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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Cronulla

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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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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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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 Cronulla

Experience the thrill of meeting new people at our speed dating social events in Cronulla, a vibrant beachside suburb in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. These engaging gatherings offer singles a chance to connect face-to-face in a relaxed atmosphere, far from the swiping fatigue of dating apps. Most events take place along Cronulla Street, the bustling heart of the area’s nightlife scene. Easily accessible by public transport, you can catch the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line train to Cronulla Station, just a short walk from our venues.

Our events kick off with a casual mingle at 7pm, followed by twelve 5-minute mini-dates. Men rotate between tables, while women remain seated. At 8pm, there’s a 10-minute intermission for refreshments and mingling, before wrapping up at 9pm. Using our innovative Matching App 4.0, you’ll scan in and select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The excitement builds as you await your matches, delivered at 8am the next morning. Typically held on Thursdays or Fridays, these events attract singles from neighboring Miranda and Caringbah as well.

For attire, smart casual is the way to go. Ladies, check out Cronulla’s own Zimmermann boutique for the perfect outfit. Gentlemen, Cronulla Central Shopping Centre offers various options to suit your style. As an attendee, you’ll find the atmosphere buzzing with anticipation and possibility.

Booking is easy through Eventbrite, where you can select your preferred age group: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s. We also offer specialized events for Gay, LGBTQ, Christian, and Asian singles. When conversing, why not break the ice by discussing Cronulla’s famous beaches? Suggest a second date idea like a surfing lesson or a picnic with ocean views.

Our Venues

Northies Cronulla Hotel, located at 1 Kingsway, Cronulla, is a local institution. This Art Deco building, constructed in 1938, was originally a milk bar before becoming the beloved pub it is today. Owned by the Feros Group, Northies offers a relaxed vibe perfect for speed dating. Its spacious layout allows for easy movement between dates, while the beachfront location provides a romantic backdrop. The venue’s history as a community hub adds character to your dating experience. Try their signature Cronulla Breeze cocktail to calm any first-date jitters. For the best experience, arrive early to soak in the atmosphere and perhaps catch a stunning sunset view.

Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar at 30 Cronulla Street. This intimate venue, established in 2010, transformed a former retail space into a cozy wine bar. Owner Sarah Thompson’s passion for Spanish cuisine influences both the menu and the ambiance, creating a unique speed dating setting. The bar’s dim lighting and soft background music foster a romantic mood, while the shared tapas concept encourages conversation. Their house-made sangria is a must-try. To make the most of your experience here, come with an open mind and be ready to share some delicious bites between dates.

The Brass Monkey at 115 Cronulla Street, has been a live music hotspot since 1996. Originally a bank building from the 1920s, it retains much of its old-world charm. Current owner John Sinclair has maintained its reputation as a cultural hub, which adds an eclectic energy to speed dating events. The venue’s stage area provides a natural focal point, sometimes featuring live acoustic sets during intermissions. Its diverse crowd and lively atmosphere make for great conversation starters. Order their famous Monkey Magic cocktail for a bit of liquid courage. Pro tip: Use the venue’s musical heritage as a conversation starter to find common ground with your dates.

What To Expect At Our Events

At our events, you’ll receive a name card upon arrival and scan the QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This allows you to view all attendees and make your selections throughout the night. After mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every five minutes, guided by our attentive hosts. You’ll have 12 mini-dates in total, with the option to participate in ice-breaker games during intermission or use conversation cards if you need a little help. With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), you’re guaranteed equal opportunities to connect. Many find this face-to-face interaction more genuine and enjoyable compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has successfully hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. We pride ourselves on maintaining equal ratios of men and women, ensuring everyone has a chance to connect. Early bird tickets are available for $29.90, with last-release tickets at $34.90. Please note that we have a no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to maintain our carefully balanced ratios. For any queries, contact us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

You’ll meet a diverse range of singles at our Cronulla events. From young professionals in their 20s enjoying their university days to mature daters over 50 looking for companionship, the crowd is always varied and interesting. Many attendees are return visitors, creating a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers. You might find yourself chatting with a surfer from Cronulla, a business owner from Miranda, or a teacher from Caringbah. The key to getting the most out of the experience is to approach each conversation with genuine curiosity and openness.

