sunrise news logo
news.com.au logo
timeout magazine logo
abc news logo

Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Altona

😍

Single?Β  Over Dating Apps?

Instantly Get The Dates  –  Meet Someone Today ❀️

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

Speed Dating Social Events In Altona, VIC

Speed dating in Altona, Victoria, Australia is like a whirlwind tour of the local dating scene, packed into one exciting evening on Pier Street – the bustling hub of Altona’s nightlife. Hop on the Werribee train line and alight at Altona Station to join the fun, where you’ll find yourself mingling with a diverse crowd of singles ready to make connections. The events kick off at 7pm sharp, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, with a buzzing atmosphere as attendees scan into the Matching App 4.0 and prepare for 12 mini-dates that’ll fly by in 5-minute intervals.

As you rotate through your potential matches, you’ll have the chance to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet, with a 10-minute intermission at the halfway point to catch your breath and strategize. By 9pm, you’ll have met a dozen new people, and the anticipation builds as you wait for your matches to be revealed at 8am the next day. For the perfect speed dating outfit, swing by Pier Street Boutique to snag a stylish ensemble that’ll help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll not only meet Altona locals but also singles from neighboring Seaholme and Altona North, creating a melting pot of personalities and backgrounds. As an attendee, you’ll feel the electric buzz of possibility in the air, a refreshing change from swiping through dating apps like Tinder or Bumble. Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing from age groups spanning 20s to 70s, with specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian communities.

When the conversation turns to local attractions, don’t miss the chance to chat about the iconic Altona Beach – a perfect spot for a romantic stroll. Suggest a sunset walk there for a second date, where you can continue your conversation with the sound of waves in the background and maybe even share a romantic kiss under the stars.

Our Venues

The Altona Sports Club on Civic Parade is an Altona institution that’s become a go-to for speed dating events. Built in 1965 as a community hub, this modern club is owned by the local community, creating a welcoming atmosphere that perfectly balances excitement and intimacy for speed daters. The venue’s spacious layout provides ample room for mini-dates, while the stylish decor sets a sophisticated tone for the evening. The club’s panoramic views of the bay add a touch of romance to the speed dating experience, making everyone feel part of something bigger. For a true taste of The Altona Sports Club, order the ‘Altona Sunset’ – a locally inspired cocktail that’s sure to break the ice. Speed dating here feels like being part of a big community event, with the friendly staff adding to the welcoming vibe. Pro tip: Arrive early to take a stroll around the club and calm those pre-date jitters while admiring the view of the bay.

Pier 71 on Pier Street brings a touch of coastal chic to the Altona speed dating scene. Opened in 2018 in a transformed beachfront property, this trendy bar and restaurant is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Sarah Johnson, infusing the speed dating experience with a sense of seaside romance. The venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the bay, creating a picturesque backdrop for first impressions. The nautical-themed decor provides plenty of conversation starters, while the outdoor terrace allows daters to catch their breath between rounds with the fresh sea breeze. When it’s time to order, go for the ‘Love Boat’ – a signature cocktail served in a quirky miniature boat, perfect for sharing a laugh over. Speed dating at Pier 71 feels like being on a romantic cruise, with the venue’s beachy vibe encouraging daters to relax and show their fun side. Remember to take a moment to appreciate the view – it’s a great way to break the ice and showcase your appreciation for local beauty!

Two Birds Brewing on Downing Street (boasting an impressive Google My Business listing) is a beloved local brewery that’s been bringing people together since 2014. This unique venue, owned by pioneering female brewers Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen, has transformed from a small craft brewery to a vibrant speed dating hotspot. The industrial-chic taproom creates a cool and casual atmosphere for daters, with the towering brewing tanks serving as an impressive backdrop. The venue’s reputation for craft beer excellence adds an element of excitement, with daters often bonding over their shared interest in unique brews. The open layout encourages a more relaxed, social atmosphere, breaking down barriers between speed daters. Try the ‘Love Bird’ – a special beer cocktail designed to complement the speed dating experience. Speed dating at Two Birds feels like being part of an exclusive craft beer club, with the venue’s innovative spirit adding a unique twist to your dating journey. To make the most of your experience, brush up on your beer knowledge before the event – it’s a great way to impress your dates!

What To Expect At Our Events

Your speed dating journey begins as you receive your name card and scan the QR code into the Matching App 4.0, instantly revealing a digital roster of your fellow daters. As you mingle at the bar, anticipation builds for the main event. Ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. With each mini-date, you’ll use your phone to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’, knowing that your choices will be revealed at 8am the next day. Our events typically run from 7pm to 9pm, featuring 12 five-minute dates and a refreshing intermission. Ice breaker games and conversation cards are on hand to keep the energy flowing. With a balanced ratio of 20 men and 20 women, you’re guaranteed equal opportunities to connect. Compared to the endless swiping of dating apps like OkCupid or Coffee Meets Bagel, our in-person events offer a refreshingly authentic experience that brings the excitement back to meeting new people.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has become a matchmaking powerhouse, hosting over 787 events and introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios ensures a balanced and fair experience for all attendees. Early bird tickets are a steal at $29.90, with last-release tickets at $34.90. We maintain a strict no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure commitment from all participants, creating a more engaging atmosphere for everyone involved. For any queries, our dedicated team is just an email away at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

At our Altona events, you’ll encounter a vibrant mix of professionals, single parents, university students in their 20s, and mature singles over 40 and 50. You might find yourself chatting with a tech entrepreneur from Seaholme or a creative artist from Altona North. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, eager to share their experiences and put newcomers at ease. The diverse age range and backgrounds create a dynamic atmosphere, with conversations ranging from career aspirations to favorite local haunts. For single parents, Altona offers plenty of support, including the Altona Meadows Early Learning Centre for those needing a sitter. After making a connection, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at Logan Reserve Playground?

