Newcastle’s metropolitan area is the second most populous area in New South Wales but does this mean Newcastle singles are luckier in love? Being surrounded by people doesn’t necessarily increase your chances of meeting someone special, just as immersing yourself in particle physics literature won’t automatically direct you to solving the cosmic inflation dilemma.
You can’t always tell from the outside – from that Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt they’re wearing, or the tattered old Nabokov book in their hands – whether or not somebody is really right for you. True romantic compatibility comes from personality traits, aspirations and world views.
At eHarmony, we can help by introducing you to well-suited potential matches. People you’re more likely to get along with and enjoy dating, because you’ve been matched on 29 dimensions of compatibility. Things like humour, intellect, character and ambition. Where things go from there – whether its’ a lifetime of happiness or just a few blissful weeks – is completely up to you.
If you’re ever stuck for things to do when dating in this beautiful city, why not:
Newcastle is actually Australia’s second oldest city, making it a dating haven for any budding history buff or culture vulture. Why not explore Australia’s early industrial heritage together at the Convict Lumberyard, gawk at the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral or learn about the city’s penal history at ‘The Lock Up’ museum.
If it’s a first date you’re planning, it might be an idea to keep things short and sweet at first. Start with a coffee at Swell Expresso Bar, overlooking Bar Beach on Memorial Drive.
If things go well you can extend the date to include a walk along the sand or a paddle in the ocean.
When it comes to those nervy first dates, alcohol can really take the edge off. Isobar, on Honeysuckle Drive is a local favourite, owing to its relaxed split-level layout and stunning views over the harbour. Or, if you want tranquil, the Junction Hotel on Corlette Street is about as serene as it gets – with an open architectural design, fully retractable roof that floods the place with light and gorgeous water-feature that runs the entire length of a floor-to-ceiling sandstone wall.
Dating in Newcastle, you’re really lucky to be just a stone’s throw away from such a gorgeous wine district. If you’ve made it to the third or fourth date with someone, and you’re looking for something to really blow them away with, why not take a road trip here? Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard in Hunter Valley is open to the public every day between 10 and 5 (meaning professional singles may have to stick to weekend visits) and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Neighbouring Catherine Vale has several BBQ’s available for use, free of charge, so you could complete your ramble around the vineyard with a romantic barbie as the sun sets.
Whatever your long term goal, if you’re looking for worthwhile dates with truly compatible people, sign up to eHarmony today and review your matches for free.