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Enter Original Dating, an events company that combines shared interests with face-to-face interaction.

It organises themed speed dating, so there’s a talking point for when you hit that wall of awkwardness, and don't know what to say next. But I knew it was worth a try when I spied their next event: literary speed dating. I grew up an avid reader, and studied literature at university.

I didn't get any romantic vibes; but I did get some book recommendations.

Sparks didn't fly (probably for the best with all that paper around) but I would recommend the night, even if only for some potential new additions to your library.

With so many speed dating in London nights listed, the difficulty is in choosing which one to attend.

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I always carry a book around in the often vain hope that I’ll get around to reading it at some point during the day – and obviously I took one with me to last week’s speed dating evening. Some participants had brought books with them, displaying them as though they were back at school doing 'show and tell'.

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We bonded over Miranda July (he was reading her new novel; I’d at least heard of it), Haruki Murakami and Angela Carter.But no matter how much we have in common with an avatar, sometimes we do miss that human connection.Once we’re tired of endless left swiping, compliments (ok, I can never tire of those) and the odd naked selfie, we start to long for something else.Become a member by registering for free or for more information on events, check out our FAQ section.To help personalise content, tailor and measure ads and provide a safer experience, we use cookies.By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Facebook through cookies.