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Dating IRL

We sent two complete strangers on a blind date in Melbourne – here's what happened

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Despite the fact that Melbourne is filled with single people looking for love, dating here can be pretty tough. We have a fun solution: ditch the dating apps and sign up for Dating IRL. Time Out wants to send single Melburnians on blind dates in the hopes of finding love. See how our first dates have gone so far...

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Dating IRL

Dating IRL: Jen and Chris
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Dating IRL: Jen and Chris

"It was a bit weird being on a date on Valentine’s Day."

Dating IRL: Amelia and Brigette
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Dating IRL: Amelia and Brigette

"We were trying to eat it while trying to pull bones out of our mouths."

Dating IRL: Miranda and Mark
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Dating IRL: Miranda and Mark

"He looks like his photos; that’s the first thing I remember."

Dating IRL: Michelle and Eliza
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Dating IRL: Michelle and Eliza

"She was very talkative, lots of personality. Very warm and friendly. Very tall."

Dating IRL: Adam and Alita
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Dating IRL: Adam and Alita

"I’m just going to put it out there: Smorgy’s buffet."

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