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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in the Inner West

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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 21 June, 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, 28 June, 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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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 29 June, 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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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 5 July 2024, 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, 12 July, 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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Soultrap Bar
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Thu, 18 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 27 July, 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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Soultrap Bar
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Thu, 18 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Why Choose Speed Dating Social Events In Inner West Sydney

Attending a Speed Dating Social event in Inner West Sydney is a lively, engaging experience, perfectly blending the area’s eclectic vibe with efficient matchmaking. Events often take place in popular bars like The Henson, where you can enjoy a cozy, kid-friendly environment with a signature craft beer like The Henson Lager, or at The Vic on the Park, ideal for an energetic night out with live music and a courtyard perfect for mingling over a “Vic’s Spiced Rum Punch.” For a more intimate setting, Butcher’s Brew Bar offers live jazz, making it a great spot for a quieter chat over their popular “Butcher’s Brew Ale.” Meanwhile, Gasoline Pony’s quirky atmosphere and vintage decor provide a fun backdrop for conversations, with their “Gasoline G&T” being a must-try.

Getting to these singles events is convenient via Newtown Station on the T2 Inner West & Leppington Line or the 423 bus route, saving the hassle of driving and parking. Surrounding suburbs like Marrickville, accessed via Marrickville Road, Leichhardt via Norton Street, contribute to a diverse mix of attendees, reflecting the local character known for its artistic and cultural vibrancy. This means you’re likely to meet people with interesting backgrounds and stories, adding depth to your dating experience.

Events are often held along King Street and Enmore Road, known for their bustling nightlife. Post-event, you could easily transition to a second date at the iconic Enmore Theatre, discussing its historic Art Deco architecture, or explore the dynamic Newtown Festival’s rich offerings. For something more contemporary, Carriageworks offers a vibrant arts scene, perfect for sparking creative conversations.

Local parks like Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, known for community events, and Sydney Park, with its scenic wetlands, provide tranquil spots to continue getting to know each other. Fitness enthusiasts might appreciate blind dating events near Newtown Gym, a favorite for its rooftop terrace and yoga classes, suggesting you may meet others who value an active lifestyle.

With nearby social hubs like Newtown Social Club, offering a lively pub environment, and Marrickville Bowling & Recreation Club, where retro vibes and live music set a relaxed tone, the area’s rich social scene offers many opportunities to meet like-minded singles. After the event, consider continuing your interaction at a local favorite like “Lentil as Anything,” known for its vegetarian dishes, or “Bloodwood,” celebrated for innovative Australian cuisineβ€”ideal settings to deepen connections made during the speed dating session. Whether you’re sipping a drink, exploring a local attraction, or enjoying a meal, Inner West Sydney’s vibrant backdrop ensures every speed dating night is memorable and engaging.

What To Expect At Speed Dating Social Our Events

Attending a Speed Dating Social event is an exciting and structured way to meet potential partners in a fun, relaxed environment. These events are organized into specific age groupsβ€”like Gen X, Millennials, Baby Boomers, and those over 40β€”ensuring you meet people at a similar life stage. Each group has unique traits: Gen X is known for stability and career focus, Millennials for tech-savviness and open-mindedness, and Baby Boomers for their wisdom and life experience. Meeting people close to your age enhances compatibility and makes it easier to connect, unlike dating apps where you might meet anyone.

At the event, you’ll be introduced to 12 different people for 5-minute chats, giving you a snapshot of each person without the commitment of a long, awkward date. The Speed Dating Matching App 4.0 replaces the old pen-and-paper method, letting you conveniently enter matches via your phone. You can update your matches until 8 AM the next day, providing a second chance to reflect on your interactions. This digital system also means you only need your email if your phone number isn’t working.

The structure involves ladies staying seated while gentlemen rotate, making women feel secure and prioritized. Men, on the other hand, enjoy the challenge and novelty of meeting multiple people in a short span. Events cater to different cultural backgrounds tooβ€”such as Christians, Asians, Jews, and Indiansβ€”with each group having specific dating preferences. For instance, Christians often look for shared faith, while Asians value family and tradition. Jewish speed dating often emphasizes cultural continuity, and Indians might seek partners with similar backgrounds.

