Let’s face it, everything seems to be internet based or controlled with an app these days… The question I’ve been asking myself recently is, “Is online dating the way to find my ONE”?It’s not easy finding your perfect partner at the best of times, but online dating has made that a lot easier for us.With this in mind, Joanne is now providing a coaching service to support women after their break-up.

This usually answers so many more questions we actually have to ask first when we meet someone out and about. If you Google online dating, you will be surprised what is out there but let me give you a rundown of some of the dating sites available (with a Canberra-based populous) and with my perspective on them.

Sure I’ve been set up with friends of friends or met people in a bars and the outcome is pretty much the same as if I was to meet someone via the internet, only I am likely to be able to ‘meet’ or ‘see’ a lot more potential candidates than I ever could if I spend every night out and about trying to meet someone (and who has got the time for that these days?! Online dating can also be the perfect way to connect for a single parent. The popular web based ones are e Harmony, Elite Singles, RSVP, Zoosk, Plenty of Fish, Something Serious Mature, and sorry to say that yes, I was on it for about five minutes…Strictly Cougar.

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Being a Breakup Recovery Coach, and a single mum I want to share with you my best advice when you decide to get out there and start dating: Joanne is Founder of Joanne Michelle and is a certified Health Coach and Divorcee who has set up Canberra’s first one-on-one break-up coaching program; offering health and wellness advice and practical techniques to help provide much needed support to women after their break-up or divorce.

Joanne’s mission is to support and EMPOWER women to rediscover their identity after their break-up or divorce.For more information, please visit or email [email protected] is a surprisingly good city for dating - it's a big enough city to attract people who are interesting and ambitious, but small enough that people tend to exude that 'big country town' warmth.In fact, one in three marriages today start online.And, there are so many online options available for you to meet new people in Canberra that I thought to cover the main web-based ones.You can choose whether or not you communicate with any of your games and also how you want to contact.