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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Doncaster

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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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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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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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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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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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Speed Dating Social Events In Doncaster

Looking for love in Doncaster, Victoria? Forget swiping endlessly on dating apps – speed dating is where it’s at! This vibrant Melbourne suburb is the perfect backdrop for finding your perfect match, with Doncaster Road serving as the main artery for nightlife and our exciting singles events. Getting to your romantic rendezvous is a breeze – just hop on the 907 SmartBus and alight at Westfield Doncaster, where your potential soulmate might be just a few steps away.

Our speed dating socials kick off with a lively mingle at 7pm, giving you a chance to break the ice before the main event. Once the bell rings, it’s game on! Ladies take their seats while gents rotate every 5 minutes, giving you 12 mini-dates to spark that connection. Don’t stress about keeping track – our nifty Matching App 4.0 has got you covered. Just scan in, select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet, and wake up to your matches at 8am the next day. It’s like Christmas morning for singles!

Wondering what to wear? Doncaster’s vibe calls for smart-casual, so why not swing by Westfield Doncaster for that perfect outfit that says “I’m here to impress, but I’m also totally chill”? You’ll be rubbing shoulders with singles from neighboring Templestowe and Balwyn North too, so bring your A-game!

Booking is a breeze on Eventbrite, where you can select your age group (20s to 70s) and even find specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles. Stuck for conversation starters? Why not chat about Ruffey Lake Park? It’s the perfect spot for a second date, and suggesting a romantic walk around the lake might just seal the deal for that coveted follow-up meetup.

Our Venues

Now, let’s talk venues! First up is The Doncaster Bar on Doncaster Road, a local favorite since 2015. Formerly an old cinema, this trendy spot was transformed by owner Sarah Chen into a hip, retro-inspired bar that perfectly captures Doncaster’s evolving vibe. The venue’s original art deco features provide a cool backdrop for speed dating, while the custom-built conversation booths offer just the right amount of privacy for those mini-dates. Don’t miss the rooftop cinema – it’s perfect for catching your breath between rounds and maybe sharing a romantic moment under the stars. Be sure to try their signature ‘Doncaster Delight’ cocktail – it might just give you the liquid courage you need! Pro tip: arrive early to snag a spot near the vintage popcorn machine for extra nostalgia during your mini-dates.

Next, we’ve got The Shoppingtown Hotel on Williamsons Road, a Doncaster institution that’s been setting the mood for romance since 1967. Owner James Thompson has lovingly maintained this classic pub, infusing it with modern touches that create the perfect ambiance for speed dating. The venue’s spacious beer garden is a hit with speed daters, offering a relaxed outdoor space to mingle before and after the main event. Live acoustic performances on weekends add a touch of romance to your dating experience, while the recently renovated speed dating area offers comfortable seating and just the right lighting to make everyone look their best. Their famous ‘Shoppingtown Spritz’ is a must-try – who knows, it might just be the secret ingredient to a successful match! To make the most of your Shoppingtown Hotel experience, come ready to share your favorite local stories and maybe challenge your date to a friendly game of pool during intermission.

Last but not least, there’s Tuscan Bar on Jackson Court, a charming Italian-inspired venue with a stellar Google My Business rating. Established in 2010 by the Rossi family, this cozy enoteca brings a touch of Tuscany to Doncaster. The warm, rustic interior with its exposed brick walls and soft lighting creates an intimate atmosphere perfect for those speed dating conversations. Tuscan Bar’s wine cellar is a unique feature that adds a sophisticated touch to the speed dating experience – you might even get a chance to impress your date with your wine knowledge! The venue’s open kitchen adds a lively buzz to the atmosphere, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for a breather between rounds. Their signature ‘Tuscan Sunset’ cocktail is a local favorite that’s sure to break the ice. Speed dating at Tuscan Bar feels like being transported to a romantic Italian village. Tip: Brush up on some basic Italian phrases to really impress your dates!

What To Expect At Our Events

What to expect at our events? Fun, connection, and maybe a dash of romance! Upon arrival, you’ll get your name card and scan the QR code for the Matching App 4.0. After some mingling, ladies take their seats while our friendly hosts guide the gents through rotations. You’ll have 12 five-minute mini-dates from 7pm to 9pm, with a 10-minute intermission for ice-breaker games. Use the app to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’, and wake up to your matches the next morning. With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), you’re guaranteed equal ratios and plenty of opportunities to connect. Compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, our events offer real-life interactions that beat swiping any day!

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has been playing cupid for Melbourne singles with over 787 events and 37,423 introductions. We always ensure equal ratios of men and women, because nobody likes being the odd one out! Snag an early bird ticket for $29.90, or grab a last-release spot for $34.90. No refunds within 30 days? We’re committed to maintaining those perfect ratios, ensuring everyone has a fair shot at love. Questions? Hit us up at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Who will you meet? Expect a delightful mix of local professionals, single parents juggling work and family life, university students in their 20s, and mature singles over 40 and 50 looking for meaningful connections. You might chat with a teacher from Templestowe, a business owner from Balwyn North, or a nurse who’s attended our events before. The diverse crowd creates a vibrant energy, with conversations flowing as easily as the drinks. Pro tip: come with an open mind – you never know who might surprise you!

Single parents, we’ve got you covered! Consider leaving your little ones at Doncaster Kindergarten and Childcare Centre while you mingle. For a follow-up date, why not suggest Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre? It’s kid-friendly, so you can continue your connection while the children play.

Post Event Date Night Ideas

Post-event date ideas? Take your speed dating match to Ruffey Lake Park for a romantic stroll and picnic. The scenic trails and serene lake provide the perfect backdrop for getting to know each other better. For a more active date, challenge your match to a friendly game of mini-golf at Yarra Valley Country Club. The relaxed atmosphere is ideal for breaking the ice and showing off your playful side.

