The Three Best Online Dating Sites in New Zealand

New Zealand, like Australia, has a pretty active online dating scene. The best online dating sites in New Zealand will have plenty of opportunities for you if you are looking for love.


Dating in New Zealand

New Zealand is similar to Australia as well in that it doesn’t have the racial mixture that you will find dating online in the United States or in Canada.  When you go to cities like Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch, don’t expect to see people of different skin colors, body shapes, and sizes like you would find in a country such as Brazil. Nevertheless, with enough work on your part, you might be able to find some hidden gems. I believe beauty is present in just about every culture (some more than others).

Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites and apps I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. Usually, I can spot these profiles easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight swimsuit and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Also, in order to avoid the boredom factor, I advise you to send messages to those people that have well-written, interesting profiles. In my experience…the more boring the profile, the more boring the person.

Here is the quick list of the top three dating sites and apps in New Zealand. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. Hinge
  2. Bumble
  3. Tinder

Woman from New Zealand

1. Hinge

Hinge emphasizes long-term relationships and an algorithm to help you find them. It is the only app that promises you will delete it you find love.



Sign Up Process

Hinge has a longer sign-up process than most apps. Like your typical app, you can register via Facebook or your phone. Then you must confirm your information.

However, Hinge also emphasizes its questionnaire. To use your profile, you need to answer various questions that can give Hinge a glimpse into your personality.

One downside is that signing up can take a while. But on the other hand, Hinge uses this information to help you find your match and to filter those who aren’t serious about dating.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You can use filters to sort matches based on location, age, and other factors. Besides that, Hinge recommends you users based on compatibility and has an algorithm that ensures the two of you will be more likely to have a successful date.

How to Communicate With Other Members

Once you’ve matched with someone, you can communicate with them. What makes Hinge unique is that it also allows for video and phone conversations, emphasizing a date-from-home option.

Conversations never expire. However, after a while, Hinge will ask you if you dated the person and what you thought about them. This feedback is private and ensures a better match the next time. Some might not like answering these questions, but again, Hinge considers itself forever a work in progress.

Unique Site Features

  • An ever-evolving algorithm. Hinge asks you how your date went to improve your matches.
  • It is meant for those who want to find their true love and never delete the app again.
  • Phone and video conversations.

What is Included in Each Membership Level?

Despite its claim that it is not like other dating apps, Hinge still limits the app based on whether or not you have a premium membership. Their premium membership includes:

  • Unlimited likes.
  • More filters, such as political stance, drug use, and height.
  • Immediate matching with a person who likes you.

2. Bumble



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

3. Tinder



If you have totally run out of options, you can sign up for Tinder. Tinder was good in the early days, but the quality has gone down since then. I wouldn’t recommend spending a lot of time on this app because there are a lot of timewasters.

Online Dating Strategy: 

  • A lot of what I learned while dating online was through trial and error, planting a lot of seeds in order to get success…learning what works and doesn’t work and refining my approach along the way. You might have your own online dating strategy, and that is cool, but if you don’t and need a starting point, go and buy my e-book, Online Dating Success: How to Find Love Anywhere in the World. In the book I go into detail about 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, and more.


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.

  • Worldwide Moving Guide: Everything you need to know in order to plan your move to 65+ countries around the world.

  • 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.

About Addison Sears-Collins

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