I had no idea Southend pier is the longest pier in the world. I'm not sure why, but I feel more fulfilled having discovered this. Which is just as well because I'm loathe to think what would have happened had we turned up to Southend with our dating events and not known this important fact. Being chased back to London by , Southenders is not a prospect I wish to consider.
So why are we coming to Southend? It turns out that that a larger than usual proportion of the Southend population are aged between And among these a very large percentage is single. We're coming to make it easier for young professional singles in Southend to meet each other while avoiding the trials and tribulations of normal dating protocols.
In short, speed dating is coming to Southend. Like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin. Unlike Ronseal it doesn't smell unpleasant and won't stain. In fact, you won't even need a brush. Ignoring your nonsensical analogy, how does it work? You'll join forty other like-minded folk split evenly between guys and girls.
You'll meet each other for dates that last around four minutes with guys moving on to the next after each one. As the evening progresses you'll make notes on who you meet and after the event add your matches to our unique mobile app - Mixeo.
At 5pm the next day, everyone will be told who reciprocated their amorous advances. Matches can then message each other through our messaging system. The rest is then up to you. Okay… So let's assume I'm kind of interested in giving it a go… That's the spirit!
Fill in the form on this page and once everything is in place you'll be one of the first to know when and where our launch is. Let us introduce ourselves. We've been running dating events since We were even responsible for the first wedding of two people who met while speed dating back in So you know what you're doing?
You're in safe hands. We've run over events and welcomed around , singles to our nights. Our hosts are professional actors and comedians who know how to organise a group and we guarantee you'll have a great time. Seriously, we promise that speed dating is the most fun, flirtatious and fastest way to meet someone in Southend. 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!