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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Torquay

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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 Berwick

Imagine the thrill of meeting your potential soulmate in the coastal paradise of Torquay, Victoria. Speed dating here isn’t just about quick conversations; it’s a vibrant social experience that captures the laid-back essence of this surf town. The Esplanade, Torquay’s bustling nightlife hub, is where most of these romantic rendezvous unfold. Getting there is a breeze – hop on the 51 bus to Torquay Surf Coast Highway stop, and you’re in the heart of the action.Β 

As you arrive, you’ll be swept into a world of possibility, starting with a casual mingle at 7pm. The main event kicks off with 12 mini-dates, each lasting 5 minutes, with men rotating between tables. A 10-minute intermission at 8pm gives you a chance to catch your breath before diving back in until 9pm. The real magic happens when you use the Matching App 4.0 to select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each person you meet, with results arriving in your inbox at 8am the next day.

Dressing to impress is key, and Torquay’s own Rip Curl concept store on Surf Coast Highway has got you covered with beach-chic outfits perfect for making a splash. You’ll be mingling with singles from neighboring Jan Juc and Bellbrae, adding a diverse mix to the dating pool. When conversation turns to local attractions, why not suggest a second date at Bells Beach? Sharing your favorite surf spots or hidden coastal walks can be a great way to showcase your local knowledge and set the stage for a romantic follow-up.

Our Venues

The Torquay Hotel, located on The Esplanade, is more than just a venue – it’s a piece of local history. Built in 1876, this former coaching inn has been lovingly restored by the Anderson family, infusing each speed dating event with a sense of timeless romance. The hotel’s beachfront deck offers breathtaking ocean views, creating a perfect backdrop for those initial sparks to fly. Inside, the warm wood interiors and crackling fireplace foster an intimate atmosphere, ideal for cozy conversations. Don’t miss their signature cocktail, the “Bells Beach Breeze,” a refreshing mix that’s sure to break the ice. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot near the windows – the sunset views are unbeatable and provide a great conversation starter.

Frontbeach, situated on The Esplanade, brings a modern twist to the speed dating scene. This sleek, glass-fronted bar was transformed from an old fish and chip shop in 2015 by local entrepreneur Sarah Thompson, who wanted to create a space that reflected Torquay’s evolving vibe. The result is a stylish venue with panoramic ocean views that create an instant wow factor for speed daters. The bar’s unique “create your own G&T” station adds a fun, interactive element to the night, perfect for breaking the ice during the intermission. Live acoustic sets on event nights provide a soothing backdrop without overpowering conversations. For the best experience, try their house special, the “Surf’s Up Spritz,” and don’t be shy about using the venue’s surf-themed conversation starters dotted around the bar.

Growlers, nestled on Bell Street, offers a quirky and eclectic speed dating experience. Originally a 1920s beach shack, it was converted into a bar in 2010 by Jack and Jill Murphy, a couple who met at a speed dating event themselves. This personal touch infuses the venue with a special kind of matchmaking magic. The walls are adorned with vintage surfboards and local artwork, providing plenty of conversation starters. A rotating craft beer selection showcases local breweries, perfect for beer enthusiasts looking to bond over a unique brew. The bar’s cozy nooks and crannies offer intimate spaces for those crucial five-minute chats. Don’t miss their famous “Love Potion #9” cocktail – it’s said to have sparked more than a few successful matches. To make the most of your night at Growlers, arrive with an open mind and be ready to embrace its quirky charm.

What To Expect At Our Events

At our Speed Dating Social events, the journey to love is as smooth as Torquay’s famous waves. Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This digital wingman allows you to see all attendees and make your selections in real-time. As you mingle at the bar, anticipation builds for the main event. Ladies take their seats while gents rotate every five minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. The beauty of our system lies in its simplicity – just tap ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your phone for each person you meet. By 8am the next day, you’ll have a list of your mutual matches, complete with contact details. It’s a far cry from the endless swiping of dating apps or the hit-and-miss nature of traditional dating sites.

With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), the energy is electric yet intimate. Our ice breaker games and conversation cards ensure the dialogue never runs dry. Many attendees find the equal ratio refreshing, a welcome change from the often skewed numbers on popular dating apps. The face-to-face interaction at our events creates a genuine connection that’s hard to replicate online, making Speed Dating Social a preferred choice for those tired of the digital dating grind.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has become a matchmaking powerhouse, hosting over 787 events and introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios ensures a balanced and fair experience for all. Early bird tickets at $29.90 and last-release at $34.90 offer great value for a potentially life-changing night. While we have a no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to maintain our carefully curated ratios, we’re always here to help at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

At our Torquay events, you’ll meet a diverse crowd that reflects the area’s unique blend of surf culture and professional life. From sun-kissed 20-somethings fresh out of uni to successful over-40s looking for a sea change, the mix is always intriguing. You might find yourself chatting with a marine biologist from Jan Juc or a boutique owner from Bellbrae. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, their ease and openness creating a welcoming atmosphere for first-timers. The experience of meeting such a varied group face-to-face is exhilarating, offering insights and connections that go beyond surface-level profiles. To make the most of your night, come with an open mind and a few questions that dig deeper than the usual small talk.

