Speed Dating
Ignite Dating is a new Brisbane start-up running speed dating and other singles events at Brisbane’s finest venues.
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IGNITE DATING is a new Brisbane Startup, founded in 2019. That’s not to say we are short on experience though, our hosts have run hundreds of events in other forums and have previously worked in the speed dating field. We run our events at some of Brisbane’s finest venues that are ideal for dating, such as wine bars Baedeker (National caterer of the year 2019) and Grape Therapy.

We have a passion for social events, and value face to face interaction. As technology is progressing, studies show that people are lonelier than ever, increasing the importance of social get togethers. Therefore we encourage members to turn their phones off and put them away at our dating events in Brisbane.

Our events have a friendly, welcoming vibe, with employees striding to introduce guests to each other, and ensure everyone feels comfortable. You won’t find long-winded sermons from us when you come to our speed dating and singles events (only on this page!), but there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other people, at least forming friendships if not finding love.

We encourage our members to follow our lead in terms of friendliness and politeness; not doing anything to unreasonably make others feel uncomfortable. You don’t need to connect with everyone at the event, but rudeness and inappropriate behaviour is uncalled for and bad karma!

Why Choose Ignite Dating

Ignite Speed Dating Brisbane is ideal for you active professionals with busy schedules. You may be time-poor, but you know what you want, and are serious about dating. Sure, there are free apps out there, where you may encounter all manner of things (or you may find you won’t get far without paying). With Ignite Speed Dating Brisbane you are guaranteed to meet Brisbane people looking for the same thing as you, committed to coming to an event. (Edit: we also run Gold Coast events now). Having met in person once, filter free, you’ll find organising that second catch up considerably easier than via an app.

Secondly, Ignite Speed Dating Brisbane is fun! Many of our events include ‘ice-breaking activities’ which help people feel relaxed and provide talking points throughout the night, for exmaple wine, whisky or gin tastings. Would you choose chatting to someone face to face over a drink in a stylish venue, or incessantly pushing buttons on a phone? Recent research is indicating the modern influx of technology is leading to people feeling less connected and more lonely than ever.

‘Speed dating? Why not just meet people out in a bar without paying?’  Imagine a man going from one woman to another, to another, in a bar having 10 quick conversations – not a good look. Yes public bars can be a good place for people to meet in, if you can pull it off, but it is rare that any of a vast number of things doesn’t go wrong. For instance – Is the person you’re talking to single? Are they looking for a relationship or just some fun? Do they live in Brisbane? There’s a lot to consider – before you get into the conversation there’s also public rejection, aggressive/drunken behaviour and presumably you are out with friends that need to somehow fit in to the situation. It can be done, but doing Ignite Speed Dating Brisbane eliminates so many obstacles, greatly increasing your chance of meeting someone in one night. After all, you’re a busy professional who values their time, and safety.

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