Australian online dating reviews
In fact, since e Harmony arrived in Australia in 2007, it’s seen more than 11,000 couples tie the knot.
Here, we rate five popular dating apps: Tinder, RSVP, e Harmony, Elite Singles and Plenty of Fish (POF) to help you get started.
Every profile is manually vetted, so you’re less likely to meet a scammer or a weirdo.
Slated: Having a degree isn’t mandatory but, without one, you might feel a bit left out.
Users receive three to seven match suggestions per day, worked out by a complex algorithm, based on relationship preferences, location and personality testing.
Top tips for successful online profiles "The most important thing, when creating an online profile, is to be truthful and upfront," says Sue Yorston, Senior Manager of Quality, Compliance and Service Outcomes at Relationships Australia. If I put on there that I’m blonde and 21, whereas I’m really in my 60s and grey, well…The consequences of the virtual world are the same as in the real world." As Billy Joel sang, "It’s a matter of trust".
So, don’t be tempted to lie about – or exaggerate – anything. Meanwhile, Tinder’s in-house sociologist, Dr Jessica Carbino, says it’s helpful to “smile, wear bright colours, avoid hats and sunnies, and include animals, as well as travel shots.” In addition, when it comes to describing yourself, be aware of hidden online dating codes.
Users complete, not only a profile, but also questionnaire.
Matches are then determined using 29 Dimensions of Compatibility that, according to e Harmony’s research, are vital to relationship success. Security is super-tight – you can even use e Harmony’s email system to communicate. You must stick with your allocated matches – there’s no window shopping profiles. But, for unlimited communication, you need a monthly plan, priced between .95 and .95 per month, depending on duration.