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Speed Dating in Southend

The Royal Hotel, Southend, Essex

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Thu 9
JUL

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
23-35
Home Southend Speed Dating in Southend

Speed Dating in Southend

The Royal Hotel, Southend, Essex

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Thu 9
JUL

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
23-35

This is a past event, please click here to see future events in Southend.

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: £15

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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 absinthe infused cocktails and other co

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

Nearest station  Southend Central

Tel  02071125174 – 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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Pheihan Verified Attendee
  People at my table are genuinely nice people and a bottle of champagne after winning quizzes makes a perfect end! Thank you for your generosity and you are amazing host.  
Posted: 17/10/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Pheilan, thanks very much for joining us. It's going to be our list live event for some time sadly.

Lucy Verified Attendee
  Just nice to do things non digitally!!  
Posted: 12/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Lucy, so happy to see you enjoyed the night. It might be the last live gig we do for a while.

Mark Verified Attendee
  Well run, fun event.  
Posted: 11/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Mark, lovely review thanks!

Sameer Verified Attendee
  Good event. Would have been nicer to be able to chat with girls a little longer to establish more of a connection.  
Posted: 11/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Sameer, thanks for feeding back

Peter Verified Attendee
  Slick organiser, nice people  
Posted: 10/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Music to our ears, thanks Pete.

Craig Verified Attendee
  Great evening  
Posted: 10/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Brilliant, thanks Craig.

Eva Verified Attendee
  Very nice evening  
Posted: 10/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Lovely feedback, thank you Eva.

Rebecca Verified Attendee
  Nice to meet people face to face - makes a change from dating apps!  
Posted: 09/09/2020

Original Dating reply

There really is nothing quite like meeting face to face.

Payam Verified Attendee
  Really great night!  
Posted: 04/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much!

Lily Verified Attendee
  Good to have lots of guys, good venue.  
Posted: 03/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Lily, delighted to see you enjoyed our new socially distanced dating format!

Chris Verified Attendee
  Very nice fun event I will recommend this events to my friends .Chris  
Posted: 03/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Chris, amazing feedback thank you!

Adriano Verified Attendee
  friendly people, no awkwardness  
Posted: 02/09/2020

Original Dating reply

That's what we like!

Jea Verified Attendee
  I think the place was really dark, was my only issue.  
Posted: 28/08/2020

Original Dating reply

Some people rather like that, but it's something we'll take on board!

NISAR Verified Attendee
  good time, great people  
Posted: 27/08/2020

Original Dating reply

Good man!

Chris Verified Attendee
  Very funny  
Posted: 27/08/2020

Original Dating reply

Cheers Chris!

Alex Verified Attendee
  The Speed Dating was set up well with sufficient Covid-19 precautions. The host ran the show well, telling everyone what they needed to do and all went smoothly. It would have been slightly better if there were a few more dates, although it seems that some people bailed last minute which is more a flaw of human nature than the speed dating event itself.  
Posted: 26/08/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Alex, thanks for the feedback. We're doing all we can to be COVID secure

Stephen Verified Attendee
  Good, chilled event. Cozy venue. Would have been good to have a few more dates but completely understand the current Covid restrictions make that difficult!  
Posted: 25/08/2020

Original Dating reply

Cheers Stephen

Michael Verified Attendee
  was fun - lots of potential in lockdown  
Posted: 28/03/2020
Luke Verified Attendee
  Fun, unique, and worked well!  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Richard Verified Attendee
  Great concept idea (I.e a virtual speed dating event). Thumbs up from me.  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Arabella Verified Attendee
  Surprisingly, for a virtual event and my first attempt at speed dating it work well. Once we had got into the break out rooms it was a good system and allowed us to talk freely.  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Joanna Verified Attendee
  This was a very thought out session  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Vicki Verified Attendee
  It was nice meeting people virtually and quite relaxing doing it from home.  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Jessica Verified Attendee
  Interesting alternative to face-to-face speed dating  
Posted: 27/03/2020
Daniel Verified Attendee
  The host was friendly and helped everybody ease into the event. Was generally great vibes, would come again, if no one matches with me of course haha  
Posted: 11/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Daniel, thanks very much!

Ohiana Verified Attendee
  Amazing and very interesting event  
Posted: 04/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks for letting us know! Delighted you enjoyed it.

Shaugnah Verified Attendee
  Great host! Pretty simple evening  
Posted: 04/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much.

Alex Verified Attendee
  Good time. Everyone was friendly and easy to chat with! Easy way to have a good night out!  
Posted: 04/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Alex, happy to read your positive review thank you.

Molly Verified Attendee
  Really lovely host who did a good job at organising the event. Everyone was lovely and friendly :)  
Posted: 03/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Molly, Daniel will be delighted to read your review!

Aimee Verified Attendee
  Lovely atmosphere. Dan was very welcoming and as a first timer (and on my own) made me feel at ease. Would come again  
Posted: 03/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much Aimee, we're very happy to read you had a positive first speed dating experience!

Jack Verified Attendee
  Was really good fun.  
Posted: 17/01/2020
Thomas Verified Attendee
  Very good experience as always. Again feel 4 minutes isn't enough. Please add another minute would be great.  
Posted: 17/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Thomas, thanks for your feedback and there's always time to catch up after the event.

James Verified Attendee
  Good abience, quite a few people stayed behind after the event for another drink  
Posted: 17/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey James, thank you for your awesome feedback.

Adam Verified Attendee
  Lots of girls, Emily the host was friendly and chatty  
Posted: 17/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Adam. So pleased you enjoyed the night. We try our best to offer the best speed dating events in Chelmsford.

Nicole Verified Attendee
  Great event! First time but a much better way of meeting people! Ps Separate tables would be much better for each ‘date’.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Nicole, we totally take that on board. Will be sure to spread people out more from now on.

Paul Verified Attendee
  The people were very friendly and there was roughly an even number of men and women  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks Paul, this sure was a great event.

Melissa Verified Attendee
  Really good attendance. I would say yes to the host of the speed dating event on the 09.01.20 at the Royal hotel Southend.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Melissa, glad you enjoyed the speed dating event in SOuthend. It's a fav of ours too!

Melissa Verified Attendee
  The event ran smoothly and the host was welcoming.  
Posted: 10/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Melissa, amazing feedback, thank you.

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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.

 

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