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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in South East Melbourne

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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 South Eastern Melbourne

Welcome to Speed Dating Social, where the heart of southeast Melbourne comes alive with our lively and engaging speed dating events! If you’re curious our singles events, are fast-paced social events where you’ll meet a series of potential matches for quick, fun dates. Typically, you’ll chat with someone new every five minutes, allowing you to meet various personalities in one exciting evening.

Southeast Melbourne, particularly known for its vibrant social scene and friendly locals, is an ideal spot for speed dating. The suburbs here boast a welcoming atmosphere, making it easy to strike up conversations and form connections. Our events often take place around Chapel Street, renowned for its eclectic mix of bars, pubs, and nightclubs. 

Getting here is straightforward with multiple public transport options. You can hop on Tram 78 to Prahran Station or catch the train on the Sandringham Line to Windsor Station. Both are conveniently located close to the action on Chapel Street.

Our Venues

Revolver Upstairs is an iconic venue known for its eclectic ambiance and buzzing nightlife. Originally a warehouse, this bar is now a hotspot for its vibrant music and unique decor featuring neon lights and vintage posters. Owned by the dynamic duo, Amanda and Michael Powers, its lively atmosphere enhances the speed dating experience, adding a pulse to the evening’s rhythm. When you’re here, try their signature cocktail, the “Revolver Margarita,” a perfect icebreaker. Speed dating at Revolver Upstairs is a mix of fun and nostalgia, with its quirky decor and lively beats setting the stage for engaging conversations and potential sparks.

The Wolf and I, with its Scandinavian-inspired design, offers a cozy yet trendy setting for our events. The bar is owned by local entrepreneur Emily Larson, whose vision brings a touch of Nordic charm to the area. This venue’s highlights include its rustic wooden interiors, a fireplace that adds warmth to the social environment, and an extensive craft beer selection. The “Wolf’s Howl,” a crafted beer exclusive to this bar, is a must-try. Speed dating here feels intimate and engaging, with the homely decor and friendly service creating an ideal backdrop for meaningful interactions.

Lucky Coq is known for its colorful murals and comfy seating. It was once a hotel in the early 1900s and has been transformed into a vibrant bar owned by creative mind Alex Turner. The “Coqtail,” a delightful fruity concoction, is their delicious signature drink. The venue’s casual setting makes it perfect for a relaxed speed dating experience, where attendees can feel at ease while getting to know each other. Its historical charm and relaxed ambiance make conversations flow effortlessly, turning your mini-dates into memorable encounters.

What To Expect At Our Events

Expect a lively, engaging evening at Speed Dating Social events. Our events cater to various age ranges, including singles in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and over 50s. You’ll enjoy around 12 five-minute mini-dates, typically starting at 7 PM and wrapping up by 9 PM, with a 10-minute intermission to catch your breath and mingle further.

We make it easy for you to connect with your matches through our Matching App 4.0. Just scan in with the event code, enter your name, starting table number, email, and mobile number, and you’re all set. The app allows you to tick anyone you like, and at 8 AM the next day, you’ll receive contact details for anyone you selected as a ‘Match’ or ‘Friend.’

Booking is simple via Eventbrite, with tickets at $29.90 for early birds and $34.90 for the last release. Our events, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, always ensure an equal ratio of men and women. We generally host around 40 attendees—20 guys and 20 ladies. Please note, refunds are not available within 30 days of the event. For inquiries, contact us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

You’ll meet a diverse mix of singles, possibly including individuals from neighboring suburbs like South Yarra and St Kilda. Expect a variety of ages and backgrounds, from single parents to professionals, creating a rich tapestry of conversations. Building rapport is easy with our icebreaker games and conversation cards. Speed dating offers a unique personal touch that dating apps like Tinder or Bumble often lack. Unlike the endless swiping and superficial chats on dating websites, our events provide genuine, face-to-face interactions where chemistry can truly spark.

Romantic Destinations for a Second Date

After the event, why not take your match to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne for a serene and picturesque stroll? The gardens offer a tranquil escape with beautiful landscapes and cozy picnic spots, perfect for deepening your connection. Alternatively, visit the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, setting a romantic tone for your second date.
At Speed Dating Social, we aim to create memorable experiences that go beyond a simple meeting. Join us for an unforgettable singles night where laughter, love, and lasting connections are just a heartbeat away!

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 South East Melbourne 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 to impress but stay comfortable. Aim for smart-casual attire—think of a neat shirt and trousers for guys, or a stylish dress or top and jeans for ladies. For a great outfit, check out Bentleigh Arcade for some chic fashion options. Also, for looking your best, Bellezza Hair & Beauty on Centre Road can give you a fantastic manicure; ask for a classic French tip for a timeless look.

When meeting someone new, talk about local interests to build a connection. Mention Brighton Beach and its famous colorful bathing boxes, the Bentleigh Farmers’ Market for a weekend outing, or Allnutt Park, which is perfect for a relaxing stroll. These local spots can be great for planning a future date.

Bentleigh and surrounding areas like Brighton are welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. For meeting queer singles, The Deck Brighton is a good venue, offering a lively atmosphere and inclusive vibe.

Keep fit and feel confident by working out at Anytime Fitness Bentleigh. It’s open 24/7, making it easy to fit into your schedule. Regular exercise can boost your mood and help you look your best for the event.

Discuss pet-friendly places like Halley Park, which has an off-leash dog area. You could also mention Petbarn Bentleigh for pet supplies or arrange a date to visit a local dog park. Asking about their pets or suggesting a casual dog-walking date can show you’re a fellow animal lover.

The event starts at 7 pm, with each date lasting 5 minutes. Ladies stay seated while gentlemen rotate. There’s a 10-minute intermission at 8 pm, and the event finishes by 9 pm. Using the Speed Dating Matching App 4.0, you can enter your details and tick matches until 8 am the next day, making the process smooth and flexible.

Typically, about 40 people attend, evenly split between men and women. You’ll meet singles from nearby suburbs like Brighton, Moorabbin, and Oakleigh. A fun way to ask where they’re from is, “So, are you a local, or did you travel far tonight?” It’s a great icebreaker!

Speed Dating Social hosts various themed nights, including Christian, Asian, gay, and lesbian events. Christians might use apps like Christian Mingle, Asians might prefer Tantan, and Jewish singles often use JSwipe. Each demographic brings a unique cultural perspective, enhancing the dating experience.

For a follow-up date, try Little Tommy Tucker for brunch, Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. for craft beer, or Hotel Brighton for a cocktail with a view. These venues offer cozy atmospheres perfect for deepening your connection.

Discuss local family-friendly spots like Bentleigh West Primary School or Goodstart Early Learning Bentleigh. Talking about schools and child care shows you understand their lifestyle and can be a great way to connect on a personal level.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.: Enjoy on-site brewed craft beers and a smokehouse kitchen, creating a relaxed and casual date vibe.
Hotel Brighton: Offers stunning rooftop views of Port Phillip Bay, perfect for a more intimate setting.
The Deck Brighton: Known for live music and a spacious deck area, making it ideal for those who enjoy a lively and interactive date environment.

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

 Pakenham

Ringwood

Bendigo

Cranbourne

Northern Suburbs

Victoria

Hawthorn

Windsor

port melbourne

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