GREAT ideas for your first date in Sydney

If your going out on your first date in Sydney and are stuck for a few ideas on where to go and what to do then following are some really good ideas to help break the ice and kick start the romance. We know it’s not easy meeting a complete stranger for the first time so take our advice and try these out.

1. The Bondi to Bronte walk. If your meeting during the day this is a great way to get to know each other and at the same time see some of Sydney’s best coastline. Plus your both doing some fun outdoor exercise which is great. Once you get to the half way point in Bronte stop at one of the many cafes or buy some fish and chips, sit on the park land area and soak up the views. This is a wonderful Sydney experience and perfect if your in the east.

2. Meet at Centennial Park for a coffee and a walk. A famous meeting point is the café off Lang Rd, which is hard to miss. Once you’ve had your fill of caffeine perhaps do a lap of the park. This is another Sydney institution and is perfect for your first date. It’s really chilled out and the atmosphere is laid back.

3. Meet at Balmoral Beach and have a coffee at the Bathers Pavilion, alternatively you could meet at the Bondi icebergs for a lunch or sip on a cocktail as you stare out to the ocean. Either way this is the perfect location for a first date and is really popular among singles we match up.

4. If your in the inner west why not meet up and browse around the markets in Balmain. Have some coffee or a bite to eat first as you both stroll among the stalls.

5. If your going to meet for your first date for dinner, there are some fabulous restaurants in Surry Hills or Darlinghurst. A favourite of ours is Porteno in Surry Hills. Great vibe and relaxed ambiance serving Argentinian style dishes. There are also lots of other restaurants nearby. All you need to do is go to the Good Food Guide and do you research.

6. A walk around ‘The Rocks’ is also a good idea as there are interesting things to see and do which will keep you very busy and engaged during your first date.

7. While your in the city, if you feel like a bite to eat or some drinks why not head off to the famous Ivy Bar in George St. If that’s too busy and hectic then try The Establishment for some sushi. There are so many things to see and do in the city. All you need to do is find a place to meet and start walking around. We suggest starting at a café in the QVB and taking it from there. If the date is progressing well then perhaps go for dinner. It’s entirely how you feel and what type of vibe your getting from the first meeting. If it’s going well keep the dating momentum ticking along and see where it ends up.

Most of the elite singles we match up are probably very au fait with Sydney but they might not have dated in a long time. The trick here is to suggest that you do something you enjoy in the first instance. If your happy, relaxed and having a good time then your date will also be more comfortable and open to seeing you gain based on the fabulous time they had on the initial meeting.

Important Rules for Men who are dating in their 40’s

There are so many reasons why professional men in their 40’s are still single. They may be focused on their career, are workaholics or may have been recently separated. Many of these men who have reached the pinnacle of their careers or bus9iness life now find that they need a new challenge or find that they have more spare time on their hands and are looking for a partner to join them. For most men this is not as simple as it used to be when they were teenagers or in their 20’s. Tomes have changed and so has the way people meet and date each other. For guys in their 40’s who are serious about finding love they need to take a look at themselves and their situation and make certain changes if they are going to attract the right partner.

A lot of guys will simply get discouraged and put it in the too hard basket and simply wait to bump into someone. This is not the way to go and meeting the love of your life will not happen with this attitude. It’s the digital revolution now and dating has shifted to meeting people online or finding a matchmaker online who can introduce you to the right person for a fee. If your in your 40’s or 50’s this latter method is probably the best way forward.

You now have so many new ways and opportunities meet women as you never have before. So following are 5 golden tips for guys in their 40’s and 50’s who want to start dating again and meet Ms Right.

Forget about your divorce. You really have to forget about the past before you can even think about moving forward with someone in the future. If you still love your ex-wife or are in the middle of a nasty divorce or perhaps there was an unfortunate death you have to get well over this and make sure it’s behind you. Being bitter of angry and keeping this baggage with you n your dates is not a good start. It will show and the women you are trying to meet will pick up on this cynicism or aggression. Ideally, you want to be baggage free and ready to accept someone new in your life. You will feel much better if you have this attitude. The sooner you deal with it, the better.

Know exactly what you want. There are a lot of guys who want a full love life. The children have either left or are with their mother and it’s now time to try and meet someone new. The issue is they are really not sure what they are wanting or looking for. Do they want a sexual partner or someone they can hang out with as a friend? There are no issues with knowing what you want and your priorities may and most likely have changed over the years. Think carefully about this before you start the process of trying to meet someone. Remember you have to be really honest with yourself. Some decisions might be hard to make but being truthful here will set you up nicely for the future. Last thing you want to do is make another mistake or go down the wrong path. If you are confident with what you want, women will definitely find this more appealing.

