We do things a little differently over here, and that’s what we love about this great city. Perth may be the most isolated city in the world, but this can be a great thing when it comes to dating – it makes for a more intimate city.
So, you’ve met a potential partner and you want to get to know each other, where do you go on a date in Perth?
Well, there are a few options. Firstly, you want to make sure it’s not too noisy or crowded. It’s much easier to get to know someone, when you can actually hear what they’re saying.
Secondly, you want it to have atmosphere. It will also give the date some energy, making the conversation and laughs flow. It will also give you cues for conversation, so that when the gaps in communication come up, you’ve got a quick get out of that awkward moment, conversation starter.
Thirdly, you want it to be intimate enough to be able to be conducive to chemistry, but not too intimate, that it’s a bit too much for the first few dates. You want sparks, but you can save the fireworks for later.
Our top suggestions for dating in Perth
Pick a suburb for your date that has a few things going on, so if it’s going well, you can keep it going. Suburbs such as Fremantle and Hillarys are a perfect choice for Perth dating.
Dating In Fremantle
In Fremantle you’ve got Little Creatures Brewery, the cappuccino strip, many art galleries, such as Japingka Gallery and Glen Cowans Studio and the Fremantle Markets – so many options! You can start with a bite at Little Creatures, pay your rocker respects at the Bon Scott memorial on your walk to the markets, have a decadent dessert at San Churro or Red Spoon, and if all is going well, you can finish it off with a cheeky wine at Cinnabar Wine Bar. Dating in Fremantle is a great choice.
Dating In Hillarys
Sit outdoors and have a beverage at the Breakwater while you look at the boats, or go upstairs to the comfy lounge for a cocktail. If you want to keep the nautical theme going, you can marvel at the wonderful marine life at Aqwa. Then after deciding which seafood to eat, you can take your fish and chips from Top Catch and sit on the beach, and watch the sun paint the sky pink and orange as it sets. And when you’re done, you can walk it off along the boardwalk; and in summer, enjoy a ride at the theme park.
Choose a particular event of festival and focus your date around that. There’s a few on the calendar that are perfect for dating in Perth.
For a fun first date, why not venture to the Beaufort Street Festival on November 14. It ‘s full of food, markets, live music and interactive arts.
Pack a picnic and enjoy performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday, from October – March, on their idyllic front garden.
Most women love to dance, and from January – May, you can boogie to the beachside beats at the Scarborough Amphitheatre.
From the 22nd – 21st of February, you can both feast your eyes and ears on the frivolity of the Perth Fringe Festival.
And if Cottesloe wasn’t beautiful enough on its own, from the 4th – 20th of March, you can both walk the stretch of the beach and talk about the interesting, and no so interesting sculptures that adorn the Cott’s divine beachfront. A perfect first date conversation creator.
Night Picnic Dating:
Why not pack a picnic hamper and take it to Kings Park for a night picnic. You can munch on fine foods and wine while taking in the majestic view of the city’s skyline – now that’s Perth dating! One of you can make the food and the other can bring the wine. Or if neither of you consider yourselves ”Neil Perry”, you could get it catered, by Deli Divine.
Inner Child Dating:
What better way to please your inner child then a good old-fashioned Timezone date. Generally, men do better on dates when they’re not stuck behind a table. Plus, it will give him a chance to flex his masculine side and her, her playful side. There’s nothing sexier than a man versus woman in a physical challenge.
Why not go for a bowl on your date? It’s a fun way to get to know each other – just make sure the date doesn’t end in the gutter, so keep the beverages to a minimum.
If you’ve both got dogs, why not take your fur babies to the local dog beach and let them get acquainted, while you get acquainted. The sun, salt water and minimal clothing make for a sexy fun date, with your furry friends being a good icebreaker.
When it comes to dating in Perth, these are just some of the many activities and places that make for great first few dates. Then once you’ve got some chemistry brewing and you’ve established a connection, you can move on to the dinner dating. But that’s a whole other blog!
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