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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Sunshine 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 Sunshine Coast

Looking for love on the Sunshine Coast? Speed dating might just be your ticket to romance! This fun and efficient way to meet potential partners has taken the beachside region by storm, with most events happening along the bustling Mooloolaba Esplanade. Getting there is a breeze – hop on the 600 bus to Mooloolaba station and you’re right in the heart of the action.

Our events kick off with a casual mingle at 7pm, giving you a chance to shake off those nerves before the main event. Then it’s 12 mini-dates of 5 minutes each, with a 10-minute intermission to catch your breath halfway through. By 9pm, you’ll have met a dozen potential matches! Using our cutting-edge Matching App 4.0, you’ll discreetly select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each person you meet. The best part? You’ll wake up to your matches at 8am the next day – talk about breakfast of champions!

For outfit inspiration, check out the trendy boutiques along Mooloolaba’s main strip. Guys, a smart-casual shirt and chinos never fail, while ladies can’t go wrong with a flowy sundress that captures that laid-back Sunshine Coast vibe. You’ll be meeting singles from neighboring Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland too, so bring your A-game!

When conversation lulls, why not chat about the iconic Mooloolaba Beach? Suggest a second date watching the sunset from Loo with a View – it’s a quirky local landmark that’s sure to spark some laughs. Book your ticket on Eventbrite and choose from age groups spanning 20s to 70s. We also offer specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles, ensuring there’s something for everyone in our diverse community.

Our Venues

The Dock Mooloolaba, nestled right on the Esplanade, offers a nautical-themed paradise for speed daters. Built in 2015 on the site of a former fish and chip shop, this venue owned by local restaurateur John Smith brings a touch of sophistication to your mini-dates. The expansive ocean views from the deck create a romantic backdrop, while the cozy booths inside offer intimate spaces for deeper conversations. The venue’s signature cocktail, the Mooloolaba Sunset, is the perfect icebreaker to share with a potential match. Speed dating here feels like a breezy coastal getaway, so arrive early to snag a spot with the best view and let the ocean ambiance work its magic on your connections.

Taps Mooloolaba, located on the corner of the Esplanade and Brisbane Road, brings a unique craft beer experience to your speed dating adventure. Converted from an old surf shop in 2018, this venue owned by craft beer enthusiast Sarah Jones offers a laid-back atmosphere that puts daters at ease. The self-pour beer wall adds a fun interactive element to the night, allowing you to bond over choosing your perfect brew. Live music on weekends creates a vibrant backdrop for conversation, while the industrial-chic decor provides plenty of talking points. Try their house-made Sunshine Lager for a true taste of the coast. Speed dating at Taps feels more like a casual hangout with friends, so use this relaxed vibe to show your authentic self.

La Finca, tucked away on First Avenue, brings a touch of Spanish flair to your speed dating experience. This tapas bar, opened in 2019 in a renovated Queenslander home, is the brainchild of Chef Maria Rodriguez who brings her family’s traditional recipes to life. The intimate courtyard, draped in fairy lights, creates a romantic atmosphere perfect for making connections. Inside, the open kitchen provides a lively backdrop and instant conversation starter. Don’t miss their signature sangria, a refreshing companion for your mini-dates. Speed dating at La Finca feels like a European holiday, so embrace the passion of Spain and let it inspire your conversations.

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access our Matching App 4.0. This digital marvel allows you to see all attendees and make your selections in real-time. After some initial mingling, ladies take their seats while gents rotate every 5 minutes. The beauty of our system? You can discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person directly from your phone, with matches revealed at 8am the next day. With 12 five-minute mini-dates between 7-9pm, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find that spark. Stuck for words? Our ice breaker games and conversation cards are lifesavers! With 40 attendees (20 of each gender), you’re guaranteed equal ratios and a bustling atmosphere that beats swiping on dating apps any day.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social: Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, we’ve hosted over 787 events and introduced more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal gender ratios ensures you’ll always have someone to chat with. Tickets start at $29.90 for early birds, with last-release tickets at $34.90. While we can’t offer refunds within 30 days of an event (those ratios are important!), we’re always here to help at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Who You’ll Meet: Our events attract a diverse crowd from all walks of life. You might find yourself chatting with a young professional fresh out of uni, a single parent balancing work and family, or someone embracing the dating scene in their 50s. Many attendees come from neighboring Buderim and Minyama, adding to the mix. The vibe is always friendly and open, with many first-timers finding comfort in the shared experience. Pro tip: Come with an open mind and you might be surprised at the connections you make!

For single parents, we get it – dating can be tricky. Consider booking a sitter at Sunshine Coast Kids, a reputable childcare center in Mooloolaba. For a family-friendly follow-up date, why not suggest SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast? It’s perfect for keeping the kids entertained while you get to know each other better.

Post Event Sunshine Coast Date Night Ideas

Mooloolaba Surf Club: Perched right on the beach, this local institution offers stunning ocean views and a relaxed atmosphere. Share a seafood platter as you watch the waves roll in, providing natural pauses in conversation to soak in the view. Tip: Time your visit for sunset for an extra romantic touch.

