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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Ipswich

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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 Ipswich

Looking for love in Ipswich? Speed dating might just be your ticket to romance! This vibrant Queensland city is becoming a hotspot for singles eager to mingle and find their perfect match. The main action happens along Brisbane Street, the heart of Ipswich’s nightlife scene, where several bars and pubs host these exciting events. Getting there is a breeze – just hop on the 500 bus to Ipswich City Square or catch a train to Ipswich Station, and you’ll be in the thick of the dating scene in no time.

Speed dating in Ipswich is a whirlwind of fun and potential connections. Typically held on Thursday or Friday evenings, these events kick off at 7pm with a lively mingle session. At the sound of the bell, the dating begins in earnest, with men rotating every 5 minutes for a total of 12 mini-dates. There’s a 10-minute intermission at the halfway point to catch your breath and grab a drink before diving back in. The night wraps up at 9pm, but the excitement doesn’t end there – you’ll get your matches at 8am the next day through the cutting-edge Matching App 4.0.

Wondering what to wear? Smart casual is the way to go, and you can find the perfect outfit at River 94 Boutique on Brisbane Street. You’ll be meeting singles not just from Ipswich, but also from neighboring Booval and Brassall, so make sure you’re dressed to impress!

As an attendee, you’ll feel a mix of nervousness and excitement as you scan into the Matching App 4.0 and prepare to meet potential partners. When the conversations start flowing, why not break the ice by chatting about the beautiful Queens Park? Suggest a second date there to explore the Japanese gardens together – it’s a great way to see if your connection goes beyond the speed dating event.

Our Venues

The Pump House, located on Ellenborough Street, is a local favorite for speed dating events. This charming venue, converted from an actual 19th-century pump house in 2010, is owned by the Johnson family, whose passion for preserving local history enhances the speed dating experience. The exposed brick walls and vintage machinery provide unique conversation starters, while the cozy booths offer intimate spaces for chat. The outdoor courtyard allows daters to catch their breath between rounds, creating a relaxed vibe. Try their signature “Pump House Punch” to calm those first-date jitters. Speed dating here feels like stepping back in time, so arrive early to soak in the ambiance and boost your confidence.

The Retro Rocket, situated on Brisbane Street, is a quirky speed dating venue with a 1950s American diner theme. Opened in 2018 by local entrepreneur Sarah Chen, this bar features chrome fixtures, vinyl booths, and a working jukebox, creating a playful atmosphere for daters. The central milkshake bar facilitates easy mingling, while the themed “decade corners” provide fun photo opportunities between rounds. Their monthly themed nights (like 80s Night or Disco Fever) add an extra layer of fun to speed dating events. Their “Rocket Fuel” milkshake is a must-try. Speed dating here feels like a blast from the past, so embrace the playful atmosphere to stand out from the crowd.

Ipswich Brewhouse, a beloved local institution on East Street, boasts over 500 Google reviews praising its craft beers and welcoming atmosphere. Originally a wool store built in 1910, it was transformed into a microbrewery in 2005 by the O’Connor family, who still own and operate it today. Their commitment to fostering connections is evident in the brewhouse’s layout, perfect for speed dating events. The spacious main area allows for smooth rotations, while the tasting room offers a unique post-event mingling spot. The brewing vats visible through glass walls provide great conversation starters. Try their famous “Ipswich Ale” for a taste of local flavor. Speed dating here feels like being part of a warm community, so arrive with an open mind and a thirst for both connection and great beer.

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, where you can view all attendees. After some casual mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our friendly hosts. Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The next morning at 8am, you’ll receive your matches’ contact details. With 12 five-minute mini-dates between 7pm and 9pm, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect. Don’t worry if you get stuck – we provide ice breaker games and conversation cards during the intermission. With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), the equal ratio ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to. Many attendees find this face-to-face interaction more authentic and enjoyable than popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, we’ve successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. We always maintain equal ratios of men and women, ensuring a balanced and fair experience for all. Early bird tickets are available for $29.90, with last-release tickets at $34.90. Our no-refund policy within 30 days of an event helps us maintain these balanced ratios. For any queries, contact us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Speed dating in Ipswich attracts a diverse crowd. You might find yourself chatting with young professionals fresh out of uni, single parents balancing work and family life, or mature singles over 50 looking for companionship. Many attendees are first-timers, adding to the excitement and nervousness in the air. You’ll meet people from neighboring Booval and Brassall, bringing a mix of suburban and city vibes to the conversation. The experience is both thrilling and comforting, as you realize everyone’s in the same boat, looking for connection. Pro tip: be open to all age groups – you might be surprised where you find a spark!

