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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Gold Coast

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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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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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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 Gold Coast

Welcome to the vibrant world of speed dating on the Gold Coast, where sun-kissed singles mingle and romantic possibilities unfold faster than you can say “G’day mate!” Imagine a whirlwind evening of rapid-fire connections, all taking place along the iconic Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise – the pulsating heart of Gold Coast’s nightlife. Getting there is a breeze with the G:link tram; hop on at Broadbeach South station and let the anticipation build as you zip towards your destiny.

As you arrive, the air buzzes with nervous energy and excited chatter. The mingle kicks off at 6:30 PM, giving you time to grab a drink and settle those butterflies before the main event starts promptly at 7. You’ll have 12 mini-dates, each lasting a tantalizing 5 minutes – just enough time to make a first impression or spark a connection. Midway through, there’s a 10-minute intermission to catch your breath and maybe even continue a promising conversation. At 9 PM, as the final bell rings, you’ll find yourself scanning into the cutting-edge Matching App 4.0, where you can discreetly select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each of your speed dates. The suspense builds overnight, with matches revealed at 8 AM the next day – talk about breakfast with a side of butterflies!

Wondering what to wear? For the ladies, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre has got you covered with trendy boutiques perfect for finding that flirty yet classy outfit. Gents, keep it smart casual – you can’t go wrong with a crisp shirt and well-fitted jeans. Remember, you’re not just meeting locals; singles from neighboring Broadbeach and Main Beach often make the journey, expanding your potential pool of matches.

When conversation turns to local attractions, why not suggest a romantic stroll through the stunning Burleigh Head National Park? It’s the perfect backdrop for a second date, offering breathtaking coastal views and the chance to spot migrating whales – now that’s a way to make a splash!

Booking couldn’t be easier; simply hop onto Eventbrite and select your age group from 20s to 70s. There’s something for everyone, including specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles. So whether you’re a young professional, a divorced single parent, or someone diving back into the dating pool later in life, you’ll find your tribe here.

Our Venues

The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House, nestled on Orchid Avenue, is a speed dating hotspot that’ll transport you straight to the Prohibition era. Built in 2014 on the site of a former nightclub, this vintage-inspired venue is owned by the charismatic duo Tom and Peggy, whose passion for hospitality shines through in every detail. The speakeasy ambiance, with its dim lighting and plush leather booths, creates an intimate setting perfect for those fleeting speed dating moments. Don’t miss their signature Old Fashioned – it’s the perfect ice-breaker and conversation starter. The Loose Moose’s unique features, like the impressive wall of whiskey barrels, provide natural talking points during your mini-dates. The venue’s cozy nooks offer a sense of privacy, making it easier to focus on your date amidst the bustle. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot at the long communal table – it’s ideal for easy rotations and mingling during breaks.

Steampunk Surfers Paradise, a quirky gem located on Surfers Paradise Boulevard. This steampunk-themed bar, opened in 2018 in what was once a mundane office space, is the brainchild of eccentric local artist, Zoe Clockwork. The bar’s industrial-chic decor, complete with exposed pipes and vintage machinery, creates a unique backdrop for speed dating. Steampunk’s three standout features – the gear-operated cocktail mixers, the steam-powered jukebox, and the clockwork photo booth – all add a touch of whimsy to the dating experience. Try their signature “Clockwork Orange” cocktail for a zesty kick to your evening. The bar’s interactive elements, like the self-serve beer taps, provide great icebreakers and conversation starters. For the best experience, embrace the steampunk theme – it’s a great way to show off your playful side and stand out from the crowd.

The Island Rooftop, perched atop The Island Gold Coast on Surfers Paradise Boulevard. This stunning open-air venue, renovated in 2015 from a dated hotel rooftop, is now owned by the Pelicano Group, known for their trendy hospitality venues. The panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline create a breathtaking backdrop for your speed dates, while the tropical decor and lush greenery lend a relaxed, vacation-like vibe to the proceedings. Three unique features that enhance the speed dating experience here are the circular bar (perfect for smooth rotations), the intimate cabanas (ideal for more private conversations during breaks), and the live DJ booth (providing a soundtrack to your romantic endeavors). Sip on their signature Rooftop Spritz while you mingle – it’s refreshing and light, perfect for a night of chatting. The Island Rooftop’s expansive space allows for a more relaxed speed dating atmosphere, with plenty of room to move around during breaks. To make the most of this venue, arrive early to catch the sunset – it’s a magical ice-breaker and sets a romantic tone for the evening.

What To Expect At Our Events

As you arrive, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0 on your phone. This nifty app displays a list of all attendees, allowing you to keep track of your mini-dates. After some casual mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while the gents rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our friendly hosts. Throughout the event, you can discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person directly from your phone. The excitement builds as you wait for your matches’ contact details, delivered to your inbox at 8 AM the next morning.

