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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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David Verified Attendee
  Great Host, Great Fun, Great People and well run. I was unsure at first but I would definitely attend another event and I would highly recommend. 😎  
Posted: 05/03/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Amit Verified Attendee
  Well organised, will definitely do again  
Posted: 04/03/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Gini Verified Attendee
  First timer, but nerves diasapperead quite quickly with great hosting by Arthur. Well organised too!  
Posted: 02/03/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Verun Verified Attendee
  Great experience overall!  
Posted: 28/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Dana Verified Attendee
  It was nice, easy and lively.  
Posted: 28/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Paula Verified Attendee
  Great fun!  
Posted: 28/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Sarah Verified Attendee
  Was my first time, but the event ran smoothly - our host was great. A really enjoyable evening!  
Posted: 27/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Paola Verified Attendee
  well organized, no interruption between dates. it was fun. nice to have some time at the end to chat.  
Posted: 25/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Carl Verified Attendee
  Really chilled  
Posted: 25/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Ken Verified Attendee
  Good host and an overall fun evening.  
Posted: 25/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Philippè Verified Attendee
  Super fun event with super fun people  
Posted: 25/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

We're super pleased you had a good time! Thanks Philippe.

Alex Verified Attendee
  Thank you for the event, lots of fun!  
Posted: 24/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Bola Verified Attendee
  Great and easy way to connect with others. Good to match number of men and women. Also helpful that it is grouped by age  
Posted: 24/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s
Roberta Verified Attendee
  Great host !! Arthur was really helpful and made the event fun.  
Posted: 21/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Nicole Verified Attendee
  Really enjoyed the evening! Was nervous going in but once started had some lovely chats, would do again 😊  
Posted: 20/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Neil Verified Attendee
  Amazing, what a great event!  
Posted: 19/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Elizabeth Verified Attendee
  It was very smoothly run - well done and thank you to Arthur. There was a good number and range of men. It was a fun, slick evening. Thank you.  
Posted: 17/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Binda Verified Attendee
  The host was amazing. Well organised. Please try surprised with how it went for my first time!  
Posted: 16/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Stephen Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Lena Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Payam Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/02/2021, Virtual Speed Dating - London
Ben Verified Attendee
  Great host, she was lovely!  
Posted: 16/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - Brighton
Rebecca Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s
Vanessa Verified Attendee
  Fun and well organised.  
Posted: 15/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks Vanessa, we aim to please.

Andreas Verified Attendee
  I was good  
Posted: 15/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Not one to blow your own trumpet, eh Andreas! 😊

Sam Verified Attendee
  A lot more women to speak to than last time...this year’s Valentine’s Day online speed dating did not disappoint!  
Posted: 14/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks Sam, all our events are different!

Courtney Verified Attendee
  This was great fun, and I really enjoyed my evening. It runs (fairly!) smoothly, well explained, and some really genuine people attended. Would definitely do again (unless I just found the perfect man????)  
Posted: 14/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much, we are over the moon that you enjoyed dating virtually with us!

cem Verified Attendee
  Absolutely brilliant loved every minute of it :)  
Posted: 14/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Cem, now that's the kind of review we LOVE to read.

Supriya Verified Attendee
  Nice people, nice evening  
Posted: 14/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thanks for feeding that back, Supriya.

Payam Verified Attendee
  very good  
Posted: 14/02/2021, Valentine's Virtual Speed Dating - London

Original Dating reply

Thank you!

 

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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Sun 7 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 7 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

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

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25-45

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Tue 9 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

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£10

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40-55

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Tue 9 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Stevenage

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Stevenage, Virtual location

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£8

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25-45

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Tue 9 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Dublin

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Dublin, Virtual location

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

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£5

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25-45

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Wed 10 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Wed 10 Mar 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

23-35

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Wed 10 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Aberdeen

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Aberdeen, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£5

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25-45

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Wed 10 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Wilmslow

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Wilmslow, Virtual location

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

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£7

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25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Thu 11 Mar 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

25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Birmingham

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Virtual Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

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£5

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25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Essex

Thu 11 Mar 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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6+

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Derby

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating , Virtual location

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

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£20

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25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Oxford

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Oxfordshire, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Edinburgh

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Thu 11 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - St.Albans

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - St Albans, Virtual location

Join us online and meet people from in and around St Albans. 10 -15 virtual dates expected.

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Fri 12 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Fri 12 Mar 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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6+

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Fri 12 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Manchester

Fri 12 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Manchester,

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Fri 12 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - Swindon

Fri 12 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating - Swindon,

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

Tickets

£8

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25-45

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Sat 13 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sat 13 Mar 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 14 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Sun 14 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating , Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

25-45

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Tue 16 MAR

Virtual Speed Dating - London

Tue 16 Mar 2021

Online Speed Dating, Virtual Location

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

Tickets

£10

Age guide

35-50

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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.