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Summer Date Ideas Perth

So, you’ve secured the date, now it’s time to close the deal with a great date!

There are so many wonderful things to do in Perth. Now that Corporate Cupid has fit you with a fantastic match, it’s time to explore the reasons you were matched. Find fun things to do that are not far from home and make it a no pressure date. Afternoon dates are lovely for the getting to know you phase and any of these will work wonders to promote conversation and thoughtful time spent learning each other’s likes and dislikes.

Perth is an exciting
city with many date options. Now that you’ve met the potential one at one of
our social singles club events, it’s time to get out on the town. Don’t put too
much pressure on the date. Just enjoy getting to know each other and exploring
fun places close to home. Here are our top ten ideas for a “getting to know you”
date in Perth!

Do you enjoy outdoor fun summer date ideas Perth?

  1. The King’s Park and Botanic Garden is a lovely getaway close to home.  There are a variety of events for young and old, so if your date has children, they will appreciate that you have offered an option acceptable to bring children should they desire to do so. It’s not likely on a first date, but displaying that kind of thoughtfulness is a nice touch. Check the calendar of events for upcoming summer fun date ideas Perth.
  2. An afternoon exploring Swan Valley is a nice easy walk with interesting items to explore along the way. Perhaps you and “the one” are history buffs that appreciate old architecture and churches. Two of Australia’s oldest churches are here and both lovely to see. St Mary’s Church is located in Middle Swan and All Saint’s Church in Henley Brook boasts the original church buildings and grave yard. Explore the history and enjoy the region, following with lunch in town.

For the more adventurous date, visit one of these spots!

  1. Freemantle Prison offers a variety of fun things to do! If your date is on the adventurous side, plan a fun trip to Freemantle Prison. Check the calendar for what is going on. Freemantle offers a fun Torchlight Tour. Be sure to check with your date and find out just how adventurous they are before booking this tour.
  2. The Bell Tower along The Swan River is a nice place for a stroll after a meal. The views are excellent and you can even place a love lock! A really good getting to know you, fun thing to do, plenty of time to stroll, enjoy the scenery and talk!

Do you fancy a casual meal and good
conversation?

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a meal, sit and talk a bit. These are a few of our favorite places to enjoy doing just that! Here’s a few of our favourite places for summer date ideas Perth.

  1. For an excellent Chinese meal and a BYO casual,
    quiet atmosphere, bring your appetite and your date to Old
    Lane Street Eats
    in Northbridge. Frequent diners recommend the Roti John
    and the Pad Thai.
  2. Little
    Creatures
    in Fremantle is a casual, yet romantic spot on the water. Being
    at the port is festive and fun. So for a great time, good food and an all
    around fun date night or afternoon, try Little Creatures. It won’t disappoint!
  3. For a more upscale meal, try C Restaurant and dine in the sky! You’ll
    enjoy the food as well as the view and the ambiance is both quiet and romantic.
    Save this one for a 2nd 3rd date. It will lead to more!

Are you looking for a quick meeting spot?

Sometimes you just need to meet for a few minutes and speak
about meeting at the singles club or one of the singles events in Perth. Maybe
you didn’t have enough time to speak, so more time to talk is in order before
an actual date.

  1. For a totally no pressure, first meeting date,
    try Gusto Gelato, Elizabeth Quay
    There are a few locations to choose from and what a fun idea for a hot
    afternoon! Enjoy your ice cream or go for a stroll, cones in hand as you spend
    time chatting and getting to know each other.
  2. At Swallow
    Bar
    , Maylands you can pop in for a drink and convert to a fully fledged
    date if things work out! This is a lovely neighbourhood bar to meet for a quick
    drink and if you really like the way things are going, stay for a meal. The
    food is excellent.
  3. The Metro Bar and Bistro, is a popular city venue, near the convention centre. It
    has an urban modern flare. It’s a great place to meet and talk because its open
    early until late and has an extensive cocktail menu and good food.

