Single Sydney men have been brutally mocked in a series of videos detailing the city’s notoriously shallow dating scene.
The five clips left no one unscathed, poking fun at tattooed Irishmen living in the Eastern Suburbs who are ‘a solid three inches shorter’ than they claim to be on their dating app profiles and North Shore bankers who will ‘ghost’ you after a week.
The withering videos uploaded to TikTok by American expat, ‘Rachel in Australia’, said the first man you are likely to meet is a commercial real estate agent who spends most of his time taking selfies in suits and smoking a blue raspberry vape.
These savage stereotypes of the Harbour City’s bachelors, which have been viewed 483,000 times since the first clip was uploaded online on June 28, sparked passionate responses.
Single Sydney men have been brutally mocked in a series of videos detailing the city’s notoriously shallow dating scene from American expat, Rachel (pictured)
‘So accurate. This hits close to home,’ one woman replied, while a second said: ‘100%, I’ve never heard anything truer.’
Another added: ‘Oh the real estate guy… I just assumed he was a drug dealer.’
Others slammed the Sydney dating scene as more shallow than anywhere else on Earth.
‘It’s so horrid. Took me leaving the country to realise,’ one woman wrote.
‘The guy who works in commercial real estate’
Rachel said the first type of man newcomers to Sydney will go out is the ‘guy who works in commercial real estate’.
She said he will be ‘super vague’ about what he does, spending most of his time posting selfies in a suit or videos of himself walking through abandoned warehouses somewhere on the ‘very outskirts’ of Western Sydney.
‘On your first date, he’s going to buy you both a pitcher of something, probably Young Henrys, and he’s going to pick an outdoor table because he will spend the whole time vaping, preferably blue raspberry,’ Rachel said.
She added: ‘But I’ll tell you a secret, he’s not looking for anything serious!’
Rachel said the man who works in commercial real estate (left) will spend most of his time taking selfies in suits and smoking a blue raspberry vape (right)
‘The Irish guy who lives in Bondi’
Next on Rachel’s list is the ‘Irish guy who lives in Bondi’, who she said will almost certainly have a tattoo on his bum that he ‘really regrets’ but will show you then second you ask.
This man will have the ‘quintessential’ Irishman haircut, she added, which you can spot ‘a mile away’.
Rachel warned he will arrive to the date ‘a solid three inches shorter’ than his dating profile suggests, and will drink so much he becomes impossible to understand.
‘In the span of two hours, he’s going to get so drunk you’re not going to be able to understand a single word that comes out of his mouth,’ she said.
Rachel said the Irish guy who lives in Bondi will have the ‘quintessential’ Irishman haircut (pictured on Peaky Blinders star, Cillian Murphy) which you can spot ‘a mile away’
‘The mid 20s guy who works in investment banking’
The following target of Rachel’s attack was the ‘mid 20s guy who works in investment banking’, who she said is likely to behave like billionaire businessman Warren Buffett despite working in the industry for ‘about three years’.
‘He probably grew up on the North Shore, and there’s a good chance his dad probably got him his job,’ she explained.
Rachel warned the single investment banker will text ‘excessively’ for three weeks before the first date, then suggest taking you out to a corporate venue.
After the first drink, she said he will tell you he’s only recently out of a long-term relationship and isn’t looking for anything serious.
But three beers in, she said he will tell you he wants five children and you are the ‘perfect girl’ to have start a family with.
‘But I’ll tell you a secret,’ she added. ‘He’s gonna ghost you in a few weeks anyway!’
Rachel said the ‘mid 20s guy who works in investment banking’ is likely to behave like billionaire businessman Warren Buffett despite working in the industry for ‘about three years’
‘The mid 20s bartender’
Rachel then described the ‘mid 20s bartender’, who works at one of the city’s coolest yet most underrated venues.
Despite his relatively low income, she said he ‘somehow manages’ to live in a luxury penthouse in Vaucluse, one of the city’s most sought-after suburbs where the average house prices is a cool $5.8million.
‘Based on the lack of furniture he’s either a squatter or his great-grandfather invented the electric kettle,’ Rachel concluded.
‘But you don’t really care because you’re just having fun, and the stories you get to post on Instagram are worth not knowing.’
Rachel said the typical Manly guy might meet you after work at Ryan’s, a bustling city bar (left), but she warned he is more likely to head to the Steyne Hotel (right) with his mates
‘The guy from Manly’
The final victim of Rachel’s blistering summation was the ‘guy from Manly’, who she said works in the CBD but swiftly scurries home to his ‘safe haven’ in the Northern Beaches.
‘If you’re really lucky, he’ll tell you to meet him at Ryan’s on Friday after work,’ she said, referencing a bustling courtyard bar in the centre of the city.
But Rachel warned this type of man is more likely to choose surfing with his mates and drinking with his mates at the Steyne Hotel, Manly’s most iconic pub, than committing to a ‘long distance relationship’.
‘Which to him is considered anything south of Mosman,’ she added.