Posts by Rory Gibson

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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Dating, Start with you

Personality vs Looks

I’ve got a friend who is blessed with a keen intelligence but by his own admission would never win a beauty contest. In the pre-online dating world his romantic life had its limitations, because he was always judged on his looks first. His opportunities to deploy his wit and wisdom in the game of seduction […]

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Blog, Love & Dating

New year, fresh approach

BEAR with me while I offer up a fishing analogy. The best anglers, the ones who catch the most fish consistently, have several things in common: some knowledge of their quarry, energetic application to the task and a willingness to change tactics if a bait or location isn’t producing the results they are after. It […]

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Dating, Using eHarmony

Why Christmas is a splendid time to find love

There’s a good reason the film Love Actually is trotted out every year at Christmas so we can all watch it for the 15th time. It’s not because the film is set in the lead up to Christmas … there are hundreds of perfectly sweet movies that fit that criterion. No, the reason we all […]

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Blog, Love & Dating

The surprising influence of hobbies and crafts in dating profiles

Here’s some things you might not know about knitting. A man called Bill Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589, turning what to that point had been a thriving cottage industry stretching back centuries into a mere hobby. It nevertheless flourished as a pastime, so much so that a book was published in 1611 containing […]

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Blog, Date Guide, Using eHarmony

How your movie preferences can help you find love

Movies and love go hand in hand … literally. From the moment cinemas started showing silent flicks at the turn of last century, people realised their potential for aiding and abetting romance. In the darkened cocoon of the movie theatre couples not yet wed could stoke their ardour with a surreptitious holding of hands, the […]

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Blog, Date Guide, Using eHarmony

The Algorithm method

Match-making is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on ever since humans realised that teaming up with someone they like would make running the cave a whole lot easier. The process of selection is largely unchanged too: you gather information about a prospective partner, as do they, and if there’s a high level […]

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Blog, Using eHarmony

Take a note – being musical can enhance your appeal

I’ve known this to be true for a long time … the guys in the band always get more girls than those of us who are musically challenged. This eternal truth was first revealed to me at my 18th birthday party. Being 18, I had a crush on just about every girl there. I was […]

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Date Guide, Dating

Don’t be a catfish

If you are serious about finding romance, don’t be a catfish. The rules about online dating are no different to any other form of dating. Don’t be ungracious, treat others as you want to be treated, act naturally. All common-sense stuff. But because it’s online, you get an opportunity to fine-tune your marketing before you […]

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Blog, Safe Dating Tips, Trust & Safety