RSVP is an Australia pioneer, matching singles in Australia for over 15 years and according to research available on their website it is still the number one Aussie dating website.
RSVP claims 1200 new members a day with over 2,000,000 members making it the largest and one of the most active dating sites in Australia. RSVP is owned by Fairfax (a large Australian media group) allowing it to reach a wide audience and keep those new faces rolling in. RSVP does have the feel of a locals dating site. It does allow free registration, browsing of the database and some communications however to actively participate you are required to purchase stamps to send direct mail.
RSVP does have some nice features that bring value to your hard earned dollars. Good privacy settings, advanced search features and a number of payment options. RSViP is one of the new features of RSVP offering members the ability to "stand out from the crowd" giving RSVP a nice edge on some of the other online dating sites.
It has been a while since I reviewed RSVP however when I did I found it to have an extensive database of members in all areas (quite strong in regional areas as well). The stamp (pay as you go service) worked quite well however I did come across a number of members who had not logged on for a while so I was not sure how active they were. This is an issue if you are sending out invitations to connect. There is nothing worse than someone not replying as you never really know if it is just they never check their mail or that funny face you pulled on your profile.
RSVP has from what continues to add new members and features to keep ahead of its competition. According to the September 2011 Nielsen Online Ratings RSVP is Australia’s number one online dating site so who can argue with that. Holding on to this top spot may not be easy for our Aussie battler however with the help of their parent the Fairfax media group they still seem to be attracting some new faces. Of course quantity may not necessarily mean quality.
RSVP currently is tied for our top spot with 4.5 stars but it is a close race and there are a number of others that are quickly catching up but again we think at this point RSVP still retains the crown but watch this space.
A number of payment options
Easy to sign-up and get started
Simple to navigate
The largest database of members
Some profiles seem old or inactive
Features not as polished as match
Not a real active live - chat environment
Limited screening of members
RSVP Rating: 4.5 – 5 overall for dating in Australia!