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Speed Dating in Oxford

The Oxford Retreat, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Thu 16
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Tickets

£15
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Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
30-45
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Very busy event
Many tickets already sold
Home Oxford Speed Dating in Oxford

Speed Dating in Oxford

The Oxford Retreat, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Thu 16
SEP

Tickets

£15
?
Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
30-45
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Very busy event
Many tickets already sold
Very busy event
Many tickets already sold

About the event

Original Dating is proud to bring our unique brand of speed dating to Oxford.

Expect to meet around 15-20 people over the course of evening for short dates lasting four minutes each. The perfect length of time to decide if you want to see someone again.

After the event you'll have access to our unique online matching system to find out who you've matched with and be arranging that all important next date.

Our events attract a fun crowd and we hope you can join us too.

We guarantee you'll meet people you want to see again at this event, so if you don't - your next event is free.

Important information

This event takes place in the private 1st floor bar - The Study. Please head upstairs where the host will meet you on arrival.

- Doors open 7.00pm
- Event starts 7.30pm
- Speed dating finishes approximately 9.30pm
- Venue closes 11.30pm

It’s essential that you arrive before 7.25pm in order to take part. We might not be able to allow entry if you are late.

Price: £15

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Where

The Oxford Retreat is a stylish but relaxed riverside bar conveniently located a few moments walk from Oxford train station and next door to the Worcester Street Car Park. This venue offer the ideal setting for our popular events and we have exclusive access to The Study, the private upstairs bar. The Oxford Retreat has undergone a recent refurbishment leaving this traditional venue with a warm and relaxed vibe, the perfect atmosphere for dating.

Address  The Oxford Retreat, 1-2 Hythe Bridge St, Oxford OX1 2EW

Nearest station  Oxford Rail Station

Tel  02071125174 – Please note this is not a booking line

PLEASE NOTE: Advance booking is essential and no tickets will be available to purchase on the door. Online booking is simple and very secure. Our payments are handled by Stripe, one of the world's largest payment processors using the highest grade security currently available.

Reviews

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Reece Verified Attendee
Posted: 04/08/2021
Ciaran Verified Attendee
Posted: 04/08/2021
Cat Verified Attendee
Posted: 04/08/2021
Jonathan Verified Attendee
Posted: 04/08/2021
Simon Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/08/2021
James Verified Attendee
  Good experience  
Posted: 03/08/2021
Nuriah Verified Attendee
  Really great event! Such a chilled vibe  
Posted: 03/08/2021

Original Dating reply

So happy to see you enjoyed speed dating in Clapham!

Neil Verified Attendee
  Good mix of people from different backgrounds. Well run.  
Posted: 03/08/2021

Original Dating reply

Amazing to see, thanks so much Neil.

Rob Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/08/2021
Sergio Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/08/2021
Matt Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/08/2021
Katherine Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/08/2021
Mayur Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/08/2021
Jon-Paul Verified Attendee
Posted: 01/08/2021
Siddika Verified Attendee
Posted: 01/08/2021
Adam Verified Attendee
  Chilled atmosphere, everyone including the host was very friendly  
Posted: 01/08/2021
Taryn Verified Attendee
Posted: 01/08/2021
Timea Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Ross Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Claire Verified Attendee
  Nice venue, well organised and fun.  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

Thank you Claire.

Nathan Verified Attendee
  Great fun and a good selection of ladies  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

Cheers Nathan, happy you enjoyed the night.

Ian Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Sunny Verified Attendee
  Wonderful evening meeting nice people.  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

So pleased that you enjoyed speed dating with us Sunny.

Ian Verified Attendee
  Great host and fun crowd, venue was decent but they need the serve drinks to the downstairs area.  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

We'll get that fixed for next time Ian, thanks.

Sunny Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Darren Verified Attendee
  Class night  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

THANKS!

Sergei Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Andy Verified Attendee
  Typical speed dating event. No less than what I expected but no more either. Imbalance of male/female as per usual. No name badges or pencils and paper, which I suppose made it seem slightly less cringe but also awkward at times! Overly-expensive drinks. But for all that it was well managed and ran smoothly. The host was likeable and funny.  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

Hi Andy, sadly these events are not a perfect science but we usually do see a pretty even gender split, it has to be said.

Emmanuel Verified Attendee
Posted: 31/07/2021
Katherine Verified Attendee
  It was fun, well organised, great selection of people. We all chatted in the bar for ages afterwards and many got lucky with arranging further dates. Felt intense as very few breaks, but just good to be socialising  
Posted: 31/07/2021

Original Dating reply

It's so good to be back out there isn't it?!

Audrina Verified Attendee
  Host was very active, good quality men (!!!), nice venue.  
Posted: 23/07/2021
David Verified Attendee
  Nice talking to different people  
Posted: 23/07/2021
Mireia Verified Attendee
  Nice evening. Thanks.  
Posted: 22/07/2021
Jack Verified Attendee
  Not overly complicated, I liked the people I met in the room.  
Posted: 07/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Jack, super happy to read your glowing feedback!

Simone Verified Attendee
  Was generally ok  
Posted: 06/02/2020

Original Dating reply

HI Simone, we'll take that!

Darion Verified Attendee
  Open conversation with most people. Friendly. Good atmosphere. Decent venue. Great host  
Posted: 06/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Darion, thanks for your feedback.

Tom Verified Attendee
  Much more enjoyable second time round for someone not used to speed dating and a bit socially anxious/shy :)  
Posted: 06/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Tom, so pleased you enjoyed the speed dating event in Oxford.

Simon Verified Attendee
  Nice venue and host was so friendly and professional  
Posted: 18/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks for your lovely feedback, will pass on to the host!

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HOW IT WORKS

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.