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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Northcote

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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 Northcote

If you’re over being single, join our Speed Dating Social events in Northcote. Our weekly events provide a engaging opportunity for local singles to meet and connect in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant suburbs. But what exactly is speed dating? You have a series of mini-dates, typically lasting about five minutes each, where you get to meet a variety of singles in a fun, relaxed environment. It’s a great way to meet new people quickly, decide if there’s a spark, and potentially set up a second date.

Northcote, known for its bohemian vibe and lively arts scene, adds a unique flavor to our dating events. This suburb is celebrated for its artistic community, friendly locals, and a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. High Street, the beating heart of Northcote, is lined with an eclectic mix of bars, pubs, and nightclubs where our events often take place. Whether you’re catching the 86 tram to Northcote Station or taking the train to Merri Station, getting here is convenient and straightforward.

Our Venues

Welcome to Thornbury, located on High Street, is Northcote’s first permanent bar and food truck stop. With a spacious, industrial-chic setup, its unique feature is the rotating selection of food trucks, offering everything from gourmet burgers to vegan delights. Imagine sipping on their signature cocktail, the β€œThornbury Twist,” as you enjoy your mini-dates in an open, lively space that encourages mingling and fun conversations.

Northcote Social Club, a cornerstone of the local music scene. This venue boasts a rich history, having transformed from a hotel in the 1850s to a vibrant live music hub. Its intimate stage and cozy, rustic decor make for a relaxed and inviting setting. Enjoy a “Northcote Negroni” as you chat away in the cozy, dimly lit corners that offer a perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations.

Joe’s Shoe Store, also on High Street, is a quirky, vintage-style bar that was once a cobbler’s shop. Its eclectic decor and warm, nostalgic vibe create an intimate atmosphere perfect for our speed dating sessions. Here, you can try their signature β€œJoe’s Gin Fizz” while surrounded by antique shoe displays and retro furnishings, adding a unique twist to your dating experience.

What To Expect At Our Events

Our speed dating events typically cater to a diverse range of age groups, from singles in their 20s and 30s to those over 50s. You can expect around 12 mini-dates, each lasting five minutes. Events kick off at 7 PM and wrap up around 9 PM, including a 10-minute break for mingling and grabbing drinks. Attendees are encouraged to scan into our Matching App 4.0, entering their event code, name, starting table number, email, and mobile number. Our app makes matchmaking seamless by passing your contact details to anyone you mark as a β€˜Match’ or β€˜Friend’ the following morning at 8 AM.

The atmosphere is kept lively with icebreaker games and conversation cards to help get the dialogue flowing. Our events, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, always ensure a balanced ratio of 20 men and 20 women. With tickets priced at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last-minute bookings, just remember that refunds aren’t available within 30 days of the event. For any queries, you can reach us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Expect to meet a variety of interesting people, including singles from neighboring suburbs like Fitzroy and Brunswick. Northcote’s inclusive and open-minded community attracts a range of demographics, including individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and different stages of life, such as single parents, those dating after a divorce, and members of the LGBTQ community. Building rapport in such a friendly environment is effortless, making it easier to connect on a deeper level compared to swiping on a dating app.

Better Then Online Dating

Unlike dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, where interactions can feel impersonal and disingenuous, our in-person singles events offer a genuine connection. Here, you engage in real conversations, experience body language, and make authentic eye contact, all of which contribute to a more profound connection.

Post Event Date Night Ideas

After the event, consider taking your match to All Nations Park, a beautiful urban oasis perfect for a romantic stroll. Alternatively, Palace Westgarth Cinemas offers a vintage movie-going experience with its art deco charm, making it a delightful spot for a cozy second date.

So, join us for a fun-filled singles night in Northcote, where the art of matchmaking comes alive in Melbourne’s dynamic and welcoming suburb. Get ready to meet new singles, enjoy engaging conversations, and perhaps even find the spark of a new 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 to feel confident and comfortable. For a great outfit, check out Local Store on High Street. Opt for something stylish yet approachableβ€”a well-fitted shirt or a chic dress works wonders. For ladies, consider getting your nails done at Beauty Boutique Northcote; ask for a classic manicure with a natural polish to look polished but not over-the-top.

Engage in conversations about local favorites! Mention visiting Northcote Social Club for live music, taking a stroll at All Nations Park, or catching a movie at the Westgarth Cinema. These spots make for excellent future date ideas and show you’re familiar with the area.

Yes! For LGBTQ+ singles, Welcome to Thornbury is a great venue to meet others in a welcoming atmosphere. It’s a hub for diverse events and gatherings, making it a perfect spot to connect.

Stay fit and feel good by working out at the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre. It’s a fantastic place to keep in shape and possibly meet other fitness enthusiasts. Regular exercise will boost your confidence and energy levels for the event.

Ask if they have pets and share stories about CERES Environmental Park and its pet-friendly spaces or Northcote Pet Shop on High Street for unique pet supplies. You might suggest a dog park date at All Nations Park.

Speed Dating Social events follow a structured format with quick 5-minute chats. Ladies stay seated while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes. This ensures everyone meets a variety of people in a short time. Use the Speed Dating Social app to enter your matches until 8 am the next dayβ€”it’s easy and stress-free compared to pen and paper!

Typically, about 40 people attend, split evenly between genders. You’ll meet singles from nearby suburbs like Thornbury, Fairfield, and Brunswick East. Ask about their favorite local spots or their commute to break the ice and find common ground.

Speed dating events in Northcote attract a diverse crowd, including Christians, Asians, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Christians might use Christian Mingle, Asians might prefer Tantan, and LGBTQ+ singles often use Grindr or Her. These events offer a great in-person alternative to online dating.

After the event, suggest a casual follow-up date at Estelle for modern Australian cuisine, Teta Mona for Lebanese flavors, or a cozy coffee at Barry on High Street. These spots offer relaxed environments to continue conversations and build connections.

To connect with single parents, mention local schools or childcare like Northcote Primary School. Showing interest in family-friendly places helps build rapport. Talk about kid-friendly events or parks like Merri Park to suggest a family-inclusive future date.

  • Welcome to Thornbury

    • Unique Features: Large outdoor space, rotating food trucks, vibrant beer garden.
    • Influence: Offers a dynamic and relaxed setting for mingling before and after dates.
  • Joe’s Shoe Store

    • Unique Features: Cozy atmosphere, extensive whiskey selection, historic charm.
    • Influence: Creates an intimate ambiance perfect for deeper connections during speed dating.
  • Bar Nonno

    • Unique Features: Vintage Italian decor, extensive wine list, cozy corners.
    • Influence: Provides a charming and romantic environment, enhancing the dating experience.

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

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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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