Don’t expect the quality control offered on e Harmony and Elite Singles.
Anecdotally, it has a reputation for being the sleaziest of the bunch! However, an upgrade, at .18-.35 per month, promises to promote your profile and more than double your chance of meeting someone.
In fact, since e Harmony arrived in Australia in 2007, it’s seen more than 11,000 couples tie the knot.
Here, we rate five popular dating apps: Tinder, RSVP, e Harmony, Elite Singles and Plenty of Fish (POF) to help you get started.
Spending your first date explaining your online fibs is not the way to put your best foot forward. “You might think 'fun-loving' means you like to dance or party,” Ms Yorston says.
"But, it might be interpreted as ‘just looking for a casual encounter’ To make sure you’re sending the right message, be specific.
Next, sort the winners from the losers by searching according to age, location or deal breakers. Send a virtual kiss – if one comes back, let the messaging begin.Rated: The deal breaker search option and compatibility/psychological reports boost your chances of meeting Mr or Mrs Right. If you don’t get lucky early on, you could end up spending a small fortune.Also, wading through so many lengthy profiles can be tiring.Then, using GPS, it finds your location, and gives you a bunch of nearby possibilities. Rated: Tinder is fast and convenient, and the Facebook connection lets you see friends you and your matches have in common. But, there is a subscription version – Tinder Plus, which lets you rewind your most recent swipe and search in a place you’re about to visit before you get there.Swipe right if you’re interested and left if you’re not. Slated: Many users are in it for casual encounters only. It’s .99 per month for under 30s and .99 for over 30s.