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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Moorabbin

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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 Moorabbin

Speed dating in Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia is like a whirlwind tour of the local dating scene, packed into one exciting evening on South Road – the bustling hub of Moorabbin’s nightlife. Hop on the Frankston train line and alight at Moorabbin Station to join the fun, where you’ll find yourself mingling with a diverse crowd of singles ready to make connections. The events kick off at 7pm sharp, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, with a buzzing atmosphere as attendees scan into the Matching App 4.0 and prepare for 12 mini-dates that’ll fly by in 5-minute intervals.

As you rotate through your potential matches, you’ll have the chance to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet, with a 10-minute intermission at the halfway point to catch your breath and strategize. By 9pm, you’ll have met a dozen new people, and the anticipation builds as you wait for your matches to be revealed at 8am the next day. For the perfect speed dating outfit, swing by DFO Moorabbin to snag a stylish ensemble that’ll help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll not only meet Moorabbin locals but also singles from neighboring Bentleigh and Highett, creating a melting pot of personalities and backgrounds. As an attendee, you’ll feel the electric buzz of possibility in the air, a refreshing change from swiping through dating apps like Tinder or Bumble. Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing from age groups spanning 20s to 70s, with specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian communities.

When the conversation turns to local attractions, don’t miss the chance to chat about the Moorabbin Bowling Club – a hidden gem for casual fun. Suggest grabbing a game there for a second date, where you can continue your conversation in a relaxed setting and maybe even discover a shared love for lawn bowls.

Our Venues

The Sporting Globe on South Road is a Moorabbin hotspot that’s become a go-to for speed dating events. Built in 2015 on the site of a former car dealership, this sports bar and grill is owned by the dynamic Johnson family, who’ve created an atmosphere that perfectly balances excitement and intimacy for speed daters. The venue’s wall-to-wall sports memorabilia provides endless conversation starters, while the state-of-the-art video walls offer a lively backdrop without overpowering conversations. The spacious outdoor area gives daters a chance to catch their breath between mini-dates, and the diverse menu caters to all dietary needs, making everyone feel comfortable. For a true taste of The Sporting Globe, order the ‘Love Match Mojito’ – a playful twist on the classic that’s sure to break the ice. Speed dating here feels like being part of a big game, with the energy of sports fans translating into dating enthusiasm. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot at the bar and calm those pre-date jitters while watching a game on the big screens.

Morris Moor on Cochranes Road brings an industrial-chic vibe to the Moorabbin speed dating scene. Opened in 2019 in a transformed 1940s former Phillip Morris cigarette factory, this multi-use precinct is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Sarah Lee, infusing the speed dating experience with a sense of history and modern cool. The exposed brick walls and high ceilings create an impressive backdrop for first impressions, while the carefully curated local art installations provide instant talking points for daters. The on-site microbrewery adds a unique element, offering tasting flights that can be shared between mini-dates. The expansive communal areas encourage a more relaxed, social atmosphere, breaking down barriers between speed daters. When it’s time to order, go for the ‘Moor Romance’ – a signature cocktail that changes with the seasons, just like your dating journey. Speed dating at Morris Moor feels like being part of an exclusive club, with the venue’s blend of history and modernity mirroring the diverse mix of singles in attendance. Remember to take a moment to appreciate the building’s transformation – it’s a great metaphor for personal growth in the dating world!

The Cricketers Arms Hotel on Nepean Highway (with its popular Google My Business listing) is a beloved Moorabbin institution that’s been bringing people together since 1870. This historic venue, now owned by the gregarious Smith family, has evolved from a traveler’s rest stop to a lively speed dating hub. The pub’s classic Australian charm, featuring a mix of modern updates and preserved historical elements, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for daters. The intimate front bar area provides a cozy setting for mini-dates, while the spacious beer garden offers a breath of fresh air during intermission. Live acoustic sets in the corner add a soothing soundtrack to your romantic encounters without drowning out conversations. Try the ‘Cricketer’s Crush’ – a refreshing, locally-inspired cocktail that’s perfect for breaking the ice. Speed dating at The Cricketers Arms feels like stepping into a time capsule of Melbourne’s pub culture, with each corner holding potential for new connections. To make the most of your experience, take a moment to check out the historical photos on the walls – they’re great conversation starters and might inspire a second date idea!

