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Basingstoke – stockade of Basa’s people (thank you Wikipedia) began life as a Neolithic camp site circa 3000 BC apparently. You could say it’s changed a little. Occasionally, and unkindly, referred to as doughnut city due the predominance of roundabouts we think its high time people got to know the most positive aspects of this old market town.

It’s a significant contributor to the national economy and houses the UK and European headquarters of some of the world’s biggest organisations. Which means lots of professionals. Lots of young professionals. Most importantly lots of young single professionals. And with a population of around 70, 000 we may even go so far as to say lots and lots of young single professionals.

So the question arises, what does the young, single, professional Basingstokian do in order to meet other single folk? That’s where we come in.

We’re keen to bring our justifiably famous brand of dating events to Basingstoke. Take up to 40 people split equally by gender in one of the towns most celebrated venues. Give them four minutes to date – just long enough to know if you’d like to chat again, and not too long if they’re not quite your type. After each date, gents move on until all have met, making notes on potential paramours as they go.

After the event, daters enter their matches on our bespoke mobile matching app and at 5 pm the following day everyone finds out who reciprocated. Matches can then start chatting through our secure system.

It’s a simple, effective way to meet plenty of single folk without running the gauntlet of the local pub or club.

It really is the most fun, flirtatious and fastest way to meet someone in Basingstoke.

And as for us, we’re Original Dating. We’ve been running dating events since 2003, and even celebrated the first marriage in the UK of two people who met at a speed date event way back in 2004. So you can be sure you’re in good hands.

Want to find out more? Sign up above and you’ll be one of the first to know when we launch in Basingstoke - and receive a 50% discount on your first event!

We can’t wait to see you soon.



The beauty of Speed Dating London 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 London 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 a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London 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 for speed dating London. 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.