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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Sydney

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The Argyle
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Fri, 28 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 29 June, 5:00 pm AEST
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125 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 5 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Argyle
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Fri, 12 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Soultrap Bar
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Thu, 18 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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125 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Shark Hotel
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Sat, 3 August 2024, 6:00 pm AEST
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127 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

3756+ people

Attend each Month

10104+ Dates

Mini Dates each week

43 Attendees

Average event attendance

735 Events

Singles events each year

Why Sydney Singles Choose Speed Dating Social

At Speed Dating Social, I founded our events, by running them. What that means is that over the past 3 years I have personally run hundreds of events, we’ve actually run over 700 full nights. And in that time we’ve learned a thing or two about speed dating in Sydney. 

Firstly, we’re very good at filling events, like really good. We always book around 40 people per dating night, with the bigger ones in Melbourne having as many as 100 people. I know it sounds crazy but we drain our bank account on ad spend so when you turn up, the venue is full of equally booked ratios and you’ll always have plenty of people to talk to. 

Having run so many events over the years also means we’re also quick and efficient. So as you turn up, you’re promptly looked after, are assigned your own table and given a name card. That way you can easily show who you are to the other attendees and don’t need to keep saying your name again and again. 

image featuring a man and woman on at a speed dating event at the Argyle in the Rocks with other couples in the background, the Sydney Harbour Opera House and Bridge

We also know you appreciate events closer to Sydney’s CBD and the ones on Friday and Saturday nights fill the best. So I personally source the best Sydney bars to find the most accommodating venues for you. I also know sometimes people no-show, and while that is life, I deliberately allow a spacer every 6 tables, that way even if there’s two no-shows you, only have to sit by yourself for 5mins before having another full half an hour of chats before being hit with another empty spot (instead of sitting through multiple empty spots in a row). 

I’ve also worked tirelessly with two developers to design our matching platform. Yes, we started back in the day with paper cards, but thanks to a 4th update and a very hard working team, all you do is scan a QR code on arrival to sign into our matching platform. So you don’t have to download a dating app, just enter the event code so that we all sign into the same event. From there just enter your first name, your starting table number an your contact details. You’ll then be able to see a full list of attendees on your phone. 

When you want to match, just press the ‘Match’ button next to someone’s name. That’s it, our cloud software saves your preferences and you’ll get your matches contact details the next day. There’s also a ‘Friends’ option if you’re feeling it more as mates, and don’t worry if you forget, you have until 8am the next day to finalise your answers. And even if you don’t select someone, from our Bondi Beach to Manly events, you’ll always find out whenever someone wants to match with you. 

Speed Dating 20s to over 50s Find Love at Any Age

So you’ve had it with those annoying swipes and it’s time to meet someone face to face. Now it’s time to choose an age group that’s close to you. These age groups might seem strange at first glance but they’re designed to fill an event with both males and females. 

Over 50s & 60s Speed Dating in Sydney

So you’re over 50 and looking for love in Sydney? Firstly, you’re not alone, a significant proportion of the population are baby boomers just like you. What’s great about being in your fifties is you’re smarter, more mature and richer then those in their 20s. This tends to lead to events with more relaxed conversations with patrons looking for companionship, shared interests and emotional support. Even if it’s after widow ship or divorce, you can still find love in your golden years at our over 50s speed dating events

Over 40s Dating Nights

If you’re over 40 and divorced or separated, it’s not game over, it’s actually the perfect time for you. This group of singles is defined by professionals looking for serious relationships and meaningful connections. I know you love a bit of Tinder and RSVP action, but if you’re career focused or a single parent, come to an over 40s speed dating event and meet a bunch of singles in person who are at the same stage of life as you. 

Speed Dating for Under 30s

This is a fun diverse group in Sydney, and don’t worry if you haven’t had time to get married yet. I know you love technology, are still focused on study and your career as well as keeping those fitness goals in check. That’s why speed dating for 20s is a way to get off Hinge and Bumble and meet a bunch of 20 something singles who are just like you. So come out, have a drink and see what it’s all about!

