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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Albury

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Spice Market
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Fri, 26 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bendigo Street Milk Bar
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Sun, 28 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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37 Bendigo St, Richmond VIC 3121
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 3 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 10 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 17 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Spice Market
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Fri, 23 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 24 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hotel Railway Brunswick
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Wed, 28 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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291 Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 31 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 6 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Albury

Looking for love in Albury? Ditch the dating apps and dive into the world of speed dating! Albury’s bustling Dean Street is where the magic happens, with its strip of bars and pubs setting the perfect stage for romantic encounters. Hop on the 906 bus to the Albury Railway Station and you’re just a short stroll away from finding your perfect match.

Speed Dating Social events kick off with a mingle at 6:30 PM, giving you time to calm those nerves before the main event at 7 PM. You’ll embark on 12 whirlwind mini-dates, each lasting 5 minutes. Men rotate while women stay put, creating a fun and dynamic atmosphere. Use the Matching App 4.0 to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet – it’s like Tinder in real life, but way more exciting! After a quick 10-minute intermission at 8 PM, you’ll wrap up at 9 PM, with your matches revealed at 8 AM the next day. Talk about breakfast of champions!

Wondering what to wear? Ladies, swing by Runway Boutique on Dean Street for that perfect outfit to make a lasting impression. You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Wodonga and Lavington too, so bring your A-game! As an attendee, you’ll feel the rush of real-life connections – a refreshing change from endlessly swiping on dating apps.

Book your spot on Eventbrite and choose from age groups spanning 20s to 70s. There are even specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles. Stuck for conversation starters? Chat about the beautiful Albury Botanic Gardens and suggest a romantic stroll there for your second date. It’s the perfect way to keep the spark alive!

Our Venues

The Bended Elbow, located at 480 Dean Street, Albury, is a local favorite that’ll set the perfect mood for your speed dating adventure. This charming pub, established in 1994 by longtime Albury resident Jack Smith, was transformed from an old bank building, adding a touch of historical intrigue to your romantic quest. The Bended Elbow’s three unique features – its impressive craft beer selection, cozy fireplace nook, and regular live music nights – create an ideal atmosphere for connection. The vast beer menu provides endless conversation starters, the fireplace area offers a intimate space for deeper chats during breaks, and the background music ensures there’s never an awkward silence. Try their signature Albury Pale Ale to calm those first-date jitters. Speed dating at The Bended Elbow feels like a friendly neighborhood gathering where everyone just happens to be single and ready to mingle. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot near the fireplace for some extra romantic ambiance!

Paddy’s Albury, nestled at 499 Dean Street, is a vibrant Irish pub that adds a dash of Celtic charm to your speed dating experience. Opened in 2005 by Irish expat Seamus O’Brien, this lively venue took over a former department store, infusing it with the warm hospitality of the Emerald Isle. Paddy’s three standout features – the authentic Irish decor, spacious outdoor beer garden, and weekly trivia nights – create a fun and relaxed environment for meeting new people. The Irish memorabilia serves as great conversation pieces, the beer garden offers a breath of fresh air between dates, and the trivia night atmosphere keeps the energy high and playful. Don’t miss their famous Guinness pour – it’s the perfect ice breaker and might just bring you the luck of the Irish in love! Speed dating at Paddy’s feels like you’ve stumbled into a lively Dublin pub where everyone’s looking for their special someone. For best results, brush up on your Irish slang – a well-timed “What’s the craic?” could be your ticket to romance!

The Astor Hotel Albury, situated at 641 Young Street, is a beloved local institution that’s perfect for a laid-back speed dating experience. This classic Australian pub, established in 1952 and lovingly restored in 2018 by the Johnson family, retains its old-school charm while catering to modern tastes. The Astor’s trio of unique features – the retro-inspired decor, the gourmet pub grub menu, and the friendly local crowd – create a welcoming and unpretentious vibe for meeting new people. The nostalgic atmosphere provides plenty of talking points, the delicious food ensures you won’t be dating on an empty stomach, and the mix of locals and visitors keeps the conversation fresh and interesting. Try their signature Astor Burger – it’s a great shared experience and perfect for breaking the ice. Speed dating at The Astor feels like a casual backyard barbie where everyone’s invited and single. To make the most of it, come hungry and ready to debate the best pub meals – it’s a surefire way to find your perfect match in both love and food!

What To Expect At Our Events

Get ready for a whirlwind of romance, Albury style! Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This nifty app shows you a list of all attendees, so you can start putting names to faces right away. After some casual mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while the gents prepare to rotate every 5 minutes. As you chat, simply select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your phone for each person you meet. The next morning at 8 AM, cupid delivers your matches’ contact details straight to your inbox. With 12 five-minute mini-dates between 7 and 9 PM, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find that spark. Feeling tongue-tied? No worries! Ice breaker games during intermission and conversation cards are there to rescue you from awkward silences. With a perfectly balanced ratio of 20 guys and 20 ladies, you’re guaranteed to have someone to talk to all night. It’s a refreshing change from the endless swiping on Tinder or the lengthy questionnaires on eHarmony – here, you get to see the real person behind the profile!

Speed Dating Social

Founded by the matchmaking mastermind Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has been playing cupid for over 787 events, bringing together more than 37,423 singles across regional Victoria. They’re all about equal ratios, ensuring you’re never left hanging without a chat partner. Snag an early bird ticket for just $29.90, or if you like to live on the edge, last-release tickets go for $34.90. Why no refunds within 30 days of an event, you ask? Well, they’re committed to maintaining those perfect ratios, so your spot is gold! Need to reach out? Drop a line to matches@speeddatingsocial.com and let the love journey begin!

