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Southend-on-sea is the largest town in Essex and it's no wonder, having the largest pier in the world! Southend's pleasure pier stretches over a mile from shore. That's a pretty big claim to fame but here's another claim we think Southend should have...with over 180,000 Southenders it's about time Southend had the best in quality Speed Dating and there's only one place that can deliver just that, Original Dating. We're going to be making our way down the Thames to make a new stop on the Speed Dating circuit.  

That's great but who are you? 

Let me introduce ourselves, we're Original Dating and we run the best speed dating events in London. Original Dating is the lead singles events organiser and we pride ourselves on delivering quality, well attended and fun events. With Original Dating you're in safe hands, we've been running these quality events since 2003 and not to mention the first ever wedding from two speed daters who met at one of our events back in 2004! 

So how does speed dating work? 

It's simple. Speed dating is a lot of quick introductions lasting around 4 minutes, which means you can meet up to 20 other singles in just one night. 4 minutes is the perfect amount of time to see if their someone would like to see again and not that long to just have a chat if not. Meeting people has never been such fun, and there's plenty of time before, during and after to share a drink and a laugh. This is super social evening makes it easy to meet that certain someone. 

So if I do meet that certain someone? 

Well that's where our bespoke matching system comes in. After you've met everyone, the following day you can simply select yes, no or friend and by the end of the day we'll send you your matches. Then you can message one another and be organising your next date in no time. 

Original Dating is super excited about speed dating in Southend, as no doubt you are too. If you wanna be the first to hear of when and where our quality events are coming to Southend then sign up now and we'll even give you 50% off your first booking.