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Cairns singles: Finding success in a tropical paradise

by eharmony Editorial Team - May 4, 2023

The city of Cairns is known for many things: its golden beaches, the wild rainforest that surrounds and spills into its verdant streets, it’s vibrant outdoor dining culture and for being the gateway into the Tropical North Queensland region. So, while the city is not short of appeal and a tourist hotspot, how is life for Cairns singles what’s the best way to meet people? 

Exploring the Cairns dating scene?

Since there are over 76,000 Cairns singles1, it’s a rather large dating pool with an even population in most age ranges.

The Cairns dating scene isn’t as much focused on nightlife as it is in some larger Australian cities, which is welcome news for some but not for others. Although considered a great party town for vacationers, quite a lot of local socialising is centred around outdoor activities, social circle introductions and live music events, so local singles looking for someone special may need to expand their interests beyond Friday night at the bar. Although the nightlife is still incredibly vibrant by most standards.    

Top places to meet Cairns singles

If you’re wondering where to meet singles in Cairns, we might have a few ideas for you:

Meeting Cairns singles on the cheap

  • Wander around and meet people at Cairns Night Markets
  • Take advantage of the free fitness classes on the Esplanade
  • Camp at Noah Beach in Cape Tribulation and meet other campers
  • Hike the Goldfield Trail or join a group
  • Start a conversation over a piece at Cairns Regional Gallery

Good spots and activities for meeting local singles

  • Get a pastry and good conversation at Bang and Grind coffee shop
  • Improve yourself amongst other eager learners with a short course at TAFE
  • Volunteer for a good cause and meet other like-minded Cairns singles
  • Wait until the Cairns Festival to meet all kinds of singles
  • World Gym Cairns is a good place to meet active singles

Singles bars that are for the Cairns dating scene

  • The Woolshed is the centre of Cairns nightlife
  • The Conservatory Bar is an upmarket wine bar
  • Go to the Three Wolves for a quieter, more hip experience
  • Head to Flamingos Tiki Bar for cocktails and a tropical theme

Using a dating site in Cairns

Many in Cairns may use a free site to meet singles for obvious reasons. They’re quick, convenient and let you date from any place, at any time.

However, eharmony adds a different spin to the classic online dating model.     

How eharmony helps you find real love in Cairns

Since eharmony began over 20 years ago, we’ve done things a little differently. We focus on people who want lasting relationships and help our members find those as quickly and effectively as possible.

This is why our unique Compatibility Matching System helps us find Cairn singles who are not only similar to you in ways that have proven to produce happier and longer relationships, but helps your differences perfectly complement each other. This is why we help members find the happiest relationships.  

Here’s how you can experience it for yourself.   

Start your journey within minutes

  • Sign up on this site or download our app
  • Complete our short but engaging Compatibility Quiz. The results give us your Personality Profile, which becomes our detailed instruction guide for finding your ideal partner
  • After that, set up your profile. The quiz will have filled out some information and some fun prompt questions will help with the rest
  • Now to your Discover page, where compatible member matches are added automatically based on your respective Personality Profiles. This list can be sorted by proximity and filtered based on things like age, education, desire for children, and much more
  • Finally, it’s time to reach out to Cairns singles who caught your eye. Beyond text, we have other communication features, like an Icebreaker, for an engaging opener.   

That’s it!

Premium Cairns date ideas

When you find someone on eharmony, you’ll need a good first date spot. It’s important, as you want to make a good first impression and keep your date entertained. Here are some suggestions:

  • Dinner at Salt House is guaranteed to impress your date
  • For a fun, casual date talk a walk under the fairy lights at Munro Park
  • Explore the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda Village together
  • Rent some bikes and take a ride down Mission Beach
  • Take them to lunch at The Chambers
  • Pack a picnic and head to the majestic Copperlode Dam
  • Take them to the waterfalls at the Tablelands for a unique experience
  • Bungee jump at Skyjump Cairns if you’re into adventure
  • You can never go wrong with brunch at Rocco by Crystalbrook
  • Experience the quiet magic of Paronella Park together

Meet Cairns singles who get you from the inside out

Whether you enjoy bungee jumping or dinner on the Esplanade, you deserve to find someone who shares your passions. More than that, you deserve one who you are truly compatible with. Whose connection with you is strong and runs deep. In short, that special person with whom you can build a truly happy and lasting relationship.

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  1. According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics