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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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Elle Verified Attendee
  It was nice to meet new people  
Posted: 16/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Asad Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Andrea Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Jorg Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Rachelle Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Christina Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Alex Verified Attendee
  very good social event!  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

Original Dating reply

Thanks Alex!

Martin Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Kay Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
John Verified Attendee
  Great venue good fun vibe nice friendly atmosphere  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

Original Dating reply

Thanks John!

Bushra Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Donald Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Austin Verified Attendee
  Less queues this time and good service at the bar - very good venue.  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Jules Verified Attendee
  Great fun, Don't be scared to rock up by yourself.  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

Original Dating reply

Ah, thank you Juliet.

Steve Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Andrew Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Ben Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Tamsyn Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Tom Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Petra Verified Attendee
  Great event, great venue, cute people. I feel as if the hostess at the door could have been nicer and more inviting as I felt she was a bit rushing and not really trying her best to welcome and smile and just be a cheerful entrance to the party. I had a great time. Would love to again. Its such a nice way to meet people.  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

Original Dating reply

Hi Petra, we're delighted to see you enjoyed the night.

Mundeep Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Daniel Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, Speed Dating in Islington
Albert Verified Attendee
  Firstly the location was very easy to find. Also a very nice venue, with a split of a nice outside location and inside location within close proximity. A really good turnout, where there was a good balance of men and women. A really good event.  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

Original Dating reply

Ah thanks for the feedback Albert.

Ardit Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Jay Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Surean Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Viola Verified Attendee
  Good fun😉  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Esther Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Hannah Verified Attendee
  Great venue!  
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022
Alina Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/05/2022, EARLY SUMMER Lock & Key Party 2022

 

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!
Today
Wed 18 MAY

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 18 May 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Leave the dating apps behind come and meet *actually* meet people at this busy speed dating event...

Tickets

£15

Age guide

28-38

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Maidstone

Thu 19 May 2022

Mu Mu, Maidstone

NEW - Join us for Maidstone's busiest speed dating event at this unique venue.

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

30-45

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6+

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 19 May 2022

The Barologist, Leith

NEW - Edinburgh's best speed dating event at this incredible venue.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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2

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2

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in St Albans

Thu 19 May 2022

The Crown, Hertfordshire

This is St Albans busiest speed date at Hertfordshires finest bar.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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6+

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1

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Canterbury

Thu 19 May 2022

One Pound Lane, Canterbury

Canterbury's busiest speed dating event. Join us and meet new people in person.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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6+

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4

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Oxford

Thu 19 May 2022

St Aldates Tavern, Oxfordshire

Oxford's busiest speed dating event. Meet people at this stylish and comfortable pub.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Derby

Thu 19 May 2022

Carnero Lounge, Derby, Derbyshire

Derby's busiest speed dating event. Meet up to 20 singles at this cool bar, in the heart of Derby.

Tickets

£9

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Brighton

Thu 19 May 2022

Pier Nine,

*NEW VENUE* It's Brighton's best speed dating event. Join us and meet up to 18 dates at Pier Nine.

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Lesbian Speed Dating

Thu 19 May 2022

Yotel, London, Clerkenwell

Join us for lesbian speed dating and meet around 15 women. Did we mention a free welcome drink?

Tickets

£20

£15

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 19 May 2022

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

30-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Chelmsford

Thu 19 May 2022

The Courtyard, Chelmsford

The busiest Speed Dating event in Chelmsford. Meet up to 20 singles in one night!

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 19 MAY

Speed Dating in Manchester

Thu 19 May 2022

Foundry Project, Northern Quarter

Manchester's busiest speed dating event at this stunning venue.

Tickets

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 20 MAY

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 20 May 2022

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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Sat 21 MAY

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 21 May 2022

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

25-37

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Sat 21 MAY

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 21 May 2022

Pavilion End, St Pauls

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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Tue 24 MAY

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 24 May 2022

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

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

Tickets

£20

£14

Age guide

25-37

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6+

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Thu 26 MAY

Gay Speed Dating

Thu 26 May 2022

Yotel, London, Clerkenwell

Join us for gay speed dating and meet around 15 men. Did we mention a free welcome drink?

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 26 MAY

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 26 May 2022

The Bull, London, Islington

Islington's very one speed dating event at this ace North London venue.

Tickets

£22

£11

Age guide

25-37

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3

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Fri 27 MAY

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 27 May 2022

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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10+

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10+

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Sat 28 MAY

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 28 May 2022

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

25-37

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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.