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First Date Etiquette

You’ve met at a Cityswoon date night. Now for the first, proper, one-on-one date! Dating and relationship expert, Anna Morgenstern gives her tips on how to handle it with aplomb. By Anna Morgenstern How many times have you heard to avoid certain topics on a first date? That’s because first impressions are truly important, especially […]

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The Dating Red Flags You Need To Know About

By Rachel Russo Sometimes, it really feels like the modern day dating scene is a battlefield! In order to improve your confidence and chances of getting into (or staying in) a successful relationship-and protect your time, energy, and emotions-it is crucial to identify early red flags in dating. You might be wondering: What is a […]

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The Blind Date Scaries: Tips From a Top Matchmaker

Are Blind Dates Terrifying? Some people are terrified of blind dating and will not entertain the idea of ever going on one. As a matchmaker, I come across a lot of people who don’t necessarily feel comfortable with the idea of not seeing a picture of their match prior to the date. They know who […]

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Why We Rely on Dating Feedback from Real Meetings

There is something very wrong with the way online dating works. We know that, and we think you’re starting to understand that too. Online dating is today an accepted mainstream way to meet someone, but that doesn’t say much for 21st century dating. We increasingly throw ourselves at the mercy of computers, outsourcing our love […]

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Perth’s Top 10 Venues for a First Date

So the stars have aligned and you’ve scored yourself a hot date… good work! However, when it comes to choosing a venue that sets the scene for a successful evening of flowing drinks and conversation, it can become a little tricky. You’ve only got one shot at a first impression, but luckily our swooners have […]

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7 Things to Consider when Choosing a Venue for your Date

There are a number of factors that go into choosing the perfect venue for a date. The location of a first date matters – people may tell you it doesn’t and that it’s all about who you’re with, but we here at CitySwoon know otherwise. Where you meet for the first time can play a […]

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The Benefits of Matched Speed Dating Over Traditional Speed Dating

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for years or you’re yet to meet that ‘special someone’, you’ve likely heard of speed dating. A formalised dating system encouraging people to meet new people, speed dating involves an event for single people to meet other singles in a casual atmosphere, to spark quick conversation and hopefully a […]

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The 10 Best Date Locations in Brisbane

Australia’s third largest city and the hub of Queensland culture, Brisbane is renowned for its year-round summers and tropical weather, which means rooftop and outdoor bars are out in abundance. However, this river city also features it’s fair share of urban, underground-style establishments dotted around the West End and CBD… you just need to know […]

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Adelaide’s Top 10 Spots for a Date

South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, Adelaide, is about more than just old-world charm and churches. Sophisticated, cultured, and packed with trendy bars and restaurants, there are countless options to impress a date. Here’s our top 10 picks for date night venues in Adelaide. 1. Bank Street Social 48 Hindley Street Located in the heart of Adelaide’s […]

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Ten Melbourne Hotspots for Date Night

Melbourne is filled to the brim with trendy bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants, giving you loads of choice when it comes to broadening your social circle, or getting to know someone over a mouth-watering meal or drinks. But with so many venues to choose from, it can become a little overwhelming to filter through and […]

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