Guide to singles activities that might work for you. Melbourne
Last revised: 20 January 2023
There are lots of singles activities that might work for you. Most people do Online Dating but it's not for everyone. It is mostly based on pictures rather than your qualities. Things like Speed Dating change the balance towards personality. Work conferences are great for meeting mental equals. But where do you start? You start here (each heading links to a page with more info)...
The most important thing is to put yourself out there, but in places where you shine. In most singles environments, 20% of the people get 80% of the attention. Put yourself where you're in the 20.
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. If you're a really caring or smart person, it is hard to use that in a nightclub. So put yourself in the right places. Here's what we've found...
Spend 7 minutes with approx 12 different dates in your age group. If you tick them on your card and they tick you, the company provides their details and you catch up from there. You learn far more of the important things about a person in a 7 minutes meetup than you can in 70 messages online dating. Personality and how they carry themselves shines through, and there are no fake photos. Someone we know who gets no interest online walked away with 9 ticks. It works and it is fun. Read more
It works for some and not for others, and some sites/apps are better than others. 10% of the guys receive 90% of the attention. It is similar for girls. Most people choose simply off profile photos, so people use the best photo of themselves ever or fake photos. However, some sites/apps do more than others to highlight important qualities. We outline as many sites as we can here... Read more
You can do this using dating sites. Just go on a random date and see what happens. Read more
There are so many varieties of singles events, and some good companies running them. Trivia nights are great for brainiacs, singles parties have games to meet people, group dinners let you chat with many over dinner. Fun events with other singles. Here is our guide... Read more
Let's go ol' skool! It's been around forever for a reason. Singles (of all ages) dominate the club scene. Girls have a few drinks, hang out with friends and hit the dancefloor. Guys have a few drinks, hang out with friends, then summon up the courage to talk to girls. This issue can be if you don't have a wingman, but we can help you if you Need a Wingman. Then you just have to find the right venue/s for you, and we can help there... Read more
There are groups on the Meetups website for people over online dating, South East singles, single parents, walking groups, comedy lovers, and heaps of other topics. They put on events and you can go to whatever you want. Read more
There are lots of social groups out there that run good singles events... Dinners, parties, bowling nights, walks, karaoke nights, market nights, escape rooms, and so much more. Read more
We're encouraging singles dance lessons. Why not? Girls love to dance. Most dance classes are way short of guys and they're fun. The maths is easy boys, and the fact that there's a physical connection helps chemistry. Read more
This actually exists! There are restaurants you can go to alone, take a seat and see what happens. It is not organised. You're not guaranteed company, but it happens in particular restaurants. It's new-ish. We're listing restaurants as we hear of them. Read more
Contiki tours are the best! Their tours are designed for under 35s, but there are resorts and other tour companies for all ages. It is great. Similarly aged people, most of who are single, and all in a great mood. You get to know people while seeing the world or taking it easy. Compare the options... Read more
We don't really need a page for this. Let's face it, St Kilda beach is where Melbourne singles flock, but there are other places. Mordialloc beach, Frankston beach, or whichever beach the surfers are at are worth a look too. Read more
Singles like to keep fit and busy and be outdoors. Organised hikes are a hive of singles, or at least some of them are. Nature hikes, day hikes, overnight hikes (plenty of mischief), afternoon hikes, there are plenty of options. Read more
Work, Conferences, Gym, Shopping, Ski Resorts, Organisations (community, service clubs, political, causes), Volunteering, Concert Bands, Theatre... There are so many places you can meet people with common interests. Read more