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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in St Kilda

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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 St Kilda

Welcome to the vibrant world of speed dating in St Kilda, Melbourne’s beachside playground where love sparkles brighter than the lights on Luna Park! This eclectic suburb is the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous, with Fitzroy Street serving as the main artery of nightlife and potential heartbeats. Hop on the 96 tram or strut your stuff to the Balaclava train 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 beach vibes and bohemian spirit.

As you arrive, the pre-event mingle buzzes with anticipation, a cocktail of nerves and excitement as intoxicating as a sunset over St Kilda Beach. At 7 pm sharp, the love lottery begins, with a brief intermission at 8:30 pm to catch your breath and maybe adjust your beach-chic ensemble. 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 won a year’s supply of cake from Acland Street’s famous bakeries!

Dress to impress, but keep it St Kilda-cool. Gents, swing by The Jacket on Carlisle Street for that perfect blend of edgy and “I totally didn’t just come from a beach volleyball game.” Ladies, Scout on Chapel Street has got you covered with boho-chic options that scream “I’m not like other girls, I’m a cool girl who can rock both flip-flops and stilettos.” You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Elwood and Balaclava too, so bring your A-game and maybe a witty anecdote about your latest penguin-spotting adventure at St Kilda Pier.

Feeling tongue-tied? Break the ice by chatting about the iconic Luna Park – suggest a second date riding the rollercoaster together. It’s the perfect conversation starter and potential romantic rendezvous rolled into one thrilling package.

Our Venues

Step into The Espy, a St Kilda institution on The Esplanade. This grand dame of Melbourne’s music scene, originally built in 1878 and lovingly restored in 2018 by Sand Hill Road group, has seen more love stories unfold than there are grains of sand on St Kilda Beach. The Espy’s most striking feature is its maze-like layout, offering speed daters the thrill of discovery as they move between rounds. The venue’s rich musical history provides endless conversation starters, while the stunning views of Port Phillip Bay from the upper levels offer a romantic backdrop for those crucial intermission chats. Don’t miss their signature “Espy Espresso Martini” – it’s as bold and energizing as the venue’s rock ‘n’ roll spirit! Speed dating at The Espy feels like starring in your own indie rom-com, complete with an awesome soundtrack. Pro tip: Brush up on your music trivia to impress your dates, and remember, like a classic rock ballad, the best relationships have both rhythm and soul!

Welcome to Milk the Cow, a sophisticated cheese and wine bar on Fitzroy Street. Opened in 2012 by cheese aficionado Daniel Verheyen, this venue has transformed the concept of a traditional wine bar into a gourmet paradise. Milk the Cow’s most unique feature is its temperature-controlled cheese cabinet, showcasing over 180 varieties – perfect for breaking the ice with a cheesy (pun intended) pick-up line. The intimate lighting creates a cozy atmosphere ideal for those fleeting connections, while the knowledgeable fromagers offer mini cheese tastings between rounds, providing perfect conversation starters. Try their famous “Cheese and Wine Flight” – it might just be the perfect pairing for your love life! Speed dating here is a feast for all senses, so come hungry for both cheese and romance. Pro tip: Brush up on your cheese knowledge to impress your dates, and remember, like a good cheese platter, the best relationships offer a variety of flavors!

Enter Captain Baxter, a beachfront bar and restaurant on Jacka Boulevard with more Google reviews than there are seagulls on St Kilda Beach. This stylish venue, opened in 2012 and named after the area’s first European settler, Captain Benjamin Baxter, offers panoramic views of the bay that are guaranteed to take your breath away – much like your potential matches! Captain Baxter’s most striking feature is its retractable roof, allowing speed daters to experience both cozy indoor vibes and breezy open-air romance. The venue’s beach-chic decor provides a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, while the sound of crashing waves creates a soothing backdrop for intimate conversations. Don’t miss their signature “Captain’s Call” cocktail – it’s as refreshing and invigorating as a dip in the bay! Speed dating here feels like being on a luxury yacht party, so come ready to set sail on the sea of love.

What To Expect At Our Events

Ahoy, 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 views! Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each encounter – no awkward “I’ll Instagram you” moments here! Wake up the next day to your matches’ contact details – it’s like finding a message in a bottle, but way more efficient! 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 boat sailing!

Who You'll Meet

Prepare to mingle with a smorgasbord of St Kilda’s finest! From creative agency hotshots to laid-back beach bums, single parents to carefree twenty-somethings fresh out of nearby unis, you’ll find them all here. Chat with a tech startup founder from Elwood or a boutique owner from Balaclava. Maybe you’ll click with a silver fox looking for love in their golden years, or a bubbly grad student writing their thesis on sustainable beachfront development. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike, they’re all here for the same reason – to find that spark in the eclectic streets of St Kilda! 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 designer sunglasses or a well-worn surfboard!

For the single parents out there, we get it – dating with kids is trickier than winning a stuffed toy at Luna Park. While you’re speed dating, check out St Kilda Child Care Co-operative for some quality kiddo time. And for that follow-up date? Bring your little ones to St Kilda Adventure Playground – they can burn off energy while you nurture your budding romance!