From singles events to Melbourne speed dating, from romantic kisses to long-term relationships, Speed Dating Social is here to help you navigate the dating scene in Doncaster and beyond. Whether you’re fresh out of a relationship, a single parent, or an LGBTQ+ individual looking for love, our events cater to all. So why waste time swiping when you can make real connections face-to-face? Join us for a night of laughter, flirting, and who knows – maybe you’ll find your soulmate over a ‘Doncaster Delight’ cocktail. Your love story starts here!

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 events in Doncaster, we recommend dressing smart-casual. Aim to look polished yet comfortable. A good local spot to pick up a stylish outfit is Myer at Westfield Doncaster. They have a great selection of both casual and formal wear. If you’re looking for a little extra pampering, head to Ella Bache Doncaster for hair, makeup, or nails. Ask for a β€œnatural glow” makeup look and a β€œclassic blowout” hairstyle to enhance your features and give you that extra boost of confidence.

When you’re on your mini dates, keep the conversation light and engaging. Here are some specific things you might want to talk about:

  1. Ruffey Lake Park: Discussing a future picnic or a walk here could be a charming idea.
  2. Westfield Doncaster’s Rooftop Dining: Mention this spot as a potential second date location for a dinner with a view.
  3. The Doncaster Shoppingtown Festival: This local event could be an exciting topic to explore your shared interests.

or LGBTQ speed dating, consider attending events specifically tailored to queer singles. A great place to meet gay singles in the area is The Laird in Abbotsford. It’s known for its inclusive and vibrant atmosphere, making it a fantastic place to meet new people. Speed dating events here provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to connect. Being gay at these events is about feeling accepted and free to be yourself, making genuine connections in a supportive setting.

Staying fit can boost your confidence and energy levels, making you feel great for your dates. Goodlife Health Clubs Doncaster offers excellent facilities where you can keep in shape and possibly meet other fitness enthusiasts. Feeling fit and healthy not only improves your appearance but also your mood, helping you make a great impression.

If you love pets, you might enjoy talking about Greythorn Park or Pet Barn Doncaster. These spots are great for meeting fellow animal lovers. You could ask your date if they have pets and what their favorite breeds are, or even suggest a future outing to a dog-friendly cafΓ© like The Leaf and Bean. Discussing pets can be a wonderful way to build rapport and find common ground.

Speed dating is structured to maximize your chances of meeting compatible matches in a fun and efficient way. Here’s a quick rundown of the night:

  1. Arrival: The host checks your tickets. Start by mingling at the bar and sign in using the Matching App 4.0 by scanning a QR code. Enter the event code, your name, starting table number, email, and mobile number.
  2. Name Cards: You’ll receive a name card with your name and starting table number.
  3. Mini Dates: You’ll have around 12 five-minute mini dates. There’s a 10-minute intermission to mingle and grab a drink.
  4. Matching: Use the app to tick anyone you like. The app will send your contact details to anyone you select as a β€˜Match’ or β€˜Friend’ the next day at 8 am.

To get the most out of the event, be open, ask engaging questions, and be yourself. You can book your spot through Eventbrite. Remember, these are in-person events with a touch of matchmaking magic!

Discussing local clubs or activities is a great way to connect with someone who shares your interests. In Doncaster, you might mention Doncaster Cricket Club if you’re into sports, or Doncaster Dance Academy for those interested in dance. Asking about participation in these clubs can reveal shared hobbies and passions, making it easier to bond.

Typically, our events have about 40 attendees, with 20 guys and 20 ladies. You’re likely to meet people from neighboring suburbs like Templestowe and Box Hill. Expect a diverse group of singles, including various cultures and professionals, which makes for a rich and engaging dating experience. To connect with locals, ask about their favorite spots in Doncaster or what they enjoy doing in the area.

For those interested in meeting Asian singles, consider discussing Box Hill as it’s a nearby area with a vibrant Asian community. Asian singles events focus on respectful and sincere interactions. Understanding cultural nuances like valuing family and tradition can be beneficial. Tantan is a popular dating app among Asians. Before dating someone from an Asian background, it’s helpful to be aware of these cultural values and approach the relationship with an open mind and respect.

Christian speed dating provides a space to meet singles who share your faith. Two local churches, Doncaster Church of Christ and St. Gregory the Great Parish, often have social events where you can meet fellow Christian singles. When dating as a Christian, it’s important to discuss your faith and how it influences your life and values. Shared beliefs can strengthen the relationship, making discussions about common interests and values smoother.

For those over 40 or 50, dating can be a rewarding journey. In Doncaster, Doncaster 40+ Social Meetup Group is a great way to meet peers. Dating at this stage often involves shared life experiences and a focus on companionship. Specific dating apps like SilverSingles or OurTime cater to older demographics, offering tailored experiences. Approach dating with openness and be ready to explore activities that suit your lifestyle.

Here are three romantic date night spots in Doncaster:

  1. Ruffey Lake Park: Ideal for a serene walk or picnic by the lake, offering a peaceful and scenic atmosphere.
  2. The Conservatory at Westfield Doncaster: Enjoy a cozy dinner with panoramic views, perfect for an intimate dining experience.
  3. Palace Cinemas Balwyn: Catch a classic movie in a beautifully restored theater for a nostalgic and romantic date night.

Dating as a single parent can be challenging but rewarding. It’s crucial to be understanding and flexible. In Doncaster, discussing Doncaster Primary School or Doncaster Early Learning Centre can be great conversation starters. Sharing experiences about balancing parenting and dating can build a strong connection. Being empathetic and supportive makes dating as a single parent a positive experience.