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Summary

Virtual Speed Dating. Speed dating from the comfort of your own home!

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Reviews Rating 5 (11 reviews)

Pros

  • Events are held from the comfort of your own home
  • Host is with you to run the Virtual Speed Dating
  • Virtual Speed Dating software easily accessible
  • No signing up! Just tap a link for event access
  • SMS support to help if you get stuck
  • Save time driving to and from the venue
  • Helps stop the spread of COVID-19

Cons

  • 1800 851 841 number closes at 5:00 pm
  • SMS support closes at 9:00 pm

Virtual Events

You’ve probably heard about speed dating through films and the media or maybe a friend has even tried it but are you still a little baffled about what really goes on at one of these events? Who attends them, where do they take place and why do people put themselves out there to date a bunch of strangers? I’m going to draw on my experiences as a host of speed dating and singles events to answer some of these questions.

Imagine this: it’s a Friday or Saturday night and you’re keen to go out, have a few drinks and meet some fabulous people. Now imagine you’re in the midst of a global health pandemic and you can’t go out, ANYWHERE! Let alone get up close and personal with a whole bunch of other singles in one night. Easy to picture? Yeah, I thought so. In times like these, you might find yourself feeling as though your only options are the old swipey apps that, let’s be honest, drove you to try speed dating in the first place! They drove you here because you swipe and swipe and get little to NO replies. How flipping frustrating is that!

Now, what would you say if I told you there was another way that still involved technology but came without the cutthroat manner of approval and rejection like there is with Tinder and Bumble? This idea has become a reality with Singles Events Melbourne’s new addition, Virtual Speed Dating! A space where you can have an experience much like our traditional speed dating but from the comfort of your own home.

While technology has been thrown into the mix, this does not equate to a more complex and less realistic experience. In fact, you may even find it easier and more enjoyable, particularly with the added likelihood of meeting people’s pets – if this doesn’t entice you then I don’t know what will!

Our Virtual Speed Dating events operate in much of the same way as our traditional speed dating events, as everything is organised for you with a host there to facilitate. All you need to do is simply have the conversations. If you’re thinking it all still sounds a little bit difficult, rest assured that our friendly hosts are there to assist with any concerns or difficulties you may experience, just as they would at any other event. Coupled with the fact that there are no additional signing in required. Just a simple link that with give you instant access to the event.

During the event you will be video chatting with other singles that have also purchased a ticket. Dates will go for 8 minutes each and you decide who you would like to have further contact with. If you say yes to 3 people and the same 3 people also say yes to you, then they are matches! You’ll receive their contact details the next day.

These new events really are fuss-free, in particular with the raised comfort level. All you need is a smart device or computer, a comfortable area in which to park your butt, the drink of your choice, and you’re all set. You may even find that being in an environment of your own choice helps in eradicating any anxieties or reservations you may have had when considering our RL events.

Even though you meet your dates over the internet, you’re still essentially face-to-face. You simply sit and have a chat like you would on a night out or at any of our other events, except if you’re telling them about something really cool you have at home, you can actually show it to them – once again, *insert pets here*.

It might seem like I’m really going on about this but I just cannot stress enough just how fun, easy, and hassle-free our Virtual Speed Dating events are.

Although this new speed dating may be virtual, the interactions are as real as it gets. So get out there in a way that lets you stay in.

Who Turns Up?

Anyone! You might have a preconceived idea about the kind of person or ‘type’ that you might come across but after hosting many Virtual Speed Dating events I can honestly say that ALL kinds of people attend.

Business owners, professional/corporate workers, students, extroverts/introverts, tradies, single parents, people that have just moved to the area or from another country, people with friends that are all married, individuals from all nationalities as well as people with every kind of body type/look and from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The one thing you all have in common is you’re single and are looking to meet new people and expand your social network.

The majority of virtual events have an age range that will ensure you are dating people of a similar age to you. Some events have a theme such as ‘Fitness Singles’ or ‘Trivia Night’. This allows you to meet people with similar interests, hobbies, or values.

Why do people attend Virtual Speed Dating?

People who are after something a bit more casual don’t usually tend to go to speed dating events as there are easier and faster ways to do this with all the apps and digital technology available.

