Speed Dating Events in Melbourne

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Speed Dating 25-36yrs

Fri, 24 May 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Spice Market

Beaney Lane Melbourne, VIC 3000

Speed Dating 30-55yrs

Sat, 25 May 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Diesel Bar & Eatery

202 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 31-47yrs

Fri, 31 May 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Miranda Bar & Lounge

313 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 25-36yrs

Sat, 1 June 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Diesel Bar & Eatery

202 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 25-36yrs

Fri, 7 June 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Miranda Tequila Bar

313 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 30-55yrs

Sat, 8 June 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Diesel Bar & Eatery

202 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 30-42yrs

Fri, 14 June 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Miranda Tequila Bar

313 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC

Speed Dating 33-49yrs

Sat, 15 June 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Diesel Bar & Eatery

202 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Speed Dating 25-36yrs

Fri, 21 June 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Spice Market

Beaney Lane Melbourne, VIC 3000

Speed Dating 31-47yrs

Sat, 22 June 2024, 5-7pm AEST

Diesel Bar & Eatery

202 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Speed Dating 40-65yrs

Wed, 26 June 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Hotel Railway

291 Albert Street Brunswick, VIC 3056

Speed Dating 40-65yrs

Wed, 26 June 2024, 7-9pm AEST

Hotel Railway

291 Albert Street Brunswick, VIC 3056

3756+ people

Attend each Month

10104+ Dates

Mini Dates each week

43 Attendees

Average event attendance

735 Events

Singles events each year

Why Choose Speed Dating Social in Melbourne?

Simply put at Speed Dating Social, we hold the biggest singles events in Melbourne. That’s right, not only do we promise you 12 dates each evening, our average attendance is 70 singles every Friday night at Miranda Tequila Bar. And up to 100 attendees at our Saturday events on Diesel bars top floor next to Melbourne Central. 

That’s because we’re Melbourne based and have relationships with the best venues like the fairytale inspired Storyville, to Black Rabbit’s New York themed nightclub. When you turn up, we know the bar and it’s owners and arrive an hour early to set up for you. 

  • Get 12 fun dates each night
  • Exclusive bookings at Melbourne’s best Bars
  • Enjoy 2 hours of fun one on one mini dates
  • Access to our online mating portal
  • Find out whenever someone likes you
  • Options to ‘Friend’ or ‘Match’
  • Receive your matches contact details
  • Huge attendance
  • Run by friendly hosts 
  • Extra mingle time before and after each event
  • Weekday 7-9pm at ideal time
  • Emphasis on Friday and Saturday events

And unlike other companies like Cityswoon, our tickets start from $27.90, so on a good night you’ll meet up to 17 singles at one event. That’s twice the dates for half the price. 

So book a spot, because from the South Eastern Suburbs to Geelong, our speed dating night’s are always full. Thanks to our Melbourne Meetup group with 14.6k members, and our 21.1k Melbourne Social Singles Facebook group, we bring the numbers each and every night. 

man and woman talking at speed dating event in Arbory Afloat with Yarra River and Princess Bridge in Background in Melbourne

Our matching process is super simple, so anyone for our 20s to over 60s can use it. Thanks to our dedicated developers and UX designer, it’s never been easier to get your matches. You won’t be stuck in our apps DM’s you’ll actually get their numbers so you can easily follow up with your dates the next day. 

On the night simply scan QR code to our matching app, and all you need to know is that nights Event Code. From there simply enter your details. That way you’ll sign into and be able to see everyone else at the same event directly through your phone.  

speed dating Social matching app withmodern UX design where each person is listed one at a time

On the night simply scan QR code to our matching app, and all you need to enter is that nights Event Code. From there simply enter your name and contact details. That way you’ll sign into and be able to see everyone else at the same event directly through your phone.  

And if it’s all too hard, our hosts can assist scanning you in where you’ll be both texted and emailed our Matching App joining link. That way even if your phone dies, you can log in through your email once your back at home, just remember to submit your preferences before 8am the next day. 

So come along because we run events from the CBD to Brunswick, that way you can easily meet a bunch of local Victorian who are down for a chat just like you. So stop being ghosted, delete Hinge and instantly get 12 fun dates in person our speed dating events in Melbourne. 

Speed Dating 20s to over 50s Find Love at Any Age

Puppy love isn’t just for teenagers, that’s why we hold speed dating for young adults in their 20s, to our midlife over 40 somethings and the lucky over 50s empty nesters. To ensure Millennials aren’t paired with Baby Boomers, we’ve tried and tested every age range. Here’s a list of our most popular age ranges to meet someone at the same stage of life as you. 

