Newcastle has been ranked second in a list of the five best cities for singles in Australia.
"If you're single and looking to meet that special someone, there's a lot to like about Newcastle," the Simply Savvy blog said.
The blogger reckons there are "plenty of fish in the sea" in Newcastle. For those casting a line out from the shore of lonely hearts, there's good and bad news.
The bad news is that monthly rent prices are "slightly higher than average in Newcastle at $1420 for a one-bedroom inner-city apartment".
However, this is "well and truly offset" by Newcastle having higher salaries than other cities on this list - Coffs Harbour, Hobart, Bendigo and Cairns.
"That means you're only spending 27.2 per cent of your monthly income on rent," the blog said.
The cost of living in Newcastle was seen as a bit of a bonus.
"If you're a film buff, you'll feel right at home in Newcastle, as the average movie ticket costs just $12 [that sounds a bit cheap], while the average monthly cost of a gym membership is $53.50, which is in line with other cities."
Coffee prices were reported as lower than average in Newcastle at $4.45, while "a meal for two might hit your wallet slightly harder at $100", the blog said.
"However, the way we see it, this presents a great opportunity to cook a romantic, homemade meal for your soon-to-be significant other."
A Pirate's Life for Them
If you do end up finding someone and you're ready to get hitched, be sure to consider a themed wedding.
We've heard of Pirates of the Carribean, but not so much about Pirates of Port Stephens.
Nonetheless, Topics correspondent Eunice C. English said a pirate wedding did recently occur at Brandy Hill.
Eunice reports that Matt Hallcroft and Ainslie Newby tied the knot on the property where they have "now put down anchor".
"Kids of all ages got right into the theme with the support of neighbours who didn't mind that a pirate ship's crew appeared to have mistaken their dam for the Hunter River," she said.
Much preparation went into every pirate-themed detail, "including a realistic treasure-chest cake".
"There was no mutiny, mainly due to the rum flowing free on Brandy Hill."
Waratah West's Fred Saunders says language can be a funny thing.
While shopping recently, he decided to buy some fish fingers.
A box of Birds Eye fish fingers caught his eye. It came with the slogan "Wild Caught Fish Fingers".
"Didn't know that fish fingers were floating around and had to be caught wild," Fred said.