A very average Aussie relationship might go something like this: You meet at work or school, and you talk and get to know each other.
The first time you hang out, it’s probably not on a formal date.
It’s a useful intermediary in a culture that stresses getting to know people first, and sending someone a friend request is a nice way of saying that you’d like to do just that.
We hope you’re now feeling a little more prepared to enter the world of Australian dating.
The main thing to remember is that we don’t have a huge pick-up culture here. Try to have at least one decent conversation before you ask to see more of someone.
But it’s becoming more common to split payments on dates – especially when you’re both students – so don’t be alarmed if your date wants to chip in as well. There are more Australians with Facebook accounts than without.This makes for a pretty fun and flexible dating culture, which forces people to get to know one another.