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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Richmond

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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 Richmond

Welcome to the electric world of speed dating in Richmond, Melbourne’s vibrant inner-city suburb where love sparks faster than you can say “Go Tigers!” This eclectic neighborhood is the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous, with Swan Street serving as the main artery of nightlife and potential heartbeats. Hop on the 70 tram or catch the Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein, or Glen Waverley line to Richmond Station, and you’ll find yourself in the thick of the action, ready to mingle and jingle with other singles looking for their perfect match in this melting pot of sports, culture, and killer coffee.

As you arrive, the pre-event mingle buzzes with anticipation, a cocktail of nerves and excitement as potent as a craft beer from Mountain Goat Brewery. At 7 pm sharp, the love lottery begins, with a brief intermission at 8:30 pm to catch your breath and maybe adjust your conversation game plan. By 9 pm, you’ll have speed-dated your way through 12 potential soulmates, each encounter a mere 5-minute taste test of what could be a lifetime feast of love. The Matching App 4.0 is your digital wingman, letting you discreetly select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each encounter. Wake up the next morning to your matches, like finding out you’ve scored front-row tickets to the Grand Final of Love!

Dress to impress, but keep it Richmond-cool. Gents, swing by Alpha60 on Bridge Road for that perfect blend of edgy and “I totally didn’t rush here straight from my design studio.” Ladies, Gorman has got you covered with quirky prints that scream “I’m not like other girls, I’m a cool girl who can rock both footy scarves and cocktail dresses.” You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Cremorne and Abbotsford too, so bring your A-game and maybe a witty anecdote about your latest Corner Hotel gig discovery.

Feeling tongue-tied? Break the ice by chatting about the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground – suggest a second date exploring its hallowed grounds or catching a game together. It’s the perfect conversation starter and potential romantic rendezvous rolled into one sports-tastic package.

Our Venues

Step into The Posty, a charming gastropub nestled on Swan Street. This beloved local haunt, opened in 2011 by hospitality veteran Bec Krantz, was once a post office but has been transformed into a cozy bar that perfectly captures Richmond’s laid-back vibe. The Posty’s most striking feature is its rustic exposed brick walls, creating an intimate atmosphere that instantly puts speed daters at ease. The quirky postal-themed decor provides great conversation starters, while the secluded courtyard offers a breath of fresh air between rounds. Don’t miss their signature “Special Delivery” cocktail – it’s as smooth and surprising as the perfect love letter. Speed dating at The Posty is like finding an unexpected connection in your mailbox, so embrace the serendipity and let the sparks fly!

Welcome to Harlow, a stylish bar and restaurant housed in the historic former Royal Saxon Hotel on Church Street. Opened in 2018 by the team behind Newmarket Hotel, this venue seamlessly blends Victorian-era charm with modern flair, much like the perfect relationship! Harlow’s most unique feature is its retractable roof in the beer garden, offering a versatile space perfect for both cozy winter chats and starlit summer flirtations. The venue’s impressive whiskey selection provides a great ice-breaker during intermission, while the eclectic menu ensures there’s always a new topic to discuss. Try their famous “Harlow’s Hellraiser” – it might just be the liquid courage you need to make a bold romantic move! Speed dating here feels like starring in your own period drama with a modern twist, so come ready to write your own love story.

Enter The Corner Hotel, an iconic Richmond institution on Swan Street with more Google reviews than there are AFL fans on Grand Final day. This legendary live music venue, which has been rocking since the 1940s and was revamped by current owners Tim Northeast and Matthew Everitt in 1995, has seen its fair share of love stories unfold amidst the riffs and drums. The Corner’s most striking feature is its rooftop beer garden, offering a relaxed atmosphere perfect for breaking the ice between speed dating rounds. The venue’s rich musical history provides endless conversation starters, while the walls adorned with gig posters create a vibrant backdrop for your mini-dates. Don’t miss their signature “Roadie’s Refresher” cocktail – it’s as bold and energizing as a guitar solo! Speed dating at The Corner Hotel is like being part of a live gig where love is the headlining act.