Finding Speed Dating Near Me

Excellent! You’ve decided to come speed dating, the next thing is to choose an event near you. From the Central Coast to Newcastle, you can meet someone local without the hassle of a long commute or the dreaded long distance relationship! 

Findin love in Penrith

If you’re single in the Greater Western Sydney suburbs, why not meet someone at a Penrith speed dating event? Our favourite venues include the Elk Cocktail Lounge for it’s crafted cocktails and Four Hundred Bar & Kitchen for it’s modern Australian cuisine and stylish décor, is a great space for all those mini dates. And for those second dates I’d recommend a nature walk at Penrith Lakes followed up with drinks at High Street Social. 

Sexy Parramatta Singles

Just because it’s one of the oldest European settlements in Australia, doesn’t mean you can’t find new love in Parramatta. Our trendy speed dating venues include the classic Club Paramatta, with breezy views and cosy fire place for those chilly winters. And of course the The Collector Hotel, this historic venue hosts heaps of singles events and live music nights, giving you the perfect place to continue mingling after all those fast dates! 

The Best Speed Dating Nights in Wollongong

I know it seems a bit out in the sticks, but Wollongong doesn’t just have the largest Buddhiust temple (Nan Tien Temple) it also has large amount of singles events too. So if you’re looking for love, come speed dating near Wollongong University and meet heaps of singles in their 20s, 30s and 40s. You’ll go on a bunch of quick dates at our favourite venues including Howlin’ Wolf Bar with as many potential partners as it does whiskies. And Humber Bar, for it’s 3 historic levels of Art Deco event space making it the perfect location to meet someone new. 

Campbelltown Singles Parties

Calling all Campbelltown singles, yes you’ve got the beautiful Mount Annan Botanic Garden and Macarthur Square, but if you’re still searching for your next partner, come to a Campbelltown speed dating event. Held at our 2 iconic venues, El Patron Bar & Restaurant for it’s modern décor and The Beer Shed Brewing Co. doesn’t just have the ultimate craft beer selection, it has a wide variety of dates too. So come and experience 12 quick face to face dates and get your matches the next day! 

The Best Venues in Sydney

The Greenwood Hotel – North Sydney

Hosting speed dating at The Greenwood Hotel is always a delight. This place isn’t just a venue; it’s a story. The Chapel room, with its old-school charm, sets a romantic tone, while the Lounge Bar offers a more relaxed, intimate setting. Outdoors, the courtyards provide a sunny spot for casual conversations. I love the variety here – it suits all moods and tastes, making it a favourite among attendees.

Crows Nest Hotel – Crows Nest

The Crows Nest Hotel brings a dynamic energy to speed dating. Its rooftop area, perfect for a sunny day, adds an extra layer of excitement. The atmosphere is lively, though sometimes the service can lag. Despite this, it’s a hit for those looking to mingle in a vibrant setting. The diverse crowd and buzzing vibe make it an engaging spot for finding connections.

Argyle – The Rocks

At The Argyle, you’re in for a unique blend of history and modernity. The vast space, spreading over two floors, allows for plenty of mingling opportunities. The ambiance strikes the right balance – not too loud, not too quiet. And who could resist 10 cent dumplings? It’s a fun, quirky touch that attendees absolutely love.

Soultrap Bar – Surry Hills

Soultrap Bar’s speakeasy vibe brings a whole new flavour to speed dating. It’s intimate and quirky, with décor that sparks conversation. The drink selections, particularly the cocktails, add a playful twist to the evening. It’s perfect for those seeking a more unconventional speed dating experience.

Shark Hotel – Sydney CBD

The Shark Hotel combines a relaxed feel with a touch of old-school elegance. The Ante Bar and Bikini Lounge are cosy, making it easy for attendees to chat comfortably. The pub grub and cocktails are a hit, providing a familiar and enjoyable backdrop to the evening.

The Oaks Hotel – Neutral Bay

The Oaks Hotel is a favourite for its blend of historical charm and modern comfort. The space is open yet intimate, creating a welcoming environment for speed dating. The excellent food and wine selection elevate the experience, making it a sophisticated but laid-back venue for meeting new people.

