Melbourne is considered by many to be Australia’s cultural and sporting capital. Home to the famous MCG, world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions and a continuous line up of festivals, anyone who lives in this lively city understands why Melbourne is an outstanding place to be.
Dating in Melbourne can be just as difficult as anywhere else and finding compatible singles in such a large, diverse city can even seem a little daunting. That’s why it’s good to have a place to start the search. eHarmony can help you find great matches to connect with and put the fun back into dating.
Whether you’re looking for someone who shares the same obsession with the footy, enjoys exploring laneways for hidden bars or spending the day shopping in Bourke Street Mall, we can help match you with like-minded singles in your area.
Dating can understandably be a struggle. Juggling work, friends, family and commitments means it can be super hard to find the time to actually meet someone. If you’re over the set-ups with friends of friends or trying to meet singles at events or bars, here's where we can help. At eHarmony we do the searching and matching for you. Plus it’s free to view your matches and they’re delivered straight to your inbox, so there’s no need to spend time searching through endless profiles.
Many busy Melbourne singles are using online dating and choose eHarmony because of its unique matching system. We match you with compatible singles in your area who are best suited to your lifestyle, personality and goals.
It’s easy to get started, simply take our Relationship Questionnaire and receive your free Personality Profile. Review your matches and when you’re ready to communicate, pick the payment plan that suits you.
When you find someone you’re ready to take on a date, Melbourne has lots to offer. And you don't just have to stick to the usual coffee or dinner date them. Here are some different dating ideas to get the wheels turning:
Comedy date – Melbourne has a thriving comedy scene all year round. For a night of laughs, try out The Comedy Club, located in the heart of Melbourne in the historic Athenaeum Theatre. Afterwards, you could go for coffee and dessert, chat a little and spend some time getting to know each other.
Footy date – If you share a love for the game, rug up and head over to the MCG for a fun date. The atmosphere is electric; grab a drink and some chips and soak up the energy. Even if you don’t support the same team, you’re guaranteed to have plenty to talk about.
Music date – There’s no shortage of live music venues in Melbourne. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, indie or electro, you’re sure to find a music scene to suit your style. This is a fun and casual date night idea for any night of the week.
Zoo date – No matter the season, put on your walking shoes and take a stroll around the Melbourne Zoo. It’s a great way to spend time together, whilst seeing animals from around the world in a beautiful landscaped setting. You could even take a packed lunch and have a picnic while you’re there.
Barefoot Bowls date – Love a bit of relaxed competition? Head on over to the St Kilda Sports Club for a round of barefoot bowls. Grab a drink, kick your shoes off and have a laugh at each other’s bowling skills. This kind of date allows you to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.
Museum date – If you’re a history buff or enjoy learning about weird and wonderful stories, visit one of Melbourne’s varied museums with your date. ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is great for exhibitions on visual culture, while the Museum of Melbourne provides a more traditional museum experience. Even the State Library of Victoria is worth a visit - staring up at the glass-domed ceiling is one of the most romantic things to do in town.
Need some more inspiration? Take a look at a Melbournian girl’s article on her top 5 dates under $50.
Pauline & Damien
Hoppers Crossing, VIC
Matched by eHarmony – January 2009
After connecting on eHarmony, Damien and Pauline began dating in February 2009 and from there they began what Pauline refers to as 'the beginning of the most amazing journey'.
The pair moved their families in together shortly after meeting and six months later Damien proposed just outside of Apollo Bay, Victoria. They were married on New Year's Eve 2009. Pauline says, "For me eHarmony was the best way of finding compatibility. When we met there was an amazing, deep sense of knowing that this was the person we had been waiting our whole lives to find. We are so thankful that we both trusted our instincts and decided to investigate the possibility of meeting someone through the truly unique and, we believe, far more realistic methods that eHarmony offers".Join Now