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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Rockdale

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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 Rockdale

Experience the excitement of speed dating in Rockdale, a vibrant suburb in Sydney’s south where singles gather to find love and connection. Rockdale’s bustling Princes Highway is the heart of the local nightlife scene, hosting most speed dating events in its lively bars and pubs. Getting there is a breeze – catch the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line train to Rockdale Station, just a short walk from the action.

Our events kick off with a relaxed mingle, followed by a 7pm start for 12 mini-dates. Men rotate every 5 minutes, giving everyone a chance to connect. At the midway 10-minute intermission, refresh your drink and catch your breath before diving back in. As you chat, use the Matching App 4.0 to select ‘match’ or ‘friend’ for each person you meet. The night wraps up at 9pm, typically on Thursdays or Fridays, with matches revealed at 8am the next day.

Dress to impress in smart casual attire – ladies, check out Ally Fashion on Rockdale Plaza Drive for the perfect outfit. You’ll meet singles from neighboring Kogarah and Bexley, creating a diverse dating pool. As an attendee, you’ll feel the buzz of possibility in the air, a refreshing change from swiping on dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite, choosing your age group from 20s to 70s. We also offer specialized events for Gay, LGBTQ, Christian, and Asian singles. When chatting, why not mention Rockdale Bicentennial Park? Suggest a picnic date there to continue your conversation in a romantic setting.

Our Venues

The Grand Hotel, located on Railway Street, Rockdale, exudes charm with its art deco faΓ§ade. Built in 1937, it was originally a grand cinema before being converted into a pub. Current owner Sarah Thompson has preserved its historical features while creating a welcoming atmosphere for speed dating. The vintage movie posters adorning the walls serve as great conversation starters, while the cozy booths offer privacy for intimate chats. The rooftop bar provides a breath of fresh air between rounds, perfect for calming any nerves. Try their signature “Cinema Sunset” cocktail to break the ice. Speed dating here feels like stepping back in time, so embrace the nostalgic vibe and share your favorite classic movies.

Rockdale RSL Club on Railway Street has been a community hub since 1921. Originally a returned servicemen’s club, it’s now owned by the Rockdale community and managed by John Anderson, who ensures a welcoming environment for speed daters. The spacious function room allows for easy movement between dates, while the memorabilia displays offer unique talking points. Live music in the main bar area creates a lively atmosphere during breaks. Their “Aussie Digger” beer, brewed on-site, is a must-try. Speed dating here feels patriotic and communal – use this to your advantage by asking about your date’s local connections.

The Rockdale Hotel on Princes Highway dates back to 1880, making it one of the area’s oldest pubs. Current owner Mike Chen has maintained its historic charm while adding modern touches. The exposed brick walls and wooden beams create a rustic ambiance, perfect for romance. Their secluded courtyard offers a quiet spot for deeper conversations during breaks. The pub’s own “1880 Ale” is a great conversation starter. Speed dating here feels intimate and cozy – lean into the historic atmosphere by sharing stories of your family history or discussing how Rockdale has changed over time.

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, where you can view all attendees. After some mingling at the bar, ladies take their seats while men rotate every 5 minutes. Use your phone to select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person you meet. The next morning at 8am, you’ll receive your matches’ contact details. We typically host 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), ensuring equal ratios for maximum interaction. Many find our events more engaging than popular dating sites like OkCupid or Match.com, as the face-to-face interaction allows for genuine chemistry to develop.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social was founded by Darcy Todd in 2020 and has since hosted over 787 events, introducing more than 37,423 singles. Our commitment to equal gender ratios sets us apart from other dating services. Tickets start at $29.90 for early birds, with a final release at $34.90. We have a strict no-refund policy within 30 days of an event to ensure committed attendees. For any queries, contact matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Our events attract a diverse crowd of singles eager to find love. You might chat with young professionals fresh out of university, single parents balancing work and family, or mature daters over 50 looking for companionship. Many attendees are first-timers, while others are regulars who enjoy the social aspect. You’ll meet people from Rockdale, Kogarah, and Bexley, creating a microcosm of Sydney’s multicultural dating scene. The key to success is approaching each mini-date with an open mind and genuine curiosity.

For single parents, Rockdale Early Learning Centre offers childcare services during event hours. After making a connection, why not suggest a family-friendly follow-up date at Cafe on Geeves? It’s perfect for kids to play while you get to know each other better.

Post Event Rockdale Date Night Ideas

For a casual yet intimate follow-up, try Charcoal Kingdom on King Street. This cozy restaurant offers a shared dining experience that encourages conversation. Tip: Order a variety of mezze plates to share, creating natural talking points about food preferences and travel experiences.