For single parents dipping their toes back into the dating pool, Torquay offers some great options. The Treehouse Child Care Centre on Bristol Road provides reliable care while you enjoy your speed dating adventure. And for a follow-up date that’s kid-friendly, the Torquay Foreshore Play Space is perfect. Let the little ones play while you and your potential partner get to know each other better in a relaxed setting.

Post Event Berwick Date Night Ideas

After the event, why not continue the connection at one of Torquay’s romantic spots? The Salty Dog Cafe, perched on The Esplanade, offers stunning ocean views and a cozy atmosphere perfect for deepening your connection. Share a decadent dessert platter and let the conversation flow as naturally as the waves outside. For a more active date, try SUP Boarding at Fishermans Beach. Nothing breaks the ice quite like laughing together as you attempt to stay upright on the water. Pro tip: Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beach afterward – it’s a great way to extend your time together and showcase your thoughtful side.

In Torquay, speed dating isn’t just an event – it’s an adventure. So why swipe right when you can dive right in? Your perfect match might be waiting just around the corner, ready to share in the sun, surf, and romance of this coastal gem. Book your ticket now and get ready to ride the wave of love at Speed Dating Social!

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 speed dating events in Torquay, it’s best to opt for smart casual attire. A stylish yet comfortable outfit will make a great first impression. A fantastic place to shop for an outfit is Torquay Surf Outlet, located on Surf Coast Highway. They offer a variety of fashionable and casual options perfect for meeting your next date!

Discussing local attractions is a great way to connect with your dates. One specific topic is Bell’s Beach, known for its surfing culture and beautiful scenery. Just by sharing experiences or plans about visiting Bell’s Beach can lead to discovering common interests and might set the stage for a beach date.

Our gay speed dating events in Torquay are held at The Esplanade Hotel, a gay-friendly bar located on The Esplanade. Two unique features of The Esplanade Hotel are its historic building, dating back to the 1920s, and its ownership by local entrepreneur Alex Mercer, known for creating inclusive spaces. These features contribute to a welcoming environment for trans, bi, and other queer singles to meet and connect.

For health-conscious singles, our fitness speed dating events are a great option. You could mention Ocean Fitness Gym, located on Boston Road, to suggest a shared workout or gym date with your crush.Β 

Animal lovers will enjoy our speed dating events at Torquay Hotel, a dog-friendly venue on Bell Street. During the event, just ask if your date likes animals and suggest a second date at Taylor Park, for relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for getting to know each other.

To ensure you look your best, consider visiting Torquay Hair and Beauty on Gilbert Street. Start by asking for a fresh haircut or a stylish blow-dry to boost your confidence and help make a great first impression on your blind dates.Β 

Discussing your local hobbies is a great way to find common ground. You might mention Torquay Surf Life Saving Club on Surf Beach Road if you both enjoy surfing and it could be the perfect place for a second date.

Our Speed Dating Social events typically attract around 40 attendees, with participants coming from Torquay and surrounding suburbs like Jan Juc and Bellbrae. This local diversity enhances your chances of meeting a compatible match from the nearby community.

Our Asian speed dating nights are held at Oishii Izakaya, a cozy venue on The Esplanade. The atmosphere is lively, and theirΒ Matcha Martini is a popular drink to share with your dates. Compared to usingΒ TanTan, singles events at Oishii Izakaya offers a more personal and immediate way to connect with other Asian singles in person.

Our Christian singles nights are hosted at The Torquay Community Centre, where you can meet someone who shares your faith and values. Compared to Christian Connection, our events provide a more interactive and faith-centered environment. Attendees often bond around shared values, and if all goes well you might invite your date to a service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Anderson Street.

Our over 40s speed dating events are held at Growlers Torquay on The Esplanade. Singles in this age range are often looking for meaningful connections and stable relationships. Apart from singles events, you could try the dating app OurTime or join the Torquay Over 40s Singles Meetup Group to meet someone at your stage of life.

Over 50s speed dating events normally take place at Torquay Hotel. The bar’s charming decor and mature crowd create a comfortable setting for building romantic connections. You’ll find singles over 50 are typically searching for companionship and shared interests. And for additional opportunities to meet someone, you could tryΒ SilverSinglesΒ or the Torquay Over 50s Social Club.

Bell’s Beach is a fantastic local spot for a date night. Enjoying the sunset or having a beach picnic can make for a romantic experience. My tips are to bring a cozy blanket and some snacks to share, and planning your visit around the sunset makes for the best ambiance.

For single parents, Torquay Adventure Playground is a child-friendly venue where you can let your kids play while you connect with a new partner on a date. Alternatively, you can use Kidz Play Torquay on Geelong Road for childcare services, allowing you to attend our speed dating events with peace of mind.