About

Hello 👋,

Born out of frustration with the online dating world, we grew a belief that there was a better way for people to meet each other. Rather than making misinformed, trigger-happy left-right swipe decisions on potential dates, we think better dating experiences start by showcasing people’s friendships, not their best Instagram pictures.

We also think it’s hilariously fun watching friends use a powerpoint presentation to pitch their mates’ eligibility to an audience, and that’s why we started Date My Mate.

Our mission to transform Australia’s dating scene. Oh, and have lots of fun along the way!

We are always open for a chat, so send us a message on our facebook page and hopefully see you at the next event! 😎Come for the laughs, leave with a date.

FAQ

Q. What’s the event format?
A. Each person will have 3 minutes to pitch their single friend, who will join them on stage. After the pitch, the single friend has 2 minutes to participate in an audience Q&A. If you’re in the audience and a pitch catches your eye, ask a question!

Q: Do I need a ticket?
A: You’ll need a ticket to watch the pitches.

Q: How do I pitch my friend?
A: Apply to pitch your friend at https://datemymate.fun/apply-to-pitch

You will be notified shortly after if your pitch is accepted.

Q: Is this event LGBTQ+ friendly?
A: Yes! We welcome and encourage pitches about people of any sexual orientation, and we select a final lineup that is representative and diverse.

Q: I applied to pitch. Does this mean I’m pitching?
A: Not quite— due to time restraints, we can only select a limited number of pitches for this event. We will be in touch shortly after your application.

Q: How do you choose who gets to pitch?
A: Our application asks for quick vid of your proposed pitch. This is a great chance to show us the overall vibe and style of your pitch, and we look for outlines that are fun, creative, and interesting.

Q. Can I just walk up and pitch the day of?
A. No walk-on pitches will be allowed. Please use the form to apply to pitch.

Q: Can I pitch myself?
A: Sorry, pitch a friend or have a friend pitch you!

Q: Is this only for people looking for monogamous relationships?
A: This event is open to anyone who self-identifies as looking for a partner or a date, not just those who are looking for a monogamous relationship.

Q: What is the ticket refund policy?
A: If you can no longer make the event, please request a refund on Eventbrite! We will process full refunds up to the start of the event.