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    STR8 SPEED DATING @ The Soda Factory

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    WE ENCOURAGE MIXED GENDER BOOKINGS. IF YOU CAN'T FIND A HOUSEMATE/FRIEND/MATCH/WORKMATE/HOT NEIGHBOUR TO BRING ALONG, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST UNDER THE APPROPRIATE TICKET TYPE.*

    Tired of Tinder? Had it with Hinge? Come along to speed dating at The Soda Factory! You'll go on 14 x 5 min dates with time between to chat to anyone you like. You can expect to be one of 40-70 singles, most of whom have come with friends to keep it sweet and casual.

    We'll have heaps of conversation cards with all the most important first date Qs like "Is Pedro Pascal your daddy too?" and "Do you go to therapy?" as well as a competition to submit your own, where you can win a $50 bar voucher!

    Pricing is tiered $0-30 and this one's for straight/straight-ish people. No age policy but to give you a guide most attendees are between 25 and 35. Non monog and polyam babes are welcome!


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    FAQs

    *So wait, I have to bring a date in order to get a date? 

    If you're able to, we're just asking you to bring a friend of a different gender. We do it this way in part because it helps us throw bigger and better events, but we've also found having a heap of guys there that have been vouched for by a woman (or two) helps us maintain a safe space. If you're struggling to find someone, you can totally bring a cute match from Hinge or Tinder! If you can't find a wingperson, you'll need to join the waitlist for solo tix - if you've tried a few times now and still not gotten in, please keep trying! Chances for women are around one in four, and for men it's around one in two. Only those who are successful in scoring a waitlist ticket will receive an email. You can DM us if you're tossing up other plans and we can let you know how it's looking.

    Is there an age range?

    We don't have an age policy but to give you a guide our demographic is usually people in their 20s and 30s, with most attendees sitting between 25 and 35. 

    Will I date everyone? 

    Not usually, no. There will be between 40 and 70 people, however you'll only go on around 14 dates. There will be ample time throughout the event to chat to people that you won't date though, so please don't be shy. You don't need to be sat at a table to have a nice convo.

    I'm bi/queer, will I also get to date people of my own gender? 

    Unfortunately not at this one, but you can always talk to people in the break and put their name on your card or take the initiative and do an ig or number swap on the night. We also run queer events just as regularly so please check out our profile!

    What if I don't identify as a man or woman?

    People at this event are split into 'men' and 'women'. We understand that not everyone at the event might identify this way and we absolutely welcome all genders, so we recommend offering your pronouns if they differ from he/him or she/her. We also run queer events where there are no gender splits.

    Do I get free drinks just for showing up?

    Nah. We know a lot of speed dating companies build 'free' drinks into the ticket price, but we'd rather keep prices accessible and let you decide how much or little you'd like to drink on the night. 

    How much privacy will we have?

    We'll have the exclusive use of the venue - no lurkers, only ticket holders!

    Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

    Name changes on the door are fine (so long as the gender on each ticket remains the same) but if you can let us know in advance it's always appreciated as we make cute handwritten name stickers for everyone. 

    What's the refund policy? 

    To get a refund, you must let us know at least 7 days prior to the event date. Mixed gender groups can transfer their tickets to the following month's event, but they must be transferred as a group and not split up. You can do this once only (no transfers or refunds after the first transfer) and you must let us know that you won't be attending at least 4 hours prior to event start time. If you are experiencing symptoms or your pre-event RAT comes up positive, let us know at any point prior to the event start time and we will transfer your tickets to a later date at no extra cost. The nature of the event means we're heavily reliant on numbers, so please be conscious of this and give us as much notice as possible so we have time to replace you. We won't be able to offer you a refund or transfer if you are a no-show/don't contact us until after the event has started. 

    See here for more FAQ: https://www.dearpluto.com/datingfaq


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    Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event