It’s time to seal the deal.

Now that you’ve made the date, pick a great spot to enjoy. Make it a no pressure afternoon or evening date so that no one is nervous. Stay local and enjoy all that Perth has to offer. Our social singles clubs are a great place to start. Corporate Cupid is your social singles club, Perth. Enjoy our summer date ideas Perth!

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5 Pieces of Bad Dating Advice Exposed

Has bad dating advice left you feeling vulnerable?

There is no shortage of dating advice out there from friends and family but what you need is a Singles Social Club – I’m talking a real life experience. Until you have the chance to enjoy a wonderful event with like-minded people.

The problem though is much of the advice you’ve recieved has been mistaken and based on personal experiences and opinions, rather than actual research about relationships. Below, I take on five common pieces of dating advice that are misguided or flat-out wrong.

This why you need a Social Club! Research shows that a lot of popular dating wisdom is wrong.

When You Meet The Right Person, You’ll Know Right Away.
One comforting piece of advice is that when the right person comes along, you’ll just magically know.
Maybe you’ll even experience love at first sight. Unfortunately for those romantics out there, the evidence suggests that there’s no magic. In a series of studies, Paul Eastwick and colleagues tracked people’s memories of various relationship experiences across the entire course of their relationships, both short-term and long-term. They found that early in a relationship, the timing of various relationship milestones (e.g., first kiss, first sexual encounter) and the strength of people’s feelings toward their partner was the same for both short and long-term relationships.
It was only later on that the researchers saw differences between relationships that lasted and relationships that eventually fizzled.

If You’re Interested In Someone, Play Hard To Get.
Many relationship advice books tell women that they should play hard to get if they hope to attract a man. According to this strategy, men like what they can’t have, so a woman should act uninterested in the man she desires.
Girls think that playing hard to get will make a guy like them, and being too available will turn him off. This isn’t true. Waiting a certain amount of time before texting him back and pretending to be busy when you’re not doesn’t get a guy to like you, it gets a guy to chase you. The problem with the chase is that it creates the illusion of having chemistry.

Focus On Putting Your Best Foot Forward Until You’re Firmly Committed.
Some dating advice suggests that the courtship experience should be approached as a game with the end goal of snagging a partner: Carefully monitor your behavior and the impression that you create in order to win the prize of a committed relationship. It’s true that first impressions matter and that you should generally be on good behavior on your early dates. Opening up too soon is generally viewed as socially inappropriate and is likely to turn someone off. But sometimes this advice goes too far.


Opposites attract, so try to find someone really different than you.
People often claim that opposites attract. Studies have found that people are
more likely to be attracted to and pursue romantic relationships with
individuals who are more like themselves across a broad range of personal
characteristics, including age,  religion , political orientation, and certain
aspects of  intelligence . Consider the 2014 research paper in which an international  team  of economists found that better-educated people tend to
marry other better-educated people—while individuals with less formal
schooling tend to partner with people of comparable educational levels.
Generally speaking, it appears, birds of a feather romantically flock together.


You’ll Only Meet Liars And Weirdoes If You Date Online.

Many people believe that everybody lies online. Online daters do sometimes
lie about their age and physical appearance. However, research shows that
extreme lies are rare because people who are looking to develop relationships
with those they meet online realize that such lies will eventually be revealed,
and when they are, it would likely spell the end of the relationship. There is
also a stereotype that people who use online dating are desperate because
they are unable to get a date “in real life.” Contrary to this picture, research
shows that there are almost no personality differences between people who
date online and those who don’t. In fact, one study found that people who met
their spouses online were more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status
than those who met offline. When you’re on the dating market, be yourself,
don’t chase after your polar opposite, don’t expect to instantly know if you’ve
found “the one,” and don’t be afraid to try online dating.

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10 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship

 According to psychologists Nathaniel Branden and Robert Sternberg, who
have both researched and written about the challenges of romantic
relationships, little displays of interest and affection can be more important than all the “active listening” and trust games in the world. Their research has suggested 10 keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship, keeping both partners content, satisfied, and happy with each other.

