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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Box Hill

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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 Box Hill

Welcome to the vibrant world of speed dating in Box Hill, Melbourne’s bustling Asian cultural hub where love blossoms faster than you can say “yum cha”! This diverse suburb is the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous, with Whitehorse Road serving as the main artery of nightlife and potential heartbeats. Hop on the 109 tram or catch the Belgrave/Lilydale line to Box Hill Station, and you’ll find yourself in the thick of the action, ready to mingle and jingle with other singles looking for their perfect match in this melting pot of cultures and cuisines.

As you arrive, the pre-event mingle buzzes with anticipation, a cocktail of nerves and excitement as potent as a bowl of spicy hotpot. At 7 pm sharp, the love lottery begins, with a brief intermission at 8:30 pm to catch your breath and maybe adjust your chopstick skills. By 9 pm, you’ll have speed-dated your way through 12 potential soulmates, each encounter a mere 5-minute taste test of what could be a lifetime feast of love. The Matching App 4.0 is your digital fortune cookie, letting you discreetly select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each encounter. Wake up the next morning to your matches, like finding out you’ve won the jackpot at the local Asian grocery store raffle!

Dress to impress, but keep it Box Hill-chic. Gents, swing by Whitehorse Plaza for that perfect blend of smart-casual and “I totally didn’t rush here straight from work.” Ladies, Box Hill Central has got you covered with stylish options that scream “I’m not like other girls, I’m a cool girl who can rock both dumplings and cocktails.” You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Mont Albert and Balwyn too, so bring your A-game and maybe a witty anecdote about your latest food court discovery.

Feeling tongue-tied? Break the ice by chatting about the iconic Box Hill Gardens – suggest a second date exploring its lush greenery and maybe a picnic with some takeaway from the nearby food stalls. It’s the perfect conversation starter and potential romantic rendezvous rolled into one scenic package.

Our Venues

Step into The Penny Drop, Box Hill’s crown jewel nestled on Whitehorse Road. This sleek café-bar, opened in 2016 by coffee connoisseurs Matthew and Ania Bator, is a far cry from its former life as a dreary office space. The transformation mirrors the potential for excitement in your love life – from mundane to magical! The Penny Drop’s most striking feature is its circular bar, creating a sense of intimacy perfect for those stolen glances between speed dating rounds. The venue’s famous pour-over coffee station offers a great ice-breaker during intermission, while the floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the space in natural light, perfect for showcasing your best angles. Don’t miss their signature “Penny Lane” cocktail – it’s as smooth and intriguing as your potential matches. Speed dating at The Penny Drop is like starring in your own rom-com, complete with a killer soundtrack and perfect lighting. Pro tip: Brush up on your coffee knowledge to impress your dates, and remember, like a good brew, the best relationships take time to percolate!

Welcome to Tien Dat, a hidden gem tucked away on Station Street. This family-owned Vietnamese restaurant, opened in 1983 by the charismatic Dat family, has evolved into a trendy bar-restaurant hybrid that perfectly captures Box Hill’s multicultural vibe. The venue’s transformation from a humble pho joint to a hip hangout spot mirrors the exciting possibilities of your love life – from traditional to trendsetting! Tien Dat’s most striking feature is its lush vertical garden, creating a tropical oasis that instantly puts daters at ease. The open kitchen provides a lively backdrop and great conversation starter, while the fusion cocktail menu offers unique ice-breakers. Try their famous “Saigon Sunset” – it might just set your love life on fire! Speed dating here feels like a culinary adventure, so come hungry for both food and love. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot near the garden wall and impress your dates with your knowledge of Vietnamese cuisine.

