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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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Payam Verified Attendee
  Impressive lineup and enjoyable evening.  
Posted: 24/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
John Verified Attendee
  Awesome  
Posted: 22/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Anoop Verified Attendee
  Great stuff. Very good for meeting new people in Lockdown  
Posted: 22/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Jodie Verified Attendee
  Relaxed but well organised. Genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Think the chat with the host before and after the dating worked, made it feel more sociable.  
Posted: 22/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Payam Verified Attendee
  Great night!  
Posted: 21/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Maryam Verified Attendee
  It was entertaining  
Posted: 20/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Mireia Verified Attendee
  It was fun! I enjoyed talking with different people from home, it was really comfortable! I highly recommend this experience. It was well-organised. 5*  
Posted: 20/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - Oxford
Eve Verified Attendee
  Very well organised and enjoyable  
Posted: 19/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - Oxford
Nathan Verified Attendee
  Great way to meet new people, host was great!  
Posted: 19/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - Oxford
Annet Verified Attendee
  i loved it , it got me out of my element without asking too much of me.  
Posted: 19/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - Oxford
Alex Verified Attendee
  Enjoyable zoom speed dating, do wish i had more time :)  
Posted: 17/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Original Dating reply

Thanks Alex, totally understand but speed dating is all about lots of brief introductions - hopefully you'll get some good matches.

Jen Verified Attendee
  Was fun and good to get to meet some new people during lockdown but needed to have a break built in!  
Posted: 16/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hi Jen, thanks so much - delighted to see you enjoyed the virtual event.

Helen Verified Attendee
  Fun evening  
Posted: 16/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks, Helen!

Louise Verified Attendee
  Good variety of people.  
Posted: 16/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hey Louise, thanks for this, hope the night went well for you.

Fiona Verified Attendee
  It started a bit late and went later than I thought it would but good fun as usual, good mix of people and Arthur a good host as usual. Thanks!  
Posted: 15/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Lovely feedback, thanks Fiona.

Will Verified Attendee
  Really nice mix of people. Much less daunting than I feared it might be. The closest thing to chatting to people at a party that's legal right now!  
Posted: 15/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Will, really lovely to see you enjoyed the concept.

David Verified Attendee
  Was fun and enjoyable.  
Posted: 15/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hi David, thanks very much. Just what we want to hear.

Andrea Verified Attendee
  It was really not as cringe as I thought it could be. Actually it wasn’t cringe at all. It was really nice to have actual conversations with strangers.  
Posted: 14/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Andrea, glad to read this - we don't do cringe!

Karun Verified Attendee
  The host was excellent. The guys were nice  
Posted: 14/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Karun!!!

Eleanor Verified Attendee
  It is a good way to meet people and the host was good. I thought there were too many dates though and a shorter goodbye would be better.  
Posted: 14/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

You hate long goodbyes too? :-) x

Mr Verified Attendee
  Lovely people. Good fun  
Posted: 14/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks Mr P!

Justin Verified Attendee
  fab  
Posted: 14/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Lovely to have you along.

Rene Verified Attendee
  First time, host was very good, made you feel at ease, great way to meet people in lockdown  
Posted: 13/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Rene, this is the content we're here for!

Hayri Verified Attendee
  Loved it, best event I have been to by far.  
Posted: 13/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hayri, you are welcome.

William Verified Attendee
  Host was a top man  
Posted: 13/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

He's an absolute star, isn't he?

Kasia Verified Attendee
  Good fun and nice people  
Posted: 12/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks for virtual dating with us Kasia.

Monika Verified Attendee
  I actually didn't meet all the guys. It was a nice experience.  
Posted: 11/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hi Monika, thanks for joining us. A couple of the chaps left the event before the end on this occasion so that's probably why you didn't speak to everyone.

Tim Verified Attendee
  I had some connection problems. And its much harder to form a view of someone online than in person. But still fun.  
Posted: 11/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Hi Tim, thanks for letting us know. It's not for everyone but many people love the virtual event concept.

Cassandra Verified Attendee
  Really easy, low key and pleasingly chilled - interesting people. Can I have longer than 4 minutes next time?!?  
Posted: 11/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Cassandra, that's a lovely review of the night. Thanks for speed dating with us.

Oluwayinka Verified Attendee
  Generally fun meeting new people.  
Posted: 11/11/2020, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks for feeding back!

 

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

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Wed 25 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 25 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

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Wed 25 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Newcastle

Wed 25 Nov 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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25-45

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Wed 25 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Swansea

Wed 25 Nov 2020

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Wed 25 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Cardiff

Wed 25 Nov 2020

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Wed 25 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Reading

Wed 25 Nov 2020

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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25-45

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Portsmouth

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people living in and around Portsmouth.

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - St.Albans

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual location

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

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Beaconsfield

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Essex

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating Essex, Virtual Location

Join us and meet people online living in Essex

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25-45

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Thu 26 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Ipswich

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating - Norfolk, Virtual location

Join us for virtual speed dating in Ipswich and meet people from the comfort of home.

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25-45

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Fri 27 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners.

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25-45

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Fri 27 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Cambridge

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us for the online, virtual speed dating event for Cambridge and surrounding areas.

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25-45

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Fri 27 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - Bedford

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us for the online, virtual speed dating event for Bedford and surrounding areas.

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Sat 28 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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25-45

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Sun 29 NOV

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 29 Nov 2020

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners.

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us for some virtual speed dating for people living in and around London.

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£12

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40-55

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Bristol

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people living in and around Bristol.

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25-45

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Tue 1 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - Sheffield

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people living in and around Sheffield.

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Wed 2 DEC

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 2 Dec 2020

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners.

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23-35

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ORIGINAL DATING IN THE PRESS

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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