I found my wife on AussieCupid. Like all of the sites on the Cupid Media network, AussieCupid has a well-designed, easy-to-use website, with pretty basic free profiles, but a bunch of solid features for those who have an upgraded subscription.
To start, either join with your Facebook account or your email address. At this point, you can either finish filling out the rest of your profile, or you can skip it for now and start browsing through pages of profiles. If you do choose to leave your profile incomplete for now, the site will sporadically ask you to fill out a few more questions to continue. How to Locate Potential Matches Two options are available to you when locating potential matches: AussieCupid will recommend matches to you that fit your previously selected criteria.
Searches are a separate matter, with a multitude of options available to you for narrowing down your search. The fact that these features are available through the site itself is even better, as there is no hesitancy to give a stranger your phone number or Skype information. What is Included in Each Membership Level Standard — Search for matches based on your preferences, send interest to any member, communicate with paying members Gold — All of the above, plus: Higher ranking in searches, more profile space, extensive search features, message translating, VIP profile highlighting 2.
It is user friendly and has really improved since I first entered the site way back in RSVP is the giant of online dating in Australia. The stats only get more impressive: Sign up Process After entering your basic info, RSVP asks you to upload a photo, and then asks a few questions about yourself and your ideal partner.
After these questions, you can continue filling out your profile, or start browsing for matches. Your profile consists of a headline a personal tagline of sorts , your personal information, physical traits, career and education, and lifestyle, and whether or not you have children or pets. You can also enter your favorite music, books, etc.
How to Locate Potential Matches Finding compatible matches through the basic search feature is made easy with a ton of different refinement options. RSVP also picks matches for you based on 2-way compatibility between selected ideal match criteria.
Why Not Consider — Profiles that may not fit within your specified criteria of an ideal match, but are looking for people like you!
This was a unique system for sure, but to me it felt cheap and unnecessarily limiting. Some may like this feature, but I personally prefer paying a flat rate to message as many people as I like.
I wish they would get rid of the whole stamp pricing thing. It gets expensive fast. I am a much bigger fan of subscriptions where I pay a fixed fee and know exactly what I am getting. Unique Site Features One feature I did enjoy was the minute personality test. Not only do you receive an in-depth personality report after completion, but RSVP uses your results to find even more compatible matches for you.
I also like the cool messaging and chat features and how the site allows you to upload more pictures than a lot of other dating sites of its kind. And if you have done any online dating, you know how cookie cutter profiles can seem.
After soaking up the wisdom here, you can head to one of the live singles events organized by the site, or join discussions online about traveling, hobbies, dating and relationships and more. What is Included in Each Membership Level Free — Upload 15 photos, exchange photos, fill out a personality report, hide members, stamp guarantee Standout — All of the above, plus: There are women or men who might only be interested in helping you to part with your money.
Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success. Oasis is a third option you can try if you are considering online dating in Australia. The site is massive and completely free you get what you pay for of course.
At the time of writing this review, when I was on Oasis, over , members had used the site in the last 24 hours. Besides these strengths, Oasis is a functional but pretty basic dating site.
You are now a member of Oasis. Your profile is easy to fill out, consisting almost entirely of drop-down boxes and check-boxes. There is also a section to describe your ideal match, with your own words, and selected gender, age-range, and location. You can also select a background for your profile, with different photos and colors to choose from, upload a profile photo and a private gallery of up to 20 photos that will only be shown to people you choose.
How to Locate Potential Matches Searches can be as broad or detailed as you like, with many different options for filtering your search.
These come in the form of check-boxes, organized into various categories: Oasis will also recommend matches for you, based on your profile and selected filter criteria. How to Communicate with Other Members Oasis does things a little differently here. As they explain right when you sign up, when someone likes your profile, you are given three days to reply. If three days pass, the notification is deleted. Chatting with members 1-on-1 is a simple text messaging feature, with emoticons. Unique Site Features Oasis has a few small unique set of features, both for use when viewing profiles.
Second, you can take notes on different profiles, for future reference. Founded by accomplished author and psychologist Neil Warren, eharmony offers an array of sophisticated matching elements that enable it to stand out from competing sites.
While the price of membership is more costly than many competitors, eharmony members benefit from an unprecedented level of web design and features. Sign up Process If you are interested in signing up for eharmony, you should set aside approximately one hour to complete the process.
The process begins with your submission of general information, including location, gender, name and preferred match gender. The next phase of the sign up process is the completion of a personality test. This test takes approximately minutes to finish and includes questions regarding values sought in a relationship, the frequency of various emotional sentiments experienced within the past month, and the degree of passion or skill that you have for a particular activity.
Most questions are answered by using a rating scale that ranges from 1 to 7. After completing the personality test, you will be asked to provide written responses to some open-ended questions related to partner preferences, activities that you are passionate about, and general background details. You are also invited to provide a photo, though this is not mandatory. Registration is activated at this point, though members are invited to provide answers to many optional sections related to key interests and special skills.
How to Locate Potential Matches eharmony has a platform that is similar to other sites that match members based upon the results of personality tests and questions. Accordingly, you are not able to search or browse member profiles. Instead, eharmony will evaluate your test results in conjunction with responses provided by other members to assess the potential for compatibility. Matches are then filtered by location, age, and preferred gender.
You will receive the profiles of match candidates but are not able to view their photos during this phase of the process. How to Communicate with Other Members You can send smiles or engage in basic messaging by text.
Premium membership is an upgrade that is available to all eharmony members at additional charge. It includes more advanced communication features such as Secure Call, which allows you to contact other eharmony members by phone without revealing your own telephone numbers.
This system involves four easy steps to help you build a connection with another member. The steps are as follows: This first step involves two members asking each other 5 questions selected from 55 options provided by eharmony. Members select one of several pre-written answers provided for each question. Questions focus on a variety of topics, ranging from travel philosophy to gender roles.
Make or Break Sharing: In this step, members share details on match characteristics that make or break relationships for them. In this phase, you ask open-ended questions to another member. You can choose from a collection of questions provided by eharmony or craft your own questions.
You may opt to skip directly to this step if desired. It resulted in almost no results for me. Man is it super frustrating. I wish they would add some more barriers to make it harder for pretenders to be active on the website. OKCupid is really a last resort site if you are in Australia. They have a decent Australian-based user base, the sign up process is easy, and they have a match locator tool.
However, the ground is definitely more fertile in the other sites I mentioned above. It incorporates several algorithms based on expansive question matching to choose the best matches for those who sign up. The main drawback of this site is that, due to free signup, there are a high number of spammers and fake profiles, making it difficult to find a true and genuine match.
Aside from that, OkCupid. Signing up for OkCupid. You will then be asked to choose a username and password. Then, there are questions that ask you about yourself and your personality. Next, you have to Like three profiles so that OkCupid. Then, you are good to go, and OkCupid. You can just have a basic profile or can also upload your photos.
Although there are only eight questions that need to be answered when you sign up, there are other columns that ask you to fill in more about yourself. You can share more about yourself, but make sure that you keep it short so that your profile looks attractive. When you browse for profiles on OkCupid. However, only mutual likes will be shown as matches. Contacting Other Members on OkCupid.