If you’re looking for something more active, head to Rockdale Tennis Centre on West Botany Street. A friendly game of tennis can reveal a lot about your date’s personality and competitive spirit. Tip: Bring a picnic to enjoy in the nearby park after your match, allowing for more relaxed conversation away from the court.

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 Rockdale, smart casual attire is ideal. Gentlemen, opt for a crisp button-down shirt and well-fitted trousers, while ladies might choose a stylish dress or a chic blouse with slacks. For the perfect outfit, visit Ally Fashion on Rockdale Plaza Drive. They offer a range of trendy options that strike the right balance between casual and dressy, perfect for making a great first impression.

When speed dating in Rockdale, it’s great to discuss local attractions. Try mentioning Rockdale Bicentennial Park – ask if they’ve visited recently or suggest a picnic date there. This can lead to discussions about outdoor activities, favorite local spots, or even childhood memories if they grew up in the area. Remember, the goal is to find commonalities and potential for a second date.

LGBTQIA+ speed dating events in Rockdale are often held at The Rainbow Lounge on Bay Street. This inclusive venue, owned by long-time LGBTQIA+ advocates Sam and Alex, features a vibrant mural wall and a cozy rooftop garden. Built in the 1980s, it’s been a safe haven for the queer community for decades. These events attract a diverse crowd, including genderqueer individuals, WLW (women loving women), MLM (men loving men), trans, and bi singles. The atmosphere is welcoming and energetic, perfect for meeting potential romantic partners or making new friends within the community.

For fitness enthusiasts, we occasionally host specialized speed dating events at F45 Training Rockdale on Princes Highway. During these events, you can discuss your workout routines, favorite healthy recipes, or suggest meeting up for a shared training session. This is a great way to establish mutual interests and potentially set up a gym date to continue getting to know each other.

Many of our speed dating events are held at The Pet-Friendly Pub on King Street, which welcomes furry friends. To gauge your date’s love for animals, ask about their pets or favorite animals. For a second date with a fellow animal lover, suggest a trip to Rockdale Park. It’s a lovely spot for a dog walk or picnic, offering a relaxed atmosphere to continue your conversation surrounded by nature and wagging tails.

To boost your confidence, consider visiting Rockdale Hair & Beauty on Railway Street. They offer a range of services to help you feel your best. For ladies, a blowout can add volume and shine to your hair, while gentlemen might opt for a fresh trim. Remember, the most attractive quality is confidence, so choose a style that makes you feel comfortable and authentic.

Rockdale is home to various hobby clubs and activities. During your speed dates, mention the Rockdale Art Society. They host regular workshops and exhibitions, providing a perfect opportunity to discuss artistic interests. If you find a fellow art enthusiast, you could suggest attending their next event together as a second date.

Our events typically attract around 40 attendees, with an equal ratio of men and women. While many participants are from Rockdale, we also see singles from neighboring Kogarah and Bexley. This diverse mix increases your chances of finding compatible matches within a convenient local radius.

Asian speed dating events are often held at The Golden Dragon on Princes Highway. This atmospheric venue is known for its delicious dumplings and signature lychee martini. The experience here is more personalized and intimate compared to Asian dating apps like EastMeetEast, allowing for real-time chemistry and cultural connections.

Christian speed dating events in Rockdale are frequently hosted at The Olive Branch CafΓ© on Bay Street. These events offer a more focused approach than Christian dating apps like Christian Mingle, allowing you to discuss faith, values, and life goals in person. You might talk about your favorite Bible verses or invite a promising match to attend a service with you at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Over 40s speed dating events are popular at The Vintage Lounge on King Street. Attendees in this age group often seek partners with similar life experiences and future goals. They tend to value authenticity and meaningful connections. Besides our events, the “Rockdale 40+ Social Club” meetup group is another great way to connect with like-minded individuals in the area.

Over 50s events are regularly held at The Golden Years Bar on Railway Street. This venue’s warm, welcoming atmosphere puts everyone at ease. Participants often discuss travel plans, hobbies, or their experiences with online dating. Many find speed dating more engaging than over 50s dating apps like SilverSingles, appreciating the opportunity for face-to-face interactions.

For a memorable date night, consider Rockdale Cinema on King Street. This charming independent theater offers a mix of current releases and classic films. To make the most of your evening, arrive early to enjoy a pre-movie coffee at the adjoining cafΓ©. This setting provides a perfect balance of entertainment and opportunity for conversation, allowing you to discuss the film and get to know each other better.