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Canberra Dating – Find Love in the Capital City

If you’re single, on the search for a serious relationship and living in Canberra, you’re in luck! EliteSingles is happy to be bringing couples together all across Australia’s capital city, connecting those looking for love and companionship. Thanks to EliteSingles’ intelligent matchmaking algorithm, your days of blind dates and speed dating in Canberra are over as we match you with people you’re truly compatible with. Read on to find out how you can start meeting singles today.
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Canberra Dating: ACT Now!

Canberra doesn’t always get a fair go from the rest of the country, but regardless of what they might say, Australia’s eighth largest city is actually a great city for dating. With around 410,000 residents, the so-called Bush Capital is small enough for the locals to be friendly and warm, while still being big enough to be home to ambitious, interesting people.

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For Canberra singles seeking a serious relationship, modern-day dating can be quite a challenge. The busy pace of day to day life in Canberra certainly makes it tricky to expand your social circles and make connections with new people. This is especially the case for those with full work lives, including the many civil servants working in the city. It can be hard enough to find time to meet up with friends, let alone spend time trying to forge new relationships with strangers! ​

With these challenges, it’s clear that while the city is full of opportunity, Canberra dating requires a more focused approach and that's what we aim to do at EliteSingles; provide a way for like-minded people to find each other. Our matchmaking platform works to pair compatible singles, this ensures a degree of commonality right from the beginning, providing a welcome and viable alternative to the traditional dating scene.

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How Does Our Matchmaking Work?

When it comes to effective dating, we know that the traditional Canberra dating scene isn’t the easiest way to find a partner. Whether you met in a bar, through friends or at a speed-dating evening, you still have to go through the exhausting process of guess and check. EliteSingles’ approach fast-tracks this by asking all our members to first complete a thorough personality test. The questionnaire allows us to get to know you, your lifestyle, and your preferences for a future partner. It gives you the opportunity to be upfront and clear about the type of person - and future - you’re searching for. 

After completing the test we then work to match you with someone who is well-suited, whether that’s a fellow Christian, those who are marriage-minded, working professionals, or even those specifically seeking a younger man or woman. We’ll send you 3-7 matches per day that we believe are compatible and from there it’s over to you to choose whether or not to make contact. Perhaps start things off by sending a ‘Smile’ or jump straight in with an attention-grabbing first message.

Meet Like-Minded Canberra Singles Today!

So you've set up your EliteSingles profile and you've connected with someone who caught your attention - now what? It's first date time! From what you know about your match, think of a venue or activity that is likely to interest them, making sure to keep it relaxed but also warm and interesting. Thankfully in Canberra, that’s not a difficult task with the city boasting a huge array of restaurants, pubs, bars, and cultural heritage sites. In case you're short of ideas, we've compiled a list of ideas for Canberra dating below, so get out there and test the chemistry!

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Eating Out

A meal out can be a step in the right direction for a first date as it gives plenty of opportunities to properly get to know each other. Not to mention that with Canberra’s reputation as a foodies paradise you’re spoiled for choice. A true stalwart of the city’s restaurant scene, Chairman and Yip has been serving modern Cantonese cuisine for over 25 years. With attentive staff, delicious meals and an elegant environment, it’s not hard to see why it’s a favourite. 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

For those who’d prefer to keep things a little more casual for a first date, going out for a drink might be just the ticket. Hippo Co is fantastic for a classy date night, particularly for those who appreciate good liquor. Offering top quality cocktails, fine whisky, and a relaxed atmosphere, this is a great spot for a first date. If you’re a fan of jazz, be sure to go on a Wednesday, they have a band playing every week from 8:30pm onwards. Alternatively, the Parlour Wine Room is an excellent and sophisticated choice. Boasting an extensive wine list, the Parlour is a wonderful place to snuggle on an available Chesterfield, or head outside to sip wine and admire the sumptuous courtyard. Absolutely romantic, especially as the sun sets. 

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Adventure and entertainment

Canberra's nightlife makes for some wonderful date ideas, but if you’re looking for something more relaxed, why not try a date in the daytime? As Australia’s culture capital, there’s bound to be a museum or gallery that will pique your interest. Meanwhile, film buffs 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. For those who love the outdoors, the Kokoda Track up to the Mt Ainslie summit is a refreshing 4.5km walk that will reward you with beautiful city views. Or for something a little out of the ordinary, try a tour of the Royal Mint and see how Australian coins are made.