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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Geelong

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Spice Market
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Fri, 21 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney 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, 22 June, 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, 26 June, 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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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 28 June, 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, 29 June, 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, 5 July, 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, 6 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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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 12 July, 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, 13 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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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 19 July, 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, 20 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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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

Speed Dating Social Events In Geelong

Welcome to Speed Dating Social events in Geelong, VIC! If you’re unfamiliar, speed dating is an engaging and dynamic way to meet a variety of potential partners in one evening. You’ll enjoy a series of quick, five-minute dates where first impressions are everything. Geelong’s warm and welcoming vibe makes it an ideal setting for our events.Β 

Known for its scenic waterfront and relaxed atmosphere, Geelong’s residents are typically friendly and approachable, contributing to a laid-back but lively singles night. Most of our speed dating events take place along Pakington Street, the vibrant social hub where you’ll find the city’s best bars and nightclubs. For easy access, you can catch the Route 1 bus or take a train to South Geelong Station.

Our Venues

The National Hotel Geelong Nestled on Moorabool Street, The National Hotel is a blend of historic charm and modern sophistication. Originally built in the 1800s as a grand bank, this heritage-listed building now offers a stylish rooftop bar with panoramic views of the waterfront. Its unique history and elegant setting provide a perfect backdrop for speed dating, allowing intimate yet lively interactions. The bar’s chic ambiance and cozy nooks foster meaningful conversations, making it easier to spark a connection. A must-try signature drink here is the Geelong Gin Fizz, adding a refreshing twist to your evening.

The Barking Dog Located on Pakington Street, The Barking Dog is famous for its vibrant energy and eclectic live music. This venue, once a bustling post office, now features a rustic interior and a lively outdoor beer garden. The casual, spirited atmosphere here is perfect for breaking the ice and enjoying a fun-filled speed dating experience. The Barking Dog’s unique blend of history and contemporary vibes encourages attendees to relax and enjoy themselves. Their signature drink, the Pakington Punch, is a crowd favorite and a great choice to share with your date.

Edge Geelong Situated on Eastern Beach Road along the Waterfront, Edge Geelong offers a sleek, modern environment with stunning waterfront views. This venue was transformed from an old pier cafΓ© into a chic hotspot, combining contemporary design with a dynamic nightlife scene. The stylish setting enhances the speed dating experience, providing a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere for making connections. Be sure to try their signature Geelong Martini, a delightful complement to the evening.

What To Expect At Our Speed Dating Social Events

At our events, you can look forward to around 12 five-minute mini dates. We cater to various age ranges, including singles in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and over 50s. Events typically run from 7 PM to 9 PM with a 10-minute intermission. To maximize your experience, upon arrival scan into our Matching App 4.0 using the provided Event Code. Enter your name, starting table number, email, and mobile number. Then during the event, you’ll tick off anyone who interests you, and if the interest is mutual, you’ll receive each other’s contact details at 8 AM the next day.

Bookings are available through Eventbrite, and our events are strictly in-person, allowing for genuine interactions that dating apps and websites can’t match. You’ll be introduced to each date, and conversation cards or icebreaker games are available if needed. Each attendee gets their own table, and we maintain a two-year age tolerance on either side of the specified ranges. Our founder, Darcy Todd, established Speed Dating Social in 2020 with a commitment to equal ratios of men and women at each event. We typically book around 40 attendees, ensuring a balanced singles party with 20 guys and 20 ladies. Tickets are $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last release, with no refunds within 30 days of the event. For any inquiries, contact us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Expect to meet a diverse group of Melbourne singles at our events, including singles from various nationalities such as Australian, European, and Asian backgrounds. Attendees often come from nearby suburbs like Belmont and Highton, conveniently accessed via Barrabool Road. Unlike dating apps, which can feel impersonal and drawn-out, our singles events offer immediate, face-to-face interactions, allowing for real-time chemistry and a more authentic dating experience.

After the event, why not continue the romance with a second date at the enchanting Geelong Botanic Gardens or the cozy Tulip Restaurant? The Geelong Botanic Gardens offer a serene and picturesque setting for a leisurely stroll, perfect for deepening your connection. Alternatively, Tulip Restaurant provides an intimate dining experience with its exquisite cuisine and warm ambiance, making it an ideal spot to continue your conversation over a romantic meal.

