As a general rule, whoever suggested the outing should at least, offer to pay first.
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.
When you cross the threshold of their home, you’re an honored guest.
Your needs and feelings are not only considered, they’re anticipated.
Sometimes it feels like everything’s going by very slowly, and there aren’t always clear road signs. This is because, in Australia, there aren’t formal dating rules like in some cultures.
Australians aren’t big on rules – unless it’s Aussie Rules Football.
Hours will pass over a cup of tea, with a spread of sweet almonds, dried fruits and biscuits while you linger from conversation to conversation. It’s about cherishing someone more intimately than the everyday.
If you’d like to keep it casual, suggest getting a coffee somewhere you both probably know.
Otherwise, group dates and movies are an easy way to get to know someone without too much pressure.
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.
Generally, people will want to know someone a bit before they agree to share contact details or hang out somewhere. This totally depends on what kind of people you are.