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By popular demand, we brought London style speed dating to Oxford for the first time!

There's loads of reasons why we were so keen to bring quality dating to Oxford's 600,000 residents. The city of Oxford is the largest City with in Oxfordshire and famous for its world leading University, beautiful architecture and for the wonderful quality of life it affords it's residents. 

Whist Oxford has hosted speed dating events in the past, we know that the town deserves better and that's where Original Dating intends to step in. 

So, tell me about Original Dating 

We're known as London's leading speed dating and singles events organiser. We've been running the best and most innovative singles events since 2003, so choose an a speed dating event with us and you're in good hands. We organise over 350 events every year and we keep redefining the dating landscape with original takes on the classic format. 

Why should I go speed dating in Oxford with Original Dating?

Here's just a handful of reasons why our events lead the market.

  • Busy events, marketed far and wide. Speed dating events work when they offer a good selection of people to meet. We have a powerful marketing strategy that's proven to bring in the numbers. You'll love our busy events. 
  • Multiple age groups. We cater for several age ranges meaning there will be an event to suit you.
  • Quality venue. We will only hire the most suitaible venues. Not all places can host speed dating and we know the ones that work.
  • Amazing hosts. Our hosts are the best in the business and we're taking them with us to Oxford. The right host makes all the difference and the people we employ really know how to make speed dating work. 

How does speed dating work? 

It's really quite simple, you'll have up to 20 short dates comprising of no more than 4 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time to tell if you want to see someone again or not. If not, it's not too long to just have a chat. There's also plenty of time before, after and a short break in between to flirt, and top up those drinks. It really is a great night out! 

What do I do if there's someone I like?  

Well luckily for you, Original Dating has the most advanced matching system around. You will receive a score card on the night to keep track of everyone that you like and all you have to do is log into our website the following day to input your matches. At the end of the following day you will find out who you matched with. You can message your mutual matches and be you will be going on your own dates in not time! 

Original Dating are super excited to be hosting speed dating events in Oxford! If you want to be the first to hear about our events, just sign up now using the form provided. 



The beauty of Speed Dating Oxford 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 Oxford 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 girl.

Meet & Mingle

An Oxford 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. 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.