Match Dating Australia
Match is a global leader in online dating. Established in 1995 it is one of the longest running online dating sites and with an estimated 20,000,000 worldwide users (approximately 1.5 million in Australia) it is very likely the largest.
Match offers a free sign-up and seach with limited contact functions however if you are serious about finding that special someone on match; in practical terms you will have to pay a monthly fee (something in the order of $20 depending on length of term). I found if you spend the time to set-up a comprehensive profile and (as with all dating sites) add quality pictures it is money well spent. I was particularly impressed with the amount of people taking this online dating thing so seriously with lots of comprehensive local profiles to choose from with pic, interests etc.
Match seemed to me to be a site for people seriously looking for a soul mate. Most appear willing to put the time in setting-up quality profile and frequently check mail and available online. If you are looking for certain characteristics in a partner, match has some nice features including 'chemistry" an advanced matching service which is a great icebreaker ’we are a match’. It has key word and advanced search functions to find just the type of person you are looking for; with interests in common, in your location etc. This by no means guarantees success however. There are a lot of dos and don’ts, egos, attitudes and issues still facing us singles out there. So don’t be disappointed if all the cute guys or girls are not knocking on your door. You must be proactive, friendly and approachable but I found the atmosphere positive and upbeat.
I did get the feeling the profiles on match were all real and were there for serious dating. I was comfortable in making the first approach and I did have mail and contacts coming in. Match has a number of advanced features, is a well polished system and has a safe and serious dating feel which I liked. Any questions I had were addressed quickly and generally it was everything one could expect from a leading dating system.
Match Australia Pros:
Smooth, easily to navigate system
Superior search and match features
Lots of comprehensive profiles to choose from
A higher bench mark for members so more confidence profiles are real
Generally members are there for dating and relationship
You have to pay
You have to provide more information about yourself including credit card
One must be prepared to put the effort in setting up a profile, pics etc.
No guarantee that matching of interests is going to help you find a compatible match
You may be more disappointed if you don’t find a match on a paid service
Match Australia Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars for dating in Australia!