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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Chermside

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The Mix Bar
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Fri, 2 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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765 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hey Chica!
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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14/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street
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Sat, 17 August, 6:00 pm AEST
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Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
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The Fourth Monkey Cocktail Bar & Grill
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Fri, 20 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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58 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bar Gusto
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Sat, 31 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street
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Fri, 6 September, 6:00 pm AEST
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Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Mix Bar
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Fri, 13 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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765 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hey Chica!
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Fri, 20 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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14/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bar Gusto
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Sat, 28 September, 6:00 pm AEST
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601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Fourth Monkey Cocktail Bar & Grill
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Fri, 4 October, 7:30 pm AEST
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58 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Chermside

Chermside, a bustling suburb of Brisbane, has become the go-to destination for singles looking to mingle and potentially find their perfect match through speed dating events. These lively gatherings typically take place along Gympie Road, the main thoroughfare and nightlife hub of the area, dotted with vibrant bars and pubs. Getting to these events is a breeze, with the 330 bus route stopping right in the heart of the action at the Westfield Chermside shopping center.

As you arrive for your speed dating adventure, you’ll be greeted by a warm atmosphere of anticipation and excitement. The evening kicks off with a casual mingle at 6:30 PM, allowing participants to break the ice before the main event begins promptly at 7 PM. Throughout the night, you’ll engage in twelve mini-dates, each lasting five minutes, with a 10-minute intermission halfway through to catch your breath and refill your drink. As the clock strikes 9 PM, the formal part of the evening wraps up, but the night is far from over for those wanting to continue conversations at the bar.

One of the most innovative aspects of these events is the Matching App 4.0, which you’ll use to scan in upon arrival. This nifty tool allows you to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet, with the excitement building as you await your matches, delivered at 8 AM the next morning. For the gentlemen, be prepared to rotate every 5 minutes, keeping the energy high and conversations fresh. When it comes to attire, smart casual is the way to go. Ladies, you can’t go wrong with a stylish outfit from Westfield Chermside’s Witchery, while gents might opt for a crisp shirt and well-fitted jeans. Remember, you’ll be meeting singles not just from Chermside, but also from neighboring Aspley and Kedron, so putting your best foot forward is key.

As an attendee, you’ll find yourself swept up in a whirlwind of quick connections, laughter, and perhaps even a spark of romance. To make the most of your mini-dates, consider discussing local attractions like the Chermside Waterpark. Suggesting a potential second date there could be a great way to gauge shared interests and set the stage for future encounters. Booking your ticket through Eventbrite is a breeze, with age groups ranging from 20s to 70s, ensuring you’ll meet like-minded individuals in your preferred age bracket. The inclusivity doesn’t stop there – Speed Dating Social also offers events catering to the LGBTQ community, Christian singles, and Asian singles, truly embracing the diverse dating scene of Brisbane.

Our Venues

The Kedron-Wavell Services Club, situated on Kittyhawk Drive in Chermside, serves as a premier venue for these speed dating events. This expansive club, originally built in 1971 as a memorial to local servicemen and women, has since evolved into a multifaceted entertainment complex. The club’s rich history and commitment to community service, overseen by the Kedron-Wavell Services Club Board, infuses the speed dating experience with a sense of local pride and connection. The venue’s spacious layout, featuring intimate seating areas, a bustling central bar, and mood lighting, creates an ideal environment for fostering connections. The club’s signature drink, the “Kittyhawk Cooler,” named after the famous WWII aircraft, is a refreshing conversation starter. For the best experience at this venue, arrive early to familiarize yourself with the layout and perhaps enjoy a pre-event drink to calm any nerves.

The Chermside Tavern, located on Gympie Road in the heart of Chermside, offers a more laid-back setting for speed dating nights. This modern pub, which replaced an older establishment in 2015, is now owned by the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group, bringing a fresh and contemporary vibe to the dating scene. The tavern’s open-plan design, featuring both high tables and cozy booths, allows for easy movement between mini-dates while maintaining a sense of intimacy. Live sports screens and a bustling gaming area add a dynamic energy to the venue, perfect for breaking the ice with fellow sports enthusiasts or those looking for a bit of fun competition. Don’t miss trying their famous “Chermside Charm” cocktail, a local favorite that’s sure to impress your date. To make the most of your experience here, consider arriving a bit early to secure a spot near the bar for easy access during the intermission.

