Brisbane is both the capital and most populous city in Queensland, but while many of its central streets are named after royalty, there is no royal treatment when it comes to finding someone special. It can be as difficult here as it can anywhere else. Fortitude Valley is one of the hubs of Brisbane nightlife, but bars and clubs are not always the easiest places to meet like-minded singles.
Brisbane is abuzz with date destinations – whether you’re looking for the romantic, the adventurous or the individual. You can take your date out for a night of live music or to one of the many restaurants, bars and theatres in South Bank, or adventurers might prefer four-wheel driving in Moreton Bay.
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In a city as diverse and large as Brisbane dating can be difficult. Between work and friends it can be hard to find the time to meet someone. And even if you do, meeting compatible singles at a pub or nightclub, or outside your circle of friends, isn’t always easy.
At eHarmony we help you connect with like-minded singles to make meeting someone much more enjoyable. Using our Compatibility Matching System™, we find singles who match you on key dimensions of your personality. These matches are pre-screened and delivered to your inbox, so there’s no need to spend time searching through endless profiles, and you’re only meeting singles you have a better chance of connecting with.
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eHarmony is a dating website with a different approach. It all starts with you. Our Relationship Questionnaire helps us get to know you first so we can find matches who are right for you.
Our Compatibility Matching System™ will then connect you with local singles who match you on key dimensions such as character, passion, intellect and sense of humour. In other words, being compatible with someone goes much deeper than what your interests are, like whether you both enjoy film or going to the beach. We match you on the things that really matter when it comes to dating and finding a great relationship.
The options for dating in Brisbane are varied, but for many, restaurants, bars and cafes are high on the list when it comes to selecting a first date venue. This doesn’t need to be a predictable option, though, as Brisbane has a vast array of eateries and great bars to choose from to create the perfect atmosphere for a first date.
For some classy Brisbane dating the Blue Room Cinebar features a licensed bar and shows great films. If a night of suave sophistication is for you, both Limes Hotel in Fortitude Valley and Canvas in Woolloongabba do superlative cocktails, and Super Whatnot in Burnett Lane comes highly recommended by trendsetters. Junk Bar in Ashgrove is a hidden gem, perfect to impress someone you met on a Brisbane dating site, and the Brunswick Social in Fortitude Valley has a good few cosy nooks, perfect for a secluded date.
Brisbane plays host to a great variety of festivals all year round – from the comedy festival to the Irish Festival and the Alliance Française French Film Festival, there is always a special event going on. For something unexpected watch out for the Anywhere Theatre Festival – theatre that takes place anywhere but inside a traditional theatre! If more traditional theatre is for you, QPAC hosts all the major touring productions. There’s no need to visit Broadway when the best of the best comes right to your door.
Many Brisbanites are proud sports fans, and why wouldn’t they be? The world-famous Gabba hosts major cricket and AFL events throughout the year, so if you and your date are keen supporters, why not book tickets for the next Lions fixture?
Join eHarmony today and start receiving your free to review matches with compatible singles. Simply complete our Relationship Questionnaire and we’ll start sending you your matches within the Brisbane area. You’ll also receive your free Personality Profile, which will give you a fascinating insight into your own personality. You can also share it with your matches if you choose.
Brisbane is a top tourist destination for those wanting to experience amazing natural beauty, but those living in the city often can’t see the wood for the trees. How often do you actually appreciate the things that make the city and its surroundings unique? Luckily for those online dating Brisbane offers a chance to rediscover the environment surrounding it.
After the first few dates you’ll be looking to spend a bit more time with your special someone, so why not take advantage of the fact that Moreton Island is less than an hour and a half’s boat ride away? Animal lovers can visit the world’s largest koala park at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
To see the city from an unusual angle, you could go on a river cruise, kayak (by day or evening), climb the Story Bridge or try mini-golfing in Victoria Park – there’s a great view of the city at dusk.
Take a wander around Brisbane Art Gallery, which houses exhibitions of great art from all over the globe. If you visit the Powerhouse, take the time to relax on the deck at Bar Alto afterwards.
Debra & Joss
Matched by eHarmony, July 2008
Jos and Debra met on eHarmony in July 2008 and they knew pretty quickly there was going to be a lifelong commitment. Debra said “It all happened very quickly but when you find true love, and you are older, things do happen much more quickly.”
They were well matched and Debra was very impressed with the questions that eHarmony had asked at the beginning of the journey. She packed up her belongings, and her two dogs, and moved up to the Sunshine Coast in April to be with Jos. They took a round the world trip in June and July ’09 where Debra introduced Jos to her family in Canada, and he introduced her to his family in Netherlands.
Debra says, “Life could not be more perfect. I feel a bit like I have won the lottery being able to find someone and be so in love at this part of my life. So I say thank you, eHarmony. I have never been happier in my life.”
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