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to mingle with a diverse crowd of Albury’s finest singles! You might find yourself chatting with a charming farmer from the surrounding countryside, a creative soul from the local art scene, or a professional from the bustling Albury CBD. From university students at Charles Sturt University in their early 20s looking for fun to divorced professionals in their 40s ready to dive back into the dating pool, the mix is always interesting. Many attendees are Speed Dating Social veterans, their confidence boosted by previous successes. The vibe is friendly and open, with everyone there for the same reason – to make genuine connections. 

You’ll meet folks from neighboring Wodonga and Lavington too, adding to the melting pot of personalities. If you’re a single parent, don’t stress! Drop the little ones off at Albury Occasional Child Care and come ready to meet other singles who understand the joys and challenges of dating with kids. For a follow-up date, why not suggest a play date at the family-friendly Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace? Pro tip: Come with an open mind and a few fun facts about yourself – you never know who might be intrigued by your hidden talents or quirky hobbies!

Post Event Albury Date Night Ideas

Still feeling the spark after your speed dating adventure? Keep the romance alive with these local date night gems! First up, take a romantic stroll along the beautiful Noreuil Park Foreshore. Located on the banks of the Murray River, this picturesque spot is perfect for getting to know your match better. Pack a picnic, find a secluded spot, and let the serene river views work their magic. To make your date extra special, bring along some bread to feed the ducks or challenge each other to a game of frisbee – it’s a great way to keep the conversation flowing and show off your playful side!

For something a bit more active, why not try your hand at bowling at Albury Tenpin Bowl? This retro-cool venue offers a fun and lighthearted date experience that’s sure to bring out your competitive streak. Whether you’re bowling pros or gutter ball champions, the casual atmosphere provides plenty of opportunities for playful banter and laughter. Plus, the shared activity takes the pressure off constant conversation. To make the most of your bowling date, suggest a friendly wager – loser buys the next round of drinks or plans the second date. It’s a win-win situation!

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Melbourne, 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

For our speed dating events in Albury, dress smart-casual to make a positive impression while staying comfortable. Men might consider a nice shirt and well-fitted jeans, while women could opt for a stylish dress or a neat top with a skirt or trousers. For fashion inspiration, visit Myer Albury located on Dean Street, known for its broad selection of trendy and classy outfits.

Engage in light and open-ended topics to keep the conversation flowing smoothly. Talk about your interests, favorite travel destinations, or hobbies. Or for a specific local topic, discuss the beauty of Albury Botanic Gardens—it’s a serene spot that could lead to common interests in nature or even planning a second date there.

Our LGBTQ+ speed dating events in Albury are hosted at The Rainbow Room on Olive Street. This inclusive gay bar, built in 2015 and owned by Jamie and Alex, offers a welcoming atmosphere with a vibrant drag performance stage and a rainbow-themed décor. These features create a lively setting for meeting queer singles like genderqueer, trans, bi, and more within a supportive community.

For those leading a health-conscious lifestyle, you can meet like-minded singles at our fitness-themed speed dating events. Discuss local gyms like Active8 Albury on David Street to establish a mutual interest. You could then suggest a shared workout or gym date to continue your connection.

Animal lovers can connect at our speed dating events held at Barker’s Bar, a dog-friendly venue on Dean Street. Simply talk about your pets or suggest a visit to Noreuil Park, a nearby dog-friendly park perfect for a second date where you can enjoy a walk and bond over your love for animals.

It’s simple, just visit Bella’s Hair & Beauty on Hume Street for a fresh haircut or styling before your speed dating event. When you arrive ask for a contemporary look that enhances your features, ensuring you feel confident and ready to impress.

Discussing your local hobbies or activities, such as the Albury Art Society, during your speed dates can help establish common interests and offer a potential invitation to an art class for a second date.

Our singles events in Albury typically host around 40 attendees, with participants often coming from surrounding suburbs like Wodonga and Lavington. This diversity increases your chances of meeting more locals and getting better more compatible matches.

Our Asian speed dating events in Albury are held at The Lotus Lounge on Dean Street. Known for its elegant Asian-inspired décor and signature dish, the Teriyaki Chicken, this venue provides a rich cultural ambiance. Compared to Asian dating apps like EastMeetEast, our in-person events at The Lotus Lounge offer a more immediate and genuine connection.

Our Christian speed dating events are hosted at Faith’s Café on Young Street. Unlike Christian dating apps such as Christian Mingle, our events foster direct, meaningful in person conversations about faith and shared values. And if all goes well, you can discuss attending a service together at St. Matthew’s Church.

Our speed dating for singles over 40 takes place at Mature Lounge on Dean Street. You’ll find these singles often seek stable, committed relationships and are financially stable. Besides singles events, you could try the dating app OurTime or join the Albury 40+ Social Group for more opportunities to meet compatible partners in the area.

Our events for singles over 50 are held at Golden Years Bar on Olive Street. This venue, with its vintage ambiance and signature cocktail, the Golden Martini, offers a relaxed environment for speed dating. Besides these events, you could try the SilverSingles dating app and the Albury Over 50s Meetup Group to connect with other mature singles in the area. 

Why not consider a romantic evening at La Maison Café by the Murray River. To enjoy the scenic views and cozy ambiance, book a table by the window and plan a river walk post-dinner to finish off your night.

Just invite another single parent to KidzTown Café on David Street, a child-friendly venue where kids can play while you connect. Alternatively, use Little Learners Child Care Centre on Dean Street for babysitting services, allowing you to attend speed dating events without worries.