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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

Martina Verified Attendee
  It was an interesting new experience for me. The host Arthur was great, very entertaining!  
Posted: 12/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thanks Martin!

Sanchia Verified Attendee
  Arthur is funny  
Posted: 09/05/2021, Sunday Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

He sure is! Thanks for the kind words.

Ciaran Verified Attendee
  Excellent opportunity to connect with people :)  
Posted: 06/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - South London

Original Dating reply

We're so glad to see you enjoyed the night with us.

Preom Verified Attendee
Posted: 06/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - South London

Original Dating reply

Thank you for speed dating with us!

Neil Verified Attendee
  Very good  
Posted: 06/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - South London

Original Dating reply

Cheers Neil.

Rick Verified Attendee
Posted: 05/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - North London
eeshita Verified Attendee
Posted: 05/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - North London
Sanchia Verified Attendee
Posted: 05/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - North London
Indren Verified Attendee
  Great to allow people to chat after event.  
Posted: 01/05/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Janine Verified Attendee
  Arthur was pretty cool made it more relaxing and enjoyable 🙌🏼🥳  
Posted: 30/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - West London
Dani Verified Attendee
  Was fun and speedy - right amount of time with each person.  
Posted: 28/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s
Chris Verified Attendee
  King Arthur The best Host in the world  
Posted: 27/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Original Dating reply

Thanks, he's certainly the best in the speed dating business!

Tina Verified Attendee
  So fun, great way to meet people and an amazing host.  
Posted: 25/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Tina, lovely words about Arthur, thank you.

Meriem Verified Attendee
  Smoothly run, the host 'Arthur' was brilliant and engaging :)  
Posted: 25/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thank you!

Kimberley Verified Attendee
  It is always nice to meet new people  
Posted: 22/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thank you Kimberley, Video speed dating is brilliant for this.

Toby Verified Attendee
  It was a great event, however it was advertised as Cambridge and people who joined were from Belfast, London etc so not many local.  
Posted: 22/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Hi Toby, thanks so much for your lovely review. Hoping you found matches at the event.

Ciaran Verified Attendee
  Excellent experience. Felt really connected with people and enjoyed it so much. Will be back in the future :)  
Posted: 22/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much for joining our virtual speed dating night.

Angela Verified Attendee
  Great! Please do it again soon! Dont let pass so much time till the next event :)  
Posted: 21/04/2021, Lesbian Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much Angela! We'll get some more listed pronto!

Cynthia Verified Attendee
  Very good.  
Posted: 17/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thank you for your kind feedback.

Claudia Verified Attendee
  I liked the event but I didn't meet anyone who I was a good match with. No prosperous dates for me this time :(  
Posted: 16/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thanks for the 5 stars, please do try us again.

Fiona Verified Attendee
  The chance to chat afterwards was great! The host Arthur was great and explained everything really well!  
Posted: 16/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thanks Fiona, really happy that you enjoyed virtual dating with us.

Helen Verified Attendee
  Nice people. Fun atmosphere but tooooo long. 2hrs!!  
Posted: 16/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Hi Helen, sorry this was a particularly busy event! Most last around 1.5 hours max.

Tara Verified Attendee
  So much fun and great people the host Arthur was amazing and a looker too which helped I’ll be back  
Posted: 15/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Thank you so much!

Stephen Verified Attendee
  Was highly recommended & the host was a Legend  
Posted: 15/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating

Original Dating reply

Lovely feedback, thank you!

Andreia Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Valleesh Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Stephen Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Benedict Verified Attendee
Posted: 10/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Pritesh Verified Attendee
Posted: 10/04/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Louise Verified Attendee
Posted: 10/04/2021, 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?

Last few places!
Tue 18 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 18 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners. Book now, it's a busy one.

Tickets

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40-55

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Tue 18 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Worcester

Tue 18 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Worcester, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£5

Age guide

25-45

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Tue 18 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Weston-super-Mare

Tue 18 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Weston-super-Mare, Virtual location

Join us online for virtual speed dating and meet people from Weston-super-Mare.

Tickets

£6

Age guide

25-45

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Wed 19 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 19 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

£5

Age guide

25-40

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Wed 19 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Winchester

Wed 19 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Winchester, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£7

Age guide

25-45

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Wed 19 MAY

Lesbian Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 19 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Lesbian , Virtual location

NEW - Virtual dating for lesbians living in and around London.

Tickets

£20

£12

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-40

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Belfast

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Belfast, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Cambridge

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Cambridge, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Kent

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Kent, Virtual location

Join us for Virtual Speed Dating in Kent and meet people from home.

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Essex

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Essex, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Swansea

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Dating Dating - Swansea, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£5

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 20 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Torquay

Thu 20 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Torquay, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£6

Age guide

25-45

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Fri 21 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Fri 21 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners. Meet people living in and around London.

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Fri 21 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Swindon

Fri 21 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Swindon, Virtual location

Virtual speed dating event for people living in and around Swindon in Wiltshire.

Tickets

£8

Age guide

25-45

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Sat 22 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sat 22 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

Join us online for virtual speed dating for Londoners.

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Sun 23 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 23 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - London, Virtual location

Join us for some virtual speed dating and meet people from home.

Tickets

£10

Age guide

35-50

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Wed 26 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 26 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-40

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Wed 26 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - Beaconsfield

Wed 26 May 2021

Online Speed Dating - Beaconsfield, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£7

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 27 MAY

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Thu 27 May 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

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25-40

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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.