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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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Today
Tue 28 JUN

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 28 Jun 2022

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

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

Tickets

£20

£12

Age guide

23-35

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Wed 29 JUN

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 29 Jun 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Leave the dating apps behind come and meet *actually* meet people at this busy speed dating event...

Tickets

£15

Age guide

28-38

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4

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4

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Thu 30 JUN

Speed Dating in Clapham

Thu 30 Jun 2022

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 15-18 people for our popular speed dating event at this very cool Clapham v...

Tickets

£20

Age guide

30-45

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5

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Fri 1 JUL

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 1 Jul 2022

Dion - St Pauls, London, City

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

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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6

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5

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Sat 2 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 2 Jul 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Join up to 40 people for this busy Saturday night speed dating event in Central London. Read more.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

25-37

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6+

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6

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Tue 5 JUL

Speed Dating in Clapham

Tue 5 Jul 2022

Sugar Cane, London, Clapham Junction

You'll typically meet 15-18 people for our popular speed dating event at this cool venue in CJ.

Tickets

£20

£14

Age guide

25-37

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6+

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6+

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Tue 5 JUL

Speed Dating Over 40s

Tue 5 Jul 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Join us for some speed dating in Oxford Circus and meet around 15 people!

Tickets

£30

Age guide

40-55

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5

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Wed 6 JUL

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 6 Jul 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Leave the dating apps behind come and meet *actually* meet people at this busy speed dating event...

Tickets

£20

£15

Age guide

28-38

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5

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5

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Thu 7 JUL

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 7 Jul 2022

The Barologist, Leith

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

25-40

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10+

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Thu 7 JUL

Speed Dating in Islington

Thu 7 Jul 2022

The Bull, London, Islington

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

Tickets

£22

£11

Age guide

25-37

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3

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Fri 8 JUL

Friday Night Speed Dating

Fri 8 Jul 2022

Dion - St Pauls, London, City

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

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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10+

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10+

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Sat 9 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 9 Jul 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Join up to 40 people for this busy Saturday night speed dating event in Central London. Read more.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

25-37

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10+

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10+

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Sat 9 JUL

Saturday Night Speed Dating

Sat 9 Jul 2022

Pavilion End, St Pauls

It's Saturday night speed dating in The City. Meet around 20 dates for a great night out.

Tickets

£22

Age guide

30-45

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6

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Sat 9 JUL

THE ORIGINAL DATING SUMMER IN THE CITY PARTY

Sat 9 Jul 2022

The Refinery, London, Central

Welcome to the biggest party for single Londoners of the summer. 250+ people expected!

Tickets

£22

Age guide

25-40

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10+

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Tue 12 JUL

Speed Dating in Tooting

Tue 12 Jul 2022

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

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

Tickets

£20

£12

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Wed 13 JUL

Speed Dating in Central London

Wed 13 Jul 2022

Perini & Perini, Central London

Leave the dating apps behind come and meet *actually* meet people at this busy speed dating event...

Tickets

£15

Age guide

28-38

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10+

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10+

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Thu 14 JUL

Speed Dating in Maidstone

Thu 14 Jul 2022

Mu Mu, Maidstone

NEW - Join us for Maidstone's busiest speed dating event at this unique venue.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Thu 14 JUL

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Thu 14 Jul 2022

The Barologist, Leith

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Thu 14 JUL

Speed Dating in St Albans

Thu 14 Jul 2022

The Crown, Hertfordshire

This is St Albans busiest speed date at Hertfordshires finest bar.

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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Thu 14 JUL

Speed Dating in Canterbury

Thu 14 Jul 2022

One Pound Lane, Canterbury

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

Tickets

£20

Age guide

23-35

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10+

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10+

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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.