By the end of your relationship, you’ll learn that your Australian boyfriend is a true blue (and if you’ve ever dated an Australian, cue the True Blue drinking song in your head) always and forever. And come Australia Day (one of the holiest days of the year), your entire day will be in synch with the Triple J Hot 100, or a countdown of the 100 best songs that year. His underlying loyalty to his sports team shows he will always be prepared to take your side and cheer you on. Aussie men spend much of their time at the beach so you can guarantee he’ll have a tanned, toned body underneath that singlet and stubbies. He’ll always be up for a good time, whether it’s going out for a drink or exploring the great outdoors. Not only that, but his friendly nature means your family and friends will get along with him like a house on fire. Australians aren’t big on rules – unless it’s Aussie Rules Football.
We started chatting on a tour of the city and then made plans the next day to get up early to go see the Alhambra, a Moorish palace complex that draws most of the tourists to the city. The only station on in your car ever (if it’s not talk radio about footy of course) will most likely be Triple J.Sometimes it feels like everything’s going by very slowly, and there aren’t always clear road signs. This is because, in Australia, there aren’t formal dating rules like in some cultures. His fantastic ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude means you’re getting the best of both worlds. Whether it’s what you want to hear or not – you’ll always know where you stand. He works hard but also knows how to have a good time. Australian men are forward and aren’t afraid to tell you exactly what they think. But seriously, it's shocking: Last year, there were 7.8 million vacations taken out of Australia, and 32 percent of them were to places other than the South Pacific, China, New Zealand or the States.