The 3 Best Dating Sites in Australia (What I Learned)


Australian Model – Laura Dundovic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I signed up for every dating site and app that I could find in Australia. There are some really good ones (and some not so good ones). Here is my quick list of the top 3 that I would focus my time on if I had to do it all over again (with #1 being my favorite). I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  2. Hinge
  3. Bumble

I’ll preface this post by saying that your best success with any of the sites below will be found in a major city like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Adelaide. The problem with smaller towns is that there just aren’t enough members to make it worth your time to sign up. You’ve got to be in cities that have a large population of singles because dating is really a numbers game. The more people you contact, the better your chance of success.

Also, one more piece of advice, if you are looking for something more longer term (like I was), check out real dating apps/sites like the ones I will mention below.


Another Photo of Australian model Laura Dundovic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)




Founded on Valentines Day 1997, RSVP is the site that I would definitely sign up for whether you are an expat in Australia or a local looking for love. It is user friendly and has really improved since I first entered the site way back in 2013.

RSVP is the giant of online dating in Australia. It has lots of members, and the rate of response is surprisingly high for such a large site with so many members.

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. and join some RSVP groups.

How to Locate Potential Matches

RSVP uses a straightforward matching system, showing you users based on criteria such as your location and filters like your age.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Free members can send “kisses”, but to actually message anyone, you’ll have to either upgrade to premium or buy “stamps”, which give you unlimited contact with a member for 30 days. This was a unique system for sure, but to me it felt cheap and unnecessarily limiting.

They advertise as an upside the fact that you get your stamp back if your message isn’t read, but this is only if your stamp isn’t read in 30 days. 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. If you are like me who does the “cast the net wide” approach but loves being on a budget, you will see that your wallet will be drained quicker than you can imagine. 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 15-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.

Pictures are key on online dating because people tend to be lazy and often don’t read profiles. And if you have done any online dating, you know how cookie cutter profiles can seem. You know, the old “I like walks on the beach, I’m easy-going, etc.”

RSVP also provides a regularly-updated blog, where relationship expert John Aiken lays down some high-quality relationship advice. 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

RSVP has a premium membership, giving you several features:

  • Four monthly stamps
  • Change your profile’s visibility
  • Boosted results
  • See if the messages are read
  • Stamps last longer
  • Ad-free
  • Faster customer support
  • Personality report
  • A guarantee on stamps

While these are a lot of features, we are a bit disappointed that they offer so few stamps. You must be strategic with your messages and make them count!

My Advice: Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success.

2. Hinge



Hinge is the second dating app I recommend you try. I did a full review of this dating app here.

3. Bumble



As a third option, I recommend you sign up for Bumble. I did a full review of Bumble here.

How to Get Started

If you need tips on how to set up a profile, what I recommend writing for your initial and follow up messages, when to ask the woman/man you’re interested in to go offline for a date, buy my e-book, Online Dating Success: How to Find Love Anywhere in the World.

Good luck and happy dating!

Further Reading

  • Worldwide Online Dating Site Reviews: Be sure to check out my country-by-country reviews of the best online dating sites in the world.

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  • Worldwide Jobs Guide: If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my posts on how to find jobs in this country and other countries around the world.

  • Worldwide Apartments Guide: If you are interested in renting an apartment in another country, take a look at my articles on how to find an apartment in various countries around the world.

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