Meet our team

Making being single in Perth fun again!

Our small and caring Dare2Date team aims to help our wonderful clients connect, have fun and hopefully find love.  We bring genuine, personal and lighthearted touches to our events and services and are always ready to chat if you want to get in touch.

Hello – I’m Debbie Rivers

Qualified Counsellor and Founder

When I found myself single again after many years of marriage and raising my wonderful (and now adult) children, I was surprised and dismayed by what I found on the Perth dating scene.  It seemed that since I was last “on the market”, it had become more difficult than ever to meet genuine singles. Despite all the new ways of staying in touch, we seemed more alone than ever in our growing city.

I decided that my new mission in life was to turn this situation around and invested in learning all I could about relationships. I became a qualified Life Coach with the Life Coaching Institute, a certified MatchMaker trained by the Matchmakers Institute in New York, an mBIT Master Coach and a certified practitioner in Coaching and NLP. When Dare2Date started in 2011, we focussed on creating fun opportunities for Perth singles to meet at our popular Speed Dating Perth singles events.

As time went by and more people approached me for help with their dating challenges, I introduced our relationship services to help men and women overcome the obstacles lying between them and love. Today, Dare2Date’s holistic approach aims to help Perth singles realise their dreams of meeting someone to share their lives with. We promise to make it as easy and stress free as possible to make genuine connections, in a safe and fun environment.DebbieRivers-signature

We promise to make it as easy and stress free as possible to make genuine connections, in a safe and fun environment.

Candy and Mel – Events and Customer Service 

Candy and Mel are the friendly faces who will greet you when you arrive at many of our Dare2Date Perth Singles events.

Both ladies have been with Dare2Date since we first started offering  Perth singles events in 2011 and are invaluable in the smooth running of our speed dating and other  events.

Their roles are to make all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable at our events and ensure registrations are processed. With many years experience now at Dare2Date they also come up with new and fabulous ideas to keep our singles events exciting and varied.

Relationship Services

Looking for a little one-to-one help to get you started?

Relationship Coaching

Get strategies, tips and actionable advice that will improve your dating success.

Online Profile Writing

Hate writing about yourself? Not sure what to focus on, or how to phrase it? Let us take care of it.


For a more personalised approach to meeting a partner, our tailored service could be what you need.

Styled Photo Shoot

Let our talented team of makeup artists and photographers bring out your true personality.

What Singles Really Think

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