Brisbane may be known ironically as ‘BrisVegas’, but when it comes to the search for love the name rings true – the dating scene is somewhat of a gamble. While there are thousands of eligible singles around town, knowing who is available and where to find them down leaves plenty of singles guessing. Of course, you can always trawl Brisbane’s nightlife in the Valley, City, or West End, hoping to find that ‘special someone’, but this can be an exhausting and ineffective strategy. A smarter option is fast-tracking your love life with EliteSingles. Our smart dating platform aims to connect like-minded Brisbane singles who are seeking a committed relationship. Read more about finding love with EliteSingles below.
Brisbane Dating with EliteSingles
With beautiful beaches, fantastic weather and a vibrant city life, the capital of the Sunshine State has a lot going for it. And, with a population of over 2.2 million, there are thousands of eligible Brisbane singles looking for love – the challenging part is knowing how to find each other. Between balancing a career and finding time to see family and friends, it can be difficult to find time to meet new people and potential partners. Not to mention how exhausting the traditional dating scene can be! Thankfully there’s an easier way. EliteSingles was created with busy professionals in mind and it’s our aim to make dating easier for you. By signing up with us, you’ll significantly increase your chances of finding love.
Online Dating with EliteSingles – How Does it Work?
After registering with EliteSingles we ask all our members to complete an extensive personality test. The questionnaire allows us to get to know you, as well as understand the type of person you want to meet. This information enables our smart algorithm to make tailored partner suggestions that are relevant to you and each day you’ll receive 3-7 matches with a high likelihood of compatibility. There’s no need to search through endless irrelevant profiles – it’s Brisbane dating made easy.
Making things even easier for the modern dater is the accessibility of our platform. Whether you’re able to sit down and use our desktop site, or only have pockets of spare time between meetings, EliteSingles works for you. Not only is our desktop website fully optimised for mobile, but our EliteSingles dating app makes it a snap to date on the go. The app – available for both iOS and Android users – contains all the features of our website, making it easy to see matches, update your profile and chat with those who catch your eye from wherever you are.
Where to Go for First Dates in Brisbane
After you’ve connected with a fellow Brisbane single who sparks your interest and you’ve exchanged messages online, you may want to take the next step by arranging a fun first date. Brissie may be known as a ‘big country town’, but those wondering what to do on a date will find that Brisbane is actually packed with lots of first date options. Before you make any plans, use what you already know about your match to propose a date that will interest them. Ideally, you want a venue or activity that’s interesting, but also has a relaxed atmosphere to put any nerves at ease.
Finding an activity that’s conducive to having a conversation is also very important – going to see a film might sound like a classic date idea, but in reality, it means less time talking, asking questions and actually getting to know each other. To get your Brisbane date planning off to a good start we’ve compiled some ideas below and for a more extensive list be sure to check our top Brisbane date ideas.
It would be near criminal not to give a nod to e’cco Bistro, a true Brissie institution. Established in 1995, the eatery has won countless awards for its high-end cuisine. We recommend sampling the tasting menu for a proper exploration of chef Philip Johnson’s talents. Or, for slightly more wallet-friendly fare, head to Fish Lane’s Hello Please to enjoy tasty Vietnamese cuisine and great music. If you’re really feeling a vibe, opt for their delicious shared dining menu – you won’t regret it! If breakfast or lunch is more your idea of a first date, try The Gunshop Café. A repurposed gunshop with exposed brick walls and hip vibes, this spot boasts fabulous coffee, a creative menu and friendly staff. There’s even a hidden courtyard out the back for those hot Queensland summer days.
If you and your date are beer enthusiasts, The Scratch Bar will reward you with an array of Aussie-made craft beers sure to hit the spot. The Scratch has a casual, fun atmosphere that will immediately put you both at ease as you sample the range of season brews on offer. Wine and gin lovers won’t be able to resist Fortitude Valley’s alcohol-infused oasis, Proud Henry. With over 200 artisan gins, there’s little chance of sipping anything less than a world-class gin and tonic. And if wine is more your scene, try one of the boutique selection – they go great paired with a cheese board. Lastly, cocktail fanatics can find a little confidence at Dutch Courage. But be warned, with such an extensive cocktail menu it might be hard to pick just one or two!
Adventure and Entertainment
Of course, not all dates have to take place in the evening and Brisbane is humming with great options for a relaxed daytime date. South Bank is a wonderful, relaxed place for a first date; a walk through the bougainvillea-covered arbour makes for a beautiful afternoon. Also in the South Bank precinct is the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, which contains many great conversation starters, especially for the creatively-inclined. Just down the way is the Queensland Maritime Museum, containing a range of displays on maritime adventures and a map showing the locations of over 1500 shipwrecks in Queensland’s waters. Arrive by CityCat to really set the mood! Alternatively, if you’re both up for some healthy competition, why not play a round of mini golf at Holey Moley – winner buys the first round at the Caddyshack.