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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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Svetlana Verified Attendee
  Excellent  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Oxford
Frances Verified Attendee
  Friendly atmosphere  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Oxford
andy Verified Attendee
  They're always fun!!  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Clapham
Iwan Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/02/2023, Speed Dating in Manchester
Darren Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/02/2023, Speed Dating in Derby
Lucy Verified Attendee
  Was lots of fun and great to meet new people.  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Oxford
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/02/2023, Gay Speed Dating
Zoe Verified Attendee
  Excellent host  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Speed Dating in Chiswick
Billy Verified Attendee
  Great night lots of interesting women to talk to , best event for ages.  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Clapham
Aaron Verified Attendee
  It's was fantastic atmosphere and really did enjoy the whole night too  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Speed Dating in St Albans
Skev Verified Attendee
  Good mix is interesting people  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Oxford
Mandeep Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/02/2023, Gay Speed Dating
James Verified Attendee
  Al was grewt  
Posted: 03/02/2023, Gay Speed Dating
Marilyn Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Clapham
Annette Verified Attendee
  I liked the fact it was local and that I was meeting real humans.  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Chiswick
Syndsey Verified Attendee
  Great night! Thank you  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Chiswick
Katarina Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Chiswick
Lucia Verified Attendee
  It was fun to do, meet new people and one never knows =)  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in St Albans
Dave Verified Attendee
  Well organised and decent host  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in St Albans
Sanjay Verified Attendee
  Great Vibe  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Gay Speed Dating
Charles Verified Attendee
  It was relaxed and there was a good level of attendance and even matches.  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Oxford
Anda Verified Attendee
  Lively atmosphere, the event was attended by a lot of people, and we had a lovely host as well!  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Islington
John Verified Attendee
  It was very well organised and good fun and a great venue  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Manchester
Paul Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in St Albans
Romain Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/02/2023, Gay Speed Dating
Meriem Verified Attendee
  Good mix, good location. Had a good evening 🙂  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Clapham
Missy Verified Attendee
  I had a lovely evening :)  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Over 40s Speed Dating in Clapham
Emily Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Leeds
Arjun Verified Attendee
  Great event to meet lovely people ☺️  
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Leeds
Rachel Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/02/2023, Speed Dating in Leeds

 

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 7 FEB

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 7 Feb 2023

The Wheatsheaf, London, Tooting

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

Tickets

£20

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Age guide

23-35

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Wed 8 FEB

Speed Dating in Cambridge

Wed 8 Feb 2023

The Lab, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Join around 30 singles at this trendy Cambridge venue for a fun night meeting new people.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-35

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Wed 8 FEB

Lesbian Speed Dating Brighton

Wed 8 Feb 2023

Arcobaleno, Brighton, Kemptown

Join us for lesbian speed dating in a fantastic and meet around 15 women at this fantastic LGBTQ+...

Tickets

£15

Age guide

25-45

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Wed 8 FEB

Speed Dating in the City

Wed 8 Feb 2023

Jamie's Adam's Court, London, The City

New - Join us for this new Wednesday evening event in the bustling Liverpool Street area.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Wed 8 FEB

Speed Dating Manchester

Wed 8 Feb 2023

MOTLEY, YOTEL, Manchester

New - Join us at the smart city venue for our new Wednesday night event in the city!

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 9 Feb 2023

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

£15

Age guide

25-37

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Brighton

Thu 9 Feb 2023

Pier Nine, Brighton, East Sussex

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

Tickets

£20

£15

Age guide

25-37

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Thu 9 FEB

Over 40s Speed Dating in Derby

Thu 9 Feb 2023

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

£10

Age guide

40-55

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in St Albans

Thu 9 Feb 2023

The Crown, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-37

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Chelmsford

Thu 9 Feb 2023

The Courtyard, Chelmsford, Essex

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 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Maidstone

Thu 9 Feb 2023

Mu Mu, Maidstone, Kent

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 9 Feb 2023

The Barologist, Edinburgh, Leith

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 9 FEB

Speed Dating in Canterbury

Thu 9 Feb 2023

One Pound Lane, Canterbury

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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Fri 10 FEB

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 10 Feb 2023

Dion - St Pauls, London, The 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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Fri 10 FEB

Friday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s event

Fri 10 Feb 2023

The Bolthole, London, The City

Kick start your weekend with Friday night speed dating at our brand new venue in the heart of the...

Tickets

£25

Age guide

35-48

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Fri 10 FEB

Speed Dating in Oxford

Fri 10 Feb 2023

Hank's Bar, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Start the weekend with speed dating in the city's trendiest bar.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 10 FEB

Speed Dating in Chelmsford

Fri 10 Feb 2023

Be At One, Chelmsford, Essex

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-37

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Sat 11 FEB

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 11 Feb 2023

Yotel London City, London, Clerkenwell

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 11 FEB

VALENTINE'S LOCK & KEY PARTY 2023 - PLUS PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

Sat 11 Feb 2023

The Anthologist, London, The City

Lock & Key party PLUS pre-party speed dating. Book now!

Tickets

£30

Age guide

25-45

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Sat 11 FEB

VALENTINE'S LOCK & KEY PARTY 2023

Sat 11 Feb 2023

The Anthologist, London, The City

Join us for the Valentines Lock & Key Party. The biggest singles party in London. Up to 300 peopl...

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£25

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25-45

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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.