Aussie Dating Tips: Where To Meet Singles

By Kel | 22-Feb-10 in Dating

It's been a long, long time since my last post here so hopefully you haven't forgotten me!

So I was thinking of how to kick things off on the blog again and I figured its best to go back to the basics. Before you get to the stage where you need first date advice, you need to meet someone to go on a first date with. Meeting new people is obviously the biggest concern most singles have. So if you need help meeting singles… keep reading and maybe some of these tips will help.

Also, if there are any dating issues in particular you would like to hear more about… do drop me a line and I will do my best to write about it.


Are you tired of people telling you to “go out more” because you’re single and need to mingle? Well…you do need to get yourself out there but hitting the club scene isn’t the only way to find a date.

Online Dating
But of course! You can meet heaps of singles on and get to know them at your own pace. Meeting people online is way less threatening than approaching someone in person. Plus you can meet many more people online in a shorter period of time. I could go on about the advantages but what the hell, you’re already on AussieCupid, you already know the advantages anyway!

If you don’t want to rely on online dating alone, I have a few other suggestions for you. No I’m not going to ask you to lurk about clubs, coffee shops, supermarkets etc. I mean, come on…seriously, who goes grocery shopping and hopes to find a date at the same time? Don’t laugh…I’ve read that suggestion on more than one blog.

Through Friends
Get some friends together, ask them to bring their friends along and have a party. Instead of always sticking to your own circle, meet some new people. If you’re not a fan of meeting random new people, this could be a safer and better way of extending your social circle.

Take Up An Activity/Hobby
A hobby class is a great way to meet new people. Plus, when you meet someone who’s taking the same class as you, you know they’re also interested in the same things as you. Group fitness classes, a weekend cooking course, surfing lessons, language classes are just a few of the ideas I can think of off the top of my head.

At Work
Heaps of couples have met their other half at work despite the fact that most workplaces discourage such romances! It could be complicated dating someone from work, especially if you break up later. Nonetheless, it can’t be denied that work is a pretty great place to meet other singles.

Singles Group & Speed Dating
There are many singles groups out there that organise events for singles and some even organise travel tours. You could join one of these groups and meet others at these events.

Speed dating is also a popular dating trend that’s catching on. You basically meet heaps of people for a few minutes each (hence the use of the word “speed”!) and if you find someone you like, you can take it from there.

I haven’t tried either but I’m not sure if there’s enough time to get to know someone at a singles event or speed dating.


My most important bit of advice to all of you: don’t wait around. If you want to meet new people and go out on dates, you need to take an active interest in your own dating life. Don’t wait for the perfect person to just waltz into your life. Just make a conscious effort, and you will soon be meeting heaps of new people.


All this you write is what people try and do in everyday life so really what is your point. Robert

I do like to meet someone in life so I can be friends and have a good relationship I just some girls to have a look at my profile if they are interested or not. thank You. Bruce Acosta

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