Louise O’Connor and Brett Couston launched their company Cityswoon in the most ambitious way – by breaking the Guinness World Record for the biggest blind date at Sydney Opera House two years ago. Now, Cityswoon employs a network of a dozen hosts around the country and they run events from 30 people in a small bar like Papa Gede’s, Since I Left You and Button Bar – and up to a hundred people in larger venues.
Dates usually last for ten minutes before the app prompts you to move on to the next date. For Cityswoon, they use an app to filter preferences for things like height, age and long-term goals, like whether you want children. Together they’ve set up thousands of dates, and they run approximately 20 events per month.
Adventure Dating sees daters move to new locations to meet new people, like a bar crawl with prearranged pairings. After each event, daters rate their experiences via the app.