It’s said to mean ‘sound of the sea, ’great feast of fish,’ ‘hard ground near water,’ ‘many snakes,’ and ‘five islands.’ Well even though scholars can’t decipher its ancient Aboriginal significance, surely everyone can agree that this is a laid back city filled with the natural beauty of the sea and the mountains. For those lovebirds lucky enough to be dating in Wollongong, eHarmony has compiled a list of possible date ideas:
An activity-based date is a great idea for any new couples dating in Wollongong ; whether that’s sport, swimming, hiking or biking. Activity releases endorphins, endorphins make us happy and then your date can associate this happiness with you – not to mention it’ll generally break the ice and get you and your date laughing and joking together.
Wollongong benefits from an excellent cycleway network that traces its iconic coastline almost completely, starting at Thirroul. Why not spend an afternoon exploring the region on two wheels together? The romantics can research the course ahead of time, and plan any idyllic stop-offs (crystal clear mountain streams, secluded bays or tranquil lagoons) to break for a picnic.
If you and your date are the more sedate kind of Wollongong singles . The kind of people who are partial to spectator sports rather than any kind of strenuous physical exertion, you can always catch a game together at the WIN stadium. The Dragons play some home rugby matches here, as do the Hawks (basketball), and Wollongong F.C. Alternatively the city’s Motor Cross is a popular destination, and thrilling Wollongong dating idea.
Or educational. How about Nan Tien Temple or Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium? This innovative museum boasts over one hundred interactive displays for you and your date to fiddle around with.
Or, you could always take a leaf out of Ross Gellers book and surprise them with a late-night visit to the BlueScope Steel Planetarium. Sit and chat under a recreated Martian night sky or see the real one up close and personal from the adjoining observatory.
Cultural dates are generally a great early idea as there’s plenty to look at, so the pressure’s off in terms of formal conversation-making. The odds of possible awkward silences or opportunities for ‘putting your foot in it’ are immediately reduced and the exhibitions subject matter will throw the conversation in all manner of directions.
It’s breezy, relatively inexpensive and can slot in neatly after work for professional singles. If you don’t want to venture into central Sydney, there are plenty of decent places in Wollongong to chat over a beer or a cocktail. The Little Prince, tucked away in Globe Lane, or The Brewery, overlooking South beach are both great places to get to know your date.
It doesn’t really matter what you do on your date, if it’s with the right person, you could have a blast just wandering around a supermarket! With eHarmony, you could meet the kind of Wollongong singles who’ll make your knees shake. The kind who’ll have your stomach doing back flips and make your mind turn to mush. It’s because our Compatibility Matching System identifies the matches that are deeply attuned to you, so you’ll only ever meet people that you’re really going to click with.