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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Bendigo

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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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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 Bendigo

Looking for love in Bendigo? Speed dating might just be your ticket to romance in this vibrant regional city of Victoria, Australia. Bendigo’s bustling nightlife scene along Pall Mall has become the go-to spot for singles looking to mingle and potentially find their perfect match. Hop on the Bendigo Line train and get off at Bendigo Station to easily access these exciting events that are changing the dating game for locals and visitors alike.

Speed Dating Social events in Bendigo kick off with a lively mingle session, giving you a chance to break the ice before the structured dating begins at 7pm sharp. As you scan into the cutting-edge Matching App 4.0, you’ll be ready to embark on 12 mini-dates, each lasting a tantalizing 5 minutes. Men rotate between tables, while women remain seated, creating a dynamic atmosphere of anticipation and possibility. A 10-minute intermission at the halfway point gives you a breather and a chance to grab a drink before diving back in. By 9pm, you’ll have met a diverse array of singles, selecting ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each on your app.

Wondering what to wear? Bendigo’s speed dating scene strikes a balance between casual and dressy. For a stylish outfit that’ll make you stand out, check out Myer at Bendigo Marketplace on Mitchell Street. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with singles from neighboring Eaglehawk and Strathdale, adding to the exciting mix of potential matches.

As an attendee, you’ll find the experience both thrilling and efficient. Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing from age groups spanning 20s to 70s, with specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles. When the conversation flows, why not bring up the Bendigo Art Gallery? Suggest a cultural date there to keep the spark alive after your initial meeting.

Our Venues

The Gold Dust Lounge on Pall Mall is a local favorite for speed dating events. Originally built in 1871 as a bank during Bendigo’s gold rush era, this venue was transformed into a sophisticated cocktail bar in 2015 by local entrepreneur Sarah Thompson. The historical charm combined with modern elegance creates a unique atmosphere for speed daters. The venue’s original vault now serves as an intimate seating area, perfect for private conversations. The gold-flecked wallpaper adds a touch of glamour, while the antique chandeliers cast a romantic glow. Try their signature “Golden Nugget” cocktail for a taste of Bendigo’s history. Speed dating at The Gold Dust Lounge feels both nostalgic and exciting, with the venue’s rich backstory adding depth to your conversations. Pro tip: Arrive early to explore the historical features and use them as icebreakers during your dates.

The Shamrock Hotel on Pall Mall brings a touch of Irish charm to Bendigo’s speed dating scene. Built in 1854, this heritage-listed hotel has been lovingly restored by the O’Sullivan family, who have owned it for three generations. The venue’s ornate Victorian architecture provides a stunning backdrop for romantic encounters. Speed daters can enjoy the cozy snugs, perfect for intimate conversations, while the grand ballroom hosts larger events. The stained-glass windows create a kaleidoscope of colors as the sun sets, adding to the magical atmosphere. Their signature “Shamrock Sour” is a must-try. Speed dating here feels like stepping back in time, with the venue’s rich history providing plenty of conversation starters. To make the most of your experience, brush up on your Bendigo history – it’s a great way to impress your dates!

Ms. Batterhams on View Street boasts an impressive 4.6-star rating on Google My Business, making it a top choice for speed dating events. This quirky gastropub, opened in 2018 by local chef Emma Batterham, is housed in a converted 1920s schoolhouse. The venue’s playful dΓ©cor, featuring vintage school memorabilia and chalkboard menus, creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere perfect for breaking the ice. Speed daters can enjoy the outdoor courtyard, complete with fairy lights and a bocce court, or cozy up in the ‘library’ room lined with old textbooks. Their signature “Teacher’s Pet” cocktail is a whimsical nod to the venue’s past. Speed dating at Ms. Batterhams feels lighthearted and nostalgic, with the school theme often sparking conversations about childhood memories and shared experiences. For the best experience, arrive with an open mind and a sense of humor – the quirky surroundings are sure to inspire some fun and flirty banter.

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0, where you can view all attendees. After some initial mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. At 8am the next day, you’ll receive your matches’ contact details. With 12 five-minute mini-dates between 7pm and 9pm, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect. During the intermission, participate in ice breaker games or use conversation cards if you need inspiration. With a typical attendance of 40 people (20 men and 20 women), the equal ratio ensures everyone has a fair chance. Many attendees find the face-to-face interaction more genuine and exciting compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has successfully organized over 787 events, connecting more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios of men and women ensures a balanced and fair experience for all attendees. Early bird tickets are available for $29.90, with last-release tickets priced at $34.90. We have a no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to maintain the integrity of our carefully curated ratios. For any queries, reach out to matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Bendigo’s speed dating events attract a diverse crowd, from young professionals in their 20s navigating their post-uni years to mature singles in their 50s looking for companionship. You might meet a single parent from Eaglehawk balancing family life with romance, or a creative entrepreneur from Strathdale seeking a meaningful connection. Many attendees are first-timers, while others are speed dating veterans, creating a mix of excitement and experience.Β 

The age range typically spans from 25 to 65, with each person bringing their unique story and perspective. Conversations flow easily as you discover shared interests and life experiences. If you’re a single parent, consider leaving your little one at Jenny’s Early Learning Centre while you attend the event. For a follow-up date with another parent, the family-friendly Lake Weeroona offers a perfect setting where kids can play while adults chat.

