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Brisbane is the most populated city in Australia's sunshine state, in close proximity to some of Australia's most iconic theme parks, pristine beaches and staggering mountain ranges. It's sunny climate makes Brisbane the perfect place to go outside and enjoy a hike or picnic for an exceptional first date. With the third largest population in Australia and its relaxed atmosphere, Brisbane is the ideal place to meet your match.
We know it isn't always easy finding the time to meeting someone your compatible with, particularly in a place as broad and sundry as Brisbane.
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Brisbane is famous for its outdoor beauty with many parklands, look outs and gardens. Luckily, if you enjoy spending time indoors Brisbane has a great reputation for bars and restaurants. Have a look at a few of our dating ideas to get you started:
Cafe date – For a relaxed yet intimate first date, why not choose your favourite cafe? Whether you'd like to indulge in a special Mega Milkshake, check out the West End Cafes or live life on the healthy side at Pineapple Express' Superfood Box, Brisbane has the perfect place for you to really get to know your match.
Seaside date – Brisbane is close to some of the most renowned beaches worldwide with the Gold Coast just a hop, skip and a jump away. Take advantage of the warm Brizzy weather at Downtown Burleigh, where you can head up to the strip for a bite or a couple of drinks after a day in the sun. Alternatively head down to Kings Beach on a Sunday morning and visit the local street fair on your way out if you want to spend some more time getting to know your date.
Look out date – For a beautiful and cost effective date grab a picnic basket head Kangaroo Point for a picnic, BBQ or even a stroll and surround yourself with the picturesque surroundings. Alternatively try to Wilson's Outlook for a spectacular view of the Story bridge with only a short walk to the shops and cafes.
Cinema date – Whether you want to impress with a Gold Class cinema date or would like to snuggle with a blanket under the stars at Ben & Jerry's open air cinema, Brisbane has the perfect options for your next date.
Club & Bar date – Brisbane has a few distinct clubbing cultures to choose from for your next date. if you are looking for a place to dress up and enjoy a few cocktails with your date the city offers you the renowned Fridays and Jade Buddha. If something casual is more your scene, Fortitude Valley offers casual and upbeat nightlife where you and your date can enjoy getting to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dinner date – A dinner date doesn't have to be typical! Take your date for dinner at Gerard's for an Eastern Influenced feed as well as an art house film at Palace. If playfulness is your preferred icebreaker, take some street food with you to The Scratch where you can get to know each other over a board game and enjoy a casual drink or two.
Active date – Keeping active on a date is not hard in the Sunshine state. Rocksports in The Valley is a great place for beginners and a fantastic way to get to know and challenge each other. If you and your date are looking for a bigger adventure, head to Moreton Island where you can make the most of the sunny weather with stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.
For more Brisbane dating ideas, check out A Dating Guide to Brisbane.
Looking for a cost effective dating option? Check out our Top 25 Dates Under $25.
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.”Join Now