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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Auburn

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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
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 17 August, 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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The Argyle
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Fri, 23 August, 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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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 30 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
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The Argyle
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Fri, 6 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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Hideout Bar
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Fri, 14 September, 6:00 pm AEST
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41 Grosvenor Ln, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Argyle
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Fri, 20 September, 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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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 27 September, 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 Noble Hops
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Sat, 5 October, 5:00 pm AEST
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125 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Auburn

Auburn, a vibrant suburb in Western Sydney, is quickly becoming a hotspot for singles looking to find love through speed dating. This innovative dating format allows participants to meet multiple potential partners in one evening, all within the bustling nightlife district centered around Auburn Road. Getting to these events is a breeze, with the 911 bus line stopping right in the heart of the action, or you can hop on a train to Auburn Station, just a short walk from the venues.

Upon arrival, you’ll mingle with other hopeful singles before the main event kicks off at 7pm sharp. The format is simple yet effective: 12 mini-dates lasting 5 minutes each, with men rotating between tables. At 8pm, there’s a 10-minute intermission to catch your breath and maybe play some ice-breaker games. Throughout the night, you’ll use the cutting-edge Matching App 4.0 to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The excitement builds as you wait for your matches to be revealed at 8am the next day, adding an element of anticipation to the experience.

Dress to impress in smart casual attire – ladies, why not check out Westfield Auburn for that perfect outfit? You’ll be meeting singles not just from Auburn, but also from neighboring Lidcombe and Berala, creating a diverse pool of potential matches. As an attendee, you’ll find the atmosphere electric, filled with nervous energy and the possibility of a genuine connection.

Booking couldn’t be easier – simply head to Eventbrite and select your preferred age group (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s). There are also specialized events for LGBTQ+, Christian, and Asian singles, ensuring there’s something for everyone. When it comes to conversation starters, why not discuss the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens? Suggesting a romantic stroll through its Japanese gardens could be the perfect segue into planning a second date.

Our Venues

The Roasted Rooster, sits proudly on Auburn Road. This cozy bar, converted from an old post office in 2015, is owned by local restaurateur Sarah Chen. The venue’s history adds a unique charm to the speed dating experience, with exposed brick walls and vintage postal memorabilia creating instant conversation starters. The intimate booths provide privacy for your mini-dates, while the central bar area encourages mingling during breaks. Don’t miss their signature “Postmaster’s Punch” – it’s the perfect icebreaker to share with a potential match. Pro tip: arrive early to snag a seat by the fireplace for extra coziness.

The Clocktower, a sleek and modern bar occupying what was once Auburn’s town hall. Transformed in 2018 by nightlife mogul James Thompson, this venue offers a more upscale speed dating experience. The venue’s standout feature is the original clocktower, now housing a circular bar that becomes the centerpiece of the event. The expansive windows provide stunning views of Auburn’s skyline, while the state-of-the-art sound system ensures clear conversation even in a busy setting. Try their famous “Timeless Tonic” cocktail to calm any first-date jitters. Remember to take a moment between dates to admire the venue’s architecture – it’s a great way to reset and refocus.

The Garden Terrace, brings a touch of nature to your speed dating adventure. Located on Queen Street, this former greenhouse was transformed into a bar in 2020 by botanist-turned-entrepreneur Emma Greenleaf. The lush, plant-filled interior creates a serene atmosphere that helps put nervous daters at ease. Private alcoves formed by trailing vines offer intimate spaces for your mini-dates, while the central conservatory provides a beautiful setting for pre-event mingling. Their signature “Botanical Bliss” mocktail is a refreshing choice that’ll keep you clear-headed throughout the night. To make the most of this unique setting, try incorporating the surrounding plants into your conversation – maybe you’ll discover a shared love of gardening!

What To Expect At Our Events

What can you expect at our events? Upon arrival, you’ll receive a name card and scan a QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This handy tool displays a list of all attendees, allowing you to keep track of your connections throughout the night. After some initial mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every five minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. The app makes it easy to discreetly mark your preferences, and you’ll receive your matches’ contact details at 8am the next day. Don’t be shy about using our conversation cards if you find yourself stuck – they’re designed to spark engaging discussions!

