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WHY WE BELIEVE WE'RE THE BEST SPEED DATING COMPANY

You may have noticed several companies advertising dating events in London and across the UK, but it's fair to say not all dating companies are created equal. Original Dating has been operational since speed dating first arrived and we've learnt a thing or two about what it takes to run a successful speed dating event. 

Our brand of speed dating is in a different class to the others that operate in this market and we want to tell you why we think our speed dating experience is second to none. Below are a few key points.

- The Original Dating Guarantee - if you don't meet someone you want to see again at one of our events your next event is free

- Speed dating but not too speedy. Some insist on rushing you from one date to the next with no time to catch your breath - we don't

- Professional hosts. Our hosts really go the extra mile to ensure have a great time

- Original Dating uses only the best and most suitable venues for speed dating. You'll never be overlooked at our events

- We believe ambiance is the key to a quality event. Little touches such as candles on the table and the right music go a long way

- 10% discount offered to all returning clients

- Our marketing is directed to young professionals - we aim to fill our events with the kind of people you want to meet

- Our events consistently sell out so rest assured that you will meet a good selection of people at an Original Dating event

- The majority of our customers come via word of mouth - there is only one reason why we come so highly recommended

These are just some of the reasons why we believe Original Dating is best. Why not book an event with us and find out for yourself why we are London's leading speed dating organiser. We're sure we offer the very best speed dating in London or the UK for that matter. We're quite happy to be put to the test on this claim. We hope to see you at an Original Dating event very soon.

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Fri 26 JUL

Friday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s event

Fri 26 Jul 2024

Jamies Tudor Street, London, The City

Kick start your weekend with Friday night speed dating at our brand new venue in the heart of the...

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£20

Age guide

35-48

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Fri 26 JUL

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 26 Jul 2024

The Happenstance (Lounge Bar), London, St Pauls

It's our busiest event of the week. 25 dates and no work tomorrow. You just can't beat this event.

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£20

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 26 JUL

Speed Dating in Chelmsford

Fri 26 Jul 2024

The Courtyard, Chelmsford, Essex

The busiest Speed Dating event in Chelmsford. Meet up to 15 singles in one night!

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£20

Age guide

30-45

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Sat 27 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating - 20s-30s

Sat 27 Jul 2024

KOMYUNITI - Yotel, London, Clerkenwell

Single in your twenties or thirties? This is the speed dating event for you. Fast, fun four-minut...

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£22

£11

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25-37

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Sat 27 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s

Sat 27 Jul 2024

The Kings Arms, Central London

One of the busiest and best speed dating events in Central London, not to be missed. Book your ti...

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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Sat 27 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating Manchester

Sat 27 Jul 2024

Motley Bar - Yotel, Manchester

HALF PRICE - Join us at this smart venue for our brand-new Saturday night events in the city.

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£20

£10

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30-45

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Wed 31 JUL

Speed Dating in Putney

Wed 31 Jul 2024

The Railway, London, Putney

You'll typically meet around 20 people for our popular speed dating event at this cool venue in P...

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 1 AUG

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug 2024

The Barologist, Edinburgh, Leith

Edinburgh's best speed dating event at this incredible venue.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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Thu 1 AUG

OVER 40s Speed Dating in Canterbury

Thu 1 Aug 2024

One Pound Lane, Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury's busiest speed dating event. Join us and meet new people in person.

Tickets

£25

Age guide

40-55

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Fri 2 AUG

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 2 Aug 2024

The Anthologist (panel room), London, The City

It's our busiest event of the week. 20 dates and no work tomorrow. You just can't beat this event.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 2 AUG

Over 40s Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 2 Aug 2024

Jamies Tudor Street, London, The City

Kick start your weekend with Friday night speed dating at our brand new venue in the heart of the...

Tickets

£25

Age guide

40-55

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Fri 2 AUG

Quiz Dating in Oxford

Fri 2 Aug 2024

Hank's Bar, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Start the weekend with speed dating in the city's trendiest bar.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 2 AUG

Summer Singles Party Glasgow

Fri 2 Aug 2024

Vega , Glasgow, Scotland

Join us for our Early Summer Singles Party in Glasgow. Over 80+ people expected.

Tickets

£25

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Fri 2 AUG

Singles Lock & Key Party - Manchester

Fri 2 Aug 2024

Revolution - Oxford Road, Manchester Central

Join us at our Manchester Singles Lock & Key Party. The ultimate way to meet singles this summer.

Tickets

£25

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Sat 3 AUG

Gay Speed Dating

Sat 3 Aug 2024

Komyuniti - Yotel, London, Clerkenwell

Join us for gay speed dating and meet around 15 men. Did we mention a free welcome drink?

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-45

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Sat 3 AUG

Saturday Night Speed Dating - 30s & 40s

Sat 3 Aug 2024

The Kings Arms, Central London

One of the busiest and best speed dating events in Central London, not to be missed. Book your ti...

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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10+

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Sat 3 AUG

Lock & Key Party - Cambridge

Sat 3 Aug 2024

The Tivoli, Cambridge

Join us at our Singles Lock & Key Party. The ultimate way to meet singles in Cambridge.

Tickets

£25

£15

Age guide

30-45

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Tue 6 AUG

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 6 Aug 2024

The Wheatsheaf, London, Tooting

NEW - Tooting's busiest speed date at this South West London institution.

Tickets

£15

Age guide

23-35

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Wed 7 AUG

Speed Dating in Camden

Wed 7 Aug 2024

Studio 48, London, Camden

Join us for our Camden speed dating event at the fantastic Studio 48. Book now for this busy event.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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Thu 8 AUG

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 8 Aug 2024

The Bull, London, Islington

Islington's very one speed dating event at this ace North London venue.

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£20

Age guide

30-45

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HOW IT WORKS

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.