What To Expect At Our Events

Get ready to rock and roll, love seekers! Your romantic adventure kicks off with a name card and a QR code scan, unlocking the magic of the Matching App 4.0. Browse through your potential matches while sipping liquid courage at the bar. Ladies, take your seats as the gents play musical chairs every 5 minutes. It’s like Tinder in real life, but way more fun and with better music! Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each encounter – no awkward “I’ll Spotify you” moments here! Wake up the next day to your matches’ contact details – it’s like waking up after a gig to find the lead singer’s number in your phone! With 12 mini-dates packed into two hours, you’ll never be bored. Stuck for words? Our ice-breaker games and conversation cards have got your back. With 40 attendees (20 guys and 20 gals), the odds are ever in your favor. It’s way more exciting than endlessly swiping on Bumble or crafting the perfect eHarmony message – real-life chemistry beats a carefully curated profile any day!

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social: Founded by love guru Darcy Todd in 2020, we’ve played cupid for over 37,423 singles across 787 events. Our secret sauce? Equal ratios of men and women, ensuring you’re never left hanging like a sad emoji on Hinge. Snag an early bird ticket for $29.90 or embrace your spontaneous side with a last-minute love ticket for $34.90. No refunds within 30 days of the event – we’re not in the business of broken hearts or cold feet! Questions? Drop us a line at matches@speeddatingsocial.com and let’s get this love train rolling!

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to mingle with a smorgasbord of Richmond’s finest! From creative agency hotshots to craft brewery entrepreneurs, single parents to carefree twenty-somethings fresh out of RMIT, you’ll find them all here. Chat with a sports marketing guru from Cremorne or a boutique owner from Abbotsford. Maybe you’ll click with a silver fox looking for love in their golden years, or a bubbly grad student writing their thesis on the perfect beer-to-burger ratio. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike, they’re all here for the same reason – to find that spark in the eclectic streets of Richmond! It’s like a real-life Match.com or Coffee Meets Bagel, but with actual eye contact and no risk of being catfished. Pro tip: keep an open mind – your perfect match might be hiding behind a pair of vintage glasses or a limited edition footy scarf!

For the single parents out there, we get it – dating with kids is trickier than getting tickets to the Grand Final. While you’re speed dating, check out Richmond Creche and Kindergarten for some quality kiddo time. And for that follow-up date? Bring your little ones to Citizens Park – they can kick a footy around while you kick off your budding romance!

Post Event Date Night Ideas

Scored a match? Keep the romance alive at Fargo and Co on Swan Street. Share some tapas-style dishes while you dive deeper into each other’s lives. Top tip: Sit at the bar and watch the mixologists work their magic – it’s dinner and a show! For a quirkier follow-up, hit up Laneway Richmond on Bridge Road. Challenge your date to a game of pool and let the winner choose the next cocktail. Remember, it’s all about creating memories that last longer than your high score.

So, whether you’re fresh out of a long-term relationship, tired of the Plenty of Fish-Zoosk-EliteSingles merry-go-round, or just looking to expand your social circle beyond your local pub trivia team, speed dating in Richmond is your ticket to romance. It’s like all your favorite dating apps come to life, but with better beer and actual conversation! Who knows? Your perfect match could be just a 5-minute chat and a craft brew away. So put on your coolest outfit, practice your most engaging Richmond trivia, and get ready for a night of romantic potential. After all, in the world of Richmond speed dating, love waits for no one – but it might just be waiting for you at the next table, ready to explore this vibrant suburb 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

For a speed dating event in Richmond, aim for smart casual attire. Dress in something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Men might opt for a nice shirt and jeans, while women might choose a chic dress or a stylish top with slacks. For the perfect outfit, check out Decjuba on Swan Street—they have a great selection that’s both trendy and appropriate for a singles night. If you need a fresh look, visit Blow Dry Bar Richmond for a fantastic hair and makeup session. Ask for a “signature blow wave” and a “classic makeup look” to ensure you look your best for your dates.

