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Time Out says

Find love in real life (and off the apps) at this giant singles party

All the singles that dream of a 90's rom-com meet-cute and/or the grisly death of internet dating – put your hands up! Gather ‘round, your day has arrived. 

It's a universal truth that trying to find love via an app can be a soul-destroying process that makes many of us question our will to live. Now, for single Sydneysiders, the Emerald City cupids are putting on an IRL dating event called ‘No Swipes’, that, in their words, is all about “giving dating apps the middle finger”. 

If you’re ready to flip the bird to the online dating world then mark Sunday, February 11 in your diary as the day you might meet your soulmate, aboard a yacht on Sydney's sparkling harbour (Sydney Sweeney, eat your heart out).

For the fourth Sydney pop-up of their invitation-only event series, No Swipes has partnered with floating festival company Yacht Social – they're bringing nine yachts together in a corner of the harbour with sparkling city views, a float-up party, on-board barbecues and a line-up of top DJs soundtracking the day.

Ticketed entry is via a waitlist, so you’ll want to get in quick if you’re keen on a ‘meet-cute’ story that will probably make people exclaim loudly at parties.
You can pop your name down right here, and if you’re successful, an email with details on how to purchase tickets will come flying into your inbox with the speed and velocity of Cupid’s arrow.

The invitation-only event accepts 400 people on board, and ticketholders can choose a place on a standard yacht, a premium yacht or aboard the DJ boat.

The love child of community groups Swanned, Bondi Beach Babes and Lost and Found in Sydney, ‘No Swipes’ is designed to connect a whole lot of like-minded singletons together in one, unconventional party space that’s all about good times, great music and (hopefully) a whole lot of sparkly, romantic connections.

The event is open to romantics aged between 25 and 45(ish), and with 
Valentine's Day just around the corner, guests are encouraged to come with an open heart.

"We’ve had loads of success and couples get together from our last events and we’re looking forward to seeing what happens out on the water,” said Amy Lynch, No Swipes co-founder.

So, why not take a chance on love, folks? You never know when it’s gonna pop up on the dancefloor. Register your interest here.

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Lisa Hamilton
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Lisa Hamilton


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