Speed Dating on the spectrum 20s & 30s


Much like the TV show ‘Love on the Spectrum’, we are out to find and pair up young people on the autism spectrum.  The venue we have for tonight’s event is a private room at a restaurant in the Valley – Cucina by La Dolce Vita.  Cucina is an Italian restaurant and if you’d like to join us, some of us will have dinner there at 6:30 before the speed dating starts at 7:30.

At a speed dating event you will meet a number of potential dates for a short time each (about 8 minutes). The host will ensure that everyone moves around the room so that you meet everyone (of the opposite gender). If you’d like to see someone again you simply tick their name on the match card, and the host will email you the next day with contact details of the people you matched with (if they ticked you too). The private room we have is a generous size so we’ll be able to make sure it’s not too noisy.

If we don’t get enough people to run speed dating, we’ll refund everyone and head to Netherworld instead for some fun games, food & drink.

Speed dating

A: As in a way the customers are the product, we can't operate with a refund policy when people change their minds. However if you are unable to attend for reasons such as having covid-19, you can use your payment as credit for other events. Send us a contact on our contact page. If the singles event is cancelled due to something like a global pandemic, we will of course offer a prompt refund.

The cart is located in the top right hand corner of the screen (under the = menu on a phone). Click on that and then you can delete tickets in your cart.  


This is a very frequently asked question (unlike some of the others :) ). Yes we do have many people coming by themselves - our events are a great place to make mates as well as dates!

But we understand that it can be difficult turning up by yourself so sometimes we'll have a pre-event meet and greet for people who come by themselves. Ask us if we can organise one for you if you're coming by yourself and would like to make some friends first!


Dress to impress - it's not the door man's judgment you need to worry about, it's the person sitting opposite you. 

Give people a chance! Matching someone isn't an engagement - it simply allows you to continue your conversation past the six minutes. You aren't even committed to a date once you match. And no.

Speed dating allows you to meet 10 or more people in a short amount of time (hence the word speed). The host will time each date (6-8 minutes) and ensure everyone moves on to the next person. Often you can get a feel for a person's energy very quickly face to face, whereas it may be impossible after communicating online for weeks, if not months.


At a speed dating event in Brisbane you'll fill in a match card (ticking a person is like swiping right) which you'll hand in, and the following day you'll be informed of your matches, and what their (chosen) contact details are. You can choose to match a person as 'date' or 'friend' (or neither). If one person looking for love ticks date, and one happy with a friendship ticks friend - you will each be matched as a friend. Therefore we request that you don't ask people you are speed dating for their contact details, as it is unnecessary and may put dates 'on the spot'.

We always send your matches in an email the next day. If you don’t receive it on the next day, feel free to message us why – some customers have been known to enter their email address incorrectly.

We only hand out contact details at speed dating when BOTH parties match with each other. So unless you matched with your date you have nothing to fear. If one party ticks ‘date’ and one ticks ‘friend’ you will be matched as a friend.  

Event Details
  • Start Date
    08/09/2021 7:30 PM
  • End Date
    08/09/2021 9:30 PM
  • Status
  • Address
    16/1000 Ann St Fortitude Valley
  • Remaining Tickets
    9 Tickets