1. Tell your partner you love them.

Although it’s true that actions speak louder than words, words often speak
more clearly than actions. Take a moment every now and then to verbalize
your feelings for your partner.
It shows commitment- The phrase I love you is a big step in any relationship so by repeating it -shows you are still embracing this milestone each and every day.
It makes your partner feel secure- If something has rocked your relationship
lately- this can let your loved one know that whatever life throws at you- you
still love them no matter what.

2. Show some affection

Small acts of physical intimacy – the hand on the small of the back as you
brush by in the hallway, your arm around their shoulder on the sofa, your
hand on their thigh when seated side-by-side, holding hands while walking
down the street. Small affectionate moments can have a big ripple affection in
your relationship. When we show affection to our partners and husbands, they
feel noticed, respected, and cherished.

3. Show appreciation to your partner

Appreciation is a key to any relationship. Appreciating someone makes them
feel good about what they do, and that it makes a difference to their lives. It
makes them feel better about themselves, urging them to go on with new
vigor, strengthening your relationship.

4. Share yourself

When people share their opinions and feelings they develop a greater
understanding of each other’s likes and dislikes. It may also help to work out
what each other are wanting from the relationship. Don’t keep your likes and
dislikes, dreams and fears, achievements and mistakes, or anything else to
yourself. If it’s important to you, share it with your partner.

5. Be there for your partner.

It’s obvious what you need to do when your partner faces a major life
challenge like the loss of a job or the death of a loved one. But it’s just as
important to be supportive when your partner faces life’s little challenges, too
– an argument at work, a rough commute, a misplaced check. Don’t let
yourself be a doormat, and definitely don’t stand for physical or verbal abuse,
but thicken your skin a little and be the voice of calm and reason when chaos strikes. Listen to what’s bothering them and offer whatever help – even if it’s just sympathy – you can.

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6. Give gifts

Gifts have always been an important part in developing healthy, loving
relationships. Apart from being just a simple gesture of appreciation towards
your partners, giving the right gifts can show just how much you care for, and
understand them. While all relationships are unique, no one can deny the
impact these things have on creating a stronger bond and deeper connection
with each other. The time one takes to get to know his or her partner’s
preferences, personalities, and unique quirks makes a well-chosen gift even
more special because of the effort that goes into choosing it.

7. Respond gracefully to your partner’s demands and shortcomings

A big killer of relationships is unreasonable expectations. Unless you married
a robot, your partner comes pre-loaded with a whole range of human failures
and foibles. These are features, not bugs! Learn to recognize and appreciate
your partner’s quirks for what they are: an essential part of who they are as
people. Since our weaknesses are often at the core of our deepest
insecurities, make sure you don’t pick on or otherwise go out of your way to
highlight your partner’s flaws.

8. Make “alone time” a priority

No matter how busy both of your lives are, make sure you commit at least an
evening every week or two to be alone together. “When we spend quality and
designated time on ourselves, we nurture our own social and emotional well- being, which makes us more likely to carry that out towards other relationships,” says therapist  Julia Colangelo , LCSW. “It is vital that to enable our relationship to grow, we must also grow and develop as a person.”

9. Take nothing for granted

Cultivate a daily sense of gratitude for your partner and the thousands of little
blessings he or she has brought into your life. Not taking each other for
granted is all about giving time for each other. It is all about showing concern
for your partner. It is all about asking how his or her day was. It is all about
giving your partner a hug before he or she leaves for work. It is all about the
small things that you do for your partner that makes him or her feel loved.

10. Strive for equality

Make sure you follow the Golden Rule in your relationship: do unto your
partner as you would have done unto you. Strive for a fair division of
household duties and other tasks, and don’t expect or demand special
considerations you’d be unwilling to offer.

