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Successful dating in Sydney

Sydney is one of the world's great cities. Its cosmopolitan nightlife, world-class nature reserves, idyllic beaches and relaxed atmosphere are an enticing combination which draws people from all over the world to work, play and dream big.

From Bondi Beach to the Blue Mountains, Sydney is full of iconic landmarks, beautiful outdoor spaces and vibrant multicultural communities. Its the perfect place to date interesting, exciting singles and to find love.

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Between work, seeing friends and family, and pursuing your hobbies, meeting someone compatible can be hard. Office romances are tricky, meeting someone suitable in a bar is unlikely, so what can you do?

Many busy Sydney singles are turning to online dating, choosing eHarmony because of its unique algorithm that matches you with compatible singles using a detailed Relationship Questionnaire. It's free to fill out and browse through your matches, so you can decide if a subscription is the right choice for you before parting with a cent. Plus, you will get a free detailed personality analysis.

eHarmony has a reputation for finding high quality matches for its members, as you only get sent matches who are best suited to your tastes, lifestyle, goals and personality type. You don't have to waste time trawling through hundreds of unsuitable profiles in order to find someone worthwhile.

Where to date in Sydney

Sydney is world-renowned for its fabulous cafe culture and superb restaurants, so arranging to meet a date at your favorite little coffee spot is a great option for a first date. The inner suburbs are teaming with amazing hole-in-the-walls where you can get stellar food and show off your local knowledge.

Sydney is full of inspiring date locations. For a low-key date, grab a gelato in Circular Quay, wander around soaking up the scenery and then pop into the Museum of Contemporary Art. Taronga Zoo is also a perfect early date destination - cute animals against the beautiful backdrop of the harbour.

For sports fans, a League match or a day at the cricket might be a perfect shout. For beach bums, hitting the sands of Coogee or Shelly Beach is a top-notch date destination.

If you're into music, find one of the many inner west pubs that play live music and enjoy a balmy evening of great conversation, excellent music and a cold drink.

Take the Relationship Questionnaire on our website now to find out your dating personality and meet some great Sydney singles.

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Beach date

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.

Picnic lunch date

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.

Movie date… with a twist

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.

Clubbing date

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.

Dinner date

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.

eHarmony Success Story

Carly and Paul
Sydney, NSW
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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