KATE, 35, BRISBANE, QLD
A breast cancer diagnosis in October 2017 taught the pub manager to “live in the moment and take crazy chances’’. Now in remission and one year clear, Kate’s ready to find “someone who can make me laugh’’.
DANIEL, 36, ADELAIDE, SA
The personal trainer and single dad of five is all about family. “My kids are my life,” he says. “I’m one of eight kids so having a big family was something I always wanted. I love being a father.”
As such, “I’m looking for a woman who has family values. They’re going to have to deal with me and the kids’’.
SELINA, 30, ADELAIDE, SA
Coming from a traditional family, “I was meant to finish school, go to university, marry a wealthy man,” Selina says. “Instead, I dropped out of school and took up hairdressing.” With her parents enjoying a 32-year-long, successful arranged marriage, “I do trust this process,’’ she says.
LISA, 31, ADELAIDE, SA
Lisa is looking for someone who is ‘‘humble, caring and compassionate,” she says. “Somebody who can hold a conversation and is willing to make a joke even if it makes them look silly.”
Having recently come out as bisexual, “it all comes down to the person and what’s on the inside," she says.
CONNOR, 32, BRISBANE, QLD
Looking for a family-orientated and “down to earth girl’’, the keen surfer and traveller envies his parents’ happy marriage. The petroleum technician suspects his shyness has kept him single.
"I’ve stopped myself from opening up,” he admits. “I am a little bit afraid of commitment.”
GARY, 34, GRAFTON, NSW
After completing 12 years of military service – including two tours of Iraq – Gary is a lover, not a fighter, working as a marriage celebrant when he’s not with daughter Audrey, 2. “When I ask somebody to marry me, I want it to come from my heart,” he says.
JESS, 34, LAKES ENTRANCE, VIC
A single mum of two by the age of 22, the waitress devoted her 20s to raising her daughters. Now they’re teenagers (Ayla, 15, and Kailee, 13) Jess is ready to go the distance.