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What do you look for in a relationship

People are very different. Everybody is a unique individual yet people are also incredibly similar. Make sense? Probably not.

GDC has spoken to single men and women of all ages asking them one simple question – “What are you looking for in a partner?” The answers are a good to find about how similar many of us are and why thinking differently can be rewarding.
People are very different. Everybody is a unique individual yet people are also incredibly similar. Make sense? Probably not.

It’s been said before (usually by cynics) that 90% of people are chasing the same 10% of the population. Whether this is true or not is open to debate but from our research there is evidence to suggest that the ideal partner for many Australians has certain similarities.

If you are intent looking for a tall, athletic, attractive, outdoorsy, laidback male/female with a good career, a cute dog and interests in overseas travel and fine dining, you might be disappointed. Not because these people don’t exist, it’s just online dating and offline dating are incredibly similar – narrowing your options isn’t the smartest thing to do.

We suggest imagining you are at bar or at a party, chances are you will have a look around the room at lots of different people. This open mindedness is your best friend in the online environment.

So what exactly are you looking for in a partner? Somebody similar to yourself or somebody completely different? This is an important question to ask yourself when online dating, to make the most of the experience.

One of the advantages of online dating is that it puts you within a click of people that you would probably never meet offline. People of different backgrounds, interests and geography are suddenly available.

At GDC we are big believers in what we call a “What the hell” approach to online dating. By looking outside of your own world, you will often be surprised by the result. It’s interesting how many of our success stories have been from couples who would never have met based on geography alone, without even factoring in their vastly different social interests.

Some of our members come to GDC specifically to find a partner different to themselves. A 32 year old male GDC member recently told us he’d always been interested in women who make things for a living. He works in a big corporate environment and found creative women attractive because their lives are so different to his. Prior to joining GDC he says it was a struggle to meet those women. Not anymore.

We generally find that the GDC members who come to us with a detailed pre-conceived idea of the kind of person they want to meet are the ones that get disappointed. As with most things, you tend to get out what you put in.

We would love to know more about what you are looking for. Why are you using RSVP? What are you hoping for? The more we know about what you want the more we can offer you. Your input is invaluable in enabling us to ensure that your experience with RSVP is as rewarding as possible. Also, finding out what makes our members tick is fun.

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