Having carefully reviewed the feature of the site, finding out what we were really getting for free and what extra services we were getting for our subscription fees, our conclusions are as follows: Practical test and experience: Many singles from Australia and a high level of contact responses.Our test was very encouraging and indicated that there was definitely a high standard of activity and interest on the site.Leaving aside ageing population factors, could the two trends be linked?It’s a subject tackled by guests on this week’s , which brought together people single by choice and circumstance to determine why increasing numbers of Australians are living their lives without a significant other.I know this is an unfathomable concept, but it’s happened. If you’ve read a few of the posts my dating cohort, Bridget Jones on Crack, and I have written, you’ve probably picked up a bit of a theme.We tend to observe the foibles of the people we’re dating, rather than our own. Well, it’s time to become the ant under the magnifying glass. I could barely breathe as I walked toward the pub we’d agreed to meet at and the casually comfortable outfit I’d been wearing all day suddenly felt as tight and binding as a boa constrictor.
Matchmaking website RSVP boasts that 1,200 new singles join the site every day, while competitor e Harmony claims they are responsible for 11,000 Australian marriages since 2007.
With the proliferation of online dating services, do we just have too much choice?
“I think because [decision making in dating apps] is so fast paced we've conditioned people to just wonder, ‘what's next? “I think a lot of people my age are concerned that the person that they're on a date with is thinking, ‘is there something better? ’” “So true,” agreed Allison Norris, a 28 year-old single woman living in Melbourne. They were pretty open about it.” In the face of so much choice, users aren’t afraid to be picky and quick in their decisions – perhaps, somewhat paradoxically, contributing to singledom numbers.
RSVP boasts about being 'Australia's No.1 Dating Site' with some big statistics of how many people they have helped connect, including that '1 in 3 couples that met online, met on RSVP', The site has both desktop and mobile functionality with apps across both i OS and Android devices and it offers a number of special features that other dating sites don't.
The majority of members are 25 and members appear to be active on the site frequently. RSVP encourages you to upload a photo as 'profiles with photos get 11x more contact', but it is not mandatory.
I ordered my non-alcoholic beverage and, instead of handing money to the barmaid calmly like I normally would, my shaking hands threw coins all over the counter like I was feeding a brood of chickens. I went for the closest one I could find and made myself at home by putting my bag on the chair next to me, then on the floor, then back on the chair, then, finally, on the floor again in a way that made it impossible to stand up gracefully without getting tangled in straps (I only discovered this after he arrived). He arrived, kissed me hello on the cheek (nice), checked I had a drink before ordering himself one (even better) and then sat down.