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Coffee Club Coolum Beach baristas Stephen Minter and Jess Mercer bean-up in preparation for a speed dating world record attempt at cafes across Australia on Tuesday.
Coffee Club Coolum Beach baristas Stephen Minter and Jess Mercer bean-up in preparation for a speed dating world record attempt at cafes across Australia on Tuesday. Greg Miller

WHERE have all the good single men gone?

The Coffee Club at Coolum wants to know.

They have joined up with dating website RSVP and 43 other Coffee Club outlets around the country in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Speed Dating event across multiple locations this Tuesday.

The current world record of 1240 speed daters, set in Sydney in 2008.

Organisers of this event are aiming for more than 2000 participants in cafes throughout Australia.

Coffee Club Coolum owner Mandy Poynton said they had hit the target for women in both categories, ages 18-39 and 40-55 plus, but they were still on the lookout for male participants.

"We're desperately looking for guys," she said.

"It's all about trying to get this speed dating record.

"Any guys who want to come along would be great."

Registration numbers so far show only a handful of men in each category have signed up.

"Don't be shy," Ms Poynton said.

RSVP spokeswoman Melanie Dudgeon said meeting for coffee was one of the most popular first date choices for single Aussies.

"Grabbing a coffee together is a low-pressure date environment - helping to calm some of those first date nerves while providing a relaxed setting for people to get to know one another," she said.

"RSVP is all about bringing single people together to make new connections and, with The Coffee Club, we'll be aiming to bring more than 2000 single Aussies together to break the largest speed dating world record."

Record attempt

The night starts on Tuesday at The Coffee Club at 6pm, with the dates beginning at 6.30pm.

Girls will be seated and guys will have five minutes with each to chat.

Everyone will receive a free coffee or cold beverage on the night upon registration.

Register at coffeeclub.com.au/speeddatingworldrecord. The event is free.

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