With 12 five-minute dates packed into two hours, the time flies by. Our carefully curated ice-breaker games during intermission help keep the energy high and the conversations flowing. We typically host 40 attendees – 20 men and 20 women – ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to connect. Many participants find this format far more engaging and personal than popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, appreciating the chance to make real-life connections.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has quickly become a leader in the Australian dating scene. With over 787 events under our belt and more than 37,423 singles introduced, we pride ourselves on maintaining equal ratios of men and women at every event. Tickets start at just $29.90 for early birds, with last-release tickets priced at $34.90. While we don’t offer refunds within 30 days of an event (to ensure those equal ratios!), we’re always here to help – just drop us a line at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

So, who will you meet at our Auburn events? Expect a diverse crowd of professionals, single parents, university students in their 20s, and mature singles over 40 and 50. You might chat with a software engineer from Lidcombe, a single mom from Berala, or a charming retiree looking for companionship. Many attendees are speed dating veterans, eager to share their experiences and put newcomers at ease. The mix of ages and backgrounds creates a dynamic atmosphere where you’re sure to find someone who piques your interest.

For single parents, we understand the challenges of dating with kids. Consider leaving your little ones at Auburn Central Childcare while you enjoy your night out. Afterward, why not suggest a follow-up date at Auburn Park Playground? It’s the perfect spot for kids to play while you continue getting to know your match.

Post Event Auburn Date Night Ideas

Post-event, Auburn offers plenty of options for those coveted second dates. The Auburn Food Street Night Market is a local favorite, offering a casual and fun environment to explore together. Sample diverse cuisines, enjoy live music, and stroll hand-in-hand – it’s the perfect way to keep the conversation flowing. For a more intimate setting, consider Bakehouse Garden. This charming cafΓ© by day transforms into a romantic dinner spot by night. Their secluded courtyard provides the ideal backdrop for deepening your connection, and their share plates encourage a playful, interactive dining experience.

From the initial nerves of walking into a singles event to the butterflies of a potential match, Speed Dating Social in Auburn offers a unique and exciting way to navigate the modern dating scene. Whether you’re fresh out of a long-term relationship, a seasoned online dater tired of swiping, or simply looking to expand your social circle, our events provide the perfect platform to meet like-minded singles in a fun, pressure-free environment. So why wait? Take the plunge and join us for an unforgettable night of speed dating in Auburn – your perfect match might be just five minutes away!

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

When it comes to dressing for success at our Auburn speed dating events, think smart casual with a touch of flair. You want to look put-together without seeming like you’re trying too hard. For the ladies, a cute cocktail dress or stylish jeans paired with a blouse works wonders. Gents, consider dark jeans or chinos with a crisp button-down shirt. If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe, head to Westfield Auburn on North Parade. Their diverse range of stores offers something for every style and budget, ensuring you’ll find the perfect outfit to make a great first impression. Remember, confidence is the best accessory, so choose something that makes you feel comfortable and authentic.

The key to successful speed dating is engaging conversation, and Auburn offers plenty of unique talking points. A great ice-breaker is discussing the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Ask your date if they’ve visited the stunning Japanese gardens or attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. This can lead to conversations about travel, culture, or even set up a potential second date strolling through the gardens together. Other local topics include the vibrant food scene on Auburn Road or the area’s rich multicultural heritage. Don’t be afraid to dive into more personal subjects like hobbies, career aspirations, or favorite travel experiences. The goal is to find common ground and create a genuine connection in your brief time together.

For our LGBTQ+ friends, The Rainbow Rooster on Queen Street is the go-to venue for queer speed dating events. This inclusive space, owned by local drag queen Violet Vortex, has been a cornerstone of Auburn’s LGBTQIA+ community since 2018. The bar’s most unique features are its monthly drag brunches and its wall of fame showcasing local queer artists. These elements create a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere that puts speed daters at ease, whether they identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or non-binary. The Rainbow Rooster’s commitment to diversity is reflected in their events, which cater to all parts of the queer spectrum, including specific nights for genderqueer and asexual individuals. It’s a far cry from impersonal dating apps, offering a chance for genuine connections in a safe, affirming environment.

If you’re looking to connect with fitness enthusiasts, our specialized health and wellness speed dating events are perfect for you. A great conversation starter is discussing Auburn Fitness First on Northumberland Road. Ask your date about their workout routine or favorite classes – you might just find a gym buddy as well as a romantic partner! These events are ideal for establishing mutual interests and potentially setting up a shared workout or smoothie date. It’s a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals who value physical health and well-being, creating a strong foundation for a potential relationship.

