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Upcoming Speed Dating CBD Events

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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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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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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 Sydney's CBD

Speed dating in Sydney CBD is like diving headfirst into aΒ whirlwind of romantic possibilities, all set against the backdrop of Australia’s most iconic city. Picture yourself on George Street, the bustling heart of Sydney’s nightlife, where most of these exhilarating events unfold. Getting there is a breeze – just hop on the T8 Airport & South Line train to Town Hall Station, and you’ll find yourself in the thick of the action.

As you arrive, the air buzzes with anticipation. The mingle kicks off at 6:30 PM, giving you time to settle those pre-date jitters before the main event starts at 7 PM sharp. You’ll dash through 12 mini-dates, each lasting a mere 5 minutes, with the gents rotating like clockwork. Don’t worry, there’s a 10-minute breather at halftime to catch your breath and maybe sneak a quick selfie. By 9 PM, it’s all wrapped up, but the night’s still young in Sydney!

Our Matching App 4.0 is your digital wingman for the evening. Simply scan in, and you’re ready to swipe ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your potential soulmates. The best part? You’ll wake up to your matches at 8 AM the next day – talk about breakfast of champions!Β Wondering what to wear? Sydney’s dating scene is all about that smart-casual vibe. For a killer outfit that’ll turn heads, swing by The Rocks Markets on the weekend before your big night. And remember, you’re not just meeting locals – expect toΒ mingle with singlesΒ from neighboring Surry Hills and Darlinghurst too.

Now, let’s chat about date night conversation starters. The Sydney Opera House is always a winner. Try this: “Did you know the Opera House took 14 years to build? How about we grab a coffee there next week and you can tell me if it was worth the wait?” Smooth, right?

Our Venues

The Argyle, sits pretty on Argyle Street in The Rocks. This sandstone beauty, built in 1826, was once a wool store before transforming into the trendy bar it is today. Owned by Merivale, the Justin Hemmes touch adds a dash of sophistication to your speed dating experience. The Argyle boasts three unique features that amp up your dating game: a stunning courtyard perfect for those “let’s grab some air” moments, six bars to keep the conversation flowing, and a state-of-the-art sound system that sets the mood without drowning out your witty banter. Pro tip: Order their signature Argyle Blush cocktail – it’s a great ice-breaker and might just match the color of your cheeks after a particularly charming encounter!

Establishment Bar on George Street. This venue screams luxury, housed in a meticulously restored 19th-century building that was once the site of Australia’s first fleet. Owned by the Merivale Group (yes, Justin Hemmes strikes again!), Establishment brings a touch of class to your speed dating adventure. Its marble bar – the longest in the Southern Hemisphere – provides ample space for those crucial between-round chats. The soaring ceilings create an atmosphere of grandeur, making each mini-date feel like a scene from a rom-com. And don’t forget the hidden Palmer & Co. speakeasy downstairs – perfect for a cheeky nightcap if you hit it off with someone special. When it comes to drinks, you can’t go wrong with their famous Espresso Martini. A word to the wise: arrive early to snag a spot at the bar – it’s the best place to see and be seen!

The Ivy, is a George Street icon that needs no introduction. This multi-level playground for adults was built in 2008 on the site of an old cinema, and boy, did Justin Hemmes (yes, him again!) know what he was doing. The Ivy’s rooftop pool adds a splash of glamour to your speed dating experience – nothing breaks the ice quite like the shared dream of a summer dip. The venue’s multiple bars and diverse spaces mean you’re never far from a refill or a quiet corner for a more intimate chat. And the ever-changing art installations provide perfect conversation starters if you find yourself tongue-tied. Order the Ivy Spritz – it’s refreshing, sophisticated, and might just give you the liquid courage to make that bold move. Pro tip: Take a moment to explore the venue before the event starts – knowing your way around will give you an air of confidence that’s sure to impress.

What To Expect At Our Events

What to expect at our events? Buckle up, buttercup – it’s going to be a wild ride! Upon arrival, you’ll snag your name card and scan the QR code faster than you can say “soulmate.” The Matching App 4.0 becomes your digital black book for the night, listing all attendees. After some liquid courage during the mingle, ladies take their seats while gents play musical chairs every 5 minutes. You’ll be swiping ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ on your phone faster than a Tinder pro, with the added bonus of getting your matches’ contact details at 8 AM the next day. It’s like Christmas morning, but with potential boyfriends!

With 12 five-minute mini-dates, you’ll be speed-dating your way through 40 attendees (that’s 20 of each flavor) from 7 PM to 9 PM. Feeling tongue-tied? No worries! We’ve got ice-breaker games and conversation cards that’ll make you smoother than a pick-up artist. And let’s be real – with equal ratios, you’re guaranteed more action than on Tinder and Bumble combined. It’s like playing the field, but the field came to you!

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social isn’t just an event – it’s a movement. Founded by the matchmaking maestro Darcy Todd in 2020, we’ve played cupid for over 37,423 singles across 787 events. We’re talking equal ratios, people – no wallflowers here! Snag an early bird ticket for $29.90, or if you like to live dangerously, last-release tickets are $34.90. Why no refunds within 30 days? Because commitment is sexy, darling. Got questions? Slide into our DMs at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Who will you meet? Imagine a melting pot of Sydney’s finest – young professionals fresh out of uni, silver foxes looking for love, single parents ready to mingle, and everything in between. You might bump into a startup CEO from Surry Hills, a creative type from Darlinghurst, or a finance whiz from the CBD. Some are speed dating veterans, others are nervous newbies, but all are there for the same reason – to find that spark. It’s like a real-life dating app, but with actual chemistry and without the unsolicited pics. Pro tip: Keep an open mind – your perfect match might not be who you expect!

