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It All Started With a Massage…

It All Started With a Massage…

I still remember the first massage Denis gave me. We were good friends at the time. Sure, we’d flirted a little but nothing more. “I’m writing a couples massage course,” he told me. “I need someone to try these techniques out on.” What a line, right? Certainly more appealing than: “Do you want to come [...]

Listen: The Bash Radio Show

If you missed it, last Thursday night I did a segment on The Bash Radio Show on North West FM with host/actor/man about town extraordinaire James Liotta, talking all about first dates. Specifically… Are first dates dead? What should one do on a first date? What should one not do on a first date? Do [...]

Couples Photography Session: Date Night Review

Couples Photography Session: Date Night Review

We went on the most beautiful date recently.

It was an afternoon spent at one of our favourite places – the Fairfield Boathouse. We got dressed up, we took out a rowboat, we walked memory lane… and we just happened to have a photographer with us too to capture all the fun!

Oyster Hour at Mezzo Bar

Oyster Hour at Mezzo Bar

Pro: Mezzo Bar / Mid April (Australian Fall) Picturesque = a wonderful space, outside, summer breeze yet leaves falling in the top end of little bourke street, Melbourne of course.

Con: The date lasted approximately 45minutes – because we only spent $30!

How do you celebrate your anniversary when you’re 8000 miles apart?

How do you celebrate your anniversary when you’re 8000 miles apart?

You meet for brunch! See how $30 Daters made their 3rd year wedding anniversary work over brunch 8000 miles apart.

Behind the Scenes at $30DN

Behind the Scenes at $30DN

Learn a little more about Emma and Denis, the creators of $30DN. How $30DN first started and why they’re so cheap! Included are photos and the first designs Denis created of the $30 Date Night Generator.

Something Simple

Something Simple

We’re up to the final letter in our ABC’s of dating, it’s the Z date! I’ve been wanting to take Emma to a Zen Meditation group. Meditation as a couple doesn’t get highly rated on $30 Date Night – nor should it… it sounds terrible!!! Which is exactly why I want to do it!

50% off Couples Massage Courses

Over the weekend Emma and I presented another of our increasingly popular Couples Massage Courses. 80 people walked through the door – our biggest number to attend a day thus far. I always love watching couples enter the room shy and completely unsure what to expect. My ice breaker usually involves some form of uncomfortable [...]

Date Ideas and The Circle

It’s been quite the day! I joined the lovely crew of The Circle on Network Ten here in Australia to chat all things date night, cheap dates and more… unfortunately we were cut off just at the end by a press conference covering the Tropical Cyclone Yasi events overnight – what a news day! Thankfully [...]

Is Sleeping with a Stuffed Toy Creepy?

Is Sleeping with a Stuffed Toy Creepy?

We were on Joy FM last week in Melbourne, hanging out with the Hump Day Crew, as we like to do from time to time. The crew were having discussions when we arrived about whether you sleep with a stuffed toy or not. And if you do, is it creepy? Does your partner mind? Is [...]

Our Vegas Wedding Album

Our Vegas Wedding Album

Our official Vegas Wedding Album! Yes, we got a stretch limo from the hotel to the chapel. Yes, Elvis drove us into the building in a topless pink Cadillac! Yes, he incorporated the words “hunka hunka burnin’ love” into the vows. YES, it was as Epic as it looks, not least because we had awesome [...]

All Hallows’ Eve

All Hallows’ Eve

Well we’re fresh off a plane (well, three planes) home from the USA. What’s it like to be back in Australia? For a start, there is a notable lack of pumpkins lying around in people’s doorways here. You see, we don’t really celebrate Halloween. It’s changing slowly as Hallmark and the like try pushing the [...]

Our Vegas Wedding (Video)

You guys, we got remarried! In Las Vegas, of all places! By none other than Elvis himself. It was hysterical. It was EPIC. It was a whole bunch of fun. I’m going to be writing more about this soon, but in the meantime, check out the video right here from the Viva Las Vegas wedding [...]

Lessons from a Long-Haul Flight

Wow, we’ve arrived in Vegas and hit the ground running with barely enough time to get in everything we want to do! We’ve been conferencing as part of BlogWorld Expo 2010, and squeezing in tiny bits of Vegas around the sessions and the parties. For all my advice about traveling as a couple, I had [...]

Is This Blogworld’s First Vegas Wedding?

What Happens In Vegas…. well, what happens in Vegas is actually legally binding worldwide so you better watch yourself if you wake up in a veil next to your new husband. Luckily for me I’m already married so there’s not much damage that can be done while we’re in the midst of our Vegas Haze [...]

San Francisco, Here We Come!

So on our date night US mini-tour we’re also including beautiful San Francisco. I’m compiling our Must-Do Dates right now and would love your input. Here’s some things already on the list… tell us what you think, and add your own too! Find the Tamale Lady and the Creme Brulee Guy Free Swing Lesson in [...]

The $30 Date Night US Mini-Tour

Daters, we are US-bound! $30 Date Night is going to hit America next month and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re going to be dating our way across Vegas, New York and San Francisco in our first ever $30 Date Night Mini-Tour. There’s a lot in store, but first and foremost we need your help. [...]