Men are such simple creatures. They tend to think with their stomach, do what they say, and say what they mean.
And when it comes to dating in Brisbane, we've unlocked the five types of guys you're probably dating AND included some handy tips on where to take them to score some major girlfriend (or potential girlfriend!) brownie points.
Sports-mad, foodie or culturally inclined, our fail proof guide to every man (and date ideas he’ll love) is sure to set you in good stead.
1 The Socialite
He’s the life of the party, but the respectable sort of course and you love that about him! He’s a natural networker who values meeting new people. He loves to try new venues and attend the hottest social events – he’s all about the atmosphere, music at a noise level that allows him to hold a conversation, and plenty of interesting characters. You know what he’s up to too – he’s checked in on Facey or Instagrammed while there, at least once!
Try: Eleven Rooftop Bar, Fortitude valley; Riverbar Kitchen on a Sunday arvo.
2 The Foodie
As the title suggests, the foodie man has an insatiable appetite for good grub. Any time is meal-time, and he loves a great steak, is picky about his seafood, but also wants value for money because there's nothing worse than leaving a dinner date still hungry. He’s not afraid to tip for impeccable service, and he’ll usually try any cuisine, food trend or unique dish – at least once. He’s not a snob though, and appreciates the art of good pub grub just as much as he does a fancier feast. In fact, nailing food and atmos for half of the coin is always a winner in his eyes.
Try: $20 Reef and beef on a Saturday night at the Shafston Hotel; a trip to Eat Street Markets for a choose-your-own-degustation; get Sunshine Coast-bound and enjoy fresh prawns on the shoreline.
3 The Music Man
From Ed Sheeran to Metallica, his Spotify playlists showcase a love of music that knows no genre. And despite the fact no one owns a CD player anymore, he still refuses to part with his 100 % Hits albums from the 90s. He loves live music and digs a band who can work the crowd – with a few bevvies under his belt, he may even be taken to belting them out or cutting up a rug on the dance floor!
Try: The Triffid in the valley for live music of all genres; The Brooklyn Standard for blues and soul; The Shafston Hotel for the best cover bands Thursday to Sunday.
4 The Culture Lover
The cultural man is intelligent and inquisitive, most at home experiencing Brisbane’s cultural offerings. Whether it’s art exhibitions, nature walks, food or suburban festivals, his social calendar is filled with purposeful activities that open his eyes to new ways of doing things, inspires him or educates him.
Try: Educating his palate at Hops and Vines Festival, September 5 picnic at Kangaroo Point and walk around the cliffs; expanding the mind with a trip to GOMA for the Contemporary Queensland Art exhibition.
5 The Sports Nut
Rugby, soccer, basketball… you name it, he watches it or plays it. He’s competitive and sometimes you think he’s missed his calling as a professional sports player/commentator. In fact, you can’t even have Foxtel for the pure fact that he’d never do anything else then watch it. On the field, his Saturdays are spent at the local sports ground, off the field, he’s notorious for screaming at the big screens, and often can’t hold a conversation at the same time a game is on.
Try: Suncorp Stadium (an obvious choice) for upcoming Broncos, Kangaroos and Reds games; a competitive game of croquet, East Brisbane Croquet Club; the latest boxing bout on the big screen at the Shafston Hotel.