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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Bayswater

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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 Bayswater

Welcome to Speed Dating Social in Bayswater, Victoria where singles meet and chat with 12 potential matches in a series of brief, timed encounters. As an attendee, you’ll experience the thrill of meeting new people and the excitement of finding someone you click with in just five minutes. Booking your spot on Eventbrite is a breeze—just select your preferred event and ticket type, and you’re set. For our Bayswater events, dress smart-casual to make a good first impression. A great place to find an outfit is Bayswater Fashion Outlet, located in the heart of the suburb. 

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 Westfield Knox Shopping Centre to snag a stylish ensemble that’ll help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll not only meet Bayswater locals but also singles from neighboring Boronia and Wantirna, 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 Dandenong Ranges National Park – a nature lover’s paradise just a stone’s throw away. Suggest a hike there for a second date, where you can continue your conversation surrounded by lush greenery and maybe even spot some native wildlife.

Our Venues

The Knox Club on Stud Road is a Bayswater institution that’s become a go-to for speed dating events. Built in the 1970s as a community hub, this modern club is owned by the Knox 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 history of bringing people together adds a special energy to the speed dating experience, making everyone feel part of something bigger. For a true taste of The Knox Club, order the ‘Bayswater Blush’ – 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 local artwork on display.

The Bavarian Bayswater on Mountain Highway brings a touch of European flair to the Bayswater speed dating scene. Opened in 2018 in a transformed warehouse space, this German-inspired beer hall is the brainchild of Rockpool Dining Group, infusing the speed dating experience with a sense of fun and conviviality. The long communal tables create a lively atmosphere perfect for breaking the ice, while the impressive selection of German beers provides plenty of conversation starters. The open kitchen adds a sensory element to the evening, with the aroma of pretzels and schnitzel wafting through the air. When it’s time to order, go for the ‘Love Potion Nein’ – a playful cocktail that’s perfect for sharing a laugh over. Speed dating at The Bavarian feels like being transported to Oktoberfest, with the venue’s energetic vibe encouraging daters to let loose and show their fun side. Remember to pace yourself with the German brews – you’ll want to keep your wits about you for all 12 dates!

The Royal Hotel Bayswater on Station Street (boasting an impressive Google My Business listing) is a beloved local pub that’s been bringing people together since 1890. This historic venue, now owned by the charismatic Johnson family, has evolved from a traveler’s rest stop to a vibrant speed dating hotspot. The pub’s classic Australian charm, featuring a mix of modern updates and preserved historical elements, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for daters. The intimate front bar area provides a cozy setting for mini-dates, while the spacious beer garden offers a breath of fresh air during intermission. Live music in the corner adds a soothing soundtrack to your romantic encounters without drowning out conversations. Try the ‘Royal Flush’ – a signature cocktail that changes with the seasons, just like your dating journey. Speed dating at The Royal Hotel feels like stepping into a time capsule of Melbourne’s pub culture, with each corner holding potential for new connections. To make the most of your experience, take a moment to check out the historical photos on the walls – they’re great conversation starters and might inspire a second date idea!

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 Bayswater 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 Boronia or a creative artist from Wantirna. 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, Bayswater offers plenty of support, including the Goodstart Early Learning Centre for those needing a sitter. After making a connection, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at the Marie Wallace Bayswater Park?

Post Event Bayswater Date Night Ideas

For a unique second date, head to the 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk in the nearby Dandenong Ranges National Park. This challenging but rewarding hike offers a beautiful setting for a casual chat and the opportunity to support each other through the climb, providing plenty of chances to bond and get to know each other better. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the top and show off your thoughtful planning skills. Alternatively, take a trip to the Bayswater Urban Art Trail. This fascinating attraction showcases local street art and provides plenty of conversation starters. Share your favorite pieces and discuss your interpretations – it’s a great way to discover shared interests and spark interesting discussions about art and culture.

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 speed dating in Bayswater, a smart-casual outfit is ideal. Aim for something comfortable yet stylish, like a nice shirt or blouse paired with jeans or a skirt. A good place to shop for an outfit is Bayswater Fashion Outlet on Mountain Highway, which offers a variety of trendy options perfect for making a great first impression.

Engage in conversations about hobbies, interests, or local happenings are a great when you’ve only got a short amount of time. A specific topic to discuss is the Marie Wallace Park, also provides an opportunity to suggest a second date at this scenic spot, fostering a connection over nature and relaxation.

Our LGBTQ speed dating events in Bayswater are held at The Rainbow Bar, a welcoming venue on High Street. This gay bar, known for its inclusive atmosphere and vibrant community, features unique drag shows and themed nights. Built in 1995 and owned by local LGBTQ+ advocate Jamie Collins, the bar’s lively ambiance creates a fun and supportive environment for meeting queer singles, including genderqueer, WLW, MLM, trans, and bi individuals.

To meet health-conscious singles, consider attending our fitness-themed speed dating events. On your fast dates a great local gym to discuss is Bayswater Fitness Centre which can lead to a shared workout or a gym date.

Animal lovers can connect at speed dating events held at Doghouse Bar, on Mountain Highway. To see if your dates also love animals, just discuss your pets or your favorite dog parks. You also could invite your date to H.E. Parker Reserve, a nearby dog-friendly park, for a second date. The experience of walking dogs together can be relaxing and enjoyable, providing a natural setting for further bonding.

Just visit Bayswater Beauty Salon on Scoresby Road to freshen up your look before a blind dating event. You can ask for a stylish haircut or a rejuvenating facial to boost your confidence and make a great impression.

Talk about your local hobby clubs or activities, like the Bayswater Art Group, which meets regularly on Station Street. By discussing shared interests in art or creativity can pave the way for inviting your date to an art class or exhibition, so you can bond through common passions.

Our speed dating events in Bayswater typically attract around 20-30 attendees from suburbs like Boronia and Croydon. Meeting singles from these areas increases your chances of finding a compatible local match and broadening your dating pool with diverse and interesting individuals.

Our Asian speed dating nights in Bayswater are often hosted at Chinatown Lounge on Mountain Highway. The venue’s serene ambiance and popular dish, Peking Duck Rolls, enhance the Asian dating experience. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, the in-person setting at the Lounge offers a more engaging and interactive way to meet oriental singles.

Our Christian speed dating events are held at Faith Lounge on High Street. Compared to Christian Connection, our events offer face-to-face interaction, making it easier to discuss faith and shared values. You can also talk about St. Stephen’s Church on Bayswater Road, inviting your date to a shared service or community event.

For singles over 40, our events are hosted at The Over 40s Club on High Street. Participants are often looking for serious relationships and companionship. Apart from singles nights, the dating app OurTime and the meetup group Bayswater Over 40s Singles offer additional avenues to meet potential partners in the area.

Our over 50s speed dating events take place at The Golden Age Tavern on Mountain Highway. The bar’s classic decor and comfortable seating provide a welcoming environment for mature daters. And you’ll find our attendees are typically looking for long-term relationships and meaningful connections. Besides dating events, you could try SilverSingles and the meetup group Bayswater Over 50s Social Club to meeting new people in the area.

The Lakeside Café is perfect for a romantic date night, offering stunning views and a cozy atmosphere. To get the most out of your date, choose a window seat for the best view and try their signature dish, the Lakeside Special Seafood Platter.

A family-friendly venue like Little Explorers Play Café on Station Street is ideal for dates with another single parent, providing a space where your kids can play while you connect. Alternatively, Bayswater Child Care Centre on Mountain Highway offers reliable childcare services, allowing you to attend a singles party with peace of mind.