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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Thornbury

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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 Thornbury

Welcome to the vibrant world of speed dating in Thornbury, Melbourne’s up-and-coming suburb where love blooms faster than the local community gardens! This eclectic neighborhood is the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous, with High Street serving as the main artery of nightlife and potential heartbeats. Hop on the 86 tram or strut your stuff from Thornbury 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 cultures and creativity.

As you arrive, the pre-event mingle buzzes with anticipation, a cocktail of nerves and excitement as potent as a locally brewed craft beer. At 7 pm sharp, the love lottery begins, with a brief intermission at 8:30 pm to catch your breath and maybe adjust your vintage glasses or man bun. 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 cupid, letting you discreetly select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each encounter. Wake up the next morning to your matches, like finding out you’ve won the jackpot at the local Thornbury Picture House raffle!

Dress to impress, but keep it Thornbury-cool. Gents, swing by Grandfather’s Axe on High Street for that perfect blend of vintage and “I totally didn’t try too hard for this.” Ladies, Alice Euphemia has got you covered with unique pieces that scream “I’m not like other girls, I’m a cool girl with an eye for sustainable fashion.” You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Northcote and Preston too, so bring your A-game and maybe a witty anecdote about your latest farmers market discovery.

Feeling tongue-tied? Break the ice by chatting about the iconic Thornbury Theatre – suggest a second date exploring its eclectic events calendar together. It’s the perfect conversation starter and potential romantic rendezvous rolled into one grand, historic package.

Our Venues

Welcome to Carwyn Cellars, the crown jewel of Thornbury’s bar scene, nestled on High Street. This craft beer haven, evolved from a humble bottle shop in 2007, is the brainchild of local beer enthusiast Ben Carwyn. The venue’s transformation from retail to watering hole mirrors the potential for change in your love life – from browsing to engaging! Carwyn’s most striking feature is its 21-tap bar, offering a rotating selection of craft beers that provides endless conversation starters for your mini-dates. The intimate back bar, with its speakeasy vibes, offers a perfect escape for deeper conversations during the intermission. Don’t miss their famous beer flights – it’s like speed dating for your taste buds! Speed dating at Carwyn Cellars is a hoppy adventure, so come thirsty for both beer and love. Pro tip: Brush up on your beer knowledge to impress your dates, and remember, much like a good IPA, true connection is all about balance!

Step into The Thornbury Local, a High Street institution where nostalgia meets modern romance. This charming pub, lovingly restored in 2015 by the Trainor family, was once the local post office, and its original 1930s features create an atmosphere that’s equal parts cozy and cool – perfect for those “meet-cute” moments between speed dating rounds. The venue’s spacious beer garden, complete with fairy lights, provides a magical setting for the intermission, allowing daters to catch their breath and continue conversations in a more relaxed setting. The Local’s commitment to supporting independent musicians means there’s always a buzz in the air, perfect for breaking the ice. Try their famous “Thornbury Tangle” cocktail – it might just untangle your love life! Speed dating here feels like starring in your own indie rom-com, complete with an awesome soundtrack. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot by the fireplace and impress your dates with your knowledge of the local music scene.

Welcome to Kitty Somerset, Thornbury’s hidden gem tucked away on High Street. This quirky cocktail bar, opened in 2018 by mixology mavens Kate and Sarah, is a far cry from its former life as a drab accountant’s office. The transformation mirrors the potential for excitement in your love life – from number crunching to heart fluttering! Kitty Somerset’s most striking feature is its wall of vintage mirrors, creating an illusion of space and endless possibilities – much like your dating prospects tonight! The bar’s famous cocktail-making classes offer a great ice-breaker during intermission, while the cozy nooks and crannies provide perfect spots for intimate conversations between rounds. Don’t miss their signature “Kitty’s Whiskers” cocktail – it’s as intriguing and complex as your potential matches. Speed dating at Kitty Somerset is a feast for all senses, so come hungry for love and thirsty for connection. Pro tip: Brush up on your cocktail knowledge to impress your dates with your mixology expertise, and remember, like a good cocktail, the best relationships have layers of complexity!

What To Expect At Our Events

Buckle up, 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 lighting! Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each encounter – no awkward “I’ll call you” moments here! Wake up the next day to your matches’ contact details – it’s like Christmas morning for your love life! 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 OkCupid message – real-life chemistry beats a carefully curated profile any day!

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 Melbourne’s finest! From bearded baristas to tech startup gurus, single parents to carefree twenty-somethings fresh out of La Trobe Uni, you’ll find them all here. Chat with a street artist from Northcote or a boutique owner from Preston. 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 urban farming. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike, they’re all here for the same reason – to find that spark in the urban jungle of Thornbury! It’s like a real-life eHarmony 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 man bun or vintage cat-eye glasses!

