Hi my name is Kelly Smith l am a licenced property agent, writer, Interior consultant, property styler, living in New Farm.
Published September 9th 2014
Five places to get lucky in Brisbane
We humans are communal beings; we need to belong and don't really thrive so well on our own (with the exception of buddhist monks and celebrity gurus). "Everythings better with you" - well, if you are lucky enough to have that connection with the one who floats your boat, rocks your world and gets you! Then please get lost, this article is not for you!
Are you sick of watching Blake (The Bachelor) surrounded by all those bachelorettes, desperate for a rose and the chance to get a date. No more Reality TV; it's time to create your own romance reality.
So what's a girl or guy to do when it seems everyone around you is a couple and you are through with playing Greta Garbo; you know "l want to be alone".
Brisbane is such a great city, with so much to explore. The time is now, it is Spring and you are ripe and ready for some romance.
No, it's not for the desperate and lonely, have you checked it out lately? The meet up groups are interesting and diverse and there is sure to be a hobby or interest that you will want to get involved in.
Take the plunge and attend an event you are interested in. Nothing changes until you do, so just do it. There are now approximately six or seven specific Professional Single Meetup groups who organise weekly and monthly events of which you can pick an event and rsvp to join. Speaking from experience, you can meet some great legible bachelors and bachelorettes.
Research has shown that to meet a mate, you need to get out into the world and mingle, as you are sure to know, no one is going to come a knocking, unless of course you have lots of brothers/sisters with unlimited friends/mates or male/female flatmates.
So where was l, yes mingle and become involved within what interests you, whether that be hiking, being vegan, sustainability, or form your own group. The thing is 'like' attracts 'like' and you ideally want to meet men or women who are interested in what you are into.
If getting out on Moreton Bay is your thing (let's face it, what's not to love about being out on the bay), doing something you love offers a strong possibility you will meet another who is learning to sail and also loves that liberating wind blowing through their hair.
Introductory Sailing Courses run most weekends, so what's stopping you; get out on the water!
Guys, this is where the ladies are at! I mean let's face it, there really is only so much KFC a body can take, before you start growing man boobs. Get yourself enrolled into one of the fantastic cooking schools that operate within the inner city. James Street Cooking School, Spring Food and Wine and the Golden Pig Cookery School, each have a selection of cuisines that you can create and then share and enjoy with wine.
The Brisbane Hilton Upmarket Sports Bar Source: vintagedbarandgrill.com
For the Girls - if football is your thing, then go watch it where the guys hang out. Spot a coldy with a few girlfriends and you are sure to stand out (in a good way; l mean your sporting enthusiasm may well be appreciated!)
For the guys, this is the one day of the year when all of the girls come out to play. So suit up, spend up on the shoes and smelling great (and l don't mean Lynx). Now get the guys together and book a table at one of the many restaurants in and around Brisbane organising a Melbourne Cup Event. This is a great fun dressy day out and what a great starter in the romance stakes.