People who attend a virtual event are open-minded, friendly, and the majority of the time probably just as nervous as you! Some people are just better at hiding it. The more you do it, the easier it becomes!

That’s a basic overview of what to expect so why not give Virtual Speed Dating a go! You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain. Register here to receive a discount code for your first event with us.

From your friends who always bring the love,

the SEM fam.

Bridget
BridgetSpeed Dating Host

Virtual Events

You’ve probably heard about speed dating through films and the media or maybe a friend has even tried it but are you still a little baffled about what really goes on at one of these events? Who attends them, where do they take place and why do people put themselves out there to date a bunch of strangers? I’m going to draw on my experiences as a host of speed dating and singles events to answer some of these questions.

Imagine this: it’s a Friday or Saturday night and you’re keen to go out, have a few drinks and meet some fabulous people. Now imagine you’re in the midst of a global health pandemic and you can’t go out, ANYWHERE! Let alone get up close and personal with a whole bunch of other singles in one night. Easy to picture? Yeah, I thought so. In times like these, you might find yourself feeling as though your only options are the old swipey apps that, let’s be honest, drove you to try speed dating in the first place! They drove you here because you swipe and swipe and get little to NO replies. How flipping frustrating is that!

Now, what would you say if I told you there was another way that still involved technology but came without the cutthroat manner of approval and rejection like there is with Tinder and Bumble? This idea has become a reality with Singles Events Melbourne’s new addition, Virtual Speed Dating! A space where you can have an experience much like our traditional speed dating but from the comfort of your own home.

While technology has been thrown into the mix, this does not equate to a more complex and less realistic experience. In fact, you may even find it easier and more enjoyable, particularly with the added likelihood of meeting people’s pets – if this doesn’t entice you then I don’t know what will!

Our Virtual Speed Dating events operate in much of the same way as our traditional speed dating events, as everything is organised for you with a host there to facilitate. All you need to do is simply have the conversations. If you’re thinking it all still sounds a little bit difficult, rest assured that our friendly hosts are there to assist with any concerns or difficulties you may experience, just as they would at any other event. Coupled with the fact that there are no additional signing in required. Just a simple link that with give you instant access to the event.

These new events really are fuss-free, in particular with the raised comfort level. All you need is a smart device or computer, a comfortable area in which to park your butt, the drink of your choice, and you’re all set. You may even find that being in an environment of your own choice helps in eradicating any anxieties or reservations you may have had when considering our RL events.

Even though you meet your dates over the internet, you’re still essentially face-to-face. You simply sit and have a chat like you would on a night out or at any of our other events, except if you’re telling them about something really cool you have at home, you can actually show it to them – once again, *insert pets here*.

It might seem like I’m really going on about this but I just cannot stress enough just how fun, easy, and hassle-free our Virtual Speed Dating events are.

Although this new speed dating may be virtual, the interactions are as real as it gets. So get out there in a way that lets you stay in.

Who Turns Up?

Anyone! You might have a preconceived idea about the kind of person or ‘type’ that you might come across but after hosting many Virtual Speed Dating events I can honestly say that ALL kinds of people attend.

Business owners, professional/corporate workers, students, extroverts/introverts, tradies, single parents, people that have just moved to the area or from another country, people with friends that are all married, individuals from all nationalities as well as people with every kind of body type/look and from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The one thing you all have in common is you’re single and are looking to meet new people and expand your social network.

The majority of virtual events have an age range that will ensure you are dating people of a similar age to you. Some events have a theme such as ‘Fitness Singles’ or ‘Trivia Night’. This allows you to meet people with similar interests, hobbies, or values.

Why do people attend Virtual Speed Dating?

People who are after something a bit more casual don’t usually tend to go to speed dating events as there are easier and faster ways to do this with all the apps and digital technology available.

People who attend a virtual event are open-minded, friendly, and the majority of the time probably just as nervous as you! Some people are just better at hiding it. The more you do it, the easier it becomes!

That’s a basic overview of what to expect so why not give Virtual Speed Dating a go! You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain. Register here to receive a discount code for your first event with us.

From your friends who always bring the love,

the SEM fam.

Bridget
BridgetSpeed Dating Host

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