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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Shepparton

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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 Shepparton

Looking for love in the heart of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley? Shepparton’s speed dating scene is heating up, offering singles a fresh alternative to swiping endlessly on apps. Maude Street, the city’s bustling nightlife hub, is where the magic happens. Hop on the 100 bus to the Maude Street Mall stop, and you’re in the thick of it. These events typically kick off with a casual mingle at 7 pm, giving you a chance to settle those nerves before the main event. Twelve five-minute mini-dates follow, with guys rotating every five minutes. There’s a quick 10-minute breather at halftime, perfect for grabbing a drink or touching up your lipstick. By 9 pm, it’s all wrapped up, but the excitement’s just beginning.

The Matching App 4.0 is your digital wingman for the night. Simply scan in, select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each date, and voila – your matches appear in your inbox at 8 am the next day. It’s like Christmas morning, but with potential soulmates instead of presents. Dress to impress, but keep it casual-chic. Guys, a smart shirt and jeans combo never fails, while ladies can’t go wrong with a cute cocktail dress. Stuck for outfit ideas? Pop into Shepparton Marketplace on Benalla Road for some last-minute retail therapy.

You’ll be meeting singles not just from Shepparton, but also from neighboring Mooroopna and Kialla. It’s a melting pot of local professionals, university students, and everything in between. When conversation lags, steer the chat towards Victoria Park Lake. Suggest a picnic date there if you hit it off – it’s the perfect backdrop for a budding romance.

Booking couldn’t be easier – just jump on Eventbrite and choose your age bracket. Whether you’re in your roaring 20s or fabulous 50s, there’s a group for you. They even cater to specific communities with events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles. It’s like a buffet of potential partners, and you’re holding the plate.

Our Venues

The Aussie Hotel, perched on Maude Street, is a Shepparton institution. This heritage-listed gem, built in 1876, has seen its fair share of love stories unfold. Once a humble pub, it’s now owned by local legend Barry Smith, whose passion for creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere makes speed dating here feel like you’re meeting new friends in your living room. The rustic wooden bar, complete with vintage beer taps, adds a touch of nostalgia that’ll have you reminiscing about simpler times. The cozy booths provide the perfect intimate setting for your mini-dates, while the spacious outdoor area offers a breath of fresh air during the intermission. Don’t miss their signature Goulburn Valley Spritz – it’s the perfect icebreaker. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot at the bar for pre-event mingling.

The Deck on Maude offers a more modern twist on speed dating. This sleek venue, opened in 2015 on the site of an old warehouse, is the brainchild of hospitality guru Sarah Thompson. Her vision of creating a space that’s both trendy and approachable shines through in every detail. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light, creating an uplifting atmosphere that’ll boost your confidence. The stylish high-top tables are perfect for those quick date rotations, while the state-of-the-art sound system ensures you can hear your date without shouting. Their famous Shepparton Sunset cocktail is a must-try – it’s as colorful as the conversations you’ll be having. Speed dating at The Deck feels like you’re at the coolest party in town, where everyone just happens to be single and looking. Remember to take advantage of the rooftop area during the break – the views of Shepparton at night are a great conversation starter.

The Shepparton Club on Wyndham Street is hard to beat. This former gentlemen’s club, established in 1885, has been transformed into a inclusive social hub by the dynamic duo of Tom and Lisa Chen. Their commitment to preserving the venue’s historic charm while making it welcoming to all creates a unique speed dating experience. The grand fireplace in the main room adds a touch of romance, perfect for breaking the ice on those chilly Shepparton nights. The antique billiards table in the corner is a great prop for showing off your skills (or lack thereof) during the intermission. And don’t forget to order their signature Goulburn Valley Mule – it’s got just enough kick to boost your confidence. Speed dating here feels like you’re part of a secret society, where everyone’s on a mission to find their perfect match. Top tip: Check out the wall of old photographs for some quirky conversation starters.

What To Expect At Our Events

What to Expect at our events? Picture this: you arrive, get your name card, and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. Suddenly, you’ve got a digital line-up of all your potential matches right there on your phone. After some casual mingling at the bar, the ladies take their seats while the gents play musical chairs every five minutes. It’s like a well-orchestrated dance of romance. You’ll have 12 five-minute mini-dates, just enough time to decide if there’s a spark worth pursuing. At the end of each date, discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your app. It’s less awkward than a high school dance and more exciting than swiping right on Tinder.

Feeling tongue-tied? No worries – there are ice breaker games during the intermission and conversation cards to keep things flowing. With 40 attendees (that’s 20 of each gender), the odds are ever in your favor. It’s a far cry from the frustration of messaging endlessly on dating apps only to be ghosted. Here, you’re face-to-face with real people, sharing real laughs, and maybe even real connections.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by the matchmaking maestro Darcy Todd in 2020, has been playing Cupid for over 787 events. They’ve introduced more than 37,423 singles, always ensuring an equal ratio of men to women. It’s like Noah’s Ark, but for singles. Tickets are a steal at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for last-minute deciders. And while there are no refunds within 30 days of an event (because, let’s face it, organizing these love fests is no small feat), you can always reach out to matches@speeddatingsocial.com if you’ve got questions.

Who You'll Meet

Who will you meet? It’s a smorgasbord of Shepparton’s finest singles. You might find yourself chatting with a young professional fresh out of La Trobe University’s Shepparton campus, or sharing a laugh with a single parent who’s diving back into the dating pool. The 20-somethings bring their youthful energy, while the over-40s crowd offers a refreshing perspective on life and love. You’ll meet folks from neighboring Mooroopna and Kialla too, each bringing their unique flavor to the mix.

