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Dating Melbourne – find love & companionship

Although it's a thriving and exciting city, when it comes to dating, Melbourne is not the easiest of places to be if you're looking for love. It's that strange irony of being surrounded by thousands of people, yet failing to actually connect - everyone seems to be either too busy to break their routines or too stuck in their existing social circles to meet fresh new faces. Luckily, online dating is no longer seen as an embarrassing way to meet someone, and society has accepted it as a viable, effective and popular way of connecting with other singles. Register with EliteSingles today and increase your chances at finding a compatible partner!
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Single life in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne is teeming with interesting singles, but where do you go to find them? Lots of us are guilty of staying within strict social circles - some even dating as far back as our high-school friends! Wouldn't it be great to enter a pool of singles who have indicated that they are actively seeking a long-term relationship? Welcome to EliteSingles! Rather than waiting around in bars hoping to bump into Mr. or Mrs. Right, EliteSingles opens up a whole new world of dating possibilities by connecting like-minded singles with mutual interests and lifestyles via our tailored matchmaking process. It's a concept that's brought happiness and long-lasting love to Melbourne singles across the city.

Dating Melbourne Singles

Once you've registered with EliteSingles and taken our extensive personality test, you will start to receive tailored matches based on your personality and partner requirements. This is where things get exciting! Once you've been matched with someone who piques your interest, you can choose one of five communication methods to get the conversation flowing. And if the sparks are flying, you will naturally want to meet in person.

But where to go for that first date? As Melbournians know, this is a city spoiled for choice. With great restaurants, pubs and bars along with facinating cultural heritage, consider what would be interesting for your date and try to ensure that the venue is relaxing and condusive to great conversation (see here for a list of 10 first date questions!). If you're stuck for ideas, put your best foot forward with our dating tips - see below! What's more, choice goes hand in hand with dating; melbourne has no shortage of amazing dates ideas. Read our favouroite picks here!

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Not from Melbourne? Check out our Sydney, Brisbane and Perth pages here, or see here for further locations!


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Eating Out

Melbourne has a thriving, exuberant foodie culture, and some really innovative restaurants. Take Attica for instance. Ben Shewry’s earthy, textured menus serve fantastic, degustation-style Antipodean cuisine that has seen Attica elevated into the pantheon of globally recognised restaurants, coming it at number 32 on the The World's Best 50 Restaurants Guide for 2014, its second year on the list. For those who prefer a more traditionally romantic approach to first-date food, Italian is always a good bet and San Paolo Solarino offers up some of the city's best. The hand-made, baked gnocchi and mouth-watering tiramisu are particular standouts at this little slice of Sicily in the heart of Melbourne's laneways.

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After Dark

If you would prefer a more casual meeting, you can arrange a rendezvous in one of Melbourne’s many excellent bars. Head to Transport Bar, then up to the rooftop to Transit Cocktail Lounge for delicious cocktails inspired by famous jazz singers - just the thing to sip on while enjoying the bar's live music and stunning view of Melbourne by night.  Colder evenings may be best spent by popping into the award-winning Gerald’s Bar, an inviting space where you can relax with a bottle from the top-notch wine list while cosying up and listening to highlights from the finely curated, vintage-vinyl selection.

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Adventure and Entertainment

Of course, not all dates have to place at night and Melbourne is teaming with daytime date ideas. For those of you with a love of horticulture, or simply a passion for beauty, the Royal Botanical Gardens beside the Yarra River are a world class way to spend an afternoon. Ramp up the romance by ending the day with a cruise down the same river:  Venice on the Yarra lets you take in Melbourne's sights while relaxing in your own private gondola.  Those looking for a bit more bustle might find that seeing a cricket or AFL game at the MCG can make for an exciting date, while a more visual, cultural experience can be had at the NGV International, where you can find one of the finest art collections in the Southern Hemisphere. If you're ready to really amp up the romance, check out our top 10 romantic things to do in Melbourne!