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Faye Murphy is a civil celebrant who’s been helping couples\r\ntie the knot for more than thirteen years.\r\n

“I use to be a social worker who worked with victims of domestic\r\nviolence. Unfortunately doing that kind of work meant that you met people who\r\nwere often at the lowest points in their lives and after many years in that\r\nfield I wanted to work in a happier environment,” she says.\r\n

According to Faye a lot of couples she meets these days have\r\nmet in their workplace or work environment.\r\n

“School teachers tend to marry other school teachers\r\nalthough I have seen interesting combinations where a solicitor and a concreter\r\nhave come together and where tradies marry professional business women.\r\n

“But I don’t believe in opposites attracting, I think that’s\r\na myth! Couples come together through mutual interests like being active and\r\nloving the outdoors and doing things together,” explains Faye.\r\n

Online dating site spokesperson, Marie-Claire Ducharme\r\nSayers from eHarmony claims that there is a 55% to 45% female to male\r\nsubscriber ratio on their site.\r\n

“One in five single Aussies, about 22%, use an online dating\r\nservice which makes online dating the second most popular way of finding a\r\ndate, slightly behind the more traditional approach of meeting through friends.\r\n

“We studied our member database and discovered that the\r\naverage female is 34 and a half years old, 165cm tall and, more likely than\r\nnot, a teacher, nurse or retail worker.\r\n

“A typical male searching for love online is about 32 years\r\nof age, 179cm tall and also most likely to be a teacher,” Marie-Claire explains.\r\n

Young people don’t have a problem meeting other young people\r\non the coast said Faye.\r\n

“The older you get however, the more difficult it becomes.\r\nThe older couples that I’ve married have more often than not met online and\r\nwhen I’ve spoken to them I feel pretty confident that they aren’t rushing into\r\nanything. I’ve felt that they were very well suited to each other,” she says.\r\n

In Australia alone, eHarmony claims that the site has been\r\nresponsible for 195,000 relationships, 25,000 marriages and 20,000 children!\r\n

What kind of attitude is required when looking for love?\r\n

“You need an open mind and you just have to go for it,”\r\nexclaims Faye\r\n

“Don’t make a list of the qualities that you’re looking for\r\nin a partner because there is no perfect person. Compromise is essential!\r\n

“What I talk about during my ceremonies is that marriage is\r\na give and take relationship; a partnership, a thing to be shared together.\r\nKeeping individuality, yet coming together as one,” she says.\r\n

Friendship, compatibility and emotional support are the top\r\nthree things that Australians value the most in a relationship according to Marie-Claire\r\nfrom eHarmony.\r\n

“The other secret ingredient to a long lasting loving\r\nrelationship is patience, patience is massive,” claims Faye.\r\n

“The best advice I can share with people who are new to\r\nNoosa is, join a group of likeminded individuals who share your interest.\r\nBecome a volunteer, go out and get involved. There’s so much to do on the coast\r\non or off the water and even if you don’t find that someone special then at\r\nleast you’re building a life for yourself,” she says.\r\n

Is there a right time for love?\r\n

“No, no, not at all!\r\n

“This year in April I married an 82-year-old.\r\n

“The trick is not to go out and look for love. Rather, let\r\nit tap you on the shoulder and surprise you,” says Faye.\r\n

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Countless songs, films and books have been written on the subject. You might be a romantic at heart believing love is a many splendored thing or you might by a cynic like comedian Steve Martin who once quoted “Love is a promise delivered already broken!” Whatever your opinion, love is a mysterious force that we’re all obsessed with. John Caruso explores where and how to find love on the coast\r\n

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Discovering Love

Countless songs, films and books have been written on the subject. You might be a romantic at heart believing love is a many splendored thing or you might by a cynic like comedian Steve Martin who once quoted “Love is a promise delivered already broken!” Whatever your opinion, love is a mysterious force that we’re all obsessed with. John Caruso explores where and how to find love on the coast

Faye Murphy is a civil celebrant who’s been helping couples tie the knot for more than thirteen years.

“I use to be a social worker who worked with victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately doing that kind of work meant that you met people who were often at the lowest points in their lives and after many years in that field I wanted to work in a happier environment,” she says.

According to Faye a lot of couples she meets these days have met in their workplace or work environment.

“School teachers tend to marry other school teachers although I have seen interesting combinations where a solicitor and a concreter have come together and where tradies marry professional business women.

“But I don’t believe in opposites attracting, I think that’s a myth! Couples come together through mutual interests like being active and loving the outdoors and doing things together,” explains Faye.

Online dating site spokesperson, Marie-Claire Ducharme Sayers from eHarmony claims that there is a 55% to 45% female to male subscriber ratio on their site.

“One in five single Aussies, about 22%, use an online dating service which makes online dating the second most popular way of finding a date, slightly behind the more traditional approach of meeting through friends.

“We studied our member database and discovered that the average female is 34 and a half years old, 165cm tall and, more likely than not, a teacher, nurse or retail worker.

“A typical male searching for love online is about 32 years of age, 179cm tall and also most likely to be a teacher,” Marie-Claire explains.

Young people don’t have a problem meeting other young people on the coast said Faye.

“The older you get however, the more difficult it becomes. The older couples that I’ve married have more often than not met online and when I’ve spoken to them I feel pretty confident that they aren’t rushing into anything. I’ve felt that they were very well suited to each other,” she says.

In Australia alone, eHarmony claims that the site has been responsible for 195,000 relationships, 25,000 marriages and 20,000 children!

What kind of attitude is required when looking for love?

“You need an open mind and you just have to go for it,” exclaims Faye

“Don’t make a list of the qualities that you’re looking for in a partner because there is no perfect person. Compromise is essential!

“What I talk about during my ceremonies is that marriage is a give and take relationship; a partnership, a thing to be shared together. Keeping individuality, yet coming together as one,” she says.

Friendship, compatibility and emotional support are the top three things that Australians value the most in a relationship according to Marie-Claire from eHarmony.

“The other secret ingredient to a long lasting loving relationship is patience, patience is massive,” claims Faye.

“The best advice I can share with people who are new to Noosa is, join a group of likeminded individuals who share your interest. Become a volunteer, go out and get involved. There’s so much to do on the coast on or off the water and even if you don’t find that someone special then at least you’re building a life for yourself,” she says.

Is there a right time for love?

“No, no, not at all!

“This year in April I married an 82-year-old.

“The trick is not to go out and look for love. Rather, let it tap you on the shoulder and surprise you,” says Faye.

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