Everyone likes movies and books and going out for brunch and sitting in cafes drinking coffee and booze and talking about new iPhone apps and emotions. Women cringe at the thought of camping and men always pay for dinner. We still have sex and relationships despite our aversion to traditional dating because in Australia intimate relationships of any nature happen organically—as does the vast majority of fruit and chicken.
According to GfK ConsumerLife Australiathe suburbs with the most amount of eligible bachelors between the ages of earning an above average income are Cremorne, Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton, and Fitzroy. GfK discovered that nearly one in four single males exercises weekly so next time you head to the gym wear your best Lorna Jane and instead of automatically putting in your headphones strike up a conversation with someone instead or ask for help with the equipment. Another great way to meet people is to join a mixed class.
It also helps that NYC's dating pool is over double the size of Sydney's, meaning that there's plenty more fish in the sea. Yes, it can be fun and romantic. Let me tell you, trying to deal with a very bad half-kiss while your body is partway inside a vehicle is about as cringe-worthy as it gets.
Single and ready to mingle but not dating as much as you would like? Well, it might not be you, it could be Australians. Not the most uplifting piece of information for those looking for love and not planning on upping sticks, but it did provide comfort to some or, as Oprah might say, "Aha! Schilling, a psychologist for more than 15 years and a self-described "reformed single girl" who "came out the other end" after a decade of looking for love and finding it on eHarmony, explained that a lazy Australian dating culture stems way back — almost 70 years — when Australians did not borrow from American culture for a change.
Australians do things a little differently than the rest of the world — for example: supposedly, we all talk like Steve Irwin The Crocodile Hunter and eat our national emblems Kangaroo and Emu. With the invention of texting along with finger cramps comes vague and lazy ways to ask people out. It seems Australians love texting and chatting before going on the date: only irritating but also more than likely, it can create confusion.
The odds were slim: Australia is a country with little dating culture and one of the worst work-life balances in the world. And it was well worth it. Aussie guys are a diverse bunch but generally united in their humility and unfussy, everyday courage.
The dating scientists at eHarmony have just released their Relationship Studyrevealing that singles are dating more than six people at a time on average, thanks to swipe apps like Tinder and Bumble. Personally, this comes as no surprise, because I am that stat in walking- talking-thirty-something form. You said what?
My Aussie and I have been together for 5 years now. So, ya, a long long time. Nothing bad, but just different.
Australians go about finding that special someone in their own way, and attribute their style to the rich mix of ancient tribal influences and the traditions of European settlers. Group dating is the norm across Australia, particularly among teenagers. It stands as a tribute to their gregarious culture and the value they place on friendship. Couples often don't go out on their first dates alone until they're almost 20 years old, and even after marriage Australians typically go out in groups more often than by themselves.