Grill’d Chermside, nestled within the Westfield Chermside shopping center on Gympie Road, offers a unique twist on the traditional speed dating venue. This health-conscious burger joint, part of the popular Australian chain founded in 2004 by Simon Crowe, brings a casual and eco-friendly atmosphere to the dating scene. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability, evident in its recycled timber furnishings and plant-based menu options, provides excellent conversation starters for environmentally conscious singles. The open kitchen concept allows daters to watch their meals being prepared, adding an element of entertainment to the evening. Grill’d’s signature “Simply Grill’d” burger is a must-try, offering a tasty yet guilt-free option for your mini-date. For an optimal experience at this venue, come with an open mind and be ready to engage in discussions about healthy living and social responsibility – you might just find someone who shares your values!

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0 on your phone. This app displays a list of all attendees, allowing you to keep track of your connections throughout the night. After a brief mingling period at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our friendly hosts. As you chat, you can discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person directly on your phone. The anticipation builds as you await your matches, which you’ll receive at 8 AM the next day, complete with contact details for mutual connections.

The event typically runs from 7 PM to 9 PM, featuring 12 five-minute mini-dates. To keep things interesting, we offer ice breaker games during the intermission and provide conversation cards for those moments when you might need a little inspiration. With a balanced ratio of 20 men and 20 women, you’re guaranteed to have someone to talk to throughout the evening. Many attendees find the face-to-face interaction at our events far more engaging and genuine compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to maintaining equal ratios of men and women ensures a fair and enjoyable experience for all participants. Tickets are affordably priced at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last-minute bookings. We have a no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure we can maintain these balanced ratios. For any queries, our dedicated team can be reached at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Our events attract a diverse crowd of singles, ranging from young professionals in their 20s navigating university life to mature daters in their 50s and beyond. You might find yourself chatting with a single parent balancing work and family life, or a corporate high-flyer looking for a meaningful connection. Many attendees are first-timers, drawn by the promise of face-to-face interactions, while others are speed dating veterans who enjoy the social atmosphere. 

The mix of ages and backgrounds creates a dynamic environment where you’re bound to find interesting conversation partners. Besides Chermside locals, you’ll meet singles from neighboring Aspley and Kedron, adding to the diverse dating pool. To make the most of your experience, come with an open mind and be ready to engage with people from all walks of life – you never know where a connection might lead!

For single parents, dating can present unique challenges, but it’s also an opportunity to meet someone who understands your situation. The Chermside Early Learning Centre offers reliable childcare services, allowing you to enjoy your speed dating experience worry-free. For a follow-up date that’s kid-friendly, consider meeting at the Chermside Water Park, where both you and your children can have fun while you get to know your potential match better.

Post Event Chermside Date Night Ideas

Post Event Date Night Ideas: After the speed dating event, why not continue the connection at one of Chermside’s romantic hotspots? The Grinds Coffee Bar, located in the heart of Chermside, offers a cozy atmosphere perfect for getting to know your match better over a expertly crafted latte. The relaxed vibe and artisanal treats provide an ideal setting for deeper conversations. To enhance your date, try sharing a dessert or participate in one of their occasional coffee tasting events – it’s a great way to break the ice and create shared experiences.

For a more active date night, consider Pins Bowling Club at Westfield Chermside. This retro-inspired bowling alley offers a fun and laid-back environment to showcase your playful side. The friendly competition can help ease any lingering nerves from the speed dating event, and the on-site bar allows for casual drinks between frames. To make your date even more memorable, challenge each other to a bowling match or try your hand at the arcade games – a little friendly rivalry can be a great way to build chemistry and create lasting memories.

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

For speed dating in Chermside, aim for smart casual attire that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Ladies, a stylish dress or a nice top paired with trendy jeans works well. Gents, consider a crisp button-down shirt with well-fitted chinos or dark jeans. For a fresh outfit, head to Westfield Chermside on Gympie Road, where you’ll find a variety of fashion stores. Seed Heritage, located on Level 1, offers trendy pieces that strike the perfect balance between casual and dressy – ideal for creating that great first impression without looking overdressed.

It’s great to discuss local attractions or experiences. A fantastic conversation starter is the Chermside Aquatic Centre on Kittyhawk Drive. You could ask your date if they enjoy swimming or water activities, which could lead to discovering shared interests in fitness or outdoor activities. If you both hit it off, suggesting a casual second date at the pool or nearby Kedron Brook parklands for a walk could be a natural progression. Remember to keep the conversation light, ask open-ended questions, and show genuine interest in your date’s responses.

