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Brains & Banter | An Exclusive Experience For Cairns Professionals Who Happen To Be Single

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Prefer to Skip the Dating Apps? 

If you're looking for a more genuine, fun, and organic way to connect with quality singles, you're in for a delightful surprise! 🌟Join us for a laid-back, offline gathering in a casual lunch setting at Palooka, where you can share stories, laughter, and a delicious meal with like-minded singles. It's the perfect recipe for meaningful connections. 💑🍽️🎉

Forget Dating Apps


This ISN'T a speed dating event; there's no rush or rigid rotations here. Our unique event design prioritises genuine connections and organic interactions. 🔄

  • Meaningful Conversations: We introduce you to fellow guests in a relaxed, small group setting, making it easy to engage in fun and meaningful conversations. No more awkward pairings or constant switching.🗣️👥
  • Ample Interaction Time: You'll have plenty of time to get to know others within your age bracket, ensuring you can truly connect with potential matches. ⏰❤️
  • Elevate Your Dating Skills: Break the ice effortlessly with our interactive game that skips the mundane small talk. It encourages playful banter and subtle flirting, setting the stage for rapport and chemistry to flourish. 🎲😄
  • Freedom to Mingle: We keep things flowing smoothly, giving you opportunities to move around and interact with different guests, maximising your chances of making connections. 🔄🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️

Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet fantastic singles without the hassle of dating apps. Join us for an enjoyable experience full of genuine conversations, laughter, and the potential for something special. 🌟🥂💌

Meet Up IRL (In Real Life)


Our social events bring together a diverse and vibrant crowd of singles who share a common love for genuine connections. You'll find folks who are:

  • 🌟 Introverts, extraverts, or ambiverts – everyone's welcome!
  • 🤗 Shy individuals who appreciate a warm, inclusive atmosphere, as well as confident souls who light up the room.
  • 🔍 Patient beings, open to exploring attraction beyond surface-level appearances.
  • 💼 Employed professionals, career-focused individuals, business owners, and passionate entrepreneurs.
  • 📚 Enthusiasts of learning, health, physical activity, sports, psychology, and personal development.
  • 🤝 Believers in the value of traditional face-to-face meetings, steering clear of the endless swiping, typing, and noisy pub or club scenes.

Our community shares a love for:

  • 🏞️ Outdoor adventures and embracing the beauty of nature.
  • 🏋️‍♂️ Staying fit and healthy & making wellness a priority.
  • ✈️ Exploring new places and the thrill of travel.
  • 🍽️ Discovering the best cafes, restaurants, and the joy of dining out.
  • 🎙️ Engaging with thought-provoking Podcasts and diving into non-fiction books.
  • 🎲 Unwinding with board games and card games that spark laughter and connection.

And here's the common thread: 

All of us cherish those real, heart-to-heart conversations that happen in the flesh. 🗣️ Because life's too short for anything less! Join us for a good time, genuine connections, and unforgettable experiences. 🎉🙌


  • 🎟️ General Admission: $65
  • 🐦 Early Bird: $59
  • 👫 Friend's Special: $110 (Includes one male and one female ticket; a special discount when purchasing together)
  • 🚪 Late Booking / At the Door: $120 (only if not sold out)

Ticket sales typically close four hours before the event starts. Pre-booking your ticket is essential to ensure you receive all the necessary pre-event information. This lead time also allows our event hosts to prepare materials, confirm restaurant bookings, and arrange table setups, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all. Grab your ticket now and secure your spot! 🎉✨

Please Note: Your ticket does not include food or drinks. Kindly ensure you have cash or a card on hand to settle your order before departure. 🍔🥤💳


We've got a fun ice-breaker planned: "Two Truths and a Lie." Before you join us at the event, take a few moments (5-10 minutes) to come up with three, short, personal stories. This engaging game is a fantastic way to ease into conversations with a small group of fellow attendees. Once we've all shared our stories, you'll find it a breeze to kick-start casual chit-chat. So, get those stories ready, and let's make this event an enjoyable and memorable experience! 🎉🤝🗣️

To get a better handle on how to play, take a moment to watch the video below. And don't worry, Sarah doesn't advocate fibbing in everyday life—just when we're playing this delightful game! 😉🎲


  • 1pm: Arrive on time, preferably 5-10 minutes early, and allow for parking. 🕐🚗
    Meet your host, Sarah, who'll introduce you to fellow guests to kickstart conversations. 🤝👋
  • 1:15pm: Find your spot (your name's on the table) with peers of a similar age. Order from the menu, and we'll kick off with our ice-breaker activity. Special dietary needs? Call Palooka on 4055 1633. 🍽️❄️📞
  • Around 2:15pm: After lunch, Sarah will mix up the groups and provide conversation cards for engaging chats. Coffee, tea, or dessert? Feel free to order. ☕🍰
  • 3pm: Settle the bill and enjoy a quick round of speed-friending to connect with more attendees, regardless of age. 🕒🤗
  • Around 3:30pm: The event ends. Share contact details with those you connected with or continue socialising. 📱👥👋


When you snag a ticket, here's what you're in for:

  • 🎉 Engaging Ice-Breaker: Start things off with a bang as we break the ice and set the stage for great conversations.
  • 💫 Organic Relationship Building: Embrace the Mojo Mingle method and experience the art of forming connections naturally, offline.
  • 🧠 Meet Professionals: Mix and mingle with ambitious singles in your age bracket (30-45 & 43-59+).
  • 🤝 Expert Facilitation: Our friendly host/s are here to ensure connections flow smoothly and everyone has a fantastic time.
  • Quality Time: Enjoy over two hours of hosted fun and interaction.
  • 📇 Contact Cards: Share your email or phone number during the event with people you meet.
  • 🎁 Special Gift: Score a free gift that's all about strategies for connection and success.
  • 📵 Mobile-Free Zone: Unplug and immerse yourself in real-life connections (check out the "Event Etiquette" tutorial here).
  • 🌐 Private Facebook Group: Get an exclusive invite to our 'Plenty of Friends' private Facebook group, where the connections continue.
  • 📱 Post-Event Contact Sharing: If you're up for it, we'll share your contact details via SMS after the event (for a small AU$10 admin fee, and only if you request it through our feedback form).

