It's a Saturday night in Auckland and all of your friends have plans with their significant others. Perhaps they're dining at one of the city's great restaurants, taking advantage of a free concert in the park or enjoying a weekend in nearby Muriwai Beach.
If you're tired of tagging along as a third wheel, and the prospect of spending a night at the bar trying to meet other Auckland singles doesn't appeal to you, there is a better option.
Online dating may seem like a daunting prospect. You might be thinking: How will I search through all those profiles? How will I know who's right for me? But that may be because you haven't yet tried eHarmony.
While other dating sites make you scroll through arbitrary profiles of people you're probably not interested in, eHarmony thinks differently. Your experience begins with a Relationship Questionnaire, an in-depth survey based on over 35 years of extensive research about what makes relationships work.
Once that's completed, you're sent carefully selected matches who have a similar outlook and worldview to you. It’s not just based on whether you both like live music or gourmet cooking, it's about sharing values, ideals and personality traits – finding someone you’re truly compatible with.
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you're truly excited about someone? It's that little flame that ignites when you enjoy a first date with someone really special. Where there's never a lull in conversation and where you can already feel yourself starting to fall for this person, even before your first kiss.
You may not be able to bottle that feeling, but you can certainly enhance your chances of finding it by meeting people who have similar life experiences and who want the same things as you.
This is also how you sustain a relationship past the initial spark. For men and women who are tired of blind dating, or being set up by well-meaning friends, there's now an alternative that's designed to help you find love – a love that will last.
Take your new eHarmony match on a date they're sure to remember. Here are some fun Auckland dating ideas that are sure to impress:
Spend the night stargazing: The Stardome Observatory hosts ‘Wine, Cheese, and Astronomy’ evenings. You and your date can indulge in some Manchego and Merlot while hoping for your own stars to align.
Up on the mountain: Mt Eden provides a stunning panoramic view of the entire city. Enjoy a sunset picnic atop one of the most picturesque vantage points in the city.
Dessert first: Order a sundae to split at Movenpick, a sweet date spot on the corner of Albert and Quay Streets.
Whether you're trying internet dating for the first time or you've had a disappointing experience on another dating website, eHarmony is your opportunity to meet like-minded singles with whom to begin meaningful relationships. Join today and find out who you'll be matched with.Join Now