Post Event Carlton Date Night Ideas

Scored a match? Keep the romance alive with a sunset stroll along St Kilda Pier. Share your dreams and aspirations while you watch the adorable fairy penguins waddle home. Top tip: Bring a blanket and some takeaway fish and chips for an impromptu picnic. For a quirkier follow-up, hit up The Astor Theatre for a classic film screening. Whisper sweet nothings (or witty commentary) during the movie and discuss your favorite scenes over a nightcap afterward. Remember, it’s all about creating memories that last longer than your suntan!

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 beach volleyball team, speed dating in St Kilda is your ticket to romance. It’s like all your favorite dating apps come to life, but with better views and actual conversation! Who knows? Your perfect match could be just a 5-minute chat and a sea breeze away. So put on your cutest beach-chic outfit, practice your most engaging St Kilda trivia, and get ready for a night of romantic potential. After all, in the world of St Kilda speed dating, love waits for no one – but it might just be waiting for you at the next table, ready to explore this vibrant beachside 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 our speed dating events in St Kilda, we recommend a smart casual outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable. You can find a great outfit at Hunter Gatherer on Acland Street. Look for something that blends vintage charm with contemporary style, such as a sleek dress or a crisp shirt. For grooming, St Kilda’s Soho Salon is perfect for a quick makeover. Whether it’s a haircut, makeup, or nails, ask for a fresh, stylish look to ensure you feel your best.

When on a speed date, it’s great to discuss local highlights. You could talk about the vibrant atmosphere of Luna Park, a classic amusement park perfect for a fun future date. Mention St Kilda Beach, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a sunset view. Another engaging topic is the Esplanade Market, a local event where you can explore various crafts and foods.

Our LGBTQ+ speed dating events are held at The Prince Public Bar on Fitzroy Street, a popular venue for queer singles. The vibe is inclusive and vibrant, making it a fantastic place to meet gay and lesbian singles. For a friendly atmosphere, check out The 86 Bar, known for its drag shows and welcoming environment. Attending a gay or lesbian speed dating event here feels empowering and community-focused, offering a supportive space for genuine connections.

Staying fit and meeting other health-conscious singles in St Kilda is easy. Body Fit Training on Fitzroy Street offers excellent fitness classes where you can keep in shape and meet like-minded individuals. Feeling fit enhances your confidence and shows that you value a healthy lifestyle, which can be a great conversation starter at our events.

If you’re a pet enthusiast, talk about St Kilda Dog Park, a fantastic place to meet and bond over furry friends. There’s also the dog-friendly Dogs Bar, where you can enjoy drinks while your pets play. Ask about favorite breeds or share fun pet stories to connect with someone who shares your love for animals.

Our speed dating events are well-structured and engaging. You start by booking a ticket on Eventbrite, with age ranges from 20s to over 50s to choose from. Upon arrival, you receive a name card and scan a QR code to the Matching App 4.0, where you see the list of attendees. After mingling at the bar, ladies sit while men rotate every five minutes. The event includes 12 five-minute mini-dates, starting at 7 PM. We have a ten-minute break halfway through, perfect for grabbing a drink. After the event, the app sends you contact details of your matches the next morning, making it easy to connect further.

To increase your chances of meeting someone with similar interests, discuss local clubs and activities. Mention the St Kilda Football Club if you’re into sports or the Prince Bandroom for live music enthusiasts. You might also bring up the Elwood Sailing Club for those interested in sailing. Talking about these clubs can help find common ground and shared passions.

We usually host around 40 attendees from nearby suburbs like Elwood and Balaclava. You’ll meet a diverse group, including professionals, single parents, and university students. Expect a mix of cultures and backgrounds, making each interaction unique and enriching. Asking where someone is from or about their local area can help build connections and make the evening more enjoyable.

Asian speed dating events often attract individuals interested in cultural connections. Mentioning the nearby Chinatown district or local Asian venues can be a great icebreaker. Understanding cultural nuances, such as respect for traditions and family values, can make your conversations more meaningful. Many Asian singles also use dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel and EastMeetEast, which might be helpful to know.

Christian speed dating in St Kilda often takes place in serene venues like the West Beach Pavilion. Nearby churches such as St Kilda Presbyterian Church and Christ Church St Kilda also provide community events where you can meet like-minded individuals. Discussing shared faith and values can create a strong connection. When dating as a Christian, focusing on common interests like community service or church activities can help build rapport and understanding.

For those over 40 or 50, we recommend joining meetup groups like “St Kilda 40+ Social Club” or attending singles dinners at venues like The Espy Kitchen. Dating in these age groups often involves seeking meaningful connections and shared experiences. Using dating apps like SilverSingles and OurTime can also be effective. Approach these events with an open mind, ready to share life experiences and find common ground.

After the event, consider inviting your date to Luna Park for a whimsical experience or a sunset walk along St Kilda Pier for a romantic setting. Alternatively, Republica St Kilda Beach offers a beautiful beachfront dining experience. These venues provide the perfect backdrop for deepening your connection and enjoying a memorable second date.

Dating as a single parent in St Kilda is manageable with nearby childcare options like St Kilda Steiner Kindergarten. Talking about your kids or local schools like St Kilda Primary School can help build rapport with other single parents. Balancing dating with parenting responsibilities involves open communication and finding venues or events that are flexible and accommodating to your schedule.