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.
Her fiancé dropped to one knee at the 2014 event, having pre-arranged a congratulatory announcement by country music trio, The Mc Clymonts.For all the single ladies, Irena confirms cowboys are true gentlemen, with a long line-up of talent at this year’s Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo; both in the ring and on stage for ‘Rock the Rodeo’, including Toowoomba’s country-rock artist, Mick Lindsay. Be brave and pluck up the courage to approach someone (only 30% of single Aussies have had the guts to say ‘Hi’ at a live event).Love Advice: Make eye contact – 93% of surveyed Aussies give a big thumbs-up to ‘locking eyes for the first time’ over receiving a friend request via social media. If you’re a sucker for a cowboy romance novel, Nicholas Sparks’ has nothing on real-life love stories forged at Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo (11-13 August 2017).Among them, 2013 Rodeo Queen entrant, Irena Paznikov, 27, who met the love of her life at Australia’s richest rodeo – also the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere – with wedding plans afoot for next year.Lucky in love or not, Woodford Folk Festival (27 December 2016 – 1 January 2017), now in its 31st year, formed the basis of research that shows attending a music festival is linked to heightened happiness and well-being.
University of Queensland researchers, Associate Professor Julie Ballantyne, Professor Roy Ballantyne and Associate Professor Jan Packer discovered festival attendees not only reported feeling a sense of happiness but also felt more positive about life and inspired to do something creative.
Staged in one of the most fertile regions in Australia, the 10-day event celebrates spring in all its glory – a time for love (just ask the birds and the bees).
It also sprouts a stellar live music line-up, this year featuring Birds of Tokyo, Tim Finn, The Whitlams, The Chantoozies, Montaigne, Emma Louise, Eurogliders, Katie Noonan and the Models.
Crowds exceeded 45,000 over three days, with the line-up featuring international superstars of the ilk of Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore and Kelsea Ballerini.
Love Advice: 97% of surveyed Aussies prefer kissing vs swiping on Tinder (no contest really), with 32% kissing someone they met a live event.
According to recent research, live events – whether music festivals or sporting spectacles – will super-charge your chances of finding true love.