What To Expect At Our Events

Your speed dating journey begins as you receive your name card and scan the QR code into the Matching App 4.0, instantly revealing a digital roster of your fellow daters. As you mingle at the bar, anticipation builds for the main event. Ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. With each mini-date, you’ll use your phone to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’, knowing that your choices will be revealed at 8am the next day. Our events typically run from 7pm to 9pm, featuring 12 five-minute dates and a refreshing intermission. Ice breaker games and conversation cards are on hand to keep the energy flowing. With a balanced ratio of 20 men and 20 women, you’re guaranteed equal opportunities to connect. Compared to the endless swiping of dating apps like OkCupid or Coffee Meets Bagel, our in-person events offer a refreshingly authentic experience that brings the excitement back to meeting new people.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has become a matchmaking powerhouse, hosting over 787 events and introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios ensures a balanced and fair experience for all attendees. Early bird tickets are a steal at $29.90, with last-release tickets at $34.90. We maintain a strict no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure commitment from all participants, creating a more engaging atmosphere for everyone involved. For any queries, our dedicated team is just an email away at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

At our Moorabbin events, you’ll encounter a vibrant mix of professionals, single parents, university students in their 20s, and mature singles over 40 and 50. You might find yourself chatting with a tech entrepreneur from Bentleigh or a creative artist from Highett. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, eager to share their experiences and put newcomers at ease. The diverse age range and backgrounds create a dynamic atmosphere, with conversations ranging from career aspirations to favorite local haunts. For single parents, Moorabbin offers plenty of support, including the Goodstart Early Learning Centre for those needing a sitter. After making a connection, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at the nearby Moorabbin Reserve Playground?

Post Event Moorabbin Date Night Ideas

For a unique second date, head to Kingston Heath Golf Club. This world-renowned course offers a beautiful setting for a casual round of golf or a romantic stroll, providing plenty of opportunities to chat and get to know each other better. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grounds and show off your thoughtful planning skills. Alternatively, take a trip to the Moorabbin Air Museum on First Street. This fascinating attraction offers a glimpse into aviation history and provides plenty of conversation starters. Share your favorite exhibits and discuss your dreams of travel – it’s a great way to discover shared interests and plan future adventures 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

Dress smart-casual. For men, a nice shirt and trousers work well. For women, a stylish top with jeans or a casual dress is appropriate. If you need new clothes, check out Platypus Shoes on Nepean Highway for trendy options.

Focus on light, fun topics like hobbies, travel, or local experiences. A great local topic is the Moorabbin Airport. You could ask if they’ve ever taken a scenic flight or watched planes take off from there. This could lead to discussions about adventure, travel dreams, or potentially setting up a second date to visit the airport together.

LGBTQ speed dating events are often held at The Cloakroom Bar on Station Street. This inclusive venue was established in 2010 and is known for its rainbow-themed decor and diverse crowd. It hosts regular queer singles nights where you can meet a variety of LGBTQ+ individuals, including genderqueer, WLW (women loving women), MLM (men loving men), trans, and bi singles. The atmosphere is welcoming and vibrant, perfect for connecting with like-minded individuals in the community.

Look for our fitness-themed speed dating events. You could mention Core24 Fitness on Cochranes Road as a great local gym. This could lead to discussions about your favorite workout routines, nutrition, and potentially setting up a gym date.

Many of our speed dating events in Moorabbin are held at The Furry Arms, a dog-friendly bar. Just ask your dates if they have pets or enjoy animals. For a second date, you could suggest visiting Allnutt Park, where you can walk dogs together or watching them play creating a fun first date.

To look your best, try visiting Blush Hair & Beauty on Nepean Highway. Just ask for a stylish haircut or a natural makeup look to enhance your natural features. That way you’ll look your best when meeting your dates. 

If you like taking pictures, you could mention the Moorabbin Area Photography Society. It’s a great local hobby club that could provide common grounds and a second date idea when you meet other photography enthusiasts.

Our events usually attract 30-40 people, often from Moorabbin, Cheltenham, and Bentleigh. This mix of local suburbs increases your chances of finding compatible matches within a reasonable distance.

Our Asian speed dating events are often held at Rice Paper Scissors on Main Street. To start, try their signature lemongrass mojito or crispy pork belly. If you want to meet Asian singles, the atmosphere is more intimate and culturally specific compared to apps like EastMeetEast.

Our Christian speed dating events are sometimes hosted at The Brewhouse on Chesterville Road. Compared to apps like Christian Mingle, these events offer face-to-face interactions with conversations often revolving around faith, bible values, and community involvement. If all is going well you could mention St. Catherine’s Church as a local place of worship where you could attend a service together.

Our over 40s speed dating events are often held at The Clock Tower Bar. Singles in this age group are typically looking for genuine connections and long term, meaningful relationships. Besides trying singles events, you could try the Lumen dating app or join the “Moorabbin 40+ Social Club” meetup group to meet more people in the area. 

Our over 50s events frequently take place at The Mature Grape wine bar. You’ll find the atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated. Singles in this age group are often seeking companionship and shared interests. And apart from dating events, you could try the OurTime app or the “Silver Singles of Moorabbin” meetup group to meet more locals in the area.

Consider the Moorabbin Bowling Club for a fun, casual date night. It’s a great place to enjoy some friendly competition and conversation. Tips: Be sure to arrive early to secure a lane, and don’t take the game too seriously, just focus on having fun together.

If you’ve got kids but want to get back into the dating scene, The Play Factory on Cochranes Road is a great child-friendly venue to set up a date with another single parent. It offers a safe play area for your kids while you can chat nearby. Alternatively, Little Beginnings Child Care Centre on Station Street provides reliable childcare if you want some you time to attend a singles party.