Looking for Australian dating sites? Maybe you'd like to date someone who lives in Australia, or perhaps you'd prefer using a dating service that caters to people who live nearby. Even if you'd like to keep your online dating life focused on Australian owned and operated dating sites (and they do exist), I've got a comprehensive list for you right here. Read on for brief descriptions of each along with links to sign up, just make sure that you're over 18 as few of these companies will allow you onboard if you're younger.
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The largest, most successful Australian dating site without question is RSVP. More than 8% of all marriages in Australia come from a first date at RSVP, and more than 1200 singles sign up daily according to Nielsen Netview Online. Members must buy stamps in order to exchange information with other singles, and one stamp offers a free month's communication with one other person. Non-refundable stamp costs range from A$4.58 to A$11.65 depending on how many you purchase at once.
Beautiful, well laid out dating site for Christian Australians looking for long term relationships leading to marriage. Lots of positive media coverage, many happy couples grace the pages of their site, and the terms, conditions and fees aren't hard to find or otu of most people's price range ($10-25.95/month depending on how long you want to subscribe for). Highly recommended.
A specific entry point for Australian singles, Matchmaker.com focuses on their matchmaking system and singles over 35 that want long term relationships leading to marriage. Fees range depending on how long you register for, anywhere from $9.99 USD to $29.95 USD a month.
Multicultural Match focuses on Australians looking to date people of different ethnic backgrounds. It shares the same database as Interracial Match and Successful Match, thus will have a larger than average member base. However, not all members you see will be looking for interracial matches. Costs $15.95 and up depending on how long you subscribe for, with automatic billing and no refunds - so cancel early.
Although the site's name shares automatically which geographical region it caters too, I didn't get the impression it mattered when I visited: a chat popup showed up as soon as the site came onto my screen with a note from a pretty girl saying she loved 'guys from my area' (insert my town name for area), and did I want to chat? Also, no blog updates since early 2010. Not recommended.
Connect-Me was the first of all the dating sites I reviewed for this article that showed recent updates, including a prominently displayed coupon code for a year's free access. Although I wanted more information on the About Us page before signing up, I was impressed with their commitment to keeping fake profiles off their system. Recommended, although I'd love to hear from readers like you about their experiences with Connect-Me.
Around since 2006, but not a very well-trafficked free Australian dating site, as evidenced by the forums (many sections display the most recently posted items from a year or more prior to viewing). Seems to house a well-rounded group of ages and ethnicities.
Ah, Hugs. I wanted to like this dating site - it's got a clean look and obviously fairly new - but unfortunately there just isn't enough information about the company to compell me (or suggest to you) to sign up. Their About Us page shows a woeful message ("Australia’s leading online dating website.") and nothing more, and their blog hasn't been updated since late 2010.
Owned by Australians for Australian singles, I-Voo-Doo wants to offer their members authentic profiles of people looking for a date, love, or something in between. Women gain free access if they upload a photo, while men pay $19.95 and up unless they are one of the first 500 guys to join up (then it's free). I'd recommend this site if only it had been updated in the past year.
I'm a bit concerned when I visit a dating site and notice prominent spelling errors, and I found more than a few on People Meet. The site seems to cater to Australian singles, yet their top profiles page shows members from around the world, many without photos. As most highly trafficked dating site profiles usually house an attractive photo, this site isn't recommended.