“We began to get to know each other through eharmony mail and hit it off straight away. Realising our shared interests and sense of humour, we were keen to meet each other face-to-face. We went to Mordialloc Pier for our first date and walked along the beach together. Our second date happened to fall on Valentine’s Day – we met in St Kilda and Justin asked me to be his Valentine! Because of our shared interests we are able to continue our lives as individuals and share our passions with each other. Justin shares mountain bike riding with me and I share surfing with him. We love taking on adventures together and making each other laugh.”
“We started talking about a week after joining. There was no doubt in my mind that this man was worth meeting. Well to say he is amazing is an understatement. He is the type of man I would not wish for, as men like him don’t exist or at least so I thought. He is the most genuine, caring man and treats me as his princess. We are getting married just 12 months after meeting. I was shocked to meet the man of my dreams so soon after registering for eharmony.”
Real dating potential in Melbourne
eharmony simplifies the dating world for you, finding your matches and sending them straight to your inbox. We want to take the guess work out of finding a partner by matching you with only people you are truly compatible with. It’s as easy as completing our Relationship Questionnaire and letting the eharmony matching system do the work for you. Not only will you receive matches tailored specifically for you but you’ll also receive eharmony’s Book of You, a profile that gives you a better insight into your personality and what’s important to you in a partner. Once you have all the information you need, it’s up to you to start communicating when it suits you. eharmony will be there every step of the way and for further dating and profile advice visit the eH Advice site.
First date inspiration
When you find someone you’re ready to take on a date, Melbourne has lots to offer – and . And you don’t just have to stick to the usual coffee or dinner date them. Here are some different dating ideas to get the wheels turning:
Comedy date – Melbourne has a thriving comedy scene all year round. For a night of laughs, try out The Comedy Club, located in the heart of Melbourne in the historic Athenaeum Theatre. Afterwards, you could go for coffee and dessert, chat a little and spend some time getting to know each other. David and Kate kept things interesting with a date at a comedy festival.
More dating ideas
Footy date –Footy date – If you share a love for the game, rug up and head over to the MCG for a fun date. The atmosphere is electric; grab a drink and some chips and soak up the energy. Even if you don’t support the same team, you’re guaranteed to have plenty to talk about. Sports on a first date proved to be a winner for Sue and John.
Music date – There’s no shortage of live music venues in Melbourne. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, indie or electro, you’re sure to find a music scene to suit your style. This is a fun and casual date night idea for any night of the week.
Zoo date – No matter the season, put on your walking shoes and take a stroll around the Melbourne Zoo. It’s a great way to spend time together, whilst seeing animals from around the world in a beautiful landscaped setting. You could even take a packed lunch and have a picnic while you’re there.
Barefoot Bowls date – Love a bit of relaxed competition? Head on over to the St Kilda Sports Club for a round of barefoot bowls. Grab a drink, kick your shoes off and have a laugh at each other’s bowling skills. This kind of date allows you to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.
Museum date – If you’re a history buff like Anna-Lee and Jason or enjoy learning about weird and wonderful stories, visit one of Melbourne’s varied museums with your date. ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is great for exhibitions on visual culture, while the Museum of Melbourne provides a more traditional museum experience. Even the State Library of Victoria is worth a visit – staring up at the glass-domed ceiling is one of the most romantic things to do in town.
Need some more inspiration? Take a look at a Melbournian girl’s article on her top 5 dates under $50.