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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Bankstown

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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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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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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 Bankstown

Experience the thrill of romance at Bankstown’s premier speed dating social events, where singles gather to find love, friendship, and exciting connections. Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s southwest, Bankstown’s vibrant nightlife scene along South Terrace provides the perfect backdrop for these enchanting evenings. Easily accessible via public transport, hop on the T3 Bankstown Line train to Bankstown station, just a short walk from the action.

As you arrive, the air buzzes with anticipation. Mingle with fellow singles at the bar before the main event kicks off at 7pm sharp. Twelve exhilarating mini-dates await, each lasting five minutes, with men rotating between tables. A 10-minute intermission at the halfway point offers a breather and a chance to recharge. As the clock strikes 9pm, the formal part of the evening concludes, but the possibilities are just beginning. Throughout the night, you’ll use the cutting-edge Matching App 4.0 to select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each person you meet, with your mutual matches revealed at 8am the next day.

Dress to impress in smart casual attire – ladies, consider stopping by Westfield Bankstown for a stunning outfit that’ll turn heads. You’ll meet singles not just from Bankstown, but also neighboring Punchbowl and Yagoona, creating a diverse and exciting dating pool. As an attendee, you’ll feel a mix of nervous energy and thrilling possibility as you embark on this romantic adventure.

Booking your ticket is a breeze through Eventbrite, where you can select your preferred age group: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s. Special events cater to Gay, LGBTQ, Christian, and Asian singles, ensuring there’s something for everyone. When the conversation flows, why not discuss Bankstown’s iconic Paul Keating Park? Suggest a romantic picnic there for a potential second date – it’s the perfect way to continue your connection in a relaxed setting.

Our Venues

The Bankstown Oasis, located on Chapel Road, offers a sleek and modern atmosphere that sets the stage for romance. Built in 2015 on the site of a former cinema, this stylish bar is owned by local entrepreneur Sarah Chen, whose passion for fostering connections shines through in every detail. The venue’s unique features include a retractable roof that allows for stargazing during breaks, creating a magical atmosphere for speed daters. Interactive digital menus at each table provide conversation starters, while the venue’s state-of-the-art sound system ensures clear communication during your mini-dates. Don’t miss their signature “Love Potion” cocktail – it’s the perfect ice-breaker. To make the most of your experience here, arrive early to familiarize yourself with the space and feel at ease.

The Heritage Arms on Restwell Street. This charming pub, dating back to 1923, was originally a post office before being lovingly restored by current owner Jack Thompson. The venue’s rich history adds depth to your speed dating experience, with vintage photographs adorning the walls providing great conversation starters. Cozy booths offer intimacy during your mini-dates, while the central fireplace creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The venue’s weekly trivia nights often overlap with speed dating events, adding an extra layer of fun and competition. Try their famous “Bankstown Blush” mocktail for a refreshing twist. To maximize your time here, brush up on local history to impress your dates with fascinating tidbits about the area.

Fusion Lounge on North Terrace, established in 2019, was transformed from a former warehouse by visionary owner Liam O’Connor. The industrial-chic decor provides a unique backdrop for speed dating, with exposed brick walls and hanging plants creating an Instagram-worthy setting. A rotating art gallery showcases local talent, giving you plenty to discuss during your dates. The venue’s signature “Bankstown Sunset” spritz is a must-try. Live music performances often accompany speed dating events here, adding a lively soundtrack to your romantic endeavors. To stand out at Fusion Lounge, come prepared with a few fun facts about your favorite artworks or music genres.

What To 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 digital platform allows you to view all attendees and make your selections 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 decide who to ‘Match’ or ‘Friend,’ with contact details for mutual matches delivered to your inbox at 8am the following day. To get the most out of the experience, approach each mini-date with an open mind and genuine curiosity.

Our events typically host 40 attendees – 20 men and 20 women – ensuring equal ratios and maximizing your chances of making meaningful connections. The atmosphere is far more personal and engaging than popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, offering face-to-face interactions that can’t be replicated online. Ice breaker games during intermission and conversation cards help keep the energy high and the dialogue flowing.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal ratios sets us apart, guaranteeing you’ll always have someone to talk to. Early bird tickets are available for $29.90, with last-release tickets priced at $34.90. Please note that we have a strict no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure we maintain our balanced ratios. For any questions or concerns, reach out to our dedicated team at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Bankstown’s speed dating events attract a diverse crowd of singles. You might find yourself chatting with young professionals in their 20s, still navigating their university days, or connecting with mature singles in their 40s and 50s looking for a fresh start. Single parents often attend, sharing stories of balancing family life with romance. The mix of attendees from Bankstown, Punchbowl, and Yagoona creates a vibrant atmosphere, with many regulars returning for the fun and friendly vibe. To make the most of your night, come prepared with open-ended questions that allow you to truly get to know your dates.

