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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Camberwell

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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 Camberwell

Welcome to the charming world of speed dating in Camberwell, Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburb where love blossoms faster than you can say “heritage-listed”! This picturesque neighborhood is the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous, with Burke Road serving as the main artery of nightlife and potential heartbeats. Hop on the 72 tram or catch the Alamein, Belgrave, or Lilydale line to Camberwell 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 haven of Victorian-era architecture and trendy cafes.

As you arrive, the pre-event mingle buzzes with anticipation, a cocktail of nerves and excitement as potent as a single-origin espresso from your local roastery. At 7 pm sharp, the love lottery begins, with a brief intermission at 8:30 pm to catch your breath and maybe adjust your conversation strategy. 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 cupid, 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 Camberwell Sunday Market!

Dress to impress, but keep it Camberwell-chic. Gents, swing by Country Road on Burke Road for that perfect blend of smart-casual and “I totally didn’t rush here straight from my corporate job.” Ladies, Witchery has got you covered with stylish options that scream “I’m not like other girls, I’m a cool girl who can rock both brunch and cocktails.” You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Hawthorn and Canterbury too, so bring your A-game and maybe a witty anecdote about your latest Camberwell Arts Centre discovery.

Feeling tongue-tied? Break the ice by chatting about the iconic Rivoli Cinemas – suggest a second date exploring its art deco interiors and catching an indie flick. It’s the perfect conversation starter and potential romantic rendezvous rolled into one cinematic package.

Our Venues

Step into East of Everything, a hidden gem tucked away on Auburn Parade. This cozy bar, opened in 2012 by local brothers Ben and Dan Rubinstein, was once a quaint bookshop, and its transformation into a trendy watering hole mirrors the exciting possibilities of your love life – from quiet nights in to adventurous evenings out! East of Everything’s most striking feature is its wall of vintage books, providing endless conversation starters for speed daters. The intimate mezzanine level offers a perfect escape for deeper conversations during the intermission, while the rotating craft beer selection ensures there’s always something new to discover – just like your dates! Don’t miss their signature “Bookworm’s Brew” cocktail – it’s as intriguing and layered as your potential matches. Speed dating at East of Everything feels like starring in your own romantic comedy, complete with quirky set design. Pro tip: Brush up on your literary knowledge to impress your dates, and remember, like a good book, the best relationships have depth and character!

Welcome to The Meat & Wine Co, a sleek restaurant-bar nestled in the heart of Camberwell Junction. This upscale venue, opened in 2018 as part of the renowned Meat & Wine Co chain, has quickly become the go-to spot for both carnivores and wine enthusiasts looking for love. The restaurant’s most unique feature is its custom-built fire pit, visible from the bar area, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for breaking the ice. The extensive wine list offers a great conversation starter during intermission, while the open kitchen adds a touch of culinary theatre to your dating experience. Try their famous “Meat Lover’s Martini” – it might just be the perfect pairing for your love life! Speed dating here is a feast for all senses, so come hungry for both food and connection. Pro tip: Brush up on your wine knowledge to impress your dates, and remember, like a fine wine, the best relationships get better with time!

Enter The Rivoli, an iconic Camberwell institution on Camberwell Road with more Google reviews than there are art deco details in its stunning interiors. This historic cinema, built in 1940 and lovingly restored in 2000 by the current owners, the Zeccola family, has been the backdrop for countless first dates and blossoming romances. The Rivoli’s transformation from a single-screen picture palace to a multi-screen cinema complex with a stylish bar reflects the evolving nature of love – from classic romance to modern-day connections! The venue’s most striking feature is its grand staircase, providing a dramatic entrance for speed daters and plenty of opportunities for stolen glances. The rooftop bar offers breathtaking views of Camberwell, perfect for a breather between rounds, while the cinema-themed cocktail menu provides unique ice-breakers. Don’t miss their signature “Silver Screen Sling” – it’s as captivating as a Hollywood blockbuster! Speed dating at The Rivoli is like being the star of your own romantic film, so come ready to play the lead role. Pro tip: Brush up on your film trivia to impress your dates, and remember, like a great movie, the best relationships have both drama and comedy!

What To Expect At Our Events

Lights, camera, action, 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 lighting! Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each encounter – no awkward “I’ll LinkedIn you” moments here! Wake up the next day to your matches’ contact details – it’s like Oscar night 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 Bumble or crafting the perfect eHarmony 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 train rolling!

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to mingle with a smorgasbord of Camberwell’s finest! From corporate high-flyers to creative entrepreneurs, single parents to carefree twenty-somethings fresh out of Swinburne Uni, you’ll find them all here. Chat with a finance guru from Hawthorn or a boutique owner from Canterbury. Maybe you’ll click with a silver fox looking for love in their golden years, or a bubbly grad student writing their thesis on sustainable urban living. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike, they’re all here for the same reason – to find that spark in the leafy streets of Camberwell! It’s like a real-life Match.com 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 designer glasses or a reusable coffee cup!

