Summer loving in the city not so easy, says study
THE summer party season may be kicking off but singles living in Australian cities are finding it hard to meet new people when they are out and about.
A recent poll of nearly 1200 singles on RSVP.com.au showed 83% of singles living in Australian cities don't think it is easy to meet people when they are out on the town.
"There is a perception that if you live in a big city, you should be able to serendipitously meet new people simply because you live in a large population.
Singles around the country are telling us that this is not the case," RSVP Spokesperson Melanie Dudgeon said.
Only 9% of respondents say that they have recently asked someone out while at a café, bar, nightclub or pub.
"The survey shows that singles aren't putting themselves out there but with the approaching party season, it's the perfect time to turn things around, be brave and put your flirting skills to the test."
96% of respondents like it and feel flattered when someone approaches them and simply starts a conversation.
"If you are approaching people in a bar, pub or online - just be brave, natural and keep things simple."
"Many singles find approaching new people intimidating especially if they are not sure if the object of their desire is in fact single.
If this is holding you back - why not try a singles party or going online where you know that everyone is single and looking to expand their social circle."
Singles around Australia have been realising the benefits of singles parties and in the last year RSVP has grown its singles event offering by nearly 50% to cater for increasing demand.