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Speed Dating Events in Canberra

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Introducing Speed Dating Social in Canberra. We host in person singles events for 20s to over 50s. Book an Eventbrite ticket and get 12 fun dates at Canberra’s best bars to find a relationship and even love👇

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Caribou Kingston
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Fri, 14 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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44 Jardine St, Kingston ACT 2604
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Verity Lane Market
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Thu, 20 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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50 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Molly
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Fri, 28 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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Wooden Door, Odgers Ln, Canberra ACT 2601
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Caribou Kingston
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Fri, 5 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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44 Jardine St, Kingston ACT 2604
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Molly
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Fri, 19 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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Wooden Door, Odgers Ln, Canberra ACT 2601
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Verity Lane Market
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Thu, 1 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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50 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

3756+ people

Attend each Month

10104+ Dates

Mini Dates each week

43 Attendees

Average event attendance

735 Events

Singles events each year

Join us at Speed Dating Social

Calling all Canberra singles! If you’re one of those ACT locals who loves the night life, Speed Dating Social is for you. We host singles events from NewAction to Kingston where you’ll meet multiple compatible singles in person for a series of short dates. After being greeted by our friendly hosts, you’ll get around 8 to 15 dates in one evening at Canberra’s best bars like Caribou, Molly and Verity Lane Market. From there is just a matter of selecting whoever you like through our Matching App 4.0 but for all you first timers, here’s the details: 

Like Cityswoon, you book and Eventbrite ticket, and come join us fun night of flirting, drinks and mingles, all while searching for your next partner and it couldn’t be easier. Expect to get around 12 in person dates where the ladies stay seated and the gentlemen are rotated every 5 minutes. That way you can easily chat one on one without the pressure of approaching a stranger.   

And you can easily get matches at a speed dating Canberra event. At the beginning of the night, friendly hosts will direct you to scan a QR code to our Matching App. From there just enter the Event Code, along with your name and contacted details, all directly from your phone. That way you don’t need the outdated matching cards and pens, instead just tick ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your phone whenever you like someone. We know our events are fast paced, so you’ll have until 8am the following morning to finalise your selection. But we recommend making your selection directly after each mini date while they’re fresh in your mind! 

Midway through we break for a 10 minute intermission, it’s a chance to stretch your lets, grab a drink and chat with anyone you clicked with before going back for the final laps. Typically we finish at 9pm, at which point you’re welcome to continue to mingle. A tip is to stay back, as five minutes is very fast so having the chance at a longer post interactions will dramatically increase your chances of getting more successful matches. 

I know it can be daunting but even if you’re over 40 or 50, there’s still a surprisingly large dating pool in Canberra! The first step is to try and it really doesn’t matter if you’re from Belconnen to Tuggeranong or any suburb in between. We host diverse dating events for everyone including LGBTQ, Christian and Asian nights. So dress nicely, put on a smile and come meet a group of singles the old fashioned way at Speed Dating Social in our beautiful city of Canberra. 

20s to over 50s Speed Dating in Canberra

I get it, you’re still unmarried in your 20s, or an over 40s career driven single parent or even found yourself a divorced empty nester in your 50s. But don’t worry, you can find love or even your next saucy fling at any stage of life with our tailored age groups to meet other singles just like you.

Over 50s Speed Dating Nights For Baby Boomers

Over 50s? Please, you mean more like in your prime. And why wouldn’t you be you sexy baby boomer, you’re got life experience, that means you’re smart. You’re well established and respected in your career, that means you’re rich and own a nice home. And fifty? That means your kids have grown up too. Winning, am I right? 

So life isn’t over, it’s actually just beginning and you’re already in first place, so come to a speed dating event for over 50s and meet a bunch of cool Canberra locals who are in the same boat as you. Yes we have singles dinners and Meetups, our blind dating gives you 12 fast dates like in the movie Hitch. You mingle, talk, see if there’s any chemistry or spark, then just tick ‘Match’ whenever you like someone. 

It’s super easy, they’ll get your number at 8am the next day, and of course you’ll also get theirs if they select you too. And don’t worry about dating apps, if it’s all too hard our hosts will literally scan you in. All you gotta do it turn up, chat, look pretty and be charming for 2 hours. Easy right! So book now meet your next romantic partner!