Frank Mac’s – The Rocks

Frank Mac’s is where style meets history. The leather seating and extensive gin selection add a touch of class, making it an ideal spot for those looking for a more refined speed dating experience. The atmosphere is cozy and upscale, perfect for sparking romance.

Alice – The Rocks

Alice offers a whimsical, almost magical setting for speed dating. Its enchanting décor and unique cocktails create a captivating backdrop for the evening. While the music can sometimes overpower conversation, the overall ambiance makes it a memorable venue for attendees.

Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar – Sydney

Babylon Rooftop is like a fairy-tale garden in the heart of the city. The lush setting and Middle Eastern cuisine make it an exotic choice for speed dating. It’s spacious yet intimate, offering a luxurious but relaxed atmosphere for meeting new people.

Sanctuary Hotel – Sydney

The Sanctuary Hotel is all about laid-back, easy-going vibes. It’s a local hangout spot where attendees can relax and connect without any pretence. The combination of classic Aussie cuisine and a friendly atmosphere makes it a great spot for a fun, casual speed dating experience.

Hustle & Flow Bar – Redfern

Hustle and Flow adds a vibrant, energetic vibe to speed dating. Its hip-hop theme and American-style menu create a unique and lively atmosphere. The regular open mic and rap nights add to the dynamic feel, making it a popular choice for those looking for a lively, engaging speed dating experience.

Dating Nights in Sydney

image of men and woman chatting at Christian speed dating event at Hillsong Church in Sydney, NSW

Christian speed dating is for Christian singles looking for faith based dating in Sydney, NSW. If you’ve already tried your local church events and still looking for someone who understands your love of god and marriage, hope off Christian Mingle, turn off CatholicMatch and easily meet a bunch of singles seeking relationships guided by biblical principles. 

single men and women talking at Indian speed dating night at The Grand Palace in Sydney

Indian speed dating is for those with traditional family values, but who haven’t had the success of arranged marriages. Guided by cultural values, you’ll meet up to 15 Indian singles each night. So if you’ haven’t found love on shaadi.com or BharatMatrimony, our events will introduce you to others as the same culture as you. 

LGBTQ singles event at The Beresford in Sydney, NSW

Finally, same sex marriage was legalised in 2017, but how do you meet someone in the LGBTQ+ community? Our gay speed dating events are for those who are tired of Grindr, Scruff and Her, and are ready to meet some queer singles in the real world. Book a ticket and jump in, our events at The Stonewall Hotel and The Beresford have just what you need!

It All Starts With A Date

Whatever you’re looking for, they’re only 1 five minute chat away

Book Now, It's Simple

Most book early, so don’t miss out

Book A Ticket

Simply book an Eventbrite speed dating ticket to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who get you settled

Get Your Own Table

Get your own table where you can comfortably mingle

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates making it easy to meet one on one

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like, yes it’s that easy

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you

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Success Stories 💑

Many have already found love

“I would like to let you know that last month,

I attended one of your speed dating nights in Hardware Lane and met the most beautiful girl. We connected and you sent our numbers to us.
We met up again the next day and have been on many dates and have spoken every day, for hours It’s been 6 weeks + and going strong.
Just wanted to let you know of one of your success stories. The future looks bright.
We recommend your speed dating nights to every single person we speak to. It was so much fun. Thank you.”

“I just wanted to let you know…

That I won’t been attending your next event. I had already purchased the ticket earlier… I attended the last event and had a wonderful time… after I worked up the courage to actually walk in…
I was so nervous and almost didn’t go in but I am really glad I did I have made a connection with a great guy and am looking forward to pursuing that and seeing how we go.

So thank you for all the effort in putting these events together… don’t worry about giving me a refund on the ticket, maybe you can give that to someone that rocks up on the night without a ticket as I know how hard They are to get. thanks so much again.”

