Many people still do not fully understand what online dating is all about. There are many different platforms and communities that exist. Online dating platforms to connect like-minded people to find a new friend, date, partner or casual contact. Dating sites help you increase your search radius. Online dating is what you make out of it — just like in real life when you go out with friends to a bar to meet new people. What is important when choosing a dating site?
A good start is to ask yourself whether you are looking for a fun date or a new partner for a long-term relationship? This is a good distinction to help you choose between the different platforms. At one side of the spectrum you have the pure dating or even casual dating portals that have thousands of profiles that you can browse and on the other end there are the so-called matchmaking sites that want to help you to find your soul-mate or future spouse.
Read through our reviews of the various online dating sites to find out which platform offers what. What should my budget be when starting online dating? What you choose depends on your preferences. Its worth noting that paid-for dating services deter scammers and fakes as the barrier to entry is a little higher. How do we rate our sites? We sign up to each and every site on our ranking page and where possible take out a premium membership.
We then critique each site on security, usability, credibility and usability. Based on this main review and also on customer feedback we assign each site a weighted score based on these two factors.
Be2 is a fun dating portal, though activity during the week is a bit lower than on some of the other sites. Nonetheless, signing up doesnt hurt as you only need to find 1 interesting profile to make it worthwhile From: I simply like the site and the features. Carol Read Review Be2 is a fun site but from my pov does not stand out in terms of design or usability.
But at the end of the day a dating site is about the people you meet and not the buttons - so sign up and see for yourself. It is a little less action than on plenty of fish or else, but the quality of the conversations I had was outstanding- Money well spend. Sarah Read Review Dont be put off by the brandname - the members are great, I am a consultant and pretty busy so it was hard for me to meet new people who shared my interests.
Elitesingles actually kept its promise and I met some really nice and interesting people Iain Read Review I can count on my two hands how many people actually live in the south island. And it appears there are none south of Dunedin at all. Read Review To be honest: Anyway, as Zoosk was the number one in the ranking so I checked it out and can only say that it is a fun dating experience.
Lots of people at least in Auckland and a decent mobile site. Michael Read Review Zoosk is definitely fun. The mobile app is great. However, I had sometimes a hard time to get answers from people I wrote to. But that is part of the game I guess Martha Read Review I love the "caroussel" feature and have had a few very nice dates since I joined Zoosk: Stuart Read Review Dating and Safety Online dating for New Zealand singles is a fun and exciting way to broaden your potential dating horizons.
While many of the larger sites do not focus directly on the New Zealand gay market, there are a growing number of operators whose services have now expanded to include us. This is in response to the growing demand! Quite the opposite in fact. However, sometimes people forget their personal safety when flirting online. We have compiled this extremely brief summary on how to stay safe when meeting people online: Never send a person that you have never met or do not know money. You should be extremely cautious when a stranger asks you to help him financially.
These people are professionals who create dramatic stories that call for your compassion — often involving diseases, tragic personal events like accidents or other sad stories. So before you decide to financially support a person you do not know, you should consult with a close friend, a family member or a lawyer.
Usually outsiders have a more objective view on the matter. Always be prudent when meeting somebody in person for the first time.
You have met a special someone you find very interesting and you cannot wait to meet him in person for the first time — this is absolutely natural and understandable. However, you should still take a few basic precautions: Tell your family or friend the name, email-address and phone-number of the person you will meet. Moreover, select a public location or a place where you would feel comfortable and that gives you options to leave if you realize that they may not be the perfect match for you.
The points mentioned above are not meant to scare or put you off online dating! Online dating can be both fun and safe if you respect basic rules and common sense. There a lot of New Zealand singles just like you looking for the right partner. If you are looking for a casual date, a long term relationship or just someone to socialize with in or around Australia, why not check out our partner site www. Try our new site finder tool!