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How to meet your future husband in Sydney

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by Shannon Meyerkort (subscribe)
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Published July 23rd 2012
Where have all the good men gone - or so sang Bonnie Tyler.

That was in 1998 so I don't know what chance single girls have these days. They say that all the good blokes are either gay or married (or both), but if you are still holding out hope of meeting your perfect match you will find your chances may improve if you look in the following places.

Get A Job
According to a study done by Oxford University, a large number of couples meet at work, so your best bet is to find a job. Increase your odds (and your income) by getting a night job. Sleep is for the weak. It's probably best to stay away from female dominated occupations such as nursing and teaching, but then again you could come into contact with some lovely doctors (or patients) and single dads at school.

Find a job at Seek.

Hit the books
Many people find their future spouse while studying at university or TAFE. I did. If you haven't found your high school sweetheart, then move on up and see what's available at your local institution of learning. It's probably best to stay away from the Faculty, though, at least until you graduate.

Study at the Uni of Sydney or UNSW.

Go Surfing
It's the dawning of a new age, and the number of people who are finding true love online are rapidly becoming a significant majority. The good thing is you get to see what the guys look like before you meet them (unlike a traditional blind date) but keep in mind that some of their profile pictures may be woefully out of date (a bit like my WN picture, really).

Get online at

Party On
Many people will tell you they met their partner at a party or through friends. Sounds safe enough, hopefully your friends are clever enough not to have any real losers at their party, right? So the next time someone asks you to a Tuppaware Party at their place, think twice before making up an excuse. Who knows, the future love of your life just might have a thing for plastic.

Get your party supplies at the Party People.

Cheers to That
For people of a certain age group, the most likely place to meet their future squeeze is at a pub, club or bar. This is no time to be shy, girl. Nothing reeks of desperation like a lonely lass sitting by herself at the bar, but you don't want to show up with twelve of your mates either. No man on earth is brave enough to approach an entire netball team of women, and those who are are stupid, up themselves or drunk, and best avoided.

Learn the art of picking up men.

Eat Your Heart Out
So what option do you have if you are an unemployed, uneducated, computer illiterate, friendless wall flower? Well you still have to eat, so the next option is to find your future cuddle-bunny in a grocery store. If the big stores aren't your cup of tea, try one of the local IGAs at least you'll know everyone lives near you, even if they aren't actually single.

Get your goodies at IGA.
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Why? Because everybody needs somebody
When: Why wait? Right now
Where: All over Sydney
Cost: Only your single status
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Hillarious. Great article.
by Ivana Katz (score: 3|1132) 3411 days ago
Well, what a great suggestion :)))
by Jinny (score: 0|4) 3411 days ago
Very well done,funny and accurate.
by vince3 (score: 0|2) 3406 days ago
its so true. Love your article.
by Vinh (score: 0|4) 3401 days ago
It is so true
by Vinh (score: 0|4) 3401 days ago
very funny thanx for sharing
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