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Over 40's Speed Dating in Southend

The Royal Hotel, Southend, Essex

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Thu 22
FEB

Tickets

£20
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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
40-55
Stunning Speakeasy Bar
Meet up to 15 dates
Fun & friendly host
Popular Thursday event
Tickets selling fast
Event Relaunch
Exclusive Over40s event
Home Southend Over 40's Speed Dating in Southend

Over 40's Speed Dating in Southend

The Royal Hotel, Southend, Essex

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Thu 22
FEB

Tickets

£20
?
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
40-55
Stunning Speakeasy Bar
Meet up to 15 dates
Fun & friendly host
Popular Thursday event
Tickets selling fast
Event Relaunch
Exclusive Over40s event
Stunning Speakeasy Bar
Meet up to 15 dates
Fun & friendly host
Popular Thursday event
Tickets selling fast
Event Relaunch
Exclusive Over40s event

Meet your host

About the event

Introducing Speed Dating Southend. The simple way to meet a lot of people from Southend-on-sea and surrounding areas.

In one fun night at the gorgeous Lounge bar, you'll meet around 15 dates, spending around 4 minutes to getting to know one another while sharing a few laughs and maybe a couple of hand made cocktails.

This event is sure to be a lot of flirty fun!

After the event you will have access to our unique matching system and find out who you matched with. You'll be arranging that all important first date, before you know it!

Important information

This event takes place in the ground floor Lounge bar.

- 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: £20

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Where

Original Dating is proud to introduce The Royal Hotel only moments away from Southend Central. With period decor and views of the world famous pier, this makes for the ideal setting for our famous speed dating events. With exclusive access to the private downstairs cocktail bar - Dr Legba's, reached via a private narrow stairway from the High Street to basement level, this stylish, intimate bar with a ‘speakeasy’ feel offers a range of absinthes as well as infused cocktails.

Address  The Royal Hotel, 1 High St, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE

Nearest station  Southend Central

Tel  01702899222 – Please note this is not a booking line

Venue website  https://www.royalhotelsouthend.com

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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Tony Verified Attendee
  Easy to join and attend event, relaxed atmosphere, perfect surroundings located in the bar and close to other pubs and events, friendly host and other guests. Will attend again.  
Posted: 27/01/2024
martin Verified Attendee
Posted: 27/01/2024
Chris Verified Attendee
  Fun night  
Posted: 27/01/2024
Marianne Verified Attendee
  Great location, interesting to see who's out there looking for friendships  
Posted: 03/11/2023
Alan Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/11/2023
Phillip Verified Attendee
Posted: 02/11/2023
Chris Verified Attendee
  Was good. Liked it  
Posted: 02/11/2023
Lucy Verified Attendee
  Loved that everyone was over 40, great host and good lovationy  
Posted: 14/10/2023
Alan Verified Attendee
  Good host but just a bit too loud in the venue!  
Posted: 14/10/2023
DELETED Verified Attendee
Posted: 14/10/2023
Neil Verified Attendee
  Nice to get out and meet decent likeminded people  
Posted: 14/10/2023
Cheryl Verified Attendee
Posted: 13/10/2023
Mike Verified Attendee
  Host was great.  
Posted: 13/10/2023
Kevin Verified Attendee
Posted: 13/10/2023
A Verified Attendee
Posted: 13/10/2023
Jon Verified Attendee
  Fin night !!!!  
Posted: 13/10/2023
Velvet Verified Attendee
  Fun, more relaxed than anticipated. Bit too loud environment to chat  
Posted: 13/10/2023
Edna Verified Attendee
  I met lots of people today.  
Posted: 13/10/2023
David Verified Attendee
Posted: 13/10/2023
Rachel Verified Attendee
  Fun and good to meet new people  
Posted: 13/10/2023
Robin Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/08/2023
Robin Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/08/2023
David Verified Attendee
  Good night out! Can't believe how fast the time went Everyone I met was really nice.  
Posted: 18/08/2023
Marco Verified Attendee
  First time I have been sped dating and was made to feel at ease by the host Emily,. 12 lovely ladies to chat to, which was a good number. It’s a shame they don’t host these events more often, now I’ve done it I would do it again..  
Posted: 18/08/2023
Mark Verified Attendee
  Was a good experience being my first time, ,host was friendly and helpful,... I'd definitely recommend it and I'll be going again if I don't find someone.  
Posted: 18/08/2023
Catherine Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/08/2023
M Verified Attendee
  Well organise, great venue  
Posted: 24/06/2023
Victoria Verified Attendee
  Really enjoyed night, met lots of interesting people. Will be coming again. It was just a shame that the ratio between the ladies and gentlemen was uneven!!!  
Posted: 24/06/2023
Monica Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/06/2023
Jodean Verified Attendee
  Felt very welcomed and great to meet a group of like minded people. X Will definitely be doing the next event.  
Posted: 24/06/2023
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HOW IT WORKS

The beauty of Speed Dating Southend 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 Southend 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

A Southend 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.