Baby Boomers Over 50s Speed Dating

This isn’t just a match making service for grandparents in their 60s. Our over 50s speed dating is for any older adults searching for love or companionship after divorce. Maybe you’ve tried OurTime or SilverSingles, but if you want to get out from behind the screen, come meet a group of pre-retirees in person. And mature dating is easer in person, as you actually get to meet each date face to face, to see if you spark attraction and hopefully establish your next long term relationship. 

Over 40s Melbourne Dating Nights

Try our over 40s speed dating in Melbourne if you’re at that midlife point with an established career; maybe you’re a single parent and mature enough to know what you want from your next partner. We understand some people have baggage, but it’s not too late to find love at forty. So come meet a like minded group of Gen X’s because this is a second chance at finding romance in the flesh. So dress nicely and spark that physical attraction at our next over 40s dating night. 

Under 30s Singles Events

Speed Dating for under 30s is for young professionals looking for love in their 20s. So if you’ve recently graduated from The University of Melbourne perhaps it’s time to get your love life in order. Even if you’re over Tinder but want to keep casual dating, come along! It doesn’t have to lead to marriage, but you’ll meet a fun group of young adults, expand your social circle and get that life experience. 

Our Most Popular Locations In Melbourne

Brunswick Speed Dating for locals 

I get it, parking is expensive and you don’t want to catch the 19 Tram to the CBD. That’s why our Brunswick speed dating is for any north siders looking to meet some locals. And it’s cool if you’re from Fitzroy, even you Richmond lot are welcome too. Book your ticket and I’ll find us the best venues along Sydney rd. Our favorite venue is Hotel Railway in Brunswick with it’s open beer garden and we get the back function room for our singles nights. So book a local event and skip the next long distance relationship when you meet other singles near you. 

South Eastern Speed Dating Events

I hear you, and you mean further then The Social on Chapel street. That’s why our south eastern speed dating events are for all you eligible singles in the bayside suburbs. Book a ticket and meet some locals in the same post code as you! Our favorite venue is the Marine Hotel in Brighton, not only is it surrounded by beautiful beaches, you’ll meet some beautiful dates there too. 

CBD Singles Nights

Like it or love it, our CBD speed dating events are our most popular nights. These stunning central locations are easy for the majority to reach, think of Flinders Station near Miranda Tequila Bar, and Melbourne Central Train Station next to Diesel Bar. That means you’ll meet heaps of singles and can easily kick onto the next CBD bar after the event. 

Inclusive Dating Events

Love is love, unfortunately it took until 2017 for same sex marriage to be legalised in Australia, but we’ve always brought he most inclusive singles events to you. Depending on your culture, lifestyle or religion, meet singles with the most compatible values to you. 

Queer and Gay Speed Dating in Melbourne

Queer/Gay speed dating, is for Melbourne’s diverse LGBTQ community, know that we’ve got you! We know Dear Pluto does a good job of this at the Noisy Ritual, and we’ve run our share of Lesbian events too!

Whatever you identify as, from fabulous queers to trans and non-binary singles, know that we working hard to bring the best events to you. This fosters a respectful space where no matter what your orientation, you deserve to meet some one too.

image for the gay speed dating night at Noisy Ritual in Melbourne, VIC

Asian Dating Nights

Meet someone who respects your culture and heritage with our Asian speed dating. This is for Asian men and women looking for their next partner from Melbourne to Geelong. Think of it as an in person match making service for Chinese, Japanese and Indian singles who make up a significant percentage of our population. If you’re new to Australia and looking for love, these could be the events for you. 

Religious Dating and Christian Singles

That’s right, the most popular events we get asked about is speed dating for Jewish and Christian singles. And with blind dating events being invented in 1998 by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo, it’s no wonder why. Maybe you haven’t met your special someone at church or the synagogue but know you’re after someone who understands your love of God. Instead of swiping on ChristianMingle, easily chat in person. Our matches often lead to marriage and are advertised at connect groups. So book an event and meet someone who shares your beliefs. 

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

What Happens at Speed Dating?

