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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Blackburn

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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 Blackburn

Looking for love in Blackburn? Forget swiping right on Tinder or endlessly scrolling through eHarmony profiles – speed dating in this Melbourne suburb is where the real magic happens! Blackburn’s bustling South Parade is the epicenter of romantic encounters, with its cozy bars and pubs setting the perfect stage for finding your soulmate. Hop on the Belgrave/Lilydale line train to Blackburn Station, and you’re just a short stroll away from potentially meeting your perfect match.

Speed Dating Social events kick off with a mingle at 6:30 PM, giving you time to calm those first-date jitters before the main event at 7 PM. You’ll embark on 12 whirlwind mini-dates, each lasting 5 minutes – it’s like Bumble in real life, but way more exciting! 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. After a quick 10-minute intermission at 8 PM to catch your breath and maybe grab a drink, 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 to make a lasting impression? Ladies, swing by Blackburn’s Own Fashion Boutique on South Parade for that perfect outfit that screams “I’m single and ready to mingle!” You’ll be meeting singles from neighboring Box Hill and Nunawading too, so bring your A-game! As an attendee, you’ll feel the rush of real-life connections – a refreshing change from the endless swiping on dating apps that often lead nowhere.

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 Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and suggest a romantic stroll there for your second date. It’s the perfect way to keep the spark alive and potentially turn that speed date into a long-term relationship!

Our Venues

The Blackburn Hotel, located at 111 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn, is a local favorite that’ll set the perfect mood for your speed dating adventure. This charming pub, established in 1890 and lovingly restored in 2015 by local businessman Tom Johnson, retains its historic charm while catering to modern romantics. The Blackburn Hotel’s three unique features – its spacious beer garden, cozy fireplace nook, and weekly trivia nights – create an ideal atmosphere for connection. The beer garden provides a breath of fresh air between dates, the fireplace area offers an intimate space for deeper chats during breaks, and the trivia night atmosphere keeps the energy high and playful. Try their signature Blackburn Brew to calm those first-date jitters. Speed dating at The Blackburn Hotel 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!

Platform 3095, nestled at 26 South Parade, Blackburn, is a trendy cafe by day and vibrant bar by night that adds a dash of hipster charm to your speed dating experience. Opened in 2018 by coffee enthusiast and matchmaking aficionado Sarah Lee, this venue took over a former train station waiting room, infusing it with a quirky blend of railway nostalgia and modern flair. Platform 3095’s three standout features – the vintage train memorabilia, artisanal cocktail menu, and regular live music nights – create a fun and relaxed environment for meeting new people. The railway decor serves as great conversation starters, the unique cocktails offer perfect ice breakers, and the background music ensures there’s never an awkward silence. Don’t miss their famous “Love Train” cocktail – it’s the perfect libation to get your romantic journey on track! Speed dating at Platform 3095 feels like you’ve stumbled into a cool underground party where everyone’s looking for their special someone. For best results, brush up on your music knowledge – a well-timed comment about the band playing could be your ticket to romance!

The Peacock Inn, situated at 530 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham (just a stone’s throw from Blackburn), is a beloved local institution that’s perfect for a laid-back speed dating experience. This classic Australian pub, established in 1960 and recently renovated in 2021 by the Morrison family, blends old-school charm with modern comfort. The Peacock Inn’s trio of unique features – the retro-inspired decor, gourmet pub grub menu, and 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 Peacock Parma – it’s a great shared experience and perfect for breaking the ice. Speed dating at The Peacock Inn 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, Blackburn 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 Match.com – here, you get to see the real person behind the profile!

Speed Dating Social

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 Melbourne. 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 Blackburn’s finest singles! You might find yourself chatting with a tech-savvy professional from the local business park, a creative soul from the nearby art scene, or a nature enthusiast who frequents Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. From university students 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 Box Hill and Nunawading too, adding to the melting pot of personalities. If you’re a single parent, don’t stress! Drop the little ones off at Blackburn Lake Children’s Services 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 Morton Park Playground? 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 Blackburn 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 through the beautiful Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. This local oasis is perfect for getting to know your match better in a serene setting. Pack a picnic, find a secluded spot, and let nature work its magic. To make your date extra special, bring along some binoculars for birdwatching or challenge each other to identify as many native plants as possible – it’s a great way to keep the conversation flowing and show off your knowledge of local flora and fauna!

For something a bit more active, why not try your hand at bowling at Zone Bowling Box Hill? Just a short drive from Blackburn, this venue offers a fun and lighthearted date experience that’s sure to bring out your playful side. Whether you’re bowling pros or gutter ball champions, the casual atmosphere provides plenty of opportunities for flirty competition 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 dinner or plans the next date. It’s a win-win situation that could lead to a strike in your love life!

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 Social event in Blackburn, it’s best to dress smart-casual. This means a nice dress or a stylish top and jeans for women, and a collared shirt or a neat sweater with pants for men. A good place to shop for stylish attire in the area is “The Clothing Outlet” on Blackburn Road, where you’ll find a variety of fashion-forward options suitable for making a great first impression.

When speed dating, it’s great to talk about light and engaging topics such as favorite movies, travel experiences, or local interests. In Blackburn, you might discuss a visit to the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, a beautiful local spot for nature lovers. This could lead to commonalities in enjoying outdoor activities and even setting up a second date for a walk around the lake.

To meet health-conscious singles, consider attending our fitness-themed speed dating events, you can discuss your fitness routines and perhaps arrange a workout date at Vitality Gym, which is an excellent way to establish a mutual interest which others who share your healthy lifestyle.

For those who love animals, our speed dating events are held at The Doghouse Tavern, a dog-friendly bar located on Central Avenue. Here, you can bond over shared experiences with your pets. A great conversation starter is to ask about your date’s pets or favorite dog-friendly spots. After the event, you might suggest a second date at Blackburn Dog Park, where you can enjoy a walk with your furry friends, making for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

To look your best for speed dating, consider visiting Elegance Hair and Beauty on South Parade. You could ask for a modern haircut or styling tips to ensure you feel confident and well-presented. This professional touch can make a significant difference in how you feel and present yourself during the event.

You can meet someone with common interests by talking about local hobby like Blackburn Chess Club on Elm Street is a great example. Discussing your interest in chess or inviting your date to a club meeting could lead to discovering shared interests and arranging a second date focused on a mutual hobby.

Typically, our Speed Dating Social events attract around 40 attendees, split evenly between men and women. Participants often come from surrounding suburbs such as Nunawading and Box Hill, enhancing your chances of finding local and compatible matches with diverse backgrounds and interests.

For singles over 40, our speed dating events are held at The Vineyard, a sophisticated bar on Orchard Road. These events attract individuals looking for meaningful connections and long term relationships after divorce. Apart from singles parties, try the dating app “OurTime” or join the “Over 40s Social Club” in Blackburn to meet more like-minded individuals.