For single parents, dating can be a unique challenge. Luckily, Bankstown offers solutions like the Busy Bees Child Care Centre on Restwell Street, where you can leave your little ones in capable hands while you enjoy your speed dating adventure. For a follow-up date that’s kid-friendly, consider meeting at the Bankstown City Gardens – its playgrounds and picnic areas are perfect for getting to know another single parent while your children play nearby.

Post Event Bankstown Date Night Ideas

After the speed dating event, why not continue the connection at one of Bankstown’s romantic hotspots? The Bankstown Poetry Slam at the Arts Centre offers a unique and intimate setting for a first date. Sharing the experience of live performances can deepen your bond and provide plenty of material for discussion. To make the most of your time there, arrive early to secure good seats and perhaps even prepare a poem of your own to share.

For a more active date, consider Club300 Bowling on The Mall. This retro-style bowling alley provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you can let your guard down and show off your playful side. To enhance your bowling date, suggest a friendly competition or team up against another couple for some doubles action. The shared experience of striking out or scoring a perfect game can create lasting memories and inside jokes to build upon.

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

Smart casual is the way to go, striking a balance between comfortable and stylish. For a fresh look, visit Westfield Bankstown on North Terrace, where you’ll find a variety of fashion retailers to suit your style and budget. When it comes to conversation starters, discussing local attractions like the Bankstown Arts Centre can be a great ice-breaker. Sharing your favorite exhibitions or performances could reveal common interests and potentially lead to a second date at an upcoming show.

Discussing local attractions like the Bankstown Arts Centre can be a great ice-breaker. Sharing your favorite exhibitions or performances could reveal common interests and potentially lead to a second date at an upcoming show.

Rainbow Oasis on Chapel Road hosts our gay singles events. This inclusive venue, opened in 2018 by local queer activist Jamie Lee, features a stunning rooftop garden and a wall of Pride flags representing diverse identities. These unique features create a welcoming atmosphere for speed dating, where genderqueer, WLW, MLM, trans, and bi singles can meet like-minded individuals in a safe, affirming space.

Mention Anytime Fitness on Restwell Street as a potential meeting spot for a shared workout. This could be your ticket to securing a gym date and exploring your mutual interest in wellness together.

Yes! The Bankstown Hotel on Stacey Street welcomes furry friends and hosts some of our pet-friendly speed dating events. Break the ice by asking about their pets – you might find yourself planning a second date at Paul Keating Park’s off-leash area.

Book an appointment at Scissors & Comb on Rickard Road for a fresh cut or style that’ll have you feeling your most attractive self.

Bring up local groups like the Bankstown Chess Club. This could be an excellent second date idea for those who enjoy strategic thinking and friendly competition.

Our events typically attract 40-50 attendees, with many coming from neighboring Punchbowl and Yagoona. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches within a conveniently local radius.

Our specialized nights at the Golden Palace on Chapel Road offer a unique experience. Try their signature lychee martini while getting to know potential matches. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, our in-person events provide a more authentic connection.

Yes, faith-focused events are held at The Olive Branch CafΓ©. Unlike Christian dating apps such as Christian Mingle, these face-to-face encounters allow for deeper discussions about faith and values. Many attendees mention St. Brendan’s Catholic Church as a local spiritual home.

Over 40s speed dating takes place at The Bankstown Sports Club, where mature singles seek companionship with shared life experiences. For additional opportunities, check out the “Bankstown 40+ Social Group” on Meetup.com.

Our over 50s events at The Village Tavern cater to those seeking love later in life. Attendees often express appreciation for the chance to connect in person, finding it more rewarding than apps like OurTime. Conversation topics frequently include travel plans, hobbies, and the joys of this life stage.

Consider the Bankstown Poetry Slam at the Arts Centre. This unique experience offers a chance to enjoy local talent together while sparking deep conversations. Arrive early to secure good seats and fully immerse yourselves in the creative atmosphere.