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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Windsor

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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 Windsor

Speed dating in Windsor, Victoria, Australia is like a whirlwind tour of the local dating scene, packed into one exciting evening on Chapel Street – the beating heart of Windsor’s nightlife. Hop on the number 78 tram and get off at Windsor Station to join the fun, where you’ll find yourself mingling with a diverse crowd of singles ready to make connections. The events kick off at 7pm sharp, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, with a buzzing atmosphere as attendees scan into the Matching App 4.0 and prepare for 12 mini-dates that’ll fly by in 5-minute intervals.

As you rotate through your potential matches, you’ll have the chance to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet, with a 10-minute intermission at the halfway point to catch your breath and strategize. By 9pm, you’ll have met a dozen new people, and the anticipation builds as you wait for your matches to be revealed at 8am the next day. For the perfect speed dating outfit, swing by Design A Space on Chapel Street to snag a unique ensemble that’ll help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll not only meet Windsor locals but also singles from neighboring Prahran and St Kilda, creating a melting pot of personalities and backgrounds. As an attendee, you’ll feel the electric buzz of possibility in the air, a refreshing change from swiping through dating apps. Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing from age groups spanning 20s to 70s, with specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian communities.

When the conversation turns to local attractions, don’t miss the chance to chat about the iconic Windsor Castle – not the royal residence, but the beloved pub on Albert Street. Suggest grabbing a drink there for a second date, where you can continue your conversation in a more relaxed setting and maybe even catch some live music.

Our Venues

The Railway Hotel on Chapel Street is a Windsor institution that’s seen its fair share of romance over the years. Built in the late 1800s, this former coaching inn now serves as a vibrant speed dating venue owned by local pub enthusiasts, the Smith family. The venue’s rich history adds a touch of nostalgia to the dating experience, with its original ornate ceilings creating an intimate atmosphere perfect for first impressions. The spacious beer garden offers a breath of fresh air during intermission, while the craft beer selection gives liquid courage to nervous daters. For a true taste of The Railway, order a ‘Windsor Fizz’ – a local gin-based cocktail that’s sure to spark conversation. Speed dating here feels like stepping into a time machine where old-world charm meets modern romance. Pro tip: Arrive early to soak in the ambiance and calm those pre-date jitters with a quick tour of the historical photos lining the walls.

Hawker Hall on Chapel Street brings an Asian street food twist to the speed dating scene. Opened in 2015 in what was once a car dealership, this bustling eatery is the brainchild of restaurateur Chris Lucas, infusing the speed dating experience with exotic flavors and vibrant energy. The open kitchen adds a lively backdrop of sizzling woks and aromatic spices, creating instant conversation starters for daters. Communal tables encourage a more relaxed, social atmosphere, breaking down barriers between mini-dates. The dim sum carts rolling by offer playful interruptions and shared tasting experiences. When it’s time to order, go for the ‘Lover’s Punch’ – a shareable cocktail that’s as colorful as the venue itself. Speed dating at Hawker Hall is a feast for the senses, with the fusion cuisine mirroring the diverse mix of singles in attendance. Remember to pace yourself with the spicy dishes – you’ll want to keep your cool for all 12 dates!

The Windsor Castle Hotel on Albert Street (not to be confused with the royal residence) is a beloved local pub that’s been bringing people together since 1883. This historic venue, now owned by the Thompson family, has transformed from a working-class watering hole to a quirky speed dating hotspot. The eclectic decor, featuring mismatched vintage furniture and local art, provides endless conversation starters for daters. The intimate booths in the front bar create cozy nooks for mini-dates, while the spacious beer garden offers a breath of fresh air during intermission. Live music in the back room adds a soundtrack to your romantic encounters. Try the ‘Castle Courtship’ cocktail, a house specialty that changes with the seasons. Speed dating at The Windsor Castle feels like stepping into a time capsule of Melbourne’s pub culture, with each corner telling a story. To make the most of your experience, arrive early to explore the pub’s hidden nooks and crannies – you might just find the perfect spot for a follow-up date!

