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Canberra Dating – find love in your city

Canberra is a surprisingly good city for dating - it's a big enough city to attract people who are interesting and ambitious, but small enough that people tend to exude that 'big country town' warmth. So if you're looking to find that special someone, you may be asking yourself, 'where do I go to meet these great singles?' The answer is EliteSingles - a dating website designed for singles who are looking for real, compatible love - just like you.
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Find the person right for you!

For Canberra singles interested in a committed relationship, modern day dating can be quite the challenge - the busy pace of day to day life in Canberra definitely makes it tricky to expand your social circles and make connections with new people. This is especially the case for all of you who have busy work lives - it's hard to find time to meet up with friends, let alone spend time trying to forge new relationships with strangers! Canberra dating really requires a more focussed approach, that's what we aim to do at EliteSingles; provide a way for like-minded people to find each other. Since we launced in Australia in 2013, thousands of interesting, ambitious and vivacious singles have connected via our matchmaking platform; a viable alternative to the traditional dating scene.


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Canberra Dating

Something that EliteSingles has noticed about Canberra singles signing up for online dating is that they are lots of great catches out there; the percentage of singles with a Bachelor Degree or higher is more than double the national average. Educated singles isn't the only factor making Canberra such a great place to date - more singles living here tend to be family-oriented and in search of a committed relationship than those living in Australia's bigger cities. This spells great news for those singles who have passed their casual dating days and would instead prefer to go in search of the real deal

How does matchmaking actually work?

When it comes to effective dating, it's not simply a case of hurling millions of options at you and hoping you'll find the needle in the haystack. After all, this is essentially what the traditional dating scene offers; a game of guess and check. Rather, with EliteSingles you are asked to first complete an extensive personality test and partner questionaire so that we really understand who you are and the sort of person that you're looking for. We then offer you 3-7 tailored matches daily, based on your personality profile, location settings and relationship preferences. We believe this is the most effective way of focussing your dating ambitions and achieving your relationship goals. You can even specify particular relationship requirements; if you're a single parent we can put you in touch with other parents, if you're a Christian we can introduce you to singles of faith, and so on.

Meet Canberra singles today!

So you've set up your EliteSingles profile and you've connected with someone who piques your interest... now what?  It's first date time! From what you know about your date, think of a venue or activity that is likely to interest them, making sure to keep it relaxed but warm. Thankfully, Canberra boasts a huge array of restaurants, pubs, bars and cultural heritage sites, so there's plenty to choose from. In case you're short for ideas, we've compiled a list of ideas for Canberra dating below... so get out there and test the chemistry!

Not from Canberra? Check out our SydneyMelbourne and Perth pages here, or see here for further locations!


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Eating Out

A meal out can be a step in the right direction for a first date, and Canberra provides many options for those who want to get to know each other over a plate of something tasty. A stunning glass pavilion in the heart of Barton is the location of Ottoman Cusine, an incredible Turkish restaurant that attracts many of Canberra’s business-types and politicos alongside those looking for a touch of elegant romance. Expect classic Turkish street food, given a lavish contemporary twist. Or, for a truly special evening, try Courgette, an award-winning restaurant that specialises in a creative, delicious, 4-course menu which can be tailored for meat-eaters, seafood-lovers and vegetarians alike. Here the gorgeous garden views are only topped by the ravishing food presentation, as plate after dazzling plate appears from the kitchen.


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After Dark

If you would prefer to go for a casual drink to kick things off, the Parlour Wine Room is an excellent and sophisticated choice. Boasting an extensive and thoughtfully sourced wine list, the Parlour is a wonderful place to snuggle on an available Chesterfield and talk,  or head outside to sip wine and admire the sumptuous courtyard. Absolutely romantic, especially as the sun sets.  However, when nothing less than cutting-edge opulence will do you simply have to opt for the Knightsbridge Penthouse. Illuminated by optic fibres and sporting a very classy cocktail menu, nothing says you are aiming to impress like the Knightsbridge. If you are headed there at the weekend, make sure to bring shoes you can dance in, as the DJ is sure to win you over with an eclectic mix of funk, soul and disco along with modern boogie. 

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Adventure and entertainment

Canberra's nightlife makes for some wonderful date ideas but, if you are looking for something more relaxed, why not try a date in the daytime? Canberra is the political beating heart of Australia, so it is always interesting to see how it all started at the Museum of Australian Democracy, located in the Old Parliament House. If that whets your appetite for history, you will want to check out the National Film & Sound Archive. Housed in an art deco building almost as interesting as the exhibits within, here you can find 100 years of Australia’s film history and sound recordings preserved for posterity. A lovely date idea for film buffs! Whatever you decide for your first date, EliteSingles is there to support your quest for love. Meeting Canberra singles has never been so easy; register today!