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Wellington dating

Wellington is full of contemporary men and women on top of the latest trends, whether it's music, fashion, food or art. But when it comes to relationships, many Wellington singles are frustrated by some of the current dating trends that leave them wanting a connection that's more meaningful than just meeting strangers in a bar or at a party.

While trends like speed-dating can be fun, it's rare to meet someone with whom you can sustain more than a brief conversation about your interests and what you do for a living.

Getting to know the 'real you'

If you're sick of making small talk and want to start a meaningful conversation with someone you’re truly compatible with, you need to meet other singles who share your values and goals. But first it's helpful to identify what those are.

When you fill out eHarmony's Relationship Questionnaire, you'll receive your free Personality Profile in your inbox. This will give you an in-depth insight into your own personality, and allow you to clearly see what it is that you're looking for in a partner. You don't have to try too hard to present your best side - online dating with eHarmony is all about getting to know you for who you really are.

Communication made easy

Once you've been sent your matches, you can decide who to communicate with and how you'd like to say "hi". If it's your first time using a dating site or you're feeling a little tentative about making the first move, you can use our Guided Communication system. This allows you to get to know one of your matches by asking them questions about what's important to them, and how they'd react in certain situations.

Wellington's best bars for a future date

Wellington is home to some of New Zealand's best bars and trendiest nightspots. Once you've found a match you'd like to meet, try one of these romantic spots ideal for a first date:


Matterhorn: This Wellington institution is known for its award-winning cocktails. In the summertime, sip on a Negroni or Martini on its charming patio.

Honey: Take your date to Honey - a styling champagne bar. Boasting comfortable couches, a real fire when the weather gets cold and atmospheric lighting, it's a great place for a romantic evening.

Good Luck Bar: Enjoy a taste of the Orient with this Asian-inspired cocktail lounge. The menu, based on the I Ching, features Japanese Sangria and many other delicious homemade drinks which are sure to impress.

If you’re looking to meet someone special to enjoy these bars with, why not begin your eHarmony experience and register today – your next great date is only a few clicks away.

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