Authentic Dating for Guys who Love Guys


Authentic Dating, by i to i Authentic Relating, in partnership with Love Guys, is your chance to connect more authentically with other single men*, both like-minded and different using Authentic Relating games.

Developed by Sara Ness of Authentic Revolution, Authentic Relating is the practice of listening and speaking with presence, courage and curiosity. It’s an interpersonal meditation, allowing us to weave richer and more truthful connections.

You’ll have several encounters throughout the night. Each will be carefully guided by your facilitator Laurie King (NZ), allowing you to be yourself, communicate openly, and simply relax.

Authentic Dating has already been a big hit in New Zealand – Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch! Here is your chance to work with Laurie, in person, here in Melbourne

Here’s what men at Laurie’s Authentic Dating events have said:

“This has been the most positive experience I’ve had in meeting genuine souls with the intention of finding love/romance for over 6 years” – Matthew

“Laurie led us through a series of games and exercises that allowed us to open up and create very real bonds with others and with our own selves. Many emotions were felt in the safest, most welcoming environment” – Jason

*We welcome persons aged 18+ who identify on a male to non-binary continuum, and are attracted to men.


Dress code: whatever you’re comfortable in.

Ages: all ages are welcome. Come with an open mind. You are guaranteed to meet great guys. If you are concerned about the age bracket, contact us –

Concessions: if ticket cost is an obstacle, contact us to access sliding scale pricing.

Accessibility: if you have particular accessibility needs, contact us to discuss.

COVID: If a lockdown is announced we’ll pivot online for a discounted rate (partially refunding to those who’ve booked), or give full refunds if preferred.

About the facilitator:

Laurie has been facilitating Authentic Relating and Authentic Dating since 2019. He’s led workshops in 15 cities, 6 countries and 3 continents, including online, at festivals, and with organisations.

Laurie loves bringing people together! His workshops have sparked thousands of connections globally, turning many strangers into life-long friends

For more information:

i to i Authentic Dating Melbourne is presented in partnership with Love Guys Cooperative.

We are registered as: Sole Trader.

More details

LGBTIQ Owned and Operated: Yes
Service Delivery Format:
  • - Face-to-face
Service Delivery Location:
  • - All of Victoria
  • - Melbourne CBD
  • - Metro North

Cost: $$
Opening Times: Thurs 22nd July 7pm - 9pm

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How to contact us

Contact Name: Patrick Fitzgerald
Email Address:

Social media:

Carlton North
VIC 3054

No physical address.