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SPEED DATING LONDON
Find out why we’re London’s favourite speed dating company!
If you’re looking for the fastest way to meet new people in London you’ve come to the right place. We organise five weekly speed dating events across the city at brilliant venues. Our nights are packed with professionals and you’ll meet around 15-20 potential dates at each event. Nobody does speed dating in London like Original Dating so we hope to see you at an event very soon.
Success guaranteed! – If you don’t meet someone you want to see again your next event is FREE!
Upcoming speed dating events in London
Saturday Night Speed Dating
Black & Blue, London, West End
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Join up to 40 people for this busy Saturday night speed dating event in Central London. Read more.
Why we’re no.1 for Speed Dating London
We were founded in 2003 and we’ve been running busy speed dating events in London ever since. There are lots of companies offering speed dating but no other company offers speed dating like us. Our events are always well attended and we carefully match the numbers of male and female participants. Sounds obvious but a lot of companies out there simply can’t do this. Our events take place in carefully selected bars across London. We choose venues that we’d use ourselves, all our locations are close to tube or train links and have great décor and service.
London is the UK’s largest and most vibrant city but remains one of the hardest places in which to meet someone romantically. Our events serve to create a safe, friendly and ful environment in which to meet people. You may have recently moved to London or lived here all of your life. Either way, our events are the best place to meet lots of people in one fun night, over a few drinks. We provide the potential!
Lots of people in London turn to on-line dating and Tinder when looking to meet someone new. Statistically speaking, speed dating is far more successful. By meeting people in person you know right away if you would like to date them again. Speed dates last just 4 minutes, so it’s never too long if that person isn’t’ for you. On the whole, around 80% of clients come away from an event matching with at least one person they’d like to go on a date with. Results that the on-line dating companies can only dream of!
We have carefully trained speed dating hosts to run our events. They organise our events brilliantly and make sure you’ll have a great time. Our hosts are friendly and will always to their best to put everyone at ease and to make the event a lot of fun.
Speed dating London is all about meeting lots of people fast and we believe our London speed dating events offer the best format available anywhere in the city.
The Speed Dating Format
When speed dating you’ll meet around 15-20 girls or guys depending on the event. We can never guarantee the exact number of dates but this is a good average.
After a quick registration your host will allocate you a starting table. Girls stay at their table for the whole night and guys move around clockwise after each date.
Each date lasts for 4 to 5 minutes. We’ve found this is just long enough to find out if there’s any kind of spark between you and your date. After each date the guys simply move around to the next table in order and the format continues until you’ve met everyone. We always have a break half way through too.
After meeting each person you note down who you liked on a scorecard we provide. On the morning after the event everyone logs onto our matching system and enters their ticks and mutual matches get displayed on-line. Our system allows you to message the people you clicked with without revealing your email address.
Our events are proven to work and about 85% of attendees get at least one match but in the unlikely event you don’t meet anyone you want to see again we’re happy to give you a free ticket to another speed dating event of your choice.
If you’re still reading you might be interested in a little of the history of speed dating in London. It first arrived over from the US in around 2002 and Original Dating was formed in 2003. We started our first speed dating event in Clapham in April 2003 and quickly expanded to organising speed dating events across most areas of London. Our events have always been popular and we specialise in events for professionals aged between 23-35 but do offer events for other age groups and niches.
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.
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 girl.
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. 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!
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.
And that’s it. Simple? Yes. Fun? Most definitely. Great way to meet your perfect match? Without a doubt so book an event now and find out why the dating craze that started a decade ago is still going strong.
Original Dating run fun speed dating events at venues across London. We also hold regular lock and key parties. Speed dating is great night out and probably the quickest way to find dates in London! Find us on Google+
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