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Love Advice: Feel the love – 24% of surveyed Aussies held hands upon meeting at a live event.
Unplug from the ordinary and hotfoot it to Wanderlust Sunshine Coast (19-22 October 2017) to experience the globally-acclaimed Wanderlust festival that spans three continents, promoting fitness, fun and mindful living.
A further 5% of respondents got engaged and 4% exchanged vows at a live event.
So, give Tinder the flick and boot scoot, bop or backflip (yoga-style) along to these 8* of the best loved-up Queensland events.
What’s not to love about the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (15-24 September 2017), a celebration of flowers, food and wine?
‘Eat, Laugh, Play, Stay’ is this year’s motto as the Garden City plots its 68th year hosting Australia’s longest-running annual horticultural event.
Nor forgetting, of course, that Noosa is arguably one of the most romantic places on Earth, blessed with an average 300 days of sunshine a year and described by travel bible Lonely Planet as “a swanky resort town with a stunning natural landscape of crystalline beaches and tropical rainforests”.
Love Advice: Get those digits – 35% of surveyed Aussies exchanged phone numbers at a live event.
Organisers have lost count of love matches, with this year’s 35th-anniversary souvenir program featuring a seemingly endless line-up of couples from across Queensland and Australia who have met, dropped to one knee or said “I do” at the festival.
Hot tip: 95% of surveyed Aussies prefer introducing someone to their friends over posting a selfie with a date.
Whatever your passion – from Supercar racing to golf tournaments or medieval enactments – meet your soulmate #IRL at one of Queensland’s live events.
According to recent research, live events – whether music festivals or sporting spectacles – will super-charge your chances of finding true love.
That’s the skinny from a 2015 Eventbrite survey of more than 1,000 Australians, which reveals 49% met ‘a significant other’ at live events.