For the single parents out there, we get it – dating with kids is trickier than navigating Camberwell Junction during peak hour. While you’re speed dating, check out Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell for some quality kiddo time. And for that follow-up date? Bring your little ones to Boroondara Park – they can burn off energy in the playground while you burn through conversation topics!

Post Event Camberwell Date Night Ideas

Scored a match? Keep the romance alive at Veneziano Coffee Roasters on Prospect Hill Road. Share some artisanal brews and pastries while you dive deeper into each other’s lives. Top tip: Ask for a coffee cupping session and bond over discovering new flavors together. For a quirkier follow-up, hit up Camberwell Sunday Market. Challenge your date to find the most unusual vintage item and let the winner choose the next brunch spot. Remember, it’s all about creating memories that last longer than your market haul.

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 local artisanal bakery, speed dating in Camberwell is your ticket to romance. It’s like all your favorite dating apps come to life, but with better coffee and actual conversation! Who knows? Your perfect match could be just a 5-minute chat and a latte away. So put on your cutest outfit, practice your most engaging Camberwell trivia, and get ready for a night of romantic potential. After all, in the world of Camberwell speed dating, love waits for no one – but it might just be waiting for you at the next table, ready to explore this charming suburb together!

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

When attending speed dating events, smart casual attire is ideal. Opt for something comfortable yet stylish to make a great first impression. A fantastic place to shop is Camberwell Place Shopping Centre, located on Burke Road. You’ll find a range of fashion stores there, perfect for finding the right outfit for you.

Discussing your hobbies, favorite movies, or travel experiences can be great icebreakers. A specific topic you could bring up is Camberwell Market on Sunday mornings. It’s a popular local attraction and a great spot for a potential second date, offering common ground and a shared interest in discovering unique finds.

Our LGBTQ speed dating events are held at The Peacock on Camberwell Road. This gay bar, built in the 1990s and owned by a local LGBTQIA+ couple, is known for its vibrant drag shows and inclusive atmosphere, making it a welcoming space for bi singles, genderqueer, WLW, MLM, and trans individuals to meet and connect.

Consider joining our fitness speed dating event and mention Goodlife Health Club on Toorak Road. Just by talking about your workout routines or favorite fitness classes can spark a mutual interest, and you might even arrange a shared workout or gym date.

Animal lovers can connect at our speed dating events held at Rococo, a dog-friendly bar on Burke Road. Just ask your dates if they have pets and suggest a second date at Fritsch Holzer Park, it’s a great place to walk your dogs together and enjoy a relaxed, informal date.

You can visit Johnny’s Hair Design on Burke Road for a fresh haircut or styling. Just ask for a contemporary look to enhance your confidence and make a positive impression during the event.

Discuss local activities like the Camberwell Camera Club can foster shared interest in photography and could be a fun follow-up for a second date.

Typically, there are 40 attendees at our events, with singles often coming from Hawthorn and Balwyn. This diverse mix enhances your chances of meeting compatible matches who live locally making for more compatible relationships. 

Our Asian speed dating events are hosted at Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya on Burke Road. The venue offers a lively atmosphere with signature dishes like the “Chicken Katsu” are great to try while getting to know your dates. Compared to Asian dating apps like EastMeetEast, in-person interactions at our events provide a more immediate and engaging way to connect with Asian singles near you.

Our Christian singles events take place at The Chapter House, and unlike Christian dating apps like Christian Mingle, our events foster direct conversations where you meet in person to see if there’s real chemistry. During your blind dates try mentioning St John’s Anglican Church as a potential venue for attending shared service together.

Our over 40s speed dating events are held at The Palace Hotel on Camberwell Road. You’ll find attendees are often seeking meaningful relationships and tend to appreciate deeper conversations. Besides singles events, you could try SilverSingles and the Over 40s Melbourne Meetup Group are for meeting more potential partners in Melbourne.

Our events are hosted at The Grand Hotel on Burke Road. The venue’s classic charm provides a comfortable setting for mature singles looking for companionship or even love. Discussing your shared life experiences is common, and OurTime and the Over 50s Social Group Melbourne offer additional platforms for meeting new people in the area.

A romantic date night at The Rivoli Cinemas offers a classic movie-going experience. For the best experience, choose a movie you both enjoy and plan to grab a cozy corner at the cinema’s lounge afterward for a drink and conversation.

You could invite another single parent to Leo’s Cafe on Burke Road, a child-friendly venue where your kids can play while you connect. Alternatively, Camberwell Childcare Centre offers childcare services, allowing you to attend speed dating events without worry.