Events typically start at 7 PM with a mid-way break around 8 PM, concluding by 9 PM. This break is a great opportunity to freshen up and mingle, helping you catch your breath and chat informally. With events often held on Fridays and Saturdays, attendance is usually high, creating a vibrant atmosphere. You can view a list of attendees, which helps you decide who you’d like to connect with.

Ticking matches on your phone rather than asking for numbers minimizes the chance of rejection, making the process smoother and more discreet. If someone ticks you, you get their contact details, increasing your chances of finding a match. Even if you tick someone who doesn’t reciprocate immediately, they still get your details, so there’s still hope for a connection.

The value for money is great, with early bird tickets starting at $29.90 and last release tickets at $34.90. Given that you get to meet 12 different people, this price is a bargain compared to a single date. Equal gender ratios ensure everyone gets a fair chance to meet someone, while mingling before and after, and during the intermission, provides extra time to make connections. Having name cards helps remember who’s who, and booking through Eventbrite assures trustworthiness.

In-person events are far better for genuine connections compared to online dating, offering a real feel for each person’s personality. Icebreaker games and conversation cards help ease any nerves. You get your own table, making you feel at ease and ready to engage. The slight tolerance in age ranges allows for flexibility while keeping interactions relevant.

With 40 attendees, the events are large enough to offer variety but small enough to feel intimate. Started in 2020 by Australian Darcy Todd, who shifted from personal training to organizing social events, Speed Dating Social has expanded from Melbourne to Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane. The digital evolution from paper matches to a streamlined app shows how they keep pace with modern dating needs. Book early for the best ticket prices, and note the 30-day refund policyβ€”ensuring flexibility and fairness in planning.

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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 in Inner West Sydney 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

Dress to impress with a smart-casual outfit. For a stylish ensemble, visit Route 66 on King Street for vintage and retro clothing that stands out. Pair your outfit with a fresh manicure from Paris Nails & Spa on Enmore Road; ask for a classic French manicure to keep it chic and versatile.

Mention local favorites like the Newtown Festival for lively cultural experiences, Carriageworks for its eclectic arts scene, or discuss a recent show at Enmore Theatre. These topics are great for finding common interests and planning future dates.

Keep fit by working out at Newtown Gym, which has excellent facilities including a rooftop terrace and yoga classes. Staying active not only boosts your confidence but also helps you meet other fitness-minded singles.

If you love pets, mention Petbarn on King Street or suggest a date at Camperdown Dog Park. Ask, β€œDo you have a pet? Maybe we could take our dogs to Camperdown Dog Park for a walk sometime!”

The event starts with a check-in and brief introduction, followed by a series of 5-minute dates. You’ll meet about 12 people and indicate your matches using the Speed Dating Matching App 4.0. After the event, you have until 8 AM the next day to finalize your matches.

Typically, there are around 40 attendees from nearby suburbs like Marrickville, Leichhardt, and Glebe. It’s easy to strike up a conversation by asking, β€œWhich part of the Inner West are you from?” This helps you connect with locals.

Events cater to diverse groups including Asian, gay, and lesbian singles. For specific dating preferences, Asians might use Tantan, LGBTQ+ individuals could use Grindr, and everyone can find matches through Speed Dating Social events.

For a cozy follow-up date, consider Bloodwood for contemporary Australian cuisine, Lentil as Anything for a pay-as-you-feel dining experience, or Young Henrys for a casual drink and brewery tour.

Single parents often appreciate conversations about local schools or child care. Mention Newtown Public School or Newtown Kids Cottage for a relatable topic that can ease the conversation.

  • The Henson: Its family-friendly atmosphere and sustainable menu create a relaxed, inclusive environment.
  • The Vic on the Park: Live music and outdoor movies provide an energetic setting perfect for breaking the ice.
  • Butcher’s Brew Bar: Its intimate jazz setting fosters deep, meaningful conversations in a cozy space.

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