Post Event Date Night Ideas

For a unique second date, head to the Altona Coastal Park. This beautiful nature reserve offers a perfect setting for a casual walk and the opportunity to spot local wildlife, providing plenty of chances to chat and get to know each other better. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the park and show off your thoughtful planning skills. Alternatively, take a trip to the Altona Homestead Museum. This fascinating attraction offers a glimpse into local history, providing plenty of conversation starters. Share your favorite exhibits and discuss your interests in history and culture – it’s a great way to discover shared passions and plan future outings together.

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
Previous
Next

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

Dressing well is key to making a great first impression! For our speed dating events in Altona, aim for smart casual attire. Men might consider a stylish shirt from Blazers Boutique on Pier Street, which offers a range of fashionable options perfect for the occasion. Ladies can find stunning outfits at Chic Couture, also on Pier Street, known for its elegant yet modern selections. Looking sharp boosts your confidence and makes you stand out in the best way.

For those looking to look their best, head over to Glamour Beauty Salon on Millers Road. They offer a full range of services including hair styling, makeup, and nails. For a fresh, polished look, ask for a blowout with soft curls, a natural makeup palette, and a classic manicure. You’ll feel fabulous and ready to impress!

During your speed dates, engaging topics are key. In Altona, consider discussing:

  1. Altona Beach: Share your experiences or plans for a relaxing day at this local gem.
  2. Cherry Lake: A great spot for a future date, with its scenic views and walking trails.
  3. Altona Coastal Park: Ideal for a romantic picnic or a leisurely walk with beautiful scenery.

These local highlights are excellent icebreakers and show your interest in the area.

For LGBTQ singles, we also host special events in Altona. Check out our LGBTQ speed dating nights at Pier Street Tavern, where you’ll find a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. If you’re looking to meet queer singles outside of speed dating, The Rainbow Room on Pier Street is a popular gay bar with a lively vibe, perfect for mingling and meeting new people. Attending a gay speed dating event is relaxed and friendly, often with a focus on building connections in a supportive environment. Lesbian dating nights, in particular, are known for their warm and engaging ambiance, where forming genuine connections is encouraged.

For those who prioritize fitness, our events often attract like-minded individuals. Staying fit is a great way to boost your confidence and connect with others who value a healthy lifestyle. Altona Gym & Fitness Centre on Queen Street is a fantastic place to stay in shape and meet singles who share your fitness enthusiasm. Feeling fit and active not only enhances your appearance but also contributes to your overall well-being and confidence.

If you’re an animal lover, mention local spots like Altona Dog Beach or Pawfect Pet Supplies on Millers Road. Discussing pets is a great way to find common ground. Ask your date about their favorite breed or if they enjoy visiting dog-friendly cafes, such as Furry Friends CafΓ© nearby. These topics can lead to fun and engaging conversations and even plans for a future pet-friendly outing.

Our speed dating events are structured yet fun! You’ll check in with our hosts, who will verify your ticket and guide you to scan a QR code to access our Matching App 4.0. Enter the event code, your name, starting table number, email, and mobile number. We’ll provide you with a name card to use throughout the evening. Each date lasts five minutes, and you’ll typically have around 12 mini-dates, starting at 7 PM and ending around 9 PM, with a 10-minute intermission to mingle and grab a drink. During or after each mini-date, you can indicate your interest via the app, and the next morning, you’ll receive contact details for anyone you matched with.

To connect over shared interests, mention local clubs or activities. For sports enthusiasts, the Altona Sports Club on Queen Street is a popular choice. If you’re into dancing, ask about the Altona Dance Academy. These clubs provide a wealth of shared experiences to talk about and can help you find common ground with your dates.

Our events typically attract around 40 attendees, with a mix of 20 men and 20 women. You’re likely to meet people from nearby suburbs like Williamstown and Newport, adding to the diversity. Expect a range of ages, from 20s and 30s to over 50s, including professionals, single parents, and people from various cultural backgrounds. Meeting such a diverse group is exciting and offers a rich dating experience, allowing you to connect with locals and broaden your social circle.

For those interested in Asian singles, our events cater to a variety of cultural preferences. Altona’s Little Tokyo Street offers a taste of Asian culture with its vibrant atmosphere and authentic eateries. When attending an Asian speed dating night, be open to learning about cultural nuances and traditions. Dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel and Happn are popular among Asian communities. Approach conversations with respect and curiosity about cultural differences, and discuss shared interests and values.

Christian speed dating in Altona offers a chance to meet singles who share your faith. St. Eulalia’s Church on Pier Street and Altona Baptist Church on Millers Road are local places where you might meet Christian singles. In conversations, you might discuss your involvement in church activities or your values. Christian dating often emphasizes shared faith, long-term relationships, and common interests, making it a meaningful way to connect.

For singles over 40 and 50, our events offer a relaxed and mature dating environment. Consider joining the Altona 40+ Social Club or attending a dinner at The Senior’s Bistro on Queen Street. Dating at this age can be focused on finding meaningful connections and enjoying shared interests. Many in this group use dating apps like SilverSingles or EliteSingles to connect.

After the event, consider taking your match to Pier Street Gelato, a charming spot for a sweet treat and relaxed conversation. Another romantic choice is Altona Pier, where you can enjoy a scenic walk and the sunset over the water. These venues offer a serene and intimate setting, perfect for deepening your connection.

Meeting single parents at our events is common and a great way to connect with others who understand the complexities of parenting and dating. Altona Early Learning Centre on Millers Road or Altona Primary School are local institutions you can discuss to build rapport. When dating as a single parent, being understanding and patient about scheduling and family responsibilities is crucial for a smooth experience.