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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Dandenong

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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 Dandenong

Looking for love in Dandenong? Forget swiping endlessly on Tinder or crafting the perfect OkCupid profile – speed dating in this vibrant Melbourne suburb is where the real magic happens! Lonsdale Street, Dandenong’s bustling hub, is the epicenter of romantic encounters, with its diverse array of bars and pubs setting the perfect stage for finding your soulmate. Hop on the Pakenham/Cranbourne line train to Dandenong 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 Dandenong Plaza on Lonsdale Street for that perfect outfit that screams “I’m single and ready to mingle!” You’ll be meeting singles from neighboring Springvale and Noble Park 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 Dandenong Creek Trail and suggest a romantic bike ride 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 Castle, located at 60 Walker Street, Dandenong, is a local favorite that’ll set the perfect mood for your speed dating adventure. This charming pub, established in 1928 and lovingly restored in 2015 by local businessman Mike Chen, retains its historic charm while catering to modern romantics. The Castle’s three unique features – its rooftop bar, live music stage, and multicultural menu – create an ideal atmosphere for connection. The rooftop offers breathtaking views for a romantic intermission, the live music provides a perfect conversation starter, and the diverse menu reflects Dandenong’s multicultural vibe, giving you plenty to chat about. Try their signature “Love Potion” cocktail to calm those first-date jitters. Speed dating at The Castle 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 on the rooftop for some liquid courage before the dating begins!

Groove Train, nestled at 50 Walker Street, Dandenong, is a trendy restaurant and bar that adds a dash of modern flair to your speed dating experience. Opened in 2010 by restaurateur Rocky Veneziano, this venue transformed a former warehouse into a hip dining destination. Groove Train’s three standout features – the open kitchen, eclectic decor, and extensive cocktail menu – create a fun and relaxed environment for meeting new people. The open kitchen provides a lively backdrop and conversation starter, the quirky decor offers plenty of ice-breakers, and the cocktail menu ensures there’s a perfect drink for every personality. Don’t miss their famous “Love on the Tracks” mojito – it’s the perfect libation to get your romantic journey on track! Speed dating at Groove Train feels like you’ve stumbled into a cool underground party where everyone’s looking for their special someone. For best results, come with an appetite for both food and love – sharing a pizza could be your ticket to romance!

The Drum Hotel, situated at 167-169 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, is a beloved local institution that’s perfect for a laid-back speed dating experience. This classic Australian pub, established in 1865 and recently renovated in 2019 by the Thompson family, blends old-school charm with modern comfort. The Drum Hotel’s trio of unique features – the heritage-listed facade, cozy fireplace lounge, and weekly trivia nights – create a welcoming and unpretentious vibe for meeting new people. The historic atmosphere provides plenty of talking points, the fireplace lounge offers a intimate space for deeper connections during breaks, and the trivia night energy keeps things fun and competitive. Try their signature Drum Roll Please! espresso martini – it’s a great pick-me-up and perfect for breaking the ice. Speed dating at The Drum Hotel feels like a casual backyard barbie where everyone’s invited and single. To make the most of it, brush up on your local history – a well-timed fact about Dandenong could impress your potential match!

What To Expect At Our Events

Get ready for a whirlwind of romance, Dandenong 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 eHarmony – here, you get to see the real person behind the profile!

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 Dandenong’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 foodie who’s sampled every cuisine in Dandenong’s famous markets. 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 Springvale and Noble Park too, adding to the melting pot of personalities. If you’re a single parent, don’t stress! Drop the little ones off at Dandenong Children’s Centre 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 Dandenong Park? 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 Dandenong 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 Dandenong Creek Trail. This scenic pathway 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 spot native wildlife – 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 cultural, why not explore the Dandenong Market together? This vibrant marketplace offers a feast for the senses and plenty of opportunities for flirty food sampling. Whether you’re adventurous foodies or picky eaters, the diverse array of cuisines provides endless conversation starters. Plus, the lively atmosphere takes the pressure off constant conversation. To make the most of your market date, suggest a friendly competition – who can find the most unusual fruit or the spiciest sauce? It’s a fun way to break the ice and potentially discover a shared love for exotic flavors that could spice up your budding romance!

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 smart-casual for comfort and style. A great local shop for outfits is “Best & Less” located on Walker Street. They offer a variety of affordable and fashionable clothing options suitable for a speed dating night.

Engage in conversations about local interests, such as the Dandenong Market. Discussing this vibrant spot can lead to commonalities and even suggest a fun second date exploring the diverse food stalls together.

Attend our fitness speed dating events and discuss local gyms like “Anytime Fitness” on Clow Street. Mentioning your workout routine can establish mutual interest and lead to a shared gym date, fostering a healthy and active connection.

Speed dating events for animal lovers are held at Paws & Pints, a dog-friendly bar on Lonsdale Street. During your dates, talk about your favorite pets and suggest a visit to Dandenong Park, a nearby dog-friendly park perfect for a second date with your furry friends. 

Visit Hairhouse Warehouse on Foster Street to get a fresh look. Just ask for a modern style or a blowout to enhance your appearance, ensuring you feel confident and attractive for your dates.

Typically, our events attract around 40 attendees from Dandenong and neighboring suburbs like Springvale and Noble Park. This local diversity enhances your chances of finding compatible matches from nearby areas.