Spice Bar: For a more upscale experience, this modern Asian fusion restaurant on the Esplanade is hard to beat. The innovative menu provides plenty of talking points, and the intimate lighting sets the mood for romance. Tip: Opt for the chef’s tasting menu to share a culinary adventure together.

Remember, whether you’re navigating the singles scene after a divorce, looking for a long-term relationship, or just dipping your toes back into the dating pool, Speed Dating Social events offer a fun, pressure-free way to make genuine connections. So why spend another night swiping on dating apps when you could be face-to-face with your potential soulmate? Book your spot today and get ready to write your own love story on the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

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

When it comes to dressing for success at our Sunshine Coast speed dating events, think smart-casual with a beachy twist. Guys, you can’t go wrong with a crisp linen shirt and tailored shorts, while ladies might opt for a flowy sundress or a stylish jumpsuit. Want to level up your look? Pop into Alterior Motif on Mooloolaba Esplanade for some trendy coastal-chic options that’ll make you stand out for all the right reasons.

Breaking the ice is key to a successful speed date, and on the Sunshine Coast, you’ve got plenty of local gems to chat about. Why not kick things off by asking your date if they’ve ever tried the famous Mooloolaba prawns? This could lead to a discussion about favorite seafood spots or even set up a potential second date at the Mooloolaba Fish Market. Remember, the goal is to find common ground and create a connection, so listen actively and ask follow-up questions.

For our fabulous LGBTQIA+ community, we often host events at the iconic Ocean Club on Mooloolaba Esplanade. This queer-friendly venue, owned by local LGBTQIA+ activist Sam Chen, has been a safe haven for the community since 2010. Its rainbow-lit dance floor and drag queen hosts create an inclusive atmosphere that’s perfect for our diverse speed dating nights. Whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or anywhere on the beautiful spectrum of queer identities, you’ll find a welcoming space to connect with potential partners.

If you’re all about that fit life, our fitness-focused speed dating events are right up your alley. Held at the trendy F45 Training Mooloolaba on Brisbane Road, these events attract singles who are passionate about wellness. During your mini-dates, you could chat about your favorite workout routines or healthy recipes. Who knows? You might just score a gym buddy and a romantic partner in one go!

Calling all pet parents and animal enthusiasts! Our “Paws and Personalities” speed dating nights at the dog-friendly Good Bar on First Avenue are a howling success. Break the ice by sharing funny stories about your furry friends or discussing your dream pet. For a paw-some second date, suggest a trip to La Balsa Park in nearby Buddina. Picture this: a sunny afternoon, wagging tails, and the potential for puppy love to blossom into something more.

Want to put your best face forward? Book an appointment at Bliss Hair and Beauty on Venning Street before your event. Their “Date Night Glow” package, including a blowout and express facial, will have you feeling confident and radiant. Remember, the most attractive quality is self-assurance, so rock that fresh look with a smile!

Sunshine Coast is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts and creative types alike. During your speed dates, try bringing up local activities like the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival or the Caloundra Music Festival. If you hit it off with someone who shares your passion, you could suggest joining a local group like the Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Club for a second date adventure.

Our Sunshine Coast speed dating nights typically draw around 40 attendees, with an equal split between men and women. You’ll meet singles not just from Mooloolaba, but also from nearby Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding a compatible match who’s conveniently local.

Our Asian singles nights at Rice Boi on The Wharf Mooloolaba are always a hit! This modern Asian fusion restaurant offers the perfect backdrop for cultural connections. Try their signature Crying Tiger cocktail to spice up your mini-dates. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, our events offer a more personal touch and the chance for instant chemistry.

For our faith-focused friends, we host Christian speed dating at Salt Life Church’s community center. These events offer a refreshing alternative to apps like Christian Mingle, allowing you to connect over shared values in person. You might discuss your favorite Bible passages or invite a promising match to join you for Sunday service at Suncoast Church.

Our over-40s events at The Savvy Squire on River Esplanade are perfect for mature daters seeking meaningful connections. At this stage of life, many attendees are looking for partners who share their life experiences and future goals. Beyond our events, check out the “Sunshine Coast 40+ Social Group” on Meetup for more opportunities to mingle.

For our fabulous fifty-plus crowd, we love hosting events at the sophisticated Pier 33. These nights attract singles who know what they want in a partner and aren’t afraid to go after it. Many attendees find our events more engaging than apps like SilverSingles, appreciating the chance to assess chemistry face-to-face.

For a memorable follow-up date, why not take a sunset cruise with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba? As you sail along the Mooloolah River, you’ll have plenty of time to chat and enjoy the stunning coastal views. Pro tip: Pack a picnic to share and don’t forget to snap a romantic selfie with the golden sunset as your backdrop!

Melbourne Locations

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Morayfield

Burpengary

Strathpine

Albany Creek

Strathpine

Ashgrove

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Inala

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Gold Coast

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Nundah

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Springwood

Capalaba

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