If you are a single looking to find love, Corporate Cupid offers a Social Club for our members. With locally organised networking events, Corporate Cupid provides a safe and relaxed environment for those seeking to find the special someone.

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A matchmaking service like Corporate Cupid really works for happy people!

Actions speak louder than inaction.

Matchmaking works best for happy people! Why are some people happy? Why are others just so miserable? Happiness is not something you order like fast food. There is not a tried and fast formula that says add one tablespoon of this and a teaspoon of that. It is not the same for each person. Online matchmaking services are a worthwhile try for happiness when it comes to dating.

Intentions must be clearly happy.

First, you should know, happiness is intentional. It comes from our actions. Actions that we take each and every day to intentionally be happy. It is conscious. It is individualized and one of the best decisions we make each day. You should never miss an opportunity to start the day happy. Approach matchmaking in the same way. First be open, second be intentional and third be happy.

Make the decision to be happy in your thoughts and actions today.

Each day as you wake make the decision to be happy. Think
each and every action, seeing which actions make you happy and which do not.
Which actions are building blocks for happiness? Cast aside others in favor of
what you now know as a happy task, a happy decision. In each task find the
peace, the happiness and let it out. For only in happiness can we truly find
our center and let that happiness spread from within. Matchmaking services like
AussieCupid require that you are open and honest in your actions so that you
find the best possible match.  

It’s in your smile.

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Choose Happiness for the best matchmaking service.

Practice being happy each and every day. Choose happiness in
every waking moment. Smiling is an outward expression of happiness. Smile as
you give voice or action to each decision, each task. As you practice being
happy look in the mirror and smile at yourself knowing you are going to be
happy today.  It works in dating as well.
Smile at the sight of your date and say to yourself “This is going to be a fun
date. I am happy.”

Happiness truly lives within you. Even at the darkest times
it is possible to wake up and make the conscious decision to be happy. Fighting
the event, the reason you awake and are given the opportunity to be happy every
day is feudal. You are alive, and this is reason enough to be happy in that
moment. Find more of those moments within. You can do it.

Finally, choosing happiness is where you will succeed in both life and online dating. Each day that you decide to make it a happy day is a victory for you and for those around you. Smile proudly and in return you will surely be rewarded by happiness and smiles. Using a matchmaking service gives you the opportunity to practice happiness and stress-free dating.

Contact AussieCupid to give it a shot today! Lastly, remember to smile!

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Renee Brown vs Online Dating with 6PR Radio

I was invited by 6PR radio recently to discuss the world of online dating, one of my favourite topics. I had a lot to say!

The conversation lead with the astounding stats surrounding the number of Australian’s using online dating tools. These numbers will probably shock you, but not as much as some of the stories that come from the experiences they initiate. I’m sure you’ve heard a few.

This biggest takeaway from the interview and the callers that were brave enough to share their stories, was the importance of authenticity. So often people aren’t honest with their profile descriptions or fully transparent with their intentions.

This is where my point of difference really takes place. By utilising the services of a matchmaker, such as myself, you are ensured peace of mind. Aside from having a real life person to screen your potential matches, you’re guaranteed only someone with true intent of finding lasting love, would engage the services of a match maker.

Regardless of which avenue you choose, there are 3 basic dating rules that apply across the board:

 1. Your personal information should be current – That means no profile pics from 10 years ago.

 2. Are you really ready to date? – How long have you been single? Have you truly healed from your last relationship.

 3. Are you accurately portraying who you are? – It’s important to just be you, not who you think will get you more dates.

Whilst there is no doubt a place in the world for online dating, it’s not for everyone. For instance, at times the profiles you see can be misleading, I mean really, is that photo current?

At Corporate Cupid we provide a service that supports time poor professionals that appreciate discretion. Having your dating pics plastered all over the internet is not ideal for everyone.  We get that and confidentiality is key.

Weigh up your best options, the quest for true love isn’t a game. If you’re frustrated with online dating and wondering if a match maker is for you, drop me a line.