What is Original Dating?
Original Dating is a UK-based online dating platform that specializes in organizing speed dating events and huge singles parties that people seem to love. The company claims to be the UK’S leader in speed dating and singles parties. Through the platform, you can take part in virtual dates and offline events as well as parties where real people gather to meet each other and have a good time.
Original Dating states that its goal is to organize well-attended, fun events at nice venues for nice people. And they also claim to be good at it and thrive on the great feedback they receive from their clients. They also guarantee that you’ll meet at least one person you want to see again. So, if you don’t meet someone you like – your next event will be free of charge.
The company hosts parties and lots of other popular event formats and niche speed dating events. Since the launch of the company more than 6000 events have been organized and welcomed well over 250,000 clients. The company claims that thousands of people have coupled up after attending such events and believe they have been responsible for a lot of weddings too.
The platform is available as a website that you can access on any web browser of your choice on desktop or mobile.
Why deleting your Original Dating account is a good idea?
Just like any other dating site in existence, it has its own flaws. Let us talk about some of the bad sides of the platform that might make you want to sway away from the dating site. And some of these might even make you want to delete your account if you haven’t done that already.
Since it is an event-based dating platform where you meet new people through speed dates be it online or in real life, there are many things that can and will go wrong. According to reviews of people who have participated in such events, they have complained about the events getting canceled quite often. Users have also said that sometimes events may even start late and end early too.
Even though the speed dates are supposedly for people living nearby, previous attendants have found that it is not the case. Many people were from different parts of the country and lived quite far away. So it wasn’t easy for them to meet each other if they liked one another simply because of the distance.
People who have attended such events have also complained about the number of people being way less than advertised. In some events, very few attendees were present which led to the event ending way sooner than it was supposed to. And the people who were actually present felt like they were cheated out of their time and money.
Previous attendees have also complained about the hosts and staff holding the event being incompetent at their jobs. People have mentioned in reviews about hosts being rude and the quality of people attending the events not matching their expectations. Some people also didn’t seem to like the venue and atmosphere of the events
People have also stated that the events are quite expensive for the quality of people they meet. And the total price of attending such events can get very expensive if you choose to indulge in overpriced soft drinks and alcohol. And due to this reason, many people don’t seem to prefer attending such events the second time around.
Previous event attendants have also complained about the company urging them to rate their events positively. Sometimes it was found that the company gave free events to users if they gave them a good review online. And due to this, the number of positive reviews might be less genuine. It was also found that the company responds to negative reviews and tells them to change their reviews into a positive experience.
Looking at the reviews from previous users, many of them have stated having a bad experience attending speed dating events. Users feel like they have been cheated out of their money and time attending mediocre events. If you are to believe the reviews from previous users to be true, then you should probably think about getting rid of your Original Dating account and leave the platform for good.
What happens when you delete your Original Dating account?
When you delete your Original Dating account, all your account information will be deleted forever. And your profile will be permanently removed from the platform along with all your personal info. You will also not be billed automatically once you delete your account.
You will no longer be able to book online or offline events after this. All email notifications from Original Dating will also be muted.
This process cannot be reversed and will completely delete all your details on the site. If you are a subscriber and have time left on your subscription, it will be deleted with your records and cannot be refunded or applied to other (future) profiles either. Remember that Telegraph Dating does not have a policy of refunding premium subscriptions after 14 days of using the service.
You will not be able to get restore your account in any way once you delete your account. If you want to use Original Dating again, you will have to create a new account and start over.
How to delete your Original Dating account?
If you are no longer happy with Original Dating’s speed dating events and parties, you can choose to permanently delete your account. You can close your account by contacting their customer service via email. Follow the instructions below to send an account deletion request to Original Dating.
- Step 1: Open your email client associated with your Original Dating account
- Step 2: Compose an email to Original Dating customer support at [email protected]
- Step 3: Enter “REQUEST TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT” as the subject of the email
- Step 4: Now in the body of the email, request the support team to delete your account permanently and remove all your personal information from the platform. And be sure to include your identifying information like email address and phone number within the email. Here is the sample of the email request to delete the account.
- Step 5: Click on send after you are done writing your email
The Customer Support team may take some time to get back to you depending on their user traffic. They hope to handle your requests within 2 business days of you sending the request. A confirmation email will be sent to you once they have gone ahead with the deletion process.
How to unsubscribe/cancel your Original Dating membership?
If you book a ticket for an event, it is a one-off purchase and you will not be billed again. So you don’t have to worry about canceling your subscription or auto-renewal of service like other dating sites.
And be warned that all bookings are non-refundable and you will not get back your money if you choose to cancel attending the event. But you will be able to postpone your booking to another event in the future. You will have to inform the team about you canceling your attendance before 48 hours of the event if you want to change your booking date.
You will also not be entitled to any discounts in the future if you do not attend the event without notifying about your absence before 48 hours of the event.
How to delete your credit card from your Original Dating account?
If you paid for the subscription through the website using your credit, debit card, or a provider like Paypal you need to visit the payment method provider to cancel it manually.
Since there are no official apps for Original Dating you will not b able to cancel your subscription through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. You need to visit your payment provider’s website or call their customer support in regards to removing your payment method from Original Dating.
How to appeal for an account deactivated by Original Dating?
If your account got deactivated by Original Dating you might have violated some rule(s) in their Terms of Service and might have been engaged in some disruptive or abusive activity on the site. And if you are guilty of doing so, you might not be able to get access to your account again.
But if you think you didn’t go against their policies and were wrongfully banned from the platform you can contact Customer Service via email at [email protected] and explain your situation as well as you can.
It is also possible that you are not able to access your account due to some temporary technical error. Please include technical details like the time during which the error occurred, the browser you used, and the version you are currently using when you submit a report.
But don’t get your hope up because they may not always be able to reinstate your account for violation of site policies.
How to stop receiving notifications from Original Dating?
If you want to get rid of all emails including promotions, events, and notifications from Original Dating, you can unsubscribe from all emails completely.
To do this just go to your email’s inbox, find an email from Original Dating, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Unsubscribe. This will mute all future email notifications from Original Dating from now on.