Ready to make some memorable connections? Grab your ticket now! 🎟️✨🤝


When you meet someone awesome at our events, go ahead and share your contact details. Feel free to hand out your business card or offer up your email or phone number on one of the contact cards we provide you.

But here's the golden rule: Please refrain from asking for someone else's phone number.

For more guidance on this, check out our "Event Etiquette" video [Watch here]. Let's keep the connections flowing naturally! 🤝📇📧📱

Contact Cards For Sharing Your Details At Events
Contact Cards For Sharing Your Details At Events


If you happen to miss the chance to exchange details with someone at the event, don't worry. You can still make it happen by filling out our feedback form [Here] and requesting us to forward your information.

Just a heads up, this service comes with a small admin fee of AU$10. We're here to help you stay connected! 📇🤝💬


Let's keep things mindful and in the moment. Please ensure your phone is on silent and tucked away out of sight.

If you must attend to an important call or text, simply excuse yourself from the group. Such a thoughtful gesture will be greatly appreciated by fellow attendees, showing your respect and courtesy. 📵👍🗣️

Mobile Free Zone
Avoid Being Socially Awkward | Embrace Our Mobile Free Zone


Allow us to introduce your event host: Sarah Rus, the founder of Mojo Mingle. Sarah has an incredible knack for making new connections and has been hosting dynamic social gatherings since 2015.

As your facilitator, Sarah's mission is to ensure you feel right at home and fully included during the event. Her role is to spark connections among our guests, turning strangers into, at the very least, new friends by the end of the night.

Sarah Rus | Creator of Mojo Mingle
Sarah Rus | Creator of Mojo Mingle

BONUS: Mojo Mingle offers an additional matchmaking service. If you're interested, you can join our matchmaking database [Join here]. Sarah and the Mojo Mingle team are here to help you connect in more ways than one! 🌟🤝🎉


  • Dress Code: We keep it neat and casual, so dress comfortably and be yourself. 👔👗
  • Food and Drinks: Just a heads up, food, drinks, and any post-event activities aren't included in the ticket. Be sure to bring some cash or your card. 🍔🍹💳
  • Age Groups: We cater to ages 30-45 and 43-59ish, creating a diverse mix of experiences and perspectives. 🎂🎉
  • Gender Balance: While we strive for gender balance, it's not always perfect despite our best efforts. If an exact gender balance is crucial to your enjoyment, our event might not be the best fit. Come with an open mind, a sense of adventure, and a readiness to make new friends and engage in meaningful conversations. 👫🌍🗣️
  • Group Size: Our events focus on quality connections over quantity. We typically have between 12-40 attendees, allowing ample time for genuine conversations with similar aged people. Keep in mind that COVID-19 restrictions may sometimes limit group size. 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️👥
  • Like-Minded Guests: Our event guests generally align with Mojo Mingle's core values: Health, Fun, Integrity, Connection, Diversity & Respect. Thanks to our ninja marketing efforts, attendees often share common interests and outlooks, making it easier to connect with like-minded individuals. 🌟🤝🗣️

COVID-19 TERMS & CONDITIONS (as applicable)

At Mojo Mingle, we prioritise safety and well-being, especially during uncertain times. Here's what you need to know:

  • Attendee Limits: Our event capacities are determined based on current public gathering limits, both indoors and outdoors. These limits vary by state and territory and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • No Contact Policy: During Covid-19 restrictions, we adhere to a no handshake or physical contact policy to minimise risks.
  • Social Distancing: Please maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between yourself and others whenever possible.
  • Hand Sanitisation: We recommend carrying hand sanitiser and using it as needed to maintain good hygiene.
  • Stay Home If Unwell: If you're feeling unwell, exhibiting symptoms like cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms, or if you've recently tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, or have traveled overseas in the last 14 days, we kindly request that you do not attend our events. Please contact us before the event, and we'll be happy to assist in transferring your ticket to a future event.
  • Event Contingencies: In the event that and in-person gathering is significantly affected by COVID-19, we have contingency plans in place. The event may be shifted to an online platform (Zoom), rescheduled for a later date, or you may be eligible for a full ticket refund, subject to the discretion of the event organiser.

Your safety is our priority, and we appreciate your co-operation in following these guidelines. Together, we can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. 🌟🤝🦠🏥


Once you've snagged a ticket, please note that we don't provide refunds in case your circumstances change or if you have a change of heart about attending. However, we do offer the option to transfer your ticket to a friend of the same gender and a very similar age if that suits you better. You must notify us as soon as possible to arrange this.  We will need their full name, year of birth, phone number and email address 🎟️🙅‍♂️🙅‍♀️🔄



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