Connecting Singles IRL
Compared to online dating, you tend to know in a matter of minutes if you 'click' with someone when meeting face-to-face.
We're all about connecting you with other singles at fun social events including speed dating, singles parties, singles dinners, wine tasting and trivia nights.
With the largest database of singles, you'll have the best chance of meeting other like-minded singles and in finding love.
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Read what our guests have to say about us and their experiences.
"I would like to thank Encounter Dating for a great night. Not only did I have a chance to meet new people, I met a lovely girl on the evening. We have since been seeing each other and it has been amazing. This would not have been possible without the great people at Encounter Dating."
Encounter Dating is Australia's #1 singles events company and we specialise in running singles parties, speed dating and arranging blind dates through our matchmaking service.
Our singles events are all about having fun and meeting new people while hopefully finding a potential partner. We've partnered with the best venues to host our singles events in private areas reserved exclusively for our guests.
We've re-invented speed dating by getting rid of all the boring parts and only keeping the best bits. Gone are the name tags, the 'interview style' pens and papers and the pressure of having to mark your date as a 'yes' or a 'no' right there on the spot. Instead, at our speed dating events you can just relax and focus on getting to know each of your dates and at the end of the night in your own time, you can easily and discretely select who you would like to see again through our matching platform.
Our singles parties are are all about having a fun night out with other like-minded singles. Everyone is free to mingle and chat with anyone they wish and we often include an optional icebreaker to help you to meet as many of the other guests as possible. You can use our matching platform after the event to select those you would like to see again.
Singles Trivia Nights
Our singles trivia nights are loads of fun and people are often more relaxed than traditional speed dating. Each table of male and female team mates will have some fun trivia questions and puzzles to solve as a group. At the end of each round, the men stand up and move on to a new table to meet a new group of ladies to team up with for the next round of trivia questions and so on. There will be prizes for the winning male and female teams and time to socialise with everyone at the end. You'll be able to select anyone you would like to see again using our matching platform after the event.
Our singles dinner parties start with a drinks reception, where you will be introduced to everyone by our host. You will then join all the guests for a sit down dinner. After the main course the men swap places to different seats. This way you sit next to four people of the opposite sex during dinner. If you would like to meet a fellow guest again at a later date, you can make your own arrangements. But if the opportunity does not arise over dinner, that is not a problem. You can use our matching platform after the event to select those you would like to see again.
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