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 in Woolongong 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 men, a smart-casual outfit works best. Opt for a neat shirt, tailored pants, and polished shoes. Women might consider a stylish dress or a chic blouse with a skirt or trousers. Just remember to dress in something you feel comfortable in. Otherwise for a top outfit, check out Country Road at Westfield Geelong for a range of stylish and classy options.

You can start with light, engaging topics like hobbies, travel experiences, or favorite movies. And given Geelong’s proximity to the coast, you might ask if they enjoy visiting Eastern Beach can even lead to a second date along the waterfront.

Our LGBTQ+ speed dating events are often held at The Piano Bar Geelong. This welcoming venue, established in 2015, is known for its vibrant atmosphere and live music. You’ll be meeting a diverse crowd including trans, bi singles, and others from the community fostering a sense of belonging while finding your next fling.

Our gym lovers often attend fitness speed dating events. You can start by mentioning Geelong Performance Gym, as it’s a popular local gym that can lead to commonalities and even a shared workout.Β 

Look for events at our dog-friendly venues like Little Creatures Brewery. To gauge your dates love for animals, ask about their favorite pets or share a funny pet story. If there’s a connection, you can suggest a second date at Eastern Park, a spacious dog park perfect for a relaxing walk.

Speed Dating Social involves 12 fun, 5-minute dates where you meet new singles in a common age range. After each date, you simply use our Matching App 4.0 to indicate your interest such as match or friend. That way the process is anonymous and you get your matches at 8am the next day!

Just talk about something you’re a part of like the Geelong Dance Association, that way if they also like dancing it’ll be aΒ shared interest that can lead to a second date involving that activity.Β 

Our events typically draw 30-40 attendees from nearby suburbs like Belmont, Highton, and Newtown. We find meeting locals enhances the dating experience by increasing the likelihood of you meeting more people that you like.Β 

Our Asian speed dating events are often hosted at Sober Ramen. Known for its signature drink, the Sake-Tini, and its ramen, this venue offers a cozy environment. When dating Asian singles, just remember to respect cultural backgrounds and family values. Common nationalities you’ll meet on the night include Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean, and if you hit it off, just ask for theirΒ WeChat for future connections.

Our Christian speed dating events are often held at The Wool Exchange. Built in 1927, this venue is notable for its historic architecture, stained-glass windows, and intimate setting. When dating within a faith-centered event, keep your conversations around prayer, church involvement, and biblical values. Afterwards you could mentionΒ St. Mary’s BasilicaΒ a local church to potentially attend a Sunday service as a date.

Our events for singles over 40 often take place at The Deck Geelong, located on Gheringhap Street. With its rooftop bar and live music, it offers a sophisticated ambiance. We find most singles in their 40s are looking for meaningful connections and shared experiences. Or for a broader social scene, check out the Geelong Over 40s Meetup Group.

Our speed dating events for over 50s are held at The Geelong Club. This historic venue provides a refined setting ideal for mature singles. You’ll find attendees seeking companionship and shared interests like travel and retirement plans. It’s basically for those tired ofΒ SilverSingles, and they might even tryΒ Geelong Over 50s Social Group another social group in the area.Β 

A great date night idea is visiting the Geelong Waterfront. Starting with a dinner at The Boat House, you can then go forΒ a walk along the bay for a romantic experience, making it perfect for a first date.

Dating as a single parent can be fulfilling and it’s beneficial for your child if you find a supportive partner. To meet other single parents, consider a joint playdate at Johnstone Park or use services like Geelong Kids Early Learning Centre for child care while you attend singles events.

Event Types

Asian

Christian

Gay

Lesbian

LGBTQ

Indian

Naked

Speed Friending

Professionals

Conscious

Shepparton

Traralgon

croydon

narre warren

yarraville

VIC Events

Geelong

Mornington Peninsula

Frankston

Bayside

Ballarat

Gippsland

Β Pakenham

Ringwood

Bendigo

Cranbourne

Northern Suburbs

Victoria

Hawthorn

Windsor

port melbourne

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Melbourne Locations

Brunswick

South East Melbourne

Eastern suburbs

Fitzroy

Northcote

Thornbury

CBD

Western Suburbs

Richmond

Mordialloc

St Kilda

abbotsford

albury

blackburn

doncaster

Age Ranges

Early 20s

Mid 30s

Over 40s

Over 50s

Over 60s

Mature

Online

Bisexual

Church

Tantra

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