Growing up Jewish in Australia provides a unique cultural perspective. Whether you were raised in a close-knit Jewish community or surrounded by people of different cultures, there are certain things that will be important to you – especially when it comes to dating.
Dating as a Jewish single in Australia – and around the world, really – is often subject to parental and family pressure: it’s exhausting constantly being asked when you’re going to settle down with a nice Jewish doctor. But the reality of finding that perfect partner – your “bashert”, or destined one – is often more complicated than that. That’s why eharmony helps to make sense of the ups and downs of Jewish dating.
Get to know the real you
We’re in the business of finding truly compatible matches for our singles, and we do this by finding out who you, we then match you with people who share similar values and views. On some dating websites it’s all about the image you project, but at eharmony it’s all about who you are on the inside. By answering the questionnaire honestly and authentically, you give us the opportunity to discover the “real you”, and most importantly, you give your prospective matches the chance to do the same.
Understanding what’s important
We understand our Jewish singles may be looking for certain qualities in a partner. You may be looking for someone who shares your sense of tradition or religious observance, or someone who had a similar family upbringing. No matter how observant you are, there are certain things that are important when it comes to finding love, and we encourage you to be specific about what you’re looking for. That way, we’re able to match you with other singles who feel the same way as you do about the big things.
Dating around the corner or around the world
You may think you know everyone in your community, but reviewing your matches on eharmony may surprise you. Your soul mate could be living around the corner from you and you’d never know it. That’s why it make sense to use eharmony to connect with compatible singles, no matter where you are. You can specify whether you’re looking for someone in your local area or on the other side of the world.
Communication made simple
It can be daunting to start communicating with someone for the first time. Rather than spend time crafting a witty email or quick reply, you’ll find we make it easy for you to start a conversation with one of your matches. Send an icebreaker to see if you share similar interests, and then continue learning about each other using our safe and secure system, which means you don’t have to give out personal information before you’re ready.
We want our members to feel more of that special “butterflies” feeling – the one you get when you meet someone you feel attracted to and with whom you’re immediately comfortable. What makes that chemistry feel even better is knowing it is based on compatibility that goes beyond the surface. After all, that’s the key ingredient in a great long term relationship.
Tips for a great first date
If you’ve met someone special using eharmony, and you’re looking for a great way to get to know them, here are a few fun first date ideas, no matter where in Australia you are:
- Melbourne: Spend a summer evening in St Kilda. Take a walk along the pier ending up on Acland Street for dinner. Enjoy a freshly made pastry at one of the specialty cake shops, followed by a nightcap at Captain Baxter or Treehouse Lounge. Or take a day trip out to Geelong or Daylesford, or just get in the car and drive along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll be amazed at how relaxing it is to just escape, even if it’s only for a day.
- Sydney: Enjoy a beer or two at the Australian Brewery in Rouse Hill. It’s a great location for a relaxed, low-key date where you and your date can really get to know one another. They serve delicious pizzas and have an assortment of local and imported beers. In the warmer months the beer garden is the perfect place to while away a few hours in the late afternoon sun.
- Adelaide: What could be more perfect than a trip to the beach? Pack a picnic basket with gourmet goodies and head to Glenelg beach, only a short tram ride from the centre of Adelaide. Embrace your inner child and play Frisbee or build sandcastles, before washing off the sand and enjoying a beachside cocktail at The Oyster Bar.
- Perth: For Saturday brunch at the Subiaco farmers’ market you can enjoy crepes, fresh fruit or a scrumptious pastry. Or, if you’re looking for an inexpensive night out, try The George on St George’s Terrace. They serve great, fresh food in a casual atmosphere.
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