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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.

You might also be interested to read reviews about us on Trust Pilot or Google Local

Ellie Verified Attendee
  Thanks so much for far exceeding my expectations of my first ever speed dating experience. I expected to be terrified - but I actually had a lot of fun and thought the whole event was very well organised. And I left with a match!  
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting

Original Dating reply

Hi Ellie, What a lovely review to read of one of our first live events after us being away so long. Thanks so much!

Ihsan Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Tibi Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Sam Verified Attendee
  Amazing and fun!  
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much Sam. We're very happy to be running live speed dating again.

John-Paul Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Dermot Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Anne Verified Attendee
  It’s good fun I’m happy I went :) … just no guys for me but it’s all good  
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting

Original Dating reply

Hey Ann, so happy to see you enjoyed. Do try us again!

Rosie Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Will Verified Attendee
  Prompts to encourage interaction would improve  
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Clapham
Jordell Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
James Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Nafisa Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting
Ravi Verified Attendee
  Well organised evening with a nice casual atmosphere. Everyone I met was super friendly and easy to get along with including the host, Jake.  
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much Ravi!

Chris Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Clapham
Emma Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Clapham
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Clapham
Dimitris Verified Attendee
  Congratulations. Pleased to be back to live events.  
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Tooting

Original Dating reply

So much, we're so happy to be back too!

Joseph Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/07/2021, Speed Dating in Clapham
Sam Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thanks for the super review!

Stephen Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating
Scott Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating
Gemma Verified Attendee
  It felt relaxed from the host and the daters.  
Posted: 15/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thank you Gemma!

Stephen Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating
robert Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating
Sharon Verified Attendee
  It was nice speaking with the guys.The host was very good  
Posted: 09/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks Sharon, super to have you along!

Terrie Verified Attendee
  Variety  
Posted: 09/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Abdellah Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Keith Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Evgeny Verified Attendee
Posted: 01/07/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London

 

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?

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Tue 27 JUL

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 27 Jul 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

Age guide

23-35

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Tue 27 JUL

Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 27 Jul 2021

Perini & Perini, Central London

Join us for some speed dating in Oxford Circus and meet around 15 people!

Tickets

£25

Age guide

40-55

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6+

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6+

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Wed 28 JUL

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 28 Jul 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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6+

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1

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Thu 29 JUL

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 29 Jul 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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6+

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6+

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Thu 29 JUL

Speed Dating in Shoreditch

Thu 29 Jul 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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5

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6+

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Fri 30 JUL

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 30 Jul 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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6+

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6+

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Sat 31 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 31 Jul 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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6+

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6+

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Sat 31 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 31 Jul 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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4

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Sat 31 JUL

THE SUMMER SIZZLER - LOCK & KEY PARTY 2021

Sat 31 Jul 2021

The Drift, London, City

Welcome to the Summer Sizzler! Meet, mingle and party with the perfect icebreaker.

Tickets

£24

£20

Age guide

23-40

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6+

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6+

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Tue 3 AUG

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 3 Aug 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

£12

Age guide

23-35

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Tue 3 AUG

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 3 Aug 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 4 AUG

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 4 Aug 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 5 AUG

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 5 Aug 2021

The Bull, Islington

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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Thu 5 AUG

Speed Dating in East London

Thu 5 Aug 2021

Komyuniti, London, Clerkenwell

Join us for East London’s finest speed dating at Komyuniti. Free welcome cocktail included

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-40

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10+

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10+

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Fri 6 AUG

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 6 Aug 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+

Female left

10+

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Fri 6 AUG

Virtual Speed Dating - Harrogate

Fri 6 Aug 2021

Online Speed Dating - Harrogate, Virtual location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people from Harrogate.

Tickets

£8

Age guide

25-45

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Sat 7 AUG

THE ORIGINAL DATING SUMMER BOAT PARTY 2021

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Golden Jubilee, London, Temple

The ultimate party of the summer. 250 Londoners and one huge party boat!

Tickets

£30

Age guide

23-45

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10+

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10+

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Sat 7 AUG

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 7 Aug 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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10+

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10+

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Sat 7 AUG

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 7 Aug 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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10+

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Tue 10 AUG

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 10 Aug 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

£12

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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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.