(My husband still gives me dark looks and calls me a heathen when I order an Aussie burger with the lot.
Web sites now abound for straight, gay, Jewish, Christian, disabled or millionaire daters, but figures show a large chunk of those looking for love in cyberspace are disillusioned.“So many people have had nightmare experiences with people misrepresenting themselves,” said Christie Nightingale, principal of New York-based Premier Match LLC.“Los Angeles is the temple of the external appearance.Everyone does a good job of hiding themselves underneath a lot of gloss, expensive clothes and plastic surgery,” said Conley.(Particularly because Sydney and Melbourne have a hilarious rivalry going on, and if you're looking to date a resident from one city, you may have to pretend the other doesn't exist.) Hell, it's possible for Australians to tell which suburb you're from.
Add to that the fact that a lot of us have lived and worked overseas, and it's a toss-up whether any of us sound similar at all.If you say idly that you have a suspicious mole, your Australian partner will be pouncing on it and measuring the sides with a ruler before you can say "melanoma".Chances are exceptionally high that we know or are related to somebody who's had some skin cancer — and there have been so many publicity campaigns about cancer prevention and awareness that we're probably mini-experts on mole diagnosis.Australia had one of the biggest influxes of immigrants in world history after World War II.It's one of the reasons the food's so good — everybody lives there.“A percentage of men I met online were absolute freaks.