For the single parents out there, we get it – dating with kids is trickier than explaining why the sky is blue. While you’re speed dating, check out Thornbury Kindergarten for some quality kiddo time. And for that follow-up date? Bring your little ones to Bundoora Park Farm – they can pet adorable animals while you nurture your budding romance!

Post Event Thornbury Date Night Ideas

Scored a match? Keep the romance alive at Pallino Bar & Restaurant on High Street. Share some delicious Italian small plates while you dive deeper into each other’s lives. Top tip: order the chef’s selection and bond over new flavor discoveries. For a quirkier follow-up, hit up Thornbury Picture House. Catch an indie flick and whisper sweet nothings (or witty commentary) during the movie. Remember, it’s all about creating memories that last longer than your popcorn.

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 farmers market, speed dating in Thornbury is your ticket to romance. It’s like all your favorite dating apps come to life, but with better food, drinks, and actual conversation! Who knows? Your perfect match could be just a 5-minute chat and a craft beer away. So put on your coolest vintage find, practice your most engaging farmers market trivia, and get ready for a night of romantic potential. After all, in the world of Thornbury speed dating, love waits for no one – but it might just be waiting for you at the next table, kombucha in hand!

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 Thornbury, aim for a smart-casual look. You want to be comfortable yet stylish. Consider visiting Thornbury Local on High Street for fashionable and chic outfits that are perfect for a singles night. They have a great selection of attire that suits the trendy vibe of Thornbury’s social scene. If you need to spruce up your look, Bliss Beauty Spa offers fantastic services for hair, makeup, and nails. Ask for a natural yet polished look to leave a lasting impression.

Talking about local attractions and events can be great ice-breakers. You might discuss the Thornbury Picture House, a cozy cinema perfect for a future date night, or All Nations Park, a beautiful spot for a weekend stroll. Mentioning Welcome to Thornbury, a vibrant food truck park, can also spark interest and lead to a shared outing.

For LGBTQ+ speed dating, The Old Bar on Johnston Street is known for its inclusive environment and lively queer nights. The vibe at these events is welcoming and energetic, perfect for meeting like-minded singles. The 86 on High Street is another excellent gay bar to meet queer singles in the area. It’s a fun and accepting space, ideal for making new connections.

 

Fitness enthusiasts can meet like-minded singles at Anytime Fitness Thornbury. Staying fit not only boosts your confidence for dates but also opens up opportunities to bond over shared fitness goals. Regular visits to the gym can lead to organic conversations and connections with others who value a healthy lifestyle.

Animal lovers can discuss the Thornbury Dog Park or Petstock Northcote for pet supplies. If your date is also into pets, you can suggest a casual meetup at Welcome to Thornbury, which is dog-friendly. Asking about their favorite breed or pet stories can lead to engaging and heartfelt conversations.

At a Speed Dating Social event, you’ll have a series of five-minute dates with different attendees. The evening starts with a brief check-in where you’ll receive a name tag and table number. You’ll then rotate through mini-dates, with breaks in between to mingle and refresh. Use the Matching App 4.0 to mark your matches anonymously until 8 AM the next day, making it easy and comfortable to connect without pressure. For the best experience, be open, friendly, and authentic.

Mention local clubs or activities to find common ground with your dates. Thornbury Bowls Club is a popular spot for social gatherings, and discussing membership or recent events there can be a good starting point. You can also ask about Northcote Social Club, known for its live music and events, which might appeal to those who enjoy the local music scene.

Typically, you’ll meet a diverse group of singles from nearby suburbs like Northcote, Preston, and Fitzroy. Attendees range from young professionals to single parents and mature singles. Conversations can be enriching as you encounter various cultures and professions, making for an engaging and dynamic experience.

For meeting Asian singles, Thornbury Dumpling House is a nearby venue that attracts a diverse crowd. When dating, respect cultural nuances and show genuine interest in their background. Popular apps like Coffee Meets Bagel are often used by Asians. Awareness of Asian traditions and values can help you build a respectful and meaningful relationship.

Christian singles can connect at events near Thornbury Baptist Church or St. Mary’s Anglican Church. When dating as a Christian, it’s important to discuss shared faith and values early on. Expressing your commitment to community and spiritual growth can make dating smoother and more aligned with your beliefs.

For singles over 40 and 50, Meetup Groups like Thornbury Over 40s Social Club offer opportunities to connect. Dating in these age groups is about finding genuine companionship and shared interests. Apps like SilverSingles cater specifically to mature dating, providing a platform for meaningful connections.

After a speed dating event, consider taking your match to The Thornbury Theatre for a cozy and elegant evening. The Grandview Hotel offers a warm and intimate dining experience, perfect for a romantic dinner. For a more relaxed date, All Nations Park provides a serene setting for a leisurely walk and deeper conversations.

Single parents can discuss local childcare options like Thornbury Early Learning Centre to ease scheduling concerns. Dating as a single parent means balancing responsibilities with finding time for romance. Being upfront about your parenting schedule and finding understanding partners is key to a successful dating experience.