“When I went to my first speed dating event, I had zero expectations

– less than zero actually.
But yup, when I walked into that bar, I saw him and went all nervous.
I wouldn’t say our first conversation was scintillating. I don’t even remember what small talk we made – maybe our jobs.
At the end of the event, I saw him sitting alone and asked whether I could sit next to him. He said he wanted to see me again and I said the same.
We are now happily and exclusively together. If I have any advice to give anyone, it would be to give speed dating a try. I was lucky to have found my person the first time around. But I had been online dating for a year with no success.
We are now happily and exclusively together. If I have any advice to give anyone, it would be to give speed dating a try. I was lucky to have found my person the first time around. But I had been online dating for a year with no success.

You may not find someone the first time or the 10th time, but at least these guys take the trouble to show up and put their best foot forward. They are making the effort which is more than I can say for some people on online dating sites – and that’s not even counting the sleazeballs.
– a happy attendee”

Frequently Asked Questions

Registering for an event is simple. Visit our website, navigate to the ‘Sydney’ section, browse through the list of upcoming events, and select the one that interests you. You can then register and purchase your ticket online via our secure booking platform.

We host a variety of speed dating events to suit different preferences and age groups, including:

  • Speed Dating for 20s and 30s: Fast-paced and fun, these events are perfect for young professionals looking to expand their social circles.
  • Executive Speed Dating: Specially curated for career-oriented individuals in their 30s and 40s.
  • Senior Speed Dating: For those over 50, focusing on deep connections and shared life experiences.
  • LGBTQ+ Speed Dating Nights: Inclusive events for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Cultural Specific Nights: Events focused on specific cultural groups, ensuring a comfortable environment for everyone.

Our Sydney speed dating events take place in various popular venues across the city, from stylish bars in Surry Hills to upscale locations in the CBD. Specific details about the venue are provided upon registration to ensure privacy and exclusivity.

The dress code for our events is smart casual. We encourage you to dress in a way that feels both comfortable and confident, allowing your personality to shine through.

You can expect to meet approximately 15-20 singles in one evening. Each date lasts about five minutes, giving you a brief snapshot to gauge your interest and see if there’s chemistry.

If there’s a mutual interest, you and your match will both receive each other’s contact information within 24 hours after the event. This allows you both to take the next steps in a manner that’s comfortable and private.

Yes, friends are welcome to attend as long as they have also registered and purchased a ticket. It’s a great way to make the evening more enjoyable and less daunting.

You can cancel your ticket up to 30 days before the event for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 30 days before the event are not eligible for a refund but may be transferred to a future event.

Safety and privacy are paramount at our events. We select venues that are not only stylish but also safe and conducive to private conversations. All personal information is handled with the utmost care, and contact details are only exchanged with mutual consent.

Yes, we recommend:

  • Being punctual: Arriving on time ensures that you can participate in all the mini-dates.
  • Being respectful: Treat all participants with respect and kindness, regardless of whether you feel a connection.
  • Keeping an open mind: Stay open to meeting a variety of people, as speed dating can sometimes surprise you with unexpected connections.
Yes, we have a cancellation policy. Speed dating is touch both to manage and balance ratios. When you book, that’s great but cancelling last minute means those who wanted to attend miss out and those who take the effort to show up end up sitting by themselves for each no-show. That’s what there’s a no refunds within 30 days of an event. If something does legitimately come up you’re welcome to contact the Melbourne organiser at melbournesocialsevents@gmail.com.
The main rules are to be respectful and considerate. It’s also imperative that you book the correct gender and aged event and please don’t ask for contact details. The matching portal anonymously handles your preferences.
Yes, you can choose to go on dates with anyone you match with. There’s no limit to the number of people you match with but they also have to tick yes to you.
Many people have found success with speed dating, as it allows you to meet a variety of people in a short time and see if there’s a mutual interest. You’ll also see many success stories at the bottom of each event on Eventbrite.
At the start of the night the hosts will ask you to scan a QR code that’s linked to our matching portal. You’ll then be given the Event Code, a random word such as ‘Sausage’ that everyone enters to ensure they all sign into the same event. From there you’ll be asked to enter your starting table number, first name, mobile number and email. You’ll then get a text message with the event link, click it and you’ll be able to see all the attendees.