According to the relationship experts, the ACT is the best location in the nation to hunt for a reputable date, with residents one third more likely than the average to be looking for love.
Following that, Queensland is the next eligible state, with 16% of residents more likely to be in the market for a relationship.
If you’re a single female, you might find more than a pot of gold in the country’s mining towns – the West Coast of South Australia is rife with single men, closely followed by Lefroy and Lakes in Western Australia.
On the other hand, if you’re a single male, the best place to find the girl of your dreams is either the Gold Coast, which reportedly has the highest proportion of single ladies (66%), or Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (63%) and North Sydney (62%).
It seems both sexes should steer clear of Darwin and Alice Springs however – these areas are “a whopping 71% less likely to be chasing companionship compared to the national average,” says eHarmony.
Sydney’s hot spots
1. McMahon Point
2. Neutral Bay
4. Manly / Manly East
5. Rushcutter’s Bay / Pott’s PointMelbourne’s hot spots
2. St Kilda Road Central
3. Doreen / Mernda
4. St Kilda South / St Kilda West
5. South Wharf / South BankBrisbane’s hot spots
1. New Farm / Teneriffe
3. Fortitude Valley / Newstead
4. Milton / Paddington
5. South Brisbane / West EndACT’s hot spots
5. MitchellAdelaide’s hot spots
1. Munno Para
2. Port Adelaide
4. Mawson Lakes / Pooraka
5. GlenelgPerth’s hot spots
1. Highgate / Northbridge
3. East Perth
4. Herdsman / Osborne Park