A woman who grew up in eastern Sydney may need to marry a man on a reasonable income if she is to live near where she grew up, and be able to take time off work to raise her kids," says James.
In this respect, he argues Sydney has become very much like New York and London: There are lots of accomplished, lonely people here."Many people's lives seem largely work and career-focused and there's very little time for anything else; dating, travel, arts, culture, sport, seeking some enlightenment, happiness," says James.
Intelligent, single Sydney girls might consider the three-hour drive.6. Armies of tall, athletic, masculine men and just a few seriously hot girls to go round.
In many respects, the cliche is true; Melbourne is a more enlightened city than the other Aussie capitals."Property prices and the cost of living are not horrendous (like Sydney), so the city seems a little bit less status-oriented, than Sydney or Perth.
Another interesting thing about Melbourne is that the people seem to travel a lot more than the other capital cities, which makes them more worldly," says James.
He's thus rather uniquely positioned to compare the pros and cons of each (except Darwin and Hobart, sorry)."Generally, Australian men are a little less socially and romantically savvy, compared to Europeans and even Americans," says James."Dating skills and social intelligence are certainly not subjects taught at school, which is a bit unfortunate. He theorises that any male with a "bit of go in him" leaves Adelaide by age 21, leaving many extremely hot girls to fight it out for whoever's left (that'd be the dude with the mullet)."There also seems to be a decent population of attractive, international students in the city because of Adelaide Uni," he says."The main negative for guys is that local, more 'enlightened' men, report struggling to find an interesting conversation with attractive women."It may be a little politically incorrect but there are hot Aussie bogan chicks galore with nowhere near enough attractive men to go around."Hello, Jetstar? Sydney "For guys who know what they are doing and who tick most of the boxes, Sydney is very easy.
If you weren't blessed with socially confident parents or, friends who did really well with women when you were at school, it can be a very difficult thing to learn as an adult."In this country we tend to live in large houses, in sprawling car-dominated cities, everyone held at a distance; it's not a tight-knit living arrangement like many European cities."We've also inherited some of the 'sexual repression' of the English, as well as their preference for dealing with all romantic and sexual matters after quite a few drinks. Well, if you're a single man in Perth, James feels sorry for you. Men have a huge number attractive, intelligent women (who will only date a certain kind of guy) and a large number of tourists to choose from," says James.
Compared with Sydney, it's very friendly and both sexes seem to have a better sense of style."It also has a really social, fun-to-be-around bar and cafe scene.
Unlike many of the other cities, the bars and clubs aren't purely pick-up joints or meat markets; they're just nice places to hang out in," says James.5.By completing the Relationship Questionnaire, eharmony can match you with compatible singles who are best suited to your lifestyle, goals and personality.It's free to fill out the Questionnaire and browse through your matches, plus you'll get a free Personality Profile called The Book of You.He also says that, because of the huge focus many Sydneysiders have on their careers, many professional men aren't particularly masculine and many professional women aren't particularly feminine."Most exercise regimes seem to focus on the gym/running for both sexes rather than, say, masculine sports for men and/or ballet and salsa for women," says James."I regularly see groups of eight immaculately-presented women sitting face-to-face at a corner table, seemingly expecting some super-confident, handsome guy to come up and make a sincere attempt at getting to know them in front of her seven friends," says James. Brisbane James says it's roughly a 50-50 gender split of attractive people in Brisvegas."Obviously it's got great weather a lot of the year.Guys who learn a bit about style and go beyond the printed T-shirt once in a while might do really well," says James."There's plenty of party action on the Gold Coast; skinny, buxom platinum blondes and partying tourists galore and they're just waiting for strong confident and athletic locals to come along and join them."Again for any brighter guys who are struggling in Brisbane you may want to give Sydney a try; a little bit of masculinity can go a fair way in the better suburbs, particularly if you up it in the style stakes," he says.Canberra"Canberra seems to be an oasis of highly-educated, cultured, enlightened, reasonably well paid men in high level positions in the public service," says James."Guys really struggle here because of a relative shortage of women.