But of course that's not for everyone, and Vanessa Katsoolis has decided to swear off romance altogether for 1000 days.
Like the Julia Roberts character in Eat, Pray, Love, Katsoolis is on a journey of self-discovery.
"I am determined to see out 1000 days. If Mr Right comes along at day 800, he has to wait 200 days," she said.More stories from Today Tonight
However Katsoolis does have her weak points. "My ideal person would be wise and loving and honest, and have a beard."
Katsoolis is 27-years-old, and at that age her odds of finding the perfect match have never been better - for every 122 single men there are only 100 single women.
By the time she finishes her challenge she'll be 30 and the odds will have decreased to 116 single men for every 100 single women.
But finding true love is more than just a numbers game. According to demographer Bernard Salt, it's a science.
"It simply gets worse the older you get," Salt said. "There is a man drought and it particularly applies after the age of 35."
Salt says finding love is all about being in "the right age group, they need to be the right gender, they need to be the right status - that is single - and you need to have a connection with them."
It seems a simple enough theory, but it's a science that many Australian women struggle to come to terms with. Because once you're in your 30s the numbers start to go downhill if you're a single woman looking for a good single man.
"Through the late 30s and 40s you find there's around about 90 single men for 100 single women in Australia. That's about a ten per cent shortage. By the time you get over 65 there's 50 single men for every 100 single women," Salt said.
But according to relationship expert Dr John Aiken, "there's not a shortage of good men and women out there. I'm the opposite opinion."
He says our standards are just too high and we're too busy.
"People put a lot of pressure on themselves and get too anxious about finding the perfect partner, and this ends up working against them," Dr Aiken said.So what are the bachelor hotspots in our capital cities?
- In Brisbane: The boys are located at Upper Mt Gravatt, near Griffith University.
- In Sydney: The highest concentration of eligible young bachelors is to be found in the suburb of Lakemba, which is fourteen kilometres south-west of the CBD.
- In Melbourne: The single young men can be found in West Footscray, near the Whitten Oval.
- In Adelaide: Your best best is to go north to the suburb of Prospect.
- In Perth: The university suburb of Bentley, near Curtain University is where the bachelors are found.
But if you still don't have any luck, maybe take Katsoolis's lead and go it alone for 1000 days. She says she's "the happiest I've ever been."Contact details
- One Thousand Single Days - www.onethousandsingledays.com
This reporter is on Twitter at @AdamMarshallTT
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