't beat this event.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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5

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Sat 30 OCT

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Pavilion End, St Pauls

NEW - It's Saturday Night Speed Dating in The City. Meet around 20 dates for a great night out.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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6+

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Sat 30 OCT

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

Join up to 40 people for this busy Saturday night speed dating event in Central London. Read more.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

23-35

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Tue 2 NOV

Quiz Dating

Tue 2 Nov 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

A pub quiz and a speed dating event rolled into one. That's Quiz Dating and it's a whole lot of fun.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-45

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6+

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6+

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Wed 3 NOV

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

The easiest way to meet someone new, normally 18 fast dates in one very fun night.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

28-38

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10+

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10+

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Thu 4 NOV

Speed Dating in Shoreditch

Thu 4 Nov 2021

The Hoxton Seven, Shoreditch

NEW - This is the best speed date in Shoreditch, as featured on Celebs Go Dating.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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Thu 4 NOV

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 4 Nov 2021

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 15-18 people for our popular speed dating event at this very cool Clapham v...

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Fri 5 NOV

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Dion - St Pauls, London, City

It's our busiest event of the week. 25 dates and no work tomorrow. You just can't beat this event.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Sat 6 NOV

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Pavilion End, St Pauls

NEW - It's Saturday Night Speed Dating in The City. Meet around 20 dates for a great night out.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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10+

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Sat 6 NOV

THE WINTER - LOCK & KEY PARTY 2021

Sat 6 Nov 2021

The Refinery, London, Central

Welcome the Winter Lock & Key Party. Meet, mingle and party with the perfect icebreaker.

Tickets

£24

£20

Age guide

25-45

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10+

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Sun 7 NOV

Speed Dating Chocolat

Sun 7 Nov 2021

Hotel Chocolat, Central London

Speed Dating Chocolat - the most delicious dating event in London!

Tickets

£30

Age guide

25-40

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10+

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10+

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Tue 9 NOV

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 9 Nov 2021

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 15-18 people for our popular speed dating event at this very cool venue.

Tickets

£20

£14

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Tue 9 NOV

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 9 Nov 2021

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

NEW - Tooting's busiest speed date at this South London institute.

Tickets

£20

£12

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Wed 10 NOV

Dating Against Humanity

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

Cards Against Humanity dating event, London's funniest way to meet new people.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Thu 11 NOV

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 11 Nov 2021

The Bull, London, Islington

Islington's busiest speed date at this trendy North London venue.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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ORIGINAL DATING IN THE PRESS
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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 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.