Single parents, we’ve got you covered! Leave the little ones at Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Surry Hills and get ready to rediscover your mojo. And for that follow-up date? The Grounds of Alexandria is perfect for a family-friendly rendezvous where the kids can play while you make googly eyes over coffee.

Post Event CBD Date Night Ideas

Post-event, why not keep the magic alive? Take your speed date to Spice Alley in Chippendale for a culinary adventure. This laneway of Asian hawker-style eateries is perfect for taste-testing and getting to know each other better. Pro tip: Share dishes – it’s intimate and shows you’re not afraid of commitment (or garlic breath).

Or, for something more laid-back, hit up The Royal Botanical Gardens. Pack a picnic, find a spot with a Harbor view, and let nature play wingman. Bring a frisbee or a deck of cards for some playful competition – nothing says “I’m a catch” like good-natured trash talk over Go Fish.

So there you have it, folks – Speed Dating Social in Sydney CBD is more than just an event, it’s an experience. It’s where love stories begin, friendships are forged, and at the very least, you’ll walk away with some killer anecdotes for your next dinner party. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the dating pool – the water’s fine, and who knows? You might just find your happily ever after. Or at least a decent coffee date. Either way, you’re winning!

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

Think smart casual with a dash of ‘I woke up like this’ perfection. Ladies, a cute cocktail dress or a chic blouse-and-jeans combo will turn heads. Gents, a crisp button-down and well-fitted jeans or chinos will have you looking sharper than the Opera House sails. For that killer outfit, swing by The Strand Arcade on George Street. It’s a fashion mecca that’ll have you strutting into speed dating like it’s your own personal runway.

Chat about the breathtaking Harbor Bridge climb – it’s a great way to gauge if your date’s adventurous or afraid of heights. Suggest it as a potential second date and watch their eyes light up (or their knees wobble). Pro tip: Mentioning the Harbour Bridge’s 1,332 steps is a sneaky way to flex your local knowledge and maybe your fitness level too!

ARQ Sydney on Flinders Street is THE place to be. This iconic gay bar, built in the 1980s, has been the beating heart of Sydney’s queer scene for decades. With its legendary dance floor and rooftop bar, it’s perfect for mingling and maybe finding your queer eye for the straight guy (or gal, or non-binary pal). The owner, Shadd Danesi, keeps the vibe fresh and inclusive, making it a haven for everyone from lesbian speed daters to genderqueer singles looking for love.

F45 Training on Kent Street is your go-to conversation piece. Casually drop it into conversation and watch those fitness-focused eyes light up. “Oh, you’re into HIIT? Have you tried F45 on Kent? Maybe we could partner up for a workout sometime?” Boom! You’ve just scored a gym date and a chance to show off those guns.

The Carrington on Bourke Street is perfect for meeting fellow pet parents. Try this line: “Do you have any fur babies at home? I’ve been thinking about adopting and would love some advice.” If sparks fly, suggest a doggy date at Sydney Park. Picture it: you, your date, and your pooches frolicking in the sun. It’s like a rom-com, but with more slobber.

Pop into Edwards And Co on Crown Street for a pre-date glow-up. Ask for their signature ‘lived-in’ color and beachy waves. You’ll strut out feeling like a million bucks and ready to make some lasting impressions in those crucial five-minute windows.

Check out the Sydney Photography Walks. Mention it during your speed dates and see who lights up. “Ever tried those Sydney Photography Walks? I’ve been dying to capture the city at sunset.” Boom! Instant second date idea with a side of artistic flair.

Typically, our events draw around 40 attendees, with a good mix from the CBD, Surry Hills, and Darlinghurst. This tri-suburb trifecta means you’re not just meeting city slickers, but also creative types and trendy locals. It’s like casting a wider net, but in a pond full of potential soulmates!

Holy Duck! in Chippendale is the go-to spot. Their Peking duck pancakes are to die for – perfect for breaking the ice and potentially sharing a meal. Speed dating here beats swiping on EastMeetEast any day. You get to see those dimples in real-time, folks!

We often host events at The Tea Room QVB. It’s a heavenly experience that puts Christian Mingle to shame. Talk about your favorite psalms or your experiences at St. Andrew’s Cathedral nearby. Who knows, you might find someone to share Sunday service with!

The Ivy is where it’s at for the over-40s crowd. These events are less about finding a ‘hookup’ and more about discovering a potential life partner. Singles at this age know what they want – no games, just genuine connections. And if you’re looking for more opportunities, check out the ‘Sydney Over 40s Social Group’ on Meetup. It’s like speed dating, but in slow motion.

We love hosting at The Glenmore Hotel for our distinguished over-50s singles. The rooftop bar offers stunning views of the Opera House – perfect for sparking romance! At this age, folks are looking for companionship, shared interests, and maybe someone to explore retirement dreams with. It beats scrolling through SilverSingles, that’s for sure. You can actually see if there’s a spark in those eyes!

How about a sunset kayak tour on Sydney Harbour? It’s romantic, it’s active, and it’s a great way to see if you and your date can paddle in sync. Just remember, if you tip over, it’s a great excuse for a follow-up date to dry off over coffee!