Post Event Bendigo Date Night Ideas

For a relaxed follow-up date, head to Rosalind Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of Bendigo. Pack a picnic and use the peaceful surroundings to dive deeper into conversations started during your speed dating experience. Tip: Bring a blanket and some board games for added fun. If you’re looking for something more cultural, try the Bendigo Art Gallery. Even if you’re not an art expert, the diverse exhibitions offer plenty of conversation starters and opportunities to share your perspectives. Pro tip: Check their website for upcoming events or workshops you could attend together for a unique shared experience.

Whether you’re fresh out of a long-term relationship, exploring the dating scene after a divorce, or simply looking to expand your social circle, Bendigo’s speed dating events offer a unique blend of fun, efficiency, and potential for genuine connections. So why not take a break from the dating apps, step out of your comfort zone, and give speed dating a try? You never know – your perfect match might be just a five-minute conversation away in this charming regional city!

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, 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

When attending a speed dating event in Bendigo, dressing appropriately can make a significant impact. For men, consider a smart-casual lookβ€”think chinos or well-fitted jeans paired with a neat shirt or polo. Women might opt for a chic but comfortable outfit, such as a stylish dress or a combination of a nice top with a skirt or trousers. For both, the key is to wear something that makes you feel confident and at ease. A great place to shop for an outfit is Mister Morris in Bendigo, known for its trendy and contemporary fashion.

Choosing the right topics can help spark meaningful conversations during your dates. In Bendigo, a good conversation starters include local events or attractions, like the Bendigo Art Gallery. Start by asking if your date has visited the gallery or attended a recent exhibition could lead to discovering shared interests , which might even set the stage for a second date at the gallery.

Our LGBTQ+ speed dating events in Bendigo are often held at The Rifle Brigade Hotel, a welcoming gay bar that has been a community favorite since it was established in 1887. Known for its inclusive atmosphere and historic charm, it’s a fantastic venue for meeting queer singles, including those who identify as genderqueer, WLW (women loving women), MLM (men loving men), as well as trans or bi individuals.

For those with a fitness-oriented lifestyle, attending a fitness speed dating event can be a great way to meet other singles who share your healthy lifestyle. And easy ice breaker is to mention Bendigo Fitness Centre to see if they work out there or have any interest in fitness. Finding a partner who shares your interest in health and fitness can lead to a more active and harmonious relationship.

Our speed dating events for animal lovers are often hosted at Handle Bar, a dog-friendly venue in Bendigo. One way to gauge if your date loves animals, is to ask about their pets or share a story about yours. Even bringing your dog to these events can be a great icebreaker. And if things go well, you could invite them to Rosalind Park, for a second date filled with shared walks and pet discussions.

Speed Dating Social events in Bendigo follow a fun and structured format. Participants sign into our Matching App 4.0, which helps track your matches and even keeps profile photos so you know who you’ve meet. On the night, you’ll have 12 quick five-minute dates, and you can mark each person as a potential match or friend. After the event, the app sends your matches at 8am the next day. 

On your dates, finding shared interests can deepen connections. If you’re a local, bringing up the Bendigo Dance Academy can be a great topic if your date shares an interest in dance and even plant the idea for second date at a dance class. 

Our speed dating events in Bendigo typically attract 30-40 participants from various local suburbs, including Strathdale, Kennington, and Kangaroo Flat. That way you can meet more potential matches who live near you, just ask where they’re from to make it easier to plan future dates.

Our Asian speed dating events are often held at Golden Dragon Inn, a venue known for its authentic Asian atmosphere and signature drink, the Dragon Martini. These events celebrate diverse Asian cultures, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean backgrounds. It’s essential to prepare by being aware of cultural values, family traditions, and cuisine preferences to make meaningful connections. 

Our Christian speed dating events are typically hosted at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, built in 1868. This historic venue, known for its Gothic Revival architecture and serene atmosphere, provides a fitting backdrop for faith-centered conversations. During your mini dates you might ask if they attend Bendigo Baptist Church or invite them there to share a service together.

For singles over 40, our singles events are often held at The Basement on View on View Street. This venue, known for its cozy atmosphere and live music nights, offers a relaxed environment for mature singles looking for meaningful connections. Most attendees are in their 40s and seeking serious relationships. For a conversation starter, ask if they’ve checked out the Bendigo Over 40s Meetup Group.

Speed dating for those over 50 is typically hosted at The Cambrian Hotel, which offers a charming, historic setting perfect for fostering connections. You’ll find attendees in their 50s often looking for companionship and shared life experiences. Otherwise an alternative to speed dating is the Bendigo Over 50s Meetup Group, which provides additional opportunities for socializing.

If you’re looking to continue the romance, a fantastic date idea is visiting the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. With its beautifully landscaped grounds and serene ambiance, it’s perfect for a romantic walk and enjoyable way to get to know each other better.

Dating as a single parent in Bendigo can be rewarding and manageable. Meeting at a kid-friendly venue like Lake Weeroona Playground allows you to bond while your children play. Alternatively, arranging for child care at Happy Faces Child Care Centre can free up time for attending singles parties and focusing on building new relationships.