For the pet parents and animal enthusiasts out there, our “Puppy Love” speed dating events at The Barking Duck on Mary Street are a must-attend. This dog-friendly bar allows you to bring your furry friend along, instantly providing a talking point and revealing your date’s attitude towards pets. Ask about their favorite animals or share funny pet stories to break the ice. If you hit it off, why not suggest a second date at Auburn Park? This spacious, dog-friendly area is perfect for a casual walk or picnic, allowing you and your date to bond over your shared love of animals while your pets play. It’s a relaxed, natural setting that takes the pressure off and lets your connection develop organically.

First impressions matter, especially in speed dating! To ensure you’re looking your absolute best, book an appointment at Scissors & Sass on Auburn Road. Their expert stylists can give you a fresh cut, color, or style that boosts your confidence and helps you stand out from the crowd. For the ladies, consider asking for loose, beachy waves that look effortlessly chic, or for the gents, a sharp fade with textured top always makes a statement. Don’t forget about grooming – a manicure or beard trim can make all the difference. Remember, the goal is to enhance your natural features and feel comfortable in your own skin. When you feel good, you exude confidence, and that’s incredibly attractive to potential partners.

Auburn is brimming with hobby clubs and activities that provide great opportunities to connect over shared interests. During our speed dating events, try mentioning the Auburn Photography Club. This local group meets weekly at the Auburn Community Centre and welcomes photographers of all skill levels. Discussing your interest in photography (or any other hobby) can quickly reveal commonalities and potentially lead to a creative second date. Whether it’s joining a club meeting together or planning a photo walk through the Auburn Botanic Gardens, shared activities can be the foundation of a strong connection.

Our Auburn events typically attract around 40 attendees, equally split between men and women to ensure everyone has plenty of opportunities to connect. What’s exciting is the diversity of our crowd – you’ll meet singles not just from Auburn, but also from neighboring Lidcombe and Berala. This mix broadens your dating pool and increases your chances of finding a compatible match who’s conveniently local. The variety of backgrounds and experiences makes for fascinating conversations and opens up possibilities for exploring different parts of Western Sydney together.

Our Asian speed dating events, held at the stylish Bamboo Lotus on Harrow Road, are always a hit. This trendy fusion restaurant, with its modern take on traditional Asian cuisine, provides the perfect backdrop for making connections. We recommend trying their signature lychee martini to calm any first-date jitters. The atmosphere is lively yet intimate, allowing for meaningful conversations. Many attendees find these events far more engaging than apps like EastMeetEast, appreciating the chance to gauge chemistry in person. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet other Asian singles who value their heritage while embracing modern dating.

For our faith-focused friends, Christian speed dating events take place at The Olive Branch CafΓ© on Auburn Road. These evenings offer a unique chance to meet like-minded individuals who share your values and beliefs. Conversations often revolve around faith journeys, favorite Bible passages, or involvement in church activities. Many attendees find this preferable to apps like Christian Mingle, as it allows for a more personal connection. A great ice-breaker is discussing local places of worship, such as St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. You might even find someone to attend services with, deepening your spiritual and romantic connections simultaneously.

Our over-40s speed dating events at The Vintage Vault on Queen Street are incredibly popular. This retro-themed bar, with its nostalgic decor and classic cocktails, creates a comfortable atmosphere for mature singles to connect. Attendees in this age group are often looking for genuine companionship, shared life experiences, and potential long-term partners. They appreciate the straightforward nature of speed dating compared to navigating online platforms. For those wanting to expand their social circle further, the “Auburn 40+ Social Club” Meetup group organizes regular activities and is another great way to meet like-minded individuals in the area.

For our vibrant over-50 crowd, we host events at The Golden Years Lounge on Park Road. This elegant venue, with its relaxed atmosphere and live jazz nights, provides the perfect setting for mature singles to connect. Speed dating at this age is often about finding a companion to share life’s adventures, whether that’s travel, hobbies, or simply enjoying each other’s company. Many attendees find these events far more enjoyable and effective than apps like SilverSingles, appreciating the opportunity to make real-life connections. Conversations tend to be rich and varied, drawing from decades of life experiences and shared cultural references.

For a memorable follow-up to your speed dating experience, we highly recommend the Auburn Stargazing Night at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. This monthly event transforms the gardens into a romantic wonderland under the stars. Local astronomers set up telescopes, allowing you and your date to explore the night sky together. The shared sense of wonder and discovery creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for deepening your connection. To make the most of it, pack a picnic basket with some local treats from Auburn Central Market, bring a cozy blanket, and prepare some fun astronomy facts to impress your date. It’s an out-of-this-world experience that combines romance, learning, and the beauty of nature – ideal for nurturing that spark you felt during speed dating into a blossoming relationship.