What To Expect At Our Events

Your speed dating journey begins as you receive your name card and scan the QR code into the Matching App 4.0, instantly revealing a digital roster of your fellow daters. As you mingle at the bar, anticipation builds for the main event. Ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. With each mini-date, you’ll use your phone to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’, knowing that your choices will be revealed at 8am the next day. Our events typically run from 7pm to 9pm, featuring 12 five-minute dates and a refreshing intermission. Ice breaker games and conversation cards are on hand to keep the energy flowing. With a balanced ratio of 20 men and 20 women, you’re guaranteed equal opportunities to connect. Compared to the endless swiping of dating apps, our in-person events offer a refreshingly authentic experience that brings the excitement back to meeting new people.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social 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 attendees. Early bird tickets are a steal at $29.90, with last-release tickets at $34.90. We maintain a strict no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure commitment from all participants, creating a more engaging atmosphere for everyone involved. For any queries, our dedicated team is just an email away at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

At our Windsor events, you’ll encounter a vibrant mix of professionals, single parents, university students in their 20s, and mature singles over 40 and 50. You might find yourself chatting with a tech startup founder from Prahran or a creative artist from St Kilda. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, eager to share their experiences and put newcomers at ease. The diverse age range and backgrounds create a dynamic atmosphere, with conversations ranging from career aspirations to favorite local haunts. For single parents, Windsor offers plenty of support, including the Little Patch Child Care Centre for those needing a sitter. After making a connection, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at the nearby Windsor Park Playground?

Post Event Windsor Date Night Ideas

For a unique second date, head to the Astor Theatre on Chapel Street. This art deco cinema, with its vintage charm and eclectic film program, offers the perfect setting for continuing your conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Share a bag of popcorn and whisper comments during the movie to build intimacy. Alternatively, take a stroll through the Windsor Community Garden on Union Street. This local green space provides a tranquil environment to chat and connect over shared interests in sustainability and nature. Bring a picnic to extend your time together and show off your thoughtful planning skills.

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

Smart casual is ideal for speed dating in Windsor. For a stylish outfit, visit Glassons on Chapel Street. They offer trendy yet comfortable options perfect for making a great first impression.

Focus on light, engaging topics. A specific point of interest in Windsor is Chapel Street’s vibrant arts scene. Discussing the latest gallery openings or street art you’ve enjoyed can reveal shared interests and set the stage for a follow-up date at an art exhibit or a similar cultural event.

The Peel Hotel on Peel Street hosts LGBTQ+ speed dating events. Known for its inclusive atmosphere and vibrant dance floor, this iconic venue has been a cornerstone of Melbourne’s queer community since 1988. It’s a great place for genderqueer, WLW (women loving women), MLM (men loving men), trans, and bi singles to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community in a welcoming environment.

Attend our fitness-focused speed dating events and talk about your workout routines or fitness goals. Try mentioning Revolution Personal Training on Victoria Street, a popular local gym. Just by suggesting a shared workout or gym date can be a great way to bond over mutual interests and lead to a gym date. 

Yes, some events are held at pet-friendly venues like The Windsor Castle. Start by asking your dates if they have pets or enjoy spending time with animals. For a second date, suggest a walk in Windsor Siding Dog Park, where you can enjoy each other’s company while your furry friends play.

Visit Rokk Ebony on Chapel Street for a pre-event haircut or styling. Ask for a natural, confidence-boosting look that enhances your features without appearing overdone.

Mention local activities like the Windsor Workshop, which offers various craft classes. This could lead to discovering shared creative interests and potentially a fun second date idea.

Typically, 40 attendees participate, including people from neighboring Prahran and South Yarra. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches within a convenient local radius.

Our Asian speed dating events are often held at Hawker Hall on Chapel Street. Arrive early and try their signature Malaysian Hawker Fried Chicken. You’ll find these events offer a more personal connection compared to apps like EastMeetEast, allowing you to experience genuine chemistry in person.

Our Christian speed dating events sometimes take place at The Windsor Castle. Compared to apps like Christian Mingle, these events offer face-to-face interaction where you can chat in person about faith, bible values, and community involvement. If all goes well you might mention St. Mary’s Anglican Church as a potential shared Sunday activity.

Our over 40s speed dating events are frequently held at The Wolf & I on Chapel Street. Attendees in this age range are often looking for meaningful connections and monogamous relationships. Besides singles events, you could try the Lumen dating app or join the “Melbourne 40+ Singles Social Group” on Meetup.

Our over 50s events often take place at The Railway Hotel on Chapel Street, offering a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Our participants typically seek companionship and shared interests like travel. Beyond dating events, consider the SilverSingles app or the “Melbourne Over 50s Social Group” on Meetup for more opportunities to meet your next partner in Melbourne.

Try a wine tasting experience at Bottle House on Chapel Street. To make the most of it, research some wine basics beforehand and be open to trying new varieties together.

Consider inviting a date to Swinston Street Reserve, which has a playground where your kids can play while you chat. Alternatively, Windsor Child Care Centre offers reliable childcare services if you need to attend a child-free blind dating event in Melbourne.