Over 40s Dating Nights for Canberra’s Mature Aduls

Just hear me out, it’s not like speed dating in The 40 Year Old Virgin. We’re professionals, like just like you. I know you’ve tried Elite Singles and you don’t have time to mess around swiping all day. That’s why we host events for the seasoned individuals who are ready to take that next step in life. 

Don’t believe the magazines, you’re hair isn’t thinning, and 40 is sexy. You’re basically the same as your 20s, but now you own a nice ride and don’t have to live in a share house. Many people in this group have been divorced and feel they don’t want someone with baggage. But baggage is just life experience and means you know exactly what you want from your next relationship. 

So Gen Xers, come to our over 40s speed dating event at Molly’s prohibition-era themed venue.  You can grab a craft cocktail or fine whiskey while meeting the next potential love of your life. Just turn up, we’ll introduce you to 12 singles. That way you can feel if there’s a connection and choose those most compatible to you. 

Speed Dating for 20s Calling All Canberra Singles Under 30

Alright you recently graduated millennials, you’ve crushed uni, are contemplating buying your first million dollar house. But get off TicTok, and ditch those dating apps because it’s time to meet your next partner in real life. What? You heard me, just like nana and grandpa, we’re going to go to a bar, getting drunk and meeting some singles. 

But there’s a little more to it, you book a ticket, (from Eventbrite, that orange ticketing platform) Yes we’re organised so you’ve got to book in advance for 2 reasons. Firstly, I know we identify as many different things and I love you all, but if it’s a hetro night, we’ve got to book equal ratios of men and women. That way when we start speed dating everyone has someone to talk to. Because there’s nothing worse then no-shows and then I’m left apologizing to those left sitting by them selves. 

Canberra Singles Events in 2024

We are the capital, not just of Parliament House but Canberra is also the capital of speed dating in 2024. And let me tell you why. Just like the Royal Australian Mint prints money, we print love. So grab a Negroni at Bar Rochford’s historic and eclectic venue while enjoying a series of twelve mini dates in person. 

Gungahlin Northside Developing Singles 

Don’t get too worked up, we’re somewhere between serious and casual dating. But if you’re looking for your next exclusive relationship, with the possibility of engagement and even marriage in Gungahlin, why not meet some singles near you? 

Due to it’s rapidly expanding area, you can catch the Canberra Light Rail to a dating night at Sirens Bar & Restaurant or a single party at Young & Frisky. Basically it’s a chance to get off Tinder and swipe them in person. Don’t worry our friendly hosts will look after you and then kick on to a romantic walk at Yerrabi Pond District Park for your second date! 

Belconnen’s Northwest Singles parties for uni students

Alright you under 30 single something uni grads. You’ve got your degree, now it’s time to get your next partner. Even more beautiful then Lake Ginninderra, is your next 12 mini dates. We line them up, so you can find your next crush or soulmate. And it’s easy, hosted at Ginninderra Village on Friday nights from 7pm, you can meet your next romantic companion in the flesh. So come along to our next Belconnen singles party! 

Tuggeranong Matchmaking at Limelight Cinemas

Now what could be better at speed dating at the movies! With Limelight Cinemas new matchmaking service for Tuggeranong singles, we’ve got you covered if you live in the ACT. Think of snuggles infront of your favourt flicks and a bunch of fast dates to determine if they’re the one. So feel the spark, or not… But do come to an Tuggerangong event! 

Woden Valley Singles in the Suburbs

What about for all you lot who are tired of those long distance relationships but arn’t located close to the CBD? Our Woden Valley singles events are for all your suburbanites. Yes there are bar crawls starting from the Woden Town Centre or even trivia nights at Walt & Burley’s. But I’m talking about speed dating, like how your nana and grandpa met. 

Hosted at The Alby from 7pm on Saturday nights, grab a craft beer and enjoy some human connected and live entertainment. We host, you date. That’s up to 15 fast dates, the guys moving every 5 minutes so you can find the one! Or try a tailored event at the The Hellenic Club to meet Jewish singles. No matter what you’re looking for, book an Eventbrite ticket and meet that someone Woden Valley locals today!

Inner North Singles – Braddon and Dickson Socials

If you live in Braddon or Dickson and looking for your next romantic crush, we’ve got you covered. This is about expanding the Canberra dating pool. No – I don’t mean open relationships, but forming meaningful connections. So come meet someone at our Inner North dating nights and then take them to the Ainslie Arts Centre or NewActon Precinct. 