In a sentence; a group of sexy singles arrive at a bar to enjoy multiple mini dates, meeting each other one at a time in the hopes of finding love. And here’s exactly what happens, and how it happens when you attend an event with us at Speed Dating Social… 

It works! A study conducted by Stanford, of nearly 1,000 attendees found that meaningful connections could be made within the four-minute dates!

image of a lively speed dating event in a stylish modern venue, with one man and one woman talking at each table

Book an Eventbrite ticket to an age range or demographic that you fit into, such as an over 50s or Asian singles event. You’ll get an automatic email reminder 2 days before and on the night try to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

You’ll be greeted by our hosts, show them your Eventbrite ticket’s QR code to be scanned in, failing that, just tell us your full name and we’ll look you up. 

We’ll then write you a name card with your first or nick name along with your starting table number. If you’re attending with a friend, try to arrive at the same time or tell us, so we can sit you together! 

The Scan the QR code to our Matching App, and enter that night’s ‘Event Code’. That way we’ll all sign into the same event. Just enter your starting table is, along with your name, mobile number and email. That way it’ll text and email your joining link, and it’ll do the same for your matches the next day so you can easily access them.

After signing in, there’s time to mingle with ice breaker games and conversation cards. While others nibble on canopies’ and grab a few drinks at the bar. 

When it starts, simply find your seats: Ladies, you simply chill at that table all night. Gentlemen, you start at that table and every 5minutes we’ll rotate you to the next one up. 

From there just tick ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ whenever you like someone. That’s it, there’s time to grab more drinks at the midway 10 minute intermission. And after the 2 hours of chat, those who wish to stay can and it just turns into an open mingle singles party. 

You’re matches will be sent the next day at 8am, and every time someone selects you, you’ll get their contact details. Just remember to follow up with your dates with a friendly text all call. So stop waiting, book now and meet your next mating in Melbourne with Speed Dating Social. 

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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

To register for an event, simply visit our website, head to the ‘Melbourne’ section, select the event you’re interested in, and follow the prompts to register and purchase your ticket online. We offer a secure and easy-to-use booking system to ensure a smooth registration process.

We cater to a diverse range of preferences and demographics, including:

  • Youthful Speed Dating for 20s and 30s: Ideal for young professionals and those looking for a lively dating scene.
  • Mature Speed Dating Over 40s and 50s: Perfect for those seeking more serious and meaningful conversations.
  • Themed Events: Such as cultural nights, food lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and more, providing unique dating experiences based on shared interests.
  • LGBTQ+ Speed Dating: Creating inclusive and safe environments for the community to meet and connect.

Our events are held at various chic and cosy venues across Melbourne, from bustling bars in the CBD to intimate settings in the suburbs. Venue details are provided upon registration to ensure privacy and exclusivity for attendees.

The dress code is generally smart casual. We encourage you to dress in a way that feels both comfortable and confident, reflecting your personal style while being appropriate for a social dating setting.

Typically, participants will meet between 15 to 25 other singles in one night. Each mini-date lasts about five minutes, designed to provide a quick introduction and sense of whether there’s mutual interest.

If both you and another participant indicate mutual interest, you will both receive each other’s contact details within 24 hours after the event. This allows you to continue getting to know each other and perhaps arrange more dates.

Absolutely! Attending with a friend can make the experience more enjoyable. Ensure your friend also registers and purchases a ticket for the same event as spaces are limited.

 Tickets can be cancelled with a full refund up to 30days before the event. Cancellations made within 30 days of the event may not be eligible for a refund, but can be transferred to a future event date.

Safety is our top priority. All venues are chosen for their safety features and a welcoming environment. Our staff are trained to manage the events professionally and discreetly, ensuring a comfortable and secure experience for all participants.

Of course! I know there’s many dating apps, but maybe that’s the reason why. I think it’s for all those people who are tired of being ghosted or no replies and just looking to cut straight through to that first dating without messaging for 5 hours. I’ve been to a few and there’s always more then 40 people and hosted multiple nights per week in Melbourne.
My friends ask me this all the time and the answer is a resounding yes. I know it’s easy to be sceptical and hey, who’d actually want to have their heart broken. But speed dating is essentially meeting a bunch of people in an evening. Think about it, if you kept having 20 dates each night, of course you’d eventually find your next partner.

Yes, we ask all attendees to:

  • Be respectful and polite to all participants, regardless of whether there’s a perceived match.
  • Stay within the allocated time for each date to ensure everyone has a fair experience.
  • Be discreet in your interactions and when discussing the details of your matches.

Yes, everything costs money and why shouldn’t it? If someone offered you a free parachute, would you jump out of an aeroplane with it? Of course not. That’s because you expect to pay for things of value and speed dating is no different. Besides it’s only $30 bucks for 15 dates. That’s like $2 a date which seems like pretty good value to me.