For the single parents out there, don’t let childcare stop you from finding love. The Little Sprouts Early Learning Centre on Nixon Street offers evening care, so you can focus on your own growth while the little ones are well looked after. And for that follow-up date? The SPC KidsTown Adventure Playground is perfect for a family-friendly outing where both you and your kids can have a blast.

Post Event Shepparton Date Night Ideas

Post-event, why not extend the connection at one of Shepparton’s romantic hotspots? The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) on Welsford Street is a cultural gem that’ll impress any art-loving date. Wander through the exhibitions, sharing your thoughts on the pieces – it’s a great way to delve deeper into each other’s perspectives. Pro tip: Check their website for any special evening events or workshops you could attend together.

For a more laid-back second date, head to the Victoria Park Lake. Pack a picnic (don’t forget the local Goulburn Valley produce!), rent a paddleboat, and spend a leisurely afternoon getting to know each other better. The peaceful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for meaningful conversation. Remember to bring a blanket – it’s a great excuse to sit close as you watch the sunset over the lake.

In the end, Shepparton’s speed dating scene is more than just a matchmaking service – it’s a celebration of local singles coming together, creating connections, and maybe, just maybe, finding that special someone. So why not give it a shot? Your perfect match could be just a speed date away.

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, 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 men, a smart casual outfit works well. Think of a nice pair of jeans or chinos paired with a crisp shirt or a stylish blazer. For women, a chic dress or a stylish blouse with a skirt or tailored pants can be perfect. The idea is to dress well without going overboard – you want to feel confident and comfortable. If you need a brush up, check out Rebel Emporium on High Street for a fantastic selection of outfits that can make you stand out on your dates.

To make the conversation flow, consider talking about local hot spots:

  1. Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) – A popular cultural spot showcasing contemporary Australian art, you could even suggest a date there to explore exhibitions together.
  2. Victoria Park Lake – Perfect for a leisurely walk or a picnic, it’s a great way to suggest a relaxed, outdoor date for any nature lovers.
  3. The Moooving Art Cows – These vibrant, painted cow sculptures around the town are unique to Shepparton, they’re a quirky and fun topic to bond over and you could even plan a scavenger hunt around them.

For you fabulous queer singles, our LGBTQ speed dating events are held at The Lemon Tree Bar, known for its welcoming inclusive atmosphere. This venue has been a staple since 1995, featuring eclectic decor and a vibrant social scene. It’s a fantastic place for all LGBTQIA+ singles, including those who identify as transgender, bisexual, to meet others in a supportive environment.

Staying fit and active is important for many singles looking for partners with similar health values. You could meet other health-conscious singles at Anytime Fitness Shepparton, which offers a variety of classes and a welcoming community. And remember, keeping fit not only boosts your confidence but also increases your chances of meeting like-minded individuals who value your healthy lifestyle.

If you love animals, you’ll feel right at home at Furphy’s Bar, a dog-friendly venue where speed dating events are often held. To gauge someone’s love for pets, you can talk about your own pet or ask if they have any. You might even suggest a second date at Cosey Park, a nearby dog-friendly park perfect for a stroll with your furry friends.

At a Speed Dating Social, you’ll go through several mini-dates, each lasting about 5-7 minutes. That’s just enough time to get a feel for the person and see if there’s a connection before moving on. After each date, you’ll jot down whether you’d like to see that person again though our matching app. Our tips for success include being yourself, listening actively, and staying open-minded.

Joining local clubs is a great way to meet people with shared interests. So mention if you’re part of the Shepparton Football Club or the Shepparton Dance Society. These clubs are popular in the area and provide a common ground to connect with others with mutual interests.

Speed dating events in Shepparton typically attract around 20-30 attendees from surrounding areas like Mooroopna and Kialla. These neighboring suburbs add to the diversity and vibrancy of the dating pool, offering a mix of backgrounds and cultures for you to meet on the night.

Our Asian speed dating events are held at Lotus Palace, known for its beautiful interior and authentic Asian cuisine. A signature drink to order is the Lychee Martini, and you must try their Dim Sum Platter. When dating Asian singles, just be mindful of diverse cultural backgrounds and traditional values. Mentioning popular dating apps like Tantan can also help you connect.

Our Christian speed dating events often take place at Grace Hall, built in 1920, with its stained glass windows and serene garden. The venue reflects the faith-centered approach of these events. On the night, discussing shared values like faith, family, and church involvement can help build meaningful connections. Also bring up local churches like St. Brendan’s Parish or Life Chur comanalities and suggest attending a service Shepparton to build together. 

For singles over 40, our events are held at The Black Swan on Wyndham Street. Known for its elegant setting and extensive wine list, this bar provides a sophisticated backdrop for mingling. When dating over 40, be on the look out  for clear intentions and emotional maturity. Otherwise, joining Meetups like the Shepparton Over 40s Social Club can also expand your social circle.

Our over 50s speed dating events are usually hosted at The Shepparton Club, known for its cozy atmosphere and community feel. While chatting, look for shared interests like travel and social activities. It’s way to stop using apps like SilverSingles. For more ways to meet local singles in their fifties, consider joining the Shepparton Over 50s Meetup group.

Dating as a single parent is within your reach and important for your personal happiness. For a kid friendly date, consider visiting Kidstown Adventure Playground or enrolling your kids in Shepparton Child Care Centre while you attend speed dating events. Remember it’s okay to date and find a partner who respects your role as a parent while looking after your family dynamics.