Enter Shanghai Village Dumpling, a Box Hill institution on Station Street with more Google reviews than there are dumplings in a bamboo steamer. This bustling restaurant-turned-bar, opened in 2005 by dumpling master Mr. Zhang, has become the go-to spot for both comfort food and budding romances. The venue’s evolution from a no-frills eatery to a vibrant social hub reflects the transformative power of love – from simple to spectacular! Shanghai Village’s most unique feature is its dumpling-making station, visible from the bar area, providing a fascinating backdrop and instant conversation starter for speed daters. The venue’s famous “dumpling roulette” game adds an element of fun and surprise to the intermission, while the extensive tea menu offers a sober alternative for those wanting to keep a clear head. Don’t miss their signature “Dragon’s Breath” cocktail – it’s as hot and spicy as your potential matches! Speed dating here is a feast for all senses, so come ready to indulge in both flavors and flirtations. Pro tip: Brush up on your chopstick skills to impress your dates, and remember, like a perfectly pleated dumpling, the best relationships are a delicate balance of flavors!

What To Expect At Our Events

Buckle up, love seekers! Your romantic adventure kicks off with a name card and a QR code scan, unlocking the magic of the Matching App 4.0. Browse through your potential matches while sipping liquid courage at the bar. Ladies, take your seats as the gents play musical chairs every 5 minutes. It’s like Tinder in real life, but way more fun and with better dumplings! Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each encounter – no awkward “I’ll WeChat you” moments here! Wake up the next day to your matches’ contact details – it’s like Chinese New Year came early for your love life! With 12 mini-dates packed into two hours, you’ll never be bored. Stuck for words? Our ice-breaker games and conversation cards have got your back. With 40 attendees (20 guys and 20 gals), the odds are ever in your favor. It’s way more exciting than endlessly swiping on Tantan or crafting the perfect OkCupid message – real-life chemistry beats a carefully curated profile any day!

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social: Founded by love guru Darcy Todd in 2020, we’ve played cupid for over 37,423 singles across 787 events. Our secret sauce? Equal ratios of men and women, ensuring you’re never left hanging like a sad emoji on Hinge. Snag an early bird ticket for $29.90 or embrace your spontaneous side with a last-minute love ticket for $34.90. No refunds within 30 days of the event – we’re not in the business of broken hearts or cold feet! Questions? Drop us a line at matches@speeddatingsocial.com and let’s get this love dim sum cart rolling!

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to mingle with a smorgasbord of Box Hill’s finest! From tech-savvy professionals to creative entrepreneurs, single parents to carefree twenty-somethings fresh out of Deakin Uni, you’ll find them all here. Chat with a finance guru from Mont Albert or a boutique owner from Balwyn. Maybe you’ll click with a silver fox looking for love in their golden years, or a bubbly grad student writing their thesis on fusion cuisine. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike, they’re all here for the same reason – to find that spark in the cultural melting pot of Box Hill! It’s like a real-life eHarmony or Coffee Meets Bagel, but with actual eye contact and no risk of being catfished. Pro tip: keep an open mind – your perfect match might be hiding behind a pair of chopsticks or a bubble tea!

For the single parents out there, we get it – dating with kids is trickier than navigating Box Hill Central during lunch rush. While you’re speed dating, check out Box Hill Child Care Centre for some quality kiddo time. And for that follow-up date? Bring your little ones to KERRIMUIR MINIATURE RAILWAY – they can choo-choo while you chat-chat!

Post Event Box Hill Date Night Ideas

Scored a match? Keep the romance alive at Roast Duck Inn on Station Street. Share some crispy duck pancakes while you dive deeper into each other’s lives. Top tip: sit at the chef’s table and watch the culinary magic unfold – it’s dinner and a show! For a quirkier follow-up, hit up Strike Bowling Box Hill. Challenge your date to a game of bowling and let the winner choose the next bubble tea flavor. Remember, it’s all about creating memories that last longer than your high score.

So, whether you’re fresh out of a long-term relationship, tired of the Plenty of Fish-Zoosk-EliteSingles merry-go-round, or just looking to expand your social circle beyond your favorite dumpling shop, speed dating in Box Hill is your ticket to romance. It’s like all your favorite dating apps come to life, but with better food and actual conversation! Who knows? Your perfect match could be just a 5-minute chat and a soup dumpling away. So put on your cutest outfit, practice your most engaging food trivia, and get ready for a night of romantic potential. After all, in the world of Box Hill speed dating, love waits for no one – but it might just be waiting for you at the next table, chopsticks in hand!

