Derby was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and the county town of Derbyshire. With already a lot on offer in Derby one thing we thought it was missing, apart from Premier League football, was some cracking speed dating nights and who better to deliver the singles of Derby speed dating than Original Dating. We also have top of the line matching system and mobile app which is handy to use. Did you know we had the first marriage from speed dating in the UK? So you've never been speed dating before?
Well no need to worry, it's pretty straight forward. You get to meet up to 20 singles in one night. Which is just ideal, not too long if they're not your cup of tea but still long enough to find out if it's someone you'd like to see again. There's plenty of time before and after the event to have a drink, a chat and a flirt, as well as a short interval to top up those glasses.
After the event you will have access to our unique matching system and will find out who wants to see you for another proper date by the end of the following day. It's really that simple! 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.
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.
Great way to meet your perfect match? Original Dating run fun speed dating events at venues across London. We also hold regular lock and key parties. Speed dating is a great night out and probably the quickest way to find dates in London!