Turn up and mingle with around 40 locals at the The Highball Express’s tropical Cuban themed bar. There’s not cold winters, just warm feeling of love and you meet your next partner. We’ve also got great events at Molly, so whatever vibe you’re feeling, come meet someone at our Canberra speed dating events. 

Book Now, It's Simple

Most book early, so don’t miss out

Book A Ticket

Simply book an Eventbrite speed dating ticket to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who get you settled

Get Your Own Table

Get your own table where you can comfortably mingle

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates making it easy to meet one on one

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like, yes it’s that easy

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you

It All Starts With A Date

Whatever you’re looking for, they’re only 1 five minute chat away

Social Blind Dating Nights

Experience the Biggest and Best Events from Melbourne, to Sydney! 

Success Stories 💑

Many have already found love

“I would like to let you know that last month,

I attended one of your speed dating nights in Hardware Lane and met the most beautiful girl. We connected and you sent our numbers to us.
We met up again the next day and have been on many dates and have spoken every day, for hours It’s been 6 weeks + and going strong.
Just wanted to let you know of one of your success stories. The future looks bright.
We recommend your speed dating nights to every single person we speak to. It was so much fun. Thank you.”

“I just wanted to let you know…

That I won’t been attending your next event. I had already purchased the ticket earlier… I attended the last event and had a wonderful time… after I worked up the courage to actually walk in…
I was so nervous and almost didn’t go in but I am really glad I did I have made a connection with a great guy and am looking forward to pursuing that and seeing how we go.

So thank you for all the effort in putting these events together… don’t worry about giving me a refund on the ticket, maybe you can give that to someone that rocks up on the night without a ticket as I know how hard They are to get. thanks so much again.”

“When I went to my first speed dating event, I had zero expectations

– less than zero actually.
But yup, when I walked into that bar, I saw him and went all nervous.
I wouldn’t say our first conversation was scintillating. I don’t even remember what small talk we made – maybe our jobs.
At the end of the event, I saw him sitting alone and asked whether I could sit next to him. He said he wanted to see me again and I said the same.
We are now happily and exclusively together. If I have any advice to give anyone, it would be to give speed dating a try. I was lucky to have found my person the first time around. But I had been online dating for a year with no success.
We are now happily and exclusively together. If I have any advice to give anyone, it would be to give speed dating a try. I was lucky to have found my person the first time around. But I had been online dating for a year with no success.

You may not find someone the first time or the 10th time, but at least these guys take the trouble to show up and put their best foot forward. They are making the effort which is more than I can say for some people on online dating sites – and that’s not even counting the sleazeballs.
– a happy attendee”

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply visit our website, navigate to the ‘Canberra’ section, choose the event that suits your interests or age group, and click the registration link. You’ll be guided through a secure checkout process where you can purchase your ticket online.

We offer a variety of themed events to suit different tastes and preferences, including:

  • Young Professionals Night: Targeted at those in their 20s and 30s.
  • Cultural Enthusiasts Evening: For those who appreciate arts and culture.
  • Active and Outdoors Events: Perfect for individuals who enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Senior Socials: Specifically designed for singles over 50.
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly Nights: Ensuring a welcoming environment for all.

Our events are hosted at various upscale venues across Canberra, from stylish bars in the CBD to cosy spots in suburban areas. Specific venue details are provided after registration to ensure privacy and exclusivity for our attendees.

The dress code is typically smart casual. We suggest wearing something that makes you feel confident and comfortable, suitable for an evening of making new connections.

You will typically meet between 12 to 20 singles in one evening. Each mini-date lasts about 5 minutes, ensuring you have time to make a first impression while keeping the experience dynamic and engaging.

During the event, you’ll have the chance to note who you would like to get to know better. If the interest is mutual, you and your match will both receive each other’s contact details via email within 24 hours post-event.

Yes, attending with a friend can be a great way to enhance the experience. However, your friend will need to register and purchase a ticket for the same event to participate in the speed dating.

You can cancel your ticket up to 30 days before the event for a full refund. If you need to cancel within 30 days of the event, please contact us to discuss options for transferring your ticket to a future event.

Safety is our top priority. All venues are chosen for their safety features, and we ensure that all events are hosted in a controlled and respectful environment. Our staff are always on hand to assist with any concerns.

Yes, we ask that all participants:

  • Be respectful and courteous to all attendees.
  • Keep conversations light and appropriate during the mini-dates.
  • Follow the event schedule to ensure everyone enjoys the full experience.