For single parents, we understand the challenges of dating with children. Cronulla Kids Care on Gerrale Street offers evening childcare services, perfect for attending our events. Afterwards, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at Shelly Park playground? It’s an ideal spot for kids to play while you continue your conversation in a relaxed setting.

Post Event Cronulla Date Night Ideas

Post-event, consider extending your connection at one of Cronulla’s romantic hotspots. The Highfield rooftop bar offers stunning ocean views and a sophisticated ambiance. To make the most of your date here, arrive just before sunset and request a corner table for more privacy. Alternatively, take a moonlit stroll along Cronulla Beach Esplanade. Pack a light picnic and find a quiet spot on the sand. Bring a cozy blanket to share and some conversation starters to keep the chat flowing naturally.

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 attire is ideal for our Cronulla events. For ladies, a stylish yet comfortable outfit from Zimmermann boutique on Cronulla Street is perfect. Gentlemen can find great options at Cronulla Central Shopping Centre. Remember, confidence is your best accessory!

Focus on light, engaging subjects like hobbies, travel, or local attractions. Cronulla’s famous beaches make for a great talking point. You could discuss favorite surf spots or suggest a beachside picnic for a potential second date, seamlessly blending local flavor with future plans.

Our LGBTQ+ events often take place at The Coast Bar, a vibrant venue on Gerrale Street. Built in the 1980s and recently renovated by its queer owners, it features a rainbow-lit dance floor and a cozy outdoor area, creating an inclusive atmosphere for our diverse community. These events bring together a wonderful mix of LGBTQ+ singles, including genderqueer, WLW (women loving women), MLM (men loving men), trans, and bi individuals, fostering connections in a safe, welcoming environment.

Our fitness-themed events are perfect for this! Mention Fitness First on Croydon Street as a conversation starter. You could suggest a joint workout or a beachside yoga session for a fun, active second date.

Absolutely! Many of our events are held at pet-friendly venues like Grind Espresso on Cronulla Street. Break the ice by asking about pets or suggesting a date at Cronulla Dog Beach – it’s a fantastic spot for a relaxed, playful second date with fellow animal enthusiasts.

Visit Cronulla Hair Studio on Surf Road for a confidence-boosting style. Ask for a natural, polished look that makes you feel your best without seeming overdone.

Discuss local activities like the Cronulla Surfing Academy. It’s a great way to find common ground and potentially plan an exciting second date riding the waves together.

We typically host around 40 attendees, with an equal mix of men and women. Many come from Cronulla itself, as well as neighboring Miranda and Caringbah, increasing your chances of finding local, compatible matches.

Our Asian singles events are often held at Alphabet Street, a trendy Asian fusion restaurant on Cronulla Street. Try their signature lychee martini for a conversation starter. These events offer a more personal touch compared to apps like East Meet East, allowing for genuine connections.

Christian events are frequently hosted at Zimzala Restaurant overlooking Cronulla Beach. Unlike Christian dating apps like Christian Mingle, our events offer face-to-face interactions in a faith-friendly environment. Discussions often revolve around shared values, and you might consider inviting your match to a service at C3 Church Cronulla for a spiritually connected second date.

Over 40s events are popular at Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar. These gatherings attract professionals seeking meaningful connections, often prioritizing shared life experiences and future goals. Beyond our events, the “Cronulla 40+ Social Group” on Meetup.com is another great resource for meeting like-minded individuals.

Our over 50s events at Northies Cronulla Hotel are always lively affairs. Attendees often seek companionship and shared interests rather than whirlwind romance. While apps like SilverSingles can be useful, our events offer immediate chemistry checks and a fun, social atmosphere that digital platforms can’t replicate.

The Highfield rooftop bar offers stunning ocean views and a sophisticated ambiance, perfect for a romantic evening. Arrive just before sunset, request a corner table for privacy, and enjoy their creative cocktails. The panoramic vistas provide natural conversation starters, helping you and your date connect while soaking in Cronulla’s beauty.