If you’re a single parent, dating can be challenging, but not impossible. Consider leaving your little ones at Ipswich Early Education Centre while you attend a speed dating event. For a family-friendly follow-up date, the Ipswich Nature Centre offers a perfect setting where kids can enjoy the animals while you continue getting to know your potential partner.

Post Event Ipswich Date Night Ideas

For a follow-up date, consider the Ipswich Art Gallery. This cultural hub offers a serene environment for a relaxed stroll and chat, allowing you to get to know each other better without the time pressure of speed dating. Discuss your favorite pieces to gain insight into each other’s tastes and perspectives. Alternatively, check out the Workshops Rail Museum for a unique date experience. The shared exploration of Ipswich’s rail history can provide great conversation starters and a fun, interactive environment to build your connection.

Remember, whether you’re looking for a long-term relationship, a casual fling, or just expanding your social circle, speed dating in Ipswich offers a unique and exciting way to meet new people. It’s a refreshing alternative to dating apps, allowing you to form genuine connections in a fun, pressure-free environment. So why not give it a try? Your perfect match might be just a few 5-minute dates 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

Dress to impress without going overboard – smart casual is the way to go. For ladies, a cute sundress or stylish blouse with jeans works well. Gents, opt for a crisp button-down shirt and nice trousers. You’ll find great outfit options at River 94 Boutique on Brisbane Street. Remember, confidence is your best accessory!

Keep it light and fun! Discuss hobbies, favorite local spots, or recent adventures. A great icebreaker is chatting about the beautiful Queens Park. Suggest a potential second date there to explore the Japanese gardens together – it’s a perfect way to gauge shared interests and set up a future romantic connection.

Rainbow Connection Bar on East Street hosts fabulous queer speed dating nights. This inclusive venue, opened in 2019 by local LGBTQIA+ activists, features a vibrant mural wall celebrating diversity and a cozy “identity corner” where attendees can display their pronouns. These unique features create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer. The events here feel more like a celebration of love in all its forms!

Check out our Fitness Frenzy speed dating events! When chatting, mention Ipswich City Gym on Limestone Street. Suggest a shared workout or smoothie date there to establish a mutual interest in healthy living. It’s a great way to connect over wellness goals and potentially find a new gym buddy or life partner!

Absolutely! Many of our events are held at The Barking Brew on Brisbane Street, a dog-friendly bar. Break the ice by asking about pets – it’s an easy way to spot fellow animal enthusiasts. For a second date, suggest a trip to Ipswich Dog Park. Picture yourself strolling with your furry friends, getting to know each other in a relaxed, tail-wagging atmosphere!

Boost your confidence with a visit to Glam & Go Salon on Ellenborough Street. Ask for their “Date Night Special” – a quick style and minimal makeup that enhances your natural beauty. Remember, the best look is one that makes you feel comfortable and confident!

During speed dating, mention the Ipswich Art Society. It meets monthly at the Ipswich Art Gallery and covers various artistic mediums. If you find a fellow art enthusiast, you’ve got an instant second date idea! Sharing a love of creativity can lead to deep, meaningful connections.

We typically host around 40 attendees, with an equal mix of men and women. You’ll meet folks from Ipswich, of course, but also from nearby Booval and Brassall. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches with varied perspectives, all within a comfortably local radius.

Our Asian singles events are held at The Lotus Lounge on Brisbane Street. Try their signature lychee martini – it’s a great conversation starter! The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, offering a more personal touch compared to apps like EastMeetEast. You’ll find the face-to-face interaction much more engaging and authentic.

Faith & Flirt events take place at The Blessed Bean Café. Unlike Christian dating apps like Christian Mingle, these events allow you to connect on a deeper level right from the start. Discuss your faith journey, favorite Bible verses, or involvement in local parishes. You might even invite your date to Sunday service at Ipswich Baptist Church for a spiritually enriching second date!

Our 40+ events are hosted at The Vintage Vine, a classy wine bar perfect for mature daters. Many attendees are looking for genuine connections and companionship, often after previous relationships or raising families. Besides our events, check out the “Ipswich Midlife Singles” meetup group for more opportunities to connect.

Silver Foxes Nights at The Golden Years Pub cater to the 50+ crowd. The relaxed, nostalgic atmosphere puts everyone at ease. Many attendees are seeking companionship, shared experiences, and maybe a travel partner. Compared to apps like SilverSingles, these events offer a more personal touch. You can gauge chemistry instantly, which is invaluable at any age!

For a memorable evening, head to the Ipswich Nature Centre at twilight. Take a leisurely stroll through the Australian wildlife exhibits, enjoy a picnic under the stars, and cap it off with a romantic walk through the surrounding Queens Park. The unique atmosphere and shared experience of connecting with nature can really spark intimacy. Pro tip: bring a cozy blanket to snuggle under while stargazing!