Sydney is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. With beautiful beaches, the Parramatta river running through its centre, fascinating quirky history and a thriving cultural scene offering a constant stream of restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, theatre, music, large-scale events and outdoor activities, the spirit of love and romance is alive and buzzing in Australia's most famous city.
With Sydney's ever-expanding population there's certainly no shortage of single men and women, making it a great place to meet people. With eHarmony you can meet like-minded Sydney singles in your local area, from the shores of the eastern and northern beaches to the Sutherland Shire and the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Whether it's a few drinks in the Rocks, swimming at Bondi Beach or soaking up culture at the Art Gallery of NSW, there are plenty of top date destinations to choose from. At eHarmony we can help you find great matches to connect with and enhance the experience of living in Sydney.
We know that dating in Sydney – despite how large and diverse it is – can prove difficult. Between work and friends it can be hard to find the time to meet someone. And even if you do, it's not always easy to meet singles who are in tune with your tastes and outlook on life at a pub or nightclub or beyond your circle of friends.
At eHarmony you will be matched with truly compatible Sydney singles, which can make the process of meeting someone so much more enjoyable. It’s free to review matches, who are pre-screened and delivered to your inbox. There's no need to spend time searching through endless profiles, and you're only meeting singles who you have a better chance of connecting with.
eHarmony is a dating website with a difference. We have a different approach to online dating than most: 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 Sydney singles who match you on key dimensions such as character, intellect and sense of humour. In other words, being compatible with someone goes much deeper than your interests, such as whether you both like horror movies and going to Coogee beach or support the Canterbury Bulldogs. We match you on the things that really matter when it comes to dating and finding a great relationship.
When online dating, Sydney is a wonderland for trying new things, going to new places and generally taking the plunge. Here are a few suggestions to start you off:
Sydney is spoilt for choice when it comes to great bars and pubs. Try the Shady Pines Saloon in Darlinghurst or Grandma’s near Wynyard for a small-bar experience, or the Argyle in the Rocks for a more boisterous one.
It’s no exaggeration to say Sydney has some of the best coffee culture in the world. Find your nearest Toby’s Estate stockist for a locally roasted, ethically sourced coffee. Try the inner-city suburbs for energetic cafe strips.
Sydney has a rich landscape for taking a relaxed wander. With so many national parks, beaches, local parks, the river and the harbour, you just have to pick your nearest bit of greenery and go walkabout. Try the Parramatta river walk, a stroll around the Rocks, or the scenic path from Coogee to Clovelly.
Sydney is a major artistic hub, so use dating in Sydney as the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all the events on offer and try an after-hours gallery event such as Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum (live performance, art, cocktails and dinosaurs!), or a fringe theatre show – try the Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo.
When you’re confident the time is right to see your new flame in swimmers, it will be time for an important milestone in Sydney dating – a beach date. Try Nielsen Park – this secluded harbour beach is one of the most relaxing stretches of sand in Sydney. With a great kiosk, plenty of shade and gentle waves, you and your date will be miles away.
If you’re both city workers, spending your lunch break in the Botanical Gardens is a perfect romantic respite from the hectic CBD. Choose one of the cafes or bring a packed lunch and enjoy the birds, bees, trees and flowers.
In summer Sydney luxuriates in one of most romantic ways to see a flick: the outdoor cinema. Whether in a local park or at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair overlooking the harbour, romance will be in the air. Bring a rug, wine and cheese. (Don’t forget insect repellent!)
If it’s raining, try the Dendy, Govinda’s, the Randwick Ritz or the Chauvel Paddington for a more individual cinema experience.
If clubbing is your scene, Sydney is an incredible place for it. With regular nights every day of the week, you’ll find matches for all tastes, from mainstream to indie, gay, retro, alternative, underground and disco.
Some of the greatest chefs in the world call Sydney home, and it’s no surprise with restaurants such as Tetsuya’s, Bilson’s, Porteño, Est. and Rockpool. And you don’t have to spend a fortune for a good meal either – Chinatown, Flemington and Cabramatta boast authentic, fresh food for a steal, and many a local pizza restaurant turns out high-quality, affordable nosh.
Carly and Paul
Matched by eHarmony, married 2010
"Neither of us had done anything like this before - eHarmony was the first time we ventured into online dating. After completing the profile questionnaire we began to receive and review matches sent to us by eHarmony, and both found this to be quite exciting. I had only been on the site for two weeks before Paul caught my eye. Paul was my first and last date! We now live together in Sydney and the rest, as they say, is history!"
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