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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Bondi Junction

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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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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 Bondi Junction

Experience the thrill of meeting new people at our speed dating social events in Bondi Junction, the bustling heart of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. These lively gatherings bring together singles from all walks of life, offering a unique opportunity to make meaningful connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Most events take place along Oxford Street, the vibrant nightlife hub of Bondi Junction, easily accessible by public transport. Catch the train to Bondi Junction station or hop on bus routes 333, 380, or 400 for a convenient ride to the action.

Upon arrival, you’ll mingle with fellow singles before the 7 pm start, kicking off 12 mini-dates of 5 minutes each. At the midway point, enjoy a 10-minute intermission to catch your breath and reflect on your connections. The event wraps up at 9 pm, typically held on Thursdays or Fridays. Throughout the evening, you’ll use our innovative Matching App 4.0 to scan in and select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The anticipation builds as you await your matches, delivered at 8 am the next day.

For the perfect speed dating outfit, consider stopping by Westfield Bondi Junction, where you’ll find a range of stylish options to suit your personal taste. You’ll also meet singles from neighboring suburbs like Waverley and Woollahra, adding to the diversity of potential connections. Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing from age groups spanning 20s to 70s, with specialized events for Gay, LGBTQ, Christian, and Asian communities.

When conversation flows, why not discuss the iconic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk? Suggest it as a potential second date idea, allowing you to continue getting to know each other while enjoying breathtaking ocean views. This natural attraction provides the perfect backdrop for deepening your connection.

Our Venues

The Eastern Hotel, located on Oxford Street in Bondi Junction, offers a sophisticated setting for our speed dating events. This historic venue, built in 1916 and formerly a grand hotel, has been beautifully restored by the Waugh family. The Eastern’s rich history adds a touch of nostalgia to your dating experience. Its unique features include a stunning rooftop bar, providing a romantic backdrop for post-event mingling; intimate booths perfect for one-on-one conversations during the intermission; and a state-of-the-art sound system ensuring clear communication throughout the evening. Don’t miss their signature cocktail, the Eastern Sunset, a refreshing blend of gin, passionfruit, and elderflower – the perfect icebreaker to share with a potential match. To make the most of your experience at The Eastern, arrive early to soak in the ambiance and boost your confidence before the event begins.

Spring Street Social, nestled on Spring Street in Bondi Junction, offers a quirky and intimate atmosphere for speed dating. Originally a basement storage area, this hidden gem was transformed into a bar in 2013 by local entrepreneur Sarah Thompson. The venue’s speakeasy vibe creates an air of mystery and excitement for speed daters. Unique features include live jazz performances that set a romantic mood, vintage decor that sparks conversation, and an extensive whiskey collection for those looking to impress with their knowledge. Try their signature Old Fashioned with a twist – it’s sure to be a talking point. Spring Street Social’s cozy setting encourages closeness, making it easier to forge connections. Pro tip: Use the venue’s eclectic artwork as conversation starters during your mini-dates.

The Stuffed Beaver, situated on Ebley Street in Bondi Junction, brings a touch of Canadian charm to your speed dating experience. Established in 2018 by Canadian expat Mike Beauchamp, this sports bar-turned-speed dating hotspot offers a laid-back atmosphere that helps daters feel at ease. The venue’s unique features include walls adorned with ice hockey memorabilia (great for breaking the ice!), comfortable booth seating that creates an intimate setting for each mini-date, and a menu of Canadian comfort food perfect for sharing during the intermission. Their signature drink, the Beaver Fever cocktail, is a crowd-pleaser that’ll have you feeling confident in no time. The casual vibe at The Stuffed Beaver helps alleviate any nervousness, making it ideal for first-time speed daters. To maximize your experience here, arrive with an open mind and a sense of humor – the quirky surroundings are sure to provide plenty of conversation starters.

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive your name card and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This user-friendly app 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 our hosts guide the men through rotations every 5 minutes. As you chat, simply use the app to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The excitement continues until 8 am the next day when you’ll receive your matches’ contact details. To get the most out of the experience, approach each mini-date with genuine curiosity and an open mind.

Our events typically host 40 attendees – 20 men and 20 women – ensuring equal ratios and maximizing your chances of finding a connection. The structured format of speed dating often feels more comfortable and efficient compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, as you get to meet potential matches face-to-face right away. During the intermission, engage in fun ice breaker games or use our conversation cards if you need a little help keeping the chat flowing.

Speed Dating Social

Founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, Speed Dating Social has successfully organized over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. We pride ourselves on maintaining equal ratios of men and women, ensuring everyone has 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 no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to maintain fairness and ensure committed attendance. For any queries, contact our dedicated team at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

At our Bondi Junction events, you’ll encounter a diverse mix of singles, from young professionals in their 20s navigating university life to mature daters in their 50s looking for meaningful connections. You might meet single parents balancing work and family life, or over-40s re-entering the dating scene. Many attendees come from neighboring suburbs like Waverley and Woollahra, adding to the eclectic mix. First-timers and speed dating veterans alike create a welcoming atmosphere, with conversations ranging from career aspirations to favorite local haunts. The experience of meeting such a variety of people in one night can be exhilarating and eye-opening. To make the most of these encounters, come with an open heart and genuine interest in others’ stories.

