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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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Mark Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Maheshan Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Mischke Verified Attendee
  Lovely atmosphere for meeting new people.  
Posted: 19/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Alex Verified Attendee
  Well organised and fun  
Posted: 19/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Tony Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Matt Verified Attendee
  Real good fun in a nice venue and met a lot of lovely people  
Posted: 18/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Sarah Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s
Dominic Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Friday Night Speed Dating - 20s & 30s event
martin Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
michael Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Tony Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Rachel Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Laurence Verified Attendee
  Passionate host and good company. Needed more women daters.  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Friday Night Speed Dating - 20s & 30s event
Owen Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Jo Verified Attendee
  Didn’t like the phone side of things. 4-5 men haven’t put their photo on so it’s hard to remember who’s who. Pen and paper would be better. It’s also quite a large age range. Having said that I would definitely attend another event. Venue was nice.  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Bosun Verified Attendee
  Host was great and warming. really fun experience  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Friday Night Speed Dating - 20s & 30s event
Sally Verified Attendee
  Relaxed venue  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Lynsey Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Daniel Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Debbie Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Paul Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Charlotte Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Chelmsford
Diane Verified Attendee
  Really enjoyed the evening and I did not feel awkward. All the people were nice and friendly. Highly recommended.  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Over 40s Speed Dating in Maidstone
Derek Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Over 40s Speed Dating - St Albans
Dean Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Islington
Marius Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Manchester Speed Dating - Thirties
Karen Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Over 40s Speed Dating - St Albans
Kevin Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/05/2024, Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Patrik Verified Attendee
  exhausting but great fun, every single date was interesting and worth a second date  
Posted: 17/05/2024, Over 40s Speed Dating in Maidstone
Paul Verified Attendee
  This event is in a great venue and this particular event had 16 women that were all happy to freely engage and participate in a friendly manner. Great night.  
Posted: 16/05/2024, Over 40s Speed Dating in Maidstone

 

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
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"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 23 MAY

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 23 May 2024

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 12-15 people for our popular speed dating event at this cool venue in CJ.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 23 MAY

Gay Speed Dating Manchester

Thu 23 May 2024

Be At One Manchester, Manchester, Deansgate

Join us for gay speed dating in Manchester and meet around 15 men. It's a blast!

Tickets

£20

£15

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 23 MAY

Glasgow Speed Dating - Thirties

Thu 23 May 2024

Missoula, Glasgow, Scotland

The perfect speed dating event if you're in your thirties and single in Glasgow

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

25-39

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Thu 23 MAY

Speed Dating in Canterbury

Thu 23 May 2024

One Pound Lane, Canterbury, Kent

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 23 MAY

Speed Dating in Derby

Thu 23 May 2024

Carnero Lounge, Derby, Derbyshire

Derby's busiest speed dating event. Meet up to 15 singles at this cool bar, in the heart of Derby.

Tickets

£15

£10

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 23 MAY

Speed Dating Cardiff

Thu 23 May 2024

Dirty Martini, Cardiff, Wales

Join us for our brand new singles events in the heart Cardiff.

Tickets

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 24 MAY

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 24 May 2024

The Otherist, London, The City

It's our busiest event of the week. Meet loads of potential dates and no work tomorrow. You just ...

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 24 MAY

Friday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s event

Fri 24 May 2024

Jamies Tudor Street, London, The City

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

35-48

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Fri 24 MAY

Speed Dating in Oxford

Fri 24 May 2024

Hank's Bar, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Tickets

£20

£10

Age guide

25-37

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Sat 25 MAY

Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s

Sat 25 May 2024

The Kings Arms, Central London

Brand new Saturday night event in the heart of the West End.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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Sat 25 MAY

Gay Speed Dating

Sat 25 May 2024

Komyuniti - 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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Tue 28 MAY

Tuesday Night Speed Dating 20s & 30s

Tue 28 May 2024

The Crown & Sceptre, London, Central London

Ease into the week and spend Tuesday evenings with us and up to 15 dates in the City.

Tickets

£15

Age guide

25-38

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Wed 29 MAY

Speed Dating in the City

Wed 29 May 2024

Jamies Tudor Street, London, The City

New - Join us for this new Wednesday evening event in the City.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Wed 29 MAY

Vegan & Vegetarian Speed Dating

Wed 29 May 2024

Studio 48, London, Camden

Meet singles who share your passion for vegan or veggie food at this cool spot in Camden.

Tickets

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 30 MAY

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 30 May 2024

The Bull, London, Islington

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

Tickets

£15

Age guide

25-37

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Thu 30 MAY

Speed Dating in St Albans

Thu 30 May 2024

The Crown, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 30 MAY

Speed Dating in Maidstone

Thu 30 May 2024

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 30 MAY

Speed Dating in Brighton

Thu 30 May 2024

The Walrus, The Lanes, Brighton

*NEW VENUE* It's Brighton's best speed dating event. Join us and meet up to 15 dates at The Walrus

Tickets

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 30 MAY

Speed Dating in Manchester

Thu 30 May 2024

Motley Bar - Yotel, Manchester

Meet new people at this top-notch speed dating experience in the heart of MCR.

Tickets

£18

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 30 MAY

Speed Dating in Oxford

Thu 30 May 2024

The Varsity Club, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Tickets

£20

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30-45

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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.