Richmond offers a plethora of interesting conversation starters. You might talk about Punt Road Oval, the home ground of the Richmond Tigers, or suggest a future date at Bridge Road, known for its shopping and dining. Mentioning the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concerts can also be a great way to show interest in local events. These topics reflect the vibrant culture of Richmond and can help build rapport with your date.

LGBTQ+ speed dating events in Richmond are typically hosted at The Rainbow House Club on Church Street, a renowned gay bar. The vibe at gay and lesbian speed dating nights is inclusive, fun, and vibrant, making it easy to meet queer singles in a relaxed setting. Expect a welcoming atmosphere where you can be yourself and make genuine connections. A good way to meet gay singles is through these events, as well as at DT’s Hotel, another popular gay bar in the area.

For fitness enthusiasts, Richmond is a great place to meet like-minded singles. Staying fit not only boosts confidence but also increases your chances of meeting singles who value a healthy lifestyle. Goodlife Health Club Richmond is a popular gym where you can work out and possibly meet other singles who prioritize fitness. Feeling fit and confident can enhance your dating experience and make interactions more enjoyable.

Animal lovers in Richmond have plenty to chat about! You could discuss Barkly Gardens, a lovely dog park perfect for a future dog-friendly date. There’s also Fitzroy Vet Clinic if you’re looking to share pet care tips. Asking about someone’s favorite breed or sharing funny pet stories are great ways to connect over a mutual love for animals. Richmond also has several dog-friendly bars like The Dog House where you can plan a casual date with your furry friends.

Our speed dating events start with a check-in where your tickets are confirmed, and you can mingle at the bar. You’ll scan a QR code to access the Matching App 4.0, enter the event code, your name, table number, email, and mobile number. Each attendee receives a name card with their starting table number. The night includes 12 five-minute mini-dates, with a 10-minute intermission to refresh and mingle. Ladies stay seated while men rotate tables. Use the app to mark your interest, and at 8am the next day, you’ll receive contact details for your matches. Remember, these events are about having fun, so relax and enjoy meeting new people!

Richmond offers various clubs and activities that can serve as excellent conversation topics. You might talk about the Richmond Rowing Club if you’re into water sports or The Richmond Union Bowling Club for a fun local activity. Mentioning your hobbies or asking if they participate in local social clubs can reveal shared interests and foster deeper connections.

Typically, our speed dating events host around 40 attendees—20 men and 20 women. You’ll meet people from Richmond and nearby suburbs like Hawthorn and Abbotsford, and a variety of professions, cultures, and backgrounds. It’s a great way to meet locals and expand your social circle. To connect, ask where they’re from or what they do, and enjoy learning about different lifestyles and experiences.

Asian speed dating events offer a chance to meet Asian singles in a culturally rich setting. For instance, many events are held near Victoria Street, known for its vibrant Asian community. Be respectful of cultural differences and open to learning about their traditions. Popular dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel and Tantan are frequently used by Asians, which might be helpful for additional context in building relationships.

Christian speed dating events are often held near local churches like St. Ignatius Church or Richmond Baptist Church. These events focus on finding partners who share similar faith and values. When dating as a Christian, discussing your faith and what it means in your life can help build a strong foundation. Common interests often include community service, church activities, or shared spiritual beliefs.

For those over 40 or 50, joining Melbourne Mature Singles Meetup Group can be a great way to connect with peers. Dating in your 40s or 50s often involves looking for meaningful connections, and many use dating apps like SilverSingles or EliteSingles. Singles dinners, such as those hosted at The National Hotel Richmond, offer a relaxed environment to meet and interact.

For a romantic date night post-event, consider Feast of Merit for a cozy, ethical dining experience. Noir Restaurant offers a fine dining setting perfect for a sophisticated evening. For a more relaxed vibe, The Grand Richmond provides a warm atmosphere with delicious Italian cuisine. These spots are ideal for a romantic evening to continue getting to know each other.

Dating as a single parent in Richmond is supported by a welcoming community. Discussing local schools like Richmond Primary School or child care centers such as Cubby House Richmond can build rapport with other single parents. Being open about your responsibilities and finding common ground around parenting can help in forging connections.