With 12 five-minute mini-dates, the evening flies by from 7 PM to 9 PM. If you find yourself tongue-tied, don’t fret – we provide ice breaker games during intermission and conversation cards to keep the chat flowing. Our events typically host 40 attendees, with an equal ratio of 20 guys and 20 ladies, ensuring everyone has a fair shot at making connections. Many participants find this face-to-face interaction far more engaging and genuine compared to the endless swiping on dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by the charismatic Darcy Todd in 2020, has successfully played cupid at over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. We pride ourselves on maintaining equal ratios of men and women, guaranteeing you’ll always have someone to chat with. Tickets are a steal at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last-minute decision-makers. Our no-refund policy within 30 days of an event ensures committed participants, creating a more engaging atmosphere for all. For any queries, our friendly team is just an email away at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to encounter a diverse mix of Gold Coast singles, from sun-bronzed surfers to ambitious young professionals and even single parents diving back into the dating pool. You might find yourself chatting with a 20-something uni student from Griffith University, an over-40 divorcee rediscovering their romantic side, or a mature dater in their 50s looking for companionship. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, their confidence shining through as they share tips and experiences. The mix of ages and backgrounds creates a vibrant atmosphere, with conversations ranging from favorite local surf spots to career aspirations and travel dreams. You’ll also meet singles from neighboring Broadbeach and Main Beach, adding variety to your potential matches. Pro tip: Keep an open mind and don’t dismiss someone based on first impressions – some of the best connections can surprise you!

For single parents, we understand the unique challenges of dating with kids. Consider leaving your little ones at Surfers Paradise Child Care Centre while you enjoy your night out. Afterwards, why not suggest a follow-up date at Timezone Surfers Paradise? It’s a perfect blend of nostalgia and fun where both you and your kids can enjoy some friendly competition and bonding time.

Post Event Gold Coast Date Night Ideas

Post Event Date Night Ideas: For a memorable follow-up date, take your speed dating match to the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Located at the top of the Q1 building, it offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Gold Coast. As you gaze out at the twinkling city lights and vast ocean, you’ll have plenty of time to delve deeper into those initial conversations. To make the most of this date, time your visit for sunset and consider booking a table at the SkyPoint Bistro for a romantic dinner with a view.

If you’re after something more active, why not try a couples’ surfing lesson at Go Ride A Wave on Surfers Paradise Beach? It’s a fantastic way to break the ice, share some laughs, and create lasting memories together. The shared experience of learning something new can quickly forge a bond between you and your date. To enhance this date, arrive early to enjoy a beachside coffee and chat before hitting the waves, and plan for a relaxing lunch at a nearby café afterwards to continue getting to know each other.

In the end, whether you’re a dating app veteran tired of swiping or a newly single person ready to dive back into the dating pool, Speed Dating Social offers a refreshing alternative to find your perfect match. So why not take a chance on love and join us for a night of rapid romance on the Gold Coast? Who knows, your happily ever after might be just a five-minute date away!

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

Keep it Gold Coast chic – think smart casual with a beachy twist. Ladies, a flowy sundress or a cute top with dressy shorts works wonders. Guys, a crisp button-down with tailored shorts or chinos is spot on. Not sure where to shop? Hit up Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on Hooker Boulevard. They’ve got everything from high-street brands to local boutiques, perfect for finding that outfit that says “I’m here to impress, but I’m also totally chill.”

The key is to keep it light and fun. Chat about your favorite local spots, like the stunning Burleigh Head National Park. Ask your date if they’ve ever hiked there, and boom! You’ve got a potential second date idea right there. Sharing stories about close encounters with the local wildlife (hello, bin chickens!) can lead to hilarious commonalities and set the stage for a fun, outdoorsy follow-up date.

The Elsewhere Bar on Surfers Paradise Boulevard is a hotspot for queer speed dating nights. This inclusive venue, opened in 2016 by local drag legend Candy Surprise, features a glittering disco ball dance floor and a colorful mural celebrating queer icons. These unique features create a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for LGBTQIA+ singles to mingle, whether you’re gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or anywhere on the queer spectrum.

To meet other fitness-focused singles, try mentioning World Gym on Surfers Paradise Boulevard during your speed dates. Swapping workout routines or favorite classes is a great way to establish mutual interests. Who knows? You might just score a gym buddy and a romantic partner in one go!

The Island Rooftop on Surfers Paradise Boulevard is not only a great speed dating venue but also dog-friendly. Break the ice by asking your date if they’re a dog or cat person, then suggest a second date at the nearby Justin’s Park. Picture this: a sunny afternoon, wagging tails, and the potential for puppy love (for both you and your furry friends)!

Pop into Toni & Guy on Cavill Avenue for a confidence-boosting trim or style. Ask for their “Date Night Special” – they’ll know exactly how to make you look and feel like a million bucks.

Try bringing up the Gold Coast Film Festival during your mini-dates. It’s a great way to gauge your date’s cultural tastes and potentially score a cinema buddy for the next screening.

With a good mix of locals and folks from neighboring Broadbeach and Main Beach. This diverse crowd increases your chances of finding someone who’s not just compatible, but conveniently located too!

We often host events at Mamasan Kitchen + Bar on Oracle Boulevard. Their signature Crying Tiger beef will give you plenty to talk about, and the intimate setting beats swiping on East Meets East any day.

We frequently hold events at Elston, and let me tell you, it’s a far cry from the sometimes overwhelming world of Christian Mingle. Conversations often revolve around faith, values, and community involvement. Why not suggest attending a service together at Surf City Church for a spiritually enriching second date?

The Loose Moose on Orchid Avenue is a favorite spot. These events tend to attract singles who know what they want – no more games, just genuine connections. If you’re looking for more ways to meet mature singles, check out the “Gold Coast 40+ Social Group” on Meetup.

Nineteen at The Star is the place to be. The sophisticated atmosphere and stunning views create the perfect backdrop for mature dating. Over-50s are often seeking companionship and shared experiences rather than whirlwind romances. While apps like OurTime have their place, nothing beats the chemistry of face-to-face interactions at our events.

Why not take your speed dating match to the SkyPoint Observation Deck? The panoramic views of the coastline provide the perfect backdrop for getting to know each other better. Pro tip: time your visit for sunset to add an extra touch of romance.

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