Be proud of your age. You’re a mature guy and there is no hiding this. You have seen a lot of things and most likely experienced more than others half your age. Be proud of your age and own up to it. If you try to hide this fact that you are in your 40’s or 50’s to women in the hope that you will be more attractive then you are not being realistic. It’s setting false expectations and laying the foundations for failure. If you want to meet women who are down to earth then be real about your age. If they are after a toy boy then they are not the right match. Use age as a tool to your advantage. Think about all your accomplishments and use it to your advantage. Your probably a very successful man who has achieved a lot over the last 2 to 3 decades. Be proud of this fact and what you have done.

Get fit! As you grow older you are going to start to loose muscle density. You need to slow down this process and you need to also remain highly flexible. Hit the gym, go for a swim and make sure you incorporate some yoga into your life. This will strengthen your core as well as your mind. If you have let yourself go and are out of shape you need to turn things around before you start hitting the dating scene. You need to start feeling better about yourself and more confident about who you are. Training, eating healthy, getting 8 hours sleep a day will be the first step in creating the new you!

Get a matchmaker. Forget about large dating websites like RSVP or Tinder. These are for the 20 year olders and as a professional guy you need to meet the right type of lady. This is a really important step and you should not waste time or money on sites that don’t work. A matchmaker will be able to assess your personality and match it to the right kind or women. They will also be able to council you before you go on you date and help guide you through this process.

These five fantastic dating tips for men are only the very beginning. You should start on these as soon as you can to begin turning your life around. These are small steps but gradually as you get the hang of it you will be able to make more positive life changing decisions for yourself. You’ll start to feel a lot better about yourself, and the women in your life that you attract will be so much more on your page.


If you have been out of the dating game for a long time and need some tips and help to get you through the dating process then following are some really good tips for guys to learn, remember and apply when they are out there dating. It’s not easy if you have been in a relationship for a long time and are a little rusty on dating etiquette, but these tips are golden and they are written by women who are experts at dating.

First impressions count. Don’t wear your track suit pants or those ripped jeans. Save those for your mates. She will sum you up very quickly and you need to be wearing very smart, yet casual gear and make sure you have shaved. Also, and this should be a no brainer but wear some deodorant. If you are the sweaty type make sure you have after shave and a good dose of deodorant. If you look good, dress well and smell great you are on your way to making a great first impression.

Make plans to meet in a place where you are going to feel comfortable. Perhaps go to a café that you know well or a local pub. It’s stressful enough going on a date so make sure the environment is relaxed and casual. If it’s a regular hang out for you even better. Get there 10 minutes earlier so you can relax and get into the dating zone. You don’t want to be rushing there and arrive all flustered.

Be very confident without being arrogant or pushy. Women love men that take control and exude an air of confidence. If you have used a matchmaker for this introduction, then you have paid a decent amount of money for this service. You are probably a business owner or professional who is in control during the work environment. Take this attitude and confidence to the date. Being meek and mild will get your no where. Show that you are in control and that you are a serious person. Don’t try to be too funny or out of character to impress. They will see right through this façade.

Don’t over drink. Stick (if you really feel like having a drink) to 1 or 2. You don’t want to loosen up too much on your first date.

Do not do all the talking. Listen to what she has to say and engage her in polite conversation. Being too chatty or dominating the conversation and making it all about yourself is a big turn off for her. Ask a lot of questions about her to make her feel as though you are really interested.

Try not to discuss past relationships or bad mouth your ex wife, girlfriend or partner. Take a positive and happy approach to the date and it will pay off. Being negative about past relationships will only paint you in a bad light.

Keep your phone off. Don’t make any calls or answer any emails. This shows a lack of respect. We know your a busy professional or executive and are used to being on the phone but for the sake of the date going well, break the habit for a couple of hours.

Make sure you pay the bill. Be a gentleman and refuse if she offers to pay half.

If you like her and have had a good time follow this up with a quick SMS or call that day. She will appreciate the feedback. Avoid playing games by not contacting her for days. Remember you are both adults and communication is going to be key to keeping this newly founded relationship happy and moving in a positive direction. If you don’t call her for say a week, she will think your not interested and you may be blowing a fantastic opportunity.

So you have read all our great tips and you have your date all lined up. Next is to take a deep breath, chill out and try to enjoy the next hour or so on your date. It’s all about having fun and being yourself.