The vibrant LGBTQIA+ community in Chermside and surrounding Brisbane areas can enjoy dedicated speed dating events at The Stand Bar, located on Gympie Road. This inclusive venue, established in 2018 by local queer activists, features a rainbow-lit dance floor and a cozy outdoor area perfect for mingling. The bar’s commitment to creating a safe space for all gender identities and sexual orientations makes it an ideal spot for LGBTQIA+ speed dating. These events cater to a diverse crowd, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer individuals, fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and potential connection.

For fitness enthusiasts looking to connect, Speed Dating Social occasionally hosts themed events for health-conscious singles. To impress potential matches, mention Snap Fitness on Gympie Road. This 24/7 gym offers state-of-the-art equipment and group classes. During your speed dates, you could discuss your favorite workouts or suggest meeting for a joint training session as a unique second date idea. This approach not only showcases your active lifestyle but also provides an opportunity to bond over shared fitness goals.

Animal lovers can find kindred spirits at Chermside’s speed dating events. The Kedron-Wavell Services Club, a popular venue for these gatherings, is known for its pet-friendly outdoor area. During your mini-dates, mention your love for animals and ask if they have any pets. If you both click, suggest a follow-up date at Marchant Park, a beautiful dog-friendly space nearby. Picture strolling through the park with your furry friends, getting to know each other in a relaxed, natural setting – it’s a perfect way to see if your potential match shares your passion for pets.

To boost your confidence for speed dating, treat yourself to a pampering session at Stefan Hair Fashions in Westfield Chermside. Ask for a stylish cut or blowout to feel fresh and fabulous. For men, a quick trim or styling can work wonders. Remember, the key is to look like the best version of yourself, not someone else entirely. A polished appearance can help you feel more self-assured, allowing your personality to shine through during those crucial first impressions.

Chermside offers numerous opportunities to connect over shared hobbies. During speed dating, mention the Chermside Library’s book club or their regular craft workshops. If you find a fellow book lover or crafting enthusiast, you could suggest attending the next session together as a laid-back second date. This approach not only helps establish common ground but also provides a relaxed setting for getting to know each other better while engaging in a shared interest.

Speed Dating Social events in Chermside typically attract around 40 attendees, with an equal mix of men and women. You’ll meet singles not just from Chermside but also from neighboring suburbs like Aspley and Kedron. This diverse mix enhances your chances of finding compatible matches within your local area, increasing the likelihood of building connections that can easily transition into real-world dating without the constraints of long distances.

Asian speed dating events in Chermside often take place at Landmark Restaurant on Gympie Road, known for its fusion of modern and traditional Asian cuisine. These events offer a unique opportunity to connect with other Asian singles in a culturally comfortable setting. Try their signature lychee martini to break the ice. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, these in-person events allow for immediate chemistry assessment and genuine interactions, often leading to more meaningful connections than those formed through digital platforms.

Christian speed dating events in Chermside frequently occur at Cafe63, a welcoming venue that provides a comfortable atmosphere for faith-based connections. Participants often discuss their church involvement, personal faith journeys, and values. You might mention the Chermside Baptist Church as a conversation starter. These events offer a more personal touch compared to apps like Christian Mingle, allowing you to gauge spiritual compatibility face-to-face in a supportive environment.

For singles over 40, Chermside offers dedicated speed dating events often held at The Chermside Tavern. These gatherings attract professionals and individuals looking for meaningful relationships later in life. Many attendees are seeking partners who understand the complexities of dating with established careers and possibly children. Besides speed dating, check out the “Chermside Social Singles 40+” Meetup group for additional opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals in a variety of social settings.

Over 50s speed dating in Chermside typically takes place at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club, offering a sophisticated yet relaxed environment. These events cater to mature singles looking for companionship, shared interests, and potentially romantic connections. Participants often value honesty, shared life experiences, and compatibility in daily lifestyles. While apps like SilverSingles offer online options, many over 50s prefer the authenticity of face-to-face interactions provided by speed dating events.

For a memorable date night in Chermside, consider Cloudland at Westfield Chermside. This unique rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city skyline, creating a romantic atmosphere perfect for getting to know someone. Start with their signature cocktails and share some tapas-style dishes to encourage conversation. To make the most of your evening, arrive just before sunset to enjoy the changing colors of the sky, providing a natural and beautiful backdrop for your budding romance.

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