For single parents, dating can present unique challenges. Luckily, Bondi Junction offers solutions like the Goodstart Early Learning Centre on Newland Street, where you can leave your little ones in capable hands while you enjoy a night out. For a follow-up date that’s kid-friendly, consider Centennial Parklands, where children can play while you continue getting to know your potential match in a relaxed setting.

Post Event Bondi Junction Date Night Ideas

Bondi Icebergs Club: Located at the southern end of Bondi Beach, this iconic venue offers a unique date experience. Take your speed dating match for a swim in the famous ocean pool, followed by a romantic dinner overlooking the breathtaking coastline. To enhance your date, arrive just before sunset for a spectacular view, and consider booking a couples’ spa treatment at the club for some extra relaxation and bonding time.

Bondi Junction Westfield Rooftop Cinema: For a more laid-back second date, head to the rooftop cinema at Westfield Bondi Junction. This open-air movie experience provides a perfect setting to continue your conversation in a casual environment. To make the most of your cinema date, pack a cozy blanket to share and arrive early to secure the best seats with a view of both the screen and the city skyline.

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 in Bondi Junction, opt for smart-casual attire that reflects your personal style while remaining comfortable. Men might consider a crisp button-down shirt with tailored trousers, while women could choose a stylish blouse paired with a skirt or dress pants. For a fashion-forward outfit, visit Sass & Bide on Oxford Street, where you’ll find trendy pieces to boost your confidence.

When speed dating, discuss your interests, hobbies, and aspirations. In Bondi Junction, you might chat about the famous Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Sharing your favorite spots along the trail or suggesting it as a potential second date idea can help establish commonalities and lead to a romantic connection.

LGBTQIA+ speed dating events often take place at The Beresford Hotel on Bourke Street. This iconic venue, built in the 1870s and lovingly restored, features a stunning courtyard and a vibrant atmosphere that perfectly complements the diverse queer community. The inclusive environment welcomes individuals across the spectrum, including genderqueer, WLW, MLM, trans, and bisexual singles, creating an exciting opportunity to meet like-minded people in a supportive setting.

For fitness enthusiasts, we occasionally host themed speed dating events at F45 Training Bondi Junction on Bronte Road. During these events, you can discuss your workout routines and potentially plan a shared gym session as a second date, fostering a connection based on mutual health interests.

Animal lovers often gather at The Royal Hotel on Bondi Road, a dog-friendly venue that hosts some of our speed dating events. To gauge your date’s affinity for pets, ask about their favorite animals or if they have any furry friends. For a pet-friendly second date, consider visiting Centennial Park, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll with your dogs while getting to know each other better.

To enhance your appearance for speed dating, visit Toni & Guy on Oxford Street. Their expert stylists can give you a fresh haircut or styling that boosts your confidence. For men, consider a sharp fade or textured cut, while women might opt for elegant waves or a sleek updo to make a lasting impression.

Bondi Junction offers numerous hobby clubs and activities perfect for meeting like-minded individuals. The Bondi Junction Library hosts book clubs and writing workshops, providing excellent topics for speed dating conversations and potential second date ideas for literature enthusiasts.

Our events typically attract 40 attendees, with an equal ratio of men to women. While many participants are from Bondi Junction, we also see singles from neighboring suburbs like Woollahra and Paddington. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches within your local area.

Asian speed dating events are often held at Mamasan on Spring Street, known for its fusion cuisine and vibrant atmosphere. Try their signature Peking Duck Pancakes while mingling with other singles. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, these events offer a more personal and immediate connection with potential partners.

Christian speed dating events frequently take place at The Mill on Oxford Street. These gatherings offer a faith-focused alternative to apps like Christian Mingle, allowing you to discuss your beliefs and values in person. You might talk about your involvement with local churches like St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, potentially leading to shared worship experiences.

Over-40s speed dating events are popular at The Eastern on Oxford Street, providing a sophisticated setting for mature singles. Participants in this age group often seek genuine connections and companionship. Outside of our events, the “Bondi Junction 40+ Social Group” on Meetup.com offers additional opportunities to meet like-minded individuals.

Over-50s events frequently occur at The Cock’N’Bull Hotel on Ebley Street, offering a relaxed atmosphere for mature daters. Singles in this age group often prioritize shared life experiences and companionship. While apps like OurTime cater to this demographic, speed dating events provide a more personal touch and immediate chemistry assessment.

For a memorable date night, consider Event Cinemas at Westfield Bondi Junction. Opt for the Gold Class experience, where you can enjoy a movie in luxurious reclining seats while savoring gourmet food and drinks. To make the most of your evening, arrive early to enjoy a pre-movie cocktail at the bar, allowing for intimate conversation before the film starts.