Dating in a new city: Tips and challenges
Moving to a new city can be challenging, especially when it comes to meeting new people and figuring out its dating scene.
Sometimes when you move to a new city, you might not know anybody and it can be hard to know how to meet new people.
To help you settle into a new city, we've put together some suggestions to help you return to the dating scene when you have moved somewhere new.
Find any excuse to socialise
Don't say no to any invitations that are extended your way - within reason, of course. If workmates invite you out for a drink, go. If your neighbour asks you out for coffee, give it a try. You never know what it may lead to or who you might meet through them or while you are out and about.
"To help you settle into a new city, we've put together some suggestions to help you return to the dating scene when you have moved somewhere new
Get a hobby
Use your spare time to forge new connections and do something fulfilling. If you like sports, seek out a local team. If you prefer quiet afternoons curled up with a book, why not join a book club? This is a great way to meet and get to know like-minded people.
Embrace the internet
Gone are the days when internet dating was something rare and even taboo. Now the internet has become such an integral part of everyday life, more and more people are meeting because of it, whether through social media or specific dating sites and apps.
Take the plunge, make a profile and see what's out there. After all, if you have just started living in Sydney or Melbourne and don't know a single soul, the internet can be one of the most accessible ways of meeting people available to you.
Overall, the most important step is to get out there and give meeting people a try. Soon, dating won't seem so daunting.