Posts by Rory Gibson

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Talking to a stranger

You’re going on a first date. You’re nervous. What will we talk about? Will he or she expect me to do all the talking? Yikes! What if I talk too much? Or too little? Or come across as boring? Relax. Breathe a little. You’ve got this. Good skill to learn Being able to hold a […]

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Dating

Premium help in quest for love

If your car breaks down you take it to a mechanic, right? Need help with your finances? Hook up with an accountant. If you feel unwell, it’s off to the doctor. Enlisting the help of an expert to sort stuff out is common. In fact it is essential to getting the best out of life. […]

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Blog, Using eHarmony

Are you a keyboard lover or a traditionalist?

The digital age has changed the way we find partners, but we are all still looking for the same old thing.  I was invited to my twenty-something second cousin’s wedding recently. She had met her fiancé online and love flourished from there. And now here they were getting married in my uncle’s backyard, a very […]

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Blog, Dating

The Aussie love economy

When The Beatles had a hit with “Can’t Buy Me Love” back in the 60s, they weren’t to know the song would make a perfect anthem for singles today. People looking for a great relationship are spending up big on dates, not just in terms of money but in time too. For many though, the […]

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Blog, Date Guide

Dating expectations

You know what they say about expectations… if you don’t have any you won’t be disappointed. It is as true for dating as any other activity. But really, there should be a few standard expectations, for both parties. Common courtesy, essentially. If you agree to meet someone, turn up on time, make sure you are well-groomed […]

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Blog, Date Guide

Commitment myth

So, my boss at eharmony said, “Can you write an article about why some men find it hard to commit?” And I said, “Maybe, I’m not sure. Do I have to? I’m not ready for that kind of effort yet. Why are you so needy?” OK, I didn’t say that, but I wish I had […]

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Blog

Multicultural compatibility

It had never occurred to me that the dating scene in Australia could appear peculiar to people from other cultures. Then I came across a guide on dating designed for international students. Who knew you needed a guide? I thought it was pretty straight forward. You arrange to meet, have a few laughs and … […]

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Blog, Love & Dating

Pour choice

Meeting someone for the first time? Waiter! It’s your first date. You’re a bundle of nerves. Will we hit it off? What will we talk about? Who’s going to pay? To help you relax, order yourself a stiff drink – then comfort yourself with the knowledge that that’s what most singles do too. eharmony has […]

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Blog, Date Guide

Oscars prove to be dating gold

March is Oscars time, meaning everyone’s talking movies. It presents a perfect opportunity to organise a date. Going to see a film has always been a popular dating activity, and talking about your favourite movies is a great way to break the ice with someone you are interested in. But in the world of romance […]

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Blog, Using eHarmony

Does your date tick all your boxes?

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, our new research reveals that Aussie singles are a very picky bunch and could be sabotaging their chances of finding love, by dismissing potential partners based on superficial checklists. The survey of over 1,000 Australians reveals age, height, body type, whether they have good teeth and even how often they mention […]

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