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

Dress comfortably yet stylishly for a Speed Dating Social event. Aim for smart casual attire that reflects your personality. A great place to find an outfit is Unison Clothing on Whitehorse Road, known for its trendy and versatile selections. This ensures you look your best while feeling confident and at ease.

Try to engage in conversations about hobbies, favorite movies, or travel experiences. Given Box Hill’s cultural diversity, discussing the local Box Hill Gardens can also be a great icebreaker. Sharing your love for this serene spot can lead to finding common interests and potentially planning a second date there.

Our gay speed dating events in Box Hill are hosted at Pride Lounge, located on Station Street. This inclusive venue, established in 2015 by local activist Alex Smith, features a welcoming atmosphere with a modern interior and vibrant rainbow decor. It’s an ideal place for meeting genderqueer, trans, bi, WLW, and MLM singles. The bar’s cozy layout and community-focused events foster a sense of belonging and ease for queer singles.

To connect with other health-conscious singles, attend our fitness-themed speed dating events. During your dates a great conversation starter is Box Hill Gym on Carrington Road. Mentioning your fitness goals or favorite workout routines can lead to a shared workout with your next crush. 

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll enjoy our events at Paws & Pints, a dog-friendly bar on Whitehorse Road. Initiate conversations by asking about their pets and suggest a second date at the nearby Box Hill Dog Park. This offers a fun and relaxed setting where you can bond over your shared love for animals.

For a polished look, visit Glamour Hair & Beauty on Main Street. Just ask for a fresh hairstyle or grooming service to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence for the evening.

Talking about your local activities or clubs, such as the Box Hill Chess Club on Whitehorse Road lets you find others who share your interests that can lead to a second date, fostering deeper connections.

Typically, 40 attendees join our Speed Dating Social events, with singles coming from Box Hill and nearby suburbs like Balwyn and Surrey Hills. This diverse group increases your chances of finding local and compatible matches, who still live relatively close to you.

Our Asian speed dating events are vibrant and culturally engaging, often held at Shanghai Village on Whitehorse Road. While waiting for the event to start, try their signature drink, the Lychee Martini, to enhance your experience. Compared to Asian dating apps like EastMeetEast, our events offer a more personal and interactive way to meet potential partners.

Our Christian singles events are warm and welcoming, hosted at Faith Café on Station Street. Compared to Christian dating apps like Christian Mingle, our in-person events provide deeper, more meaningful interactions. Topics often include talking about faith, community, and shared beliefs. A nearby church, you can chat about is St. Peter’s Anglican Church, which can also be a great place to invite your date for a shared service or activity.

Attend our over 40s speed dating events at The Classic Bar on Whitehorse Road. Singles in this age group are often looking for meaningful connections and long term relationships after divorce. Apart from singles events, you could try the dating apps like OurTime or join the Over 40s Social Group for more opportunities to meet like-minded individuals in Melbourne.

Our over 50s events are held at Vintage Pub on Carrington Road. This venue offers a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere, ideal for our mature dating nights. You’ll find singles over 50 often seeking companionship and travel companions. Apart from these events, you could consider the dating app SilverSingles and join the Over 50s Club to meet more potential partners.

Consider planning a date at The Hamilton Cinema. A sure win is enjoy a classic movie followed by a discussion at a nearby café. To get the most out of it, choose a film you both like and arrive early to grab good seats. Engaging in post-movie conversation also helps build a deeper connection.

For single parents, meeting a date at the Kidz Zone Café on Station Street offers a child-friendly environment where your kids can play while you connect with your date. Alternatively, use Little Stars Child Care on Main Road for childcare services, allowing you to enjoy a speed dating event with peace of mind.