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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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Celia Verified Attendee
  Friendly atmosphere, nice location - great fun especially if you bring a friend. Would recommend :)  
Posted: 27/09/2022, Speed Dating in Clapham
Andrew Verified Attendee
Posted: 27/09/2022, Speed Dating in Clapham
Linda Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Ben Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Emily Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Esther Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Aljaz Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Gemma Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Kaz Verified Attendee
  Venue too small  
Posted: 25/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Lucjan Verified Attendee
  If you’re thinking about it just do it .  
Posted: 24/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Toby Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Natasha Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Anna Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Nicola Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Jakub Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Sebastian Verified Attendee
Posted: 23/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Rakhee Verified Attendee
Posted: 23/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Martin Verified Attendee
Posted: 23/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Adam Verified Attendee
Posted: 23/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Lola Verified Attendee
  5. Nice set of people  
Posted: 23/09/2022, Friday Night Speed Dating
Tomas Verified Attendee
Posted: 22/09/2022, Speed Dating in Central London
Yousef Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Anastasiya Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Stephen Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Pavol Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Caroline Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Srinivas (Sri) Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2022, Saturday Night Speed Dating

 

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!
Thu 29 SEP

Over 40s Speed Dating in Chiswick

Thu 29 Sep 2022

Betty Chiswick, London, Chiswick

NEW - Original Dating lands in Chiswick. We are thrilled to be bringing speed dating to West London.

Tickets

£30

£20

Age guide

40-55

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Thu 29 SEP

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 29 Sep 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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Fri 30 SEP

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 30 Sep 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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6

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5

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Fri 30 SEP

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 30 Sep 2022

The Bolthole , The Bolthole, London City

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

Tickets

£30

£25

Age guide

35-48

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4

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Sat 1 OCT

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 1 Oct 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

£15

Age guide

25-37

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Tue 4 OCT

Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 4 Oct 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

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

Tickets

£30

£25

Age guide

40-55

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Tue 4 OCT

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 4 Oct 2022

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

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

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

23-35

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Wed 5 OCT

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 5 Oct 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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6+

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Thu 6 OCT

Over 40s Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 6 Oct 2022

The Barologist, Leith

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

40-55

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5

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Thu 6 OCT

Speed Dating in Oxford

Thu 6 Oct 2022

St Aldates Tavern, Oxfordshire

Oxford's busiest speed dating event. 15-20 dates in one fun night at this fab venue in the city c...

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

25-37

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Thu 6 OCT

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 6 Oct 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 6 OCT

Lesbian Speed Dating

Thu 6 Oct 2022

Yotel London City, 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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Fri 7 OCT

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 7 Oct 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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Sat 8 OCT

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 8 Oct 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 8 OCT

THE AUTUMN LOCK & KEY PARTY

Sat 8 Oct 2022

The Refinery, London, Central

Join us for the Autumn Lock and Key Party for single Londoners. Meet over 260 people in one night.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

25-45

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Sat 8 OCT

THE AUTUMN PARTY + PLUS PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

Sat 8 Oct 2022

The Refinery, London, Central

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

Tickets

£30

Age guide

25-45

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Tue 11 OCT

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 11 Oct 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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10+

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Wed 12 OCT

Over 40s Speed Dating - Cambridge

Wed 12 Oct 2022

The Lab, Cambridge

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

40-55

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10+

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Wed 12 OCT

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 12 Oct 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

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

Tickets

£20

£15

Age guide

28-38

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5

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Thu 13 OCT

Gay Speed Dating

Thu 13 Oct 2022

Yotel London City, London, Clerkenwell

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

Tickets

£20

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25-45

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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.