Dating site EliteSingles surveyed 75,000 of its members and found that travelling is considered the most attractive hobby by singles, followed by fine dining and cinema.

The study looked at the anonymous user data provided by 75,000 members of dating site EliteSingles. By comparing user opinions on the sex appeal of popular hobbies, the study was able to determine what pastimes Australians deem attractive in a partner – and which tend to turn them off.

The results showed that some of the more mundane domestic pursuits are in fact surprisingly popular with those seeking love: fine dining, reading, gardening, photography, cinema and arts & crafts all made it into the top ten list of most alluring partner hobbies. Travelling topped the list for both women and men. 

Surprisingly, hobbies traditionally seen as ‘impressive’ fell short: hiking, climbing, sailing and adventure sports all failed to make the top ten, and rugby was ranked in the bottom three, along with equestrian sports and racket sports.

Check out the top 100 most appealing hobbies below:


1.       Travelling

2.       Fine Dining

3.       Cinema

4.       Music

5.       Health and fitness

6.       Reading

7.       Photography

8.       Gardening

9.       Theatre

10.    Arts & Crafts