Now that Australia is open for business again, it’s time to start re-watching Dirty Dancing and doing your research, because it’s time to get back out into the dating world my loves. Whether you’re on uni hols, taking time off work or travelling (locally ofc), it’s time to find that inner flirt.
And while a summer fling might normally be exciting, short and unexpected – you define this how you want to, hun. But if you’ve been forced onto the dating apps this year, or are just a bit fed up, I’ve got some tips to help you find the one IRL.
Firstly, to clarify, here are some summer fling notes to keep in mind:
- Both parties must be totally on board with knowing the relationship is just a fling (if that’s your intention anyway..)
- Live in the moment and enjoy it for what it is
- Realise that getting attached to the fling is potentially dangerous
- Neither parties can allow themselves to fall in love with the fling
- The fifth rule is that you should absolutely, by all means, break rule four and find true love this summer
So in saying that, here’s where to find your own exciting romance this summer.
Accept Every Invitation To Parties, BBQs Or Bars
This sounds crazy, especially with COVID still around in at a smaller scale. But people are more relaxed and open to things in the summer, than at other times of the year. Put yourself out of your comfort zone and accept every invitation you receive to every pool party or BBQ this year. Give yourself 20 seconds of insane courage (We Bought A Zoo style) and approach that cute stranger.
Take Up A New Hobby
Whether it be swimming in an ocean bath every morning, taking a new gym class or signing up to learn a foreign language – do something new with your spare time this summer and you will be surprised at who you may meet.
Travelling is the absolute best way to meet new people. Especially if you’re by yourself; people are more likely to approach you. Look out for new people at airports, hotels / hostels, tours and places of interest. Just fake it ‘til you make it and be as confident as possible, a lot of peeps will be travelling around Oz this summer!
Go To Concerts
Strangely enough, summer concerts can be pretty good places to meet new flings – esp as dance floor restrictions start to ease up. We are always attracted to people with the same taste in music as us, so you’ve already got points handed to you. And think about it, it’s a warm night, the stars are out, you’re dancing to music, you don’t have work the next day – if that does spell romance, I don’t know what does!
Bear with me here – if you look hard enough in between all of the families, there are actually other adults who go to theme parks in the summer. I promise! And honestly, how easy is it to strike up a conversation with the person behind you in line. If nothing else, flirting will definitely make the line go quicker.
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