Rated: As the name suggests, there’s a massive pool of people to choose from.
RSVP User experience: On signing up, build your profile step-by-step, entering photos, interests and what you’re looking for in a partner.
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.
Top tips for successful online profiles "The most important thing, when creating an online profile, is to be truthful and upfront," says Sue Yorston, Senior Manager of Quality, Compliance and Service Outcomes at Relationships Australia. If I put on there that I’m blonde and 21, whereas I’m really in my 60s and grey, well…The consequences of the virtual world are the same as in the real world." As Billy Joel sang, "It’s a matter of trust".
So, don’t be tempted to lie about – or exaggerate – anything. Meanwhile, Tinder’s in-house sociologist, Dr Jessica Carbino, says it’s helpful to “smile, wear bright colours, avoid hats and sunnies, and include animals, as well as travel shots.” In addition, when it comes to describing yourself, be aware of hidden online dating codes.
But, if you’re more interested in compatibility, take advantage of the 33-point Chemistry Test.
Also, users publish their intentions, so you know if they’re looking for a relationship or something casual.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.Users complete, not only a profile, but also questionnaire.Matches are then determined using 29 Dimensions of Compatibility that, according to e Harmony’s research, are vital to relationship success. Security is super-tight – you can even use e Harmony’s email system to communicate. You must stick with your allocated matches – there’s no window shopping profiles. But, for unlimited communication, you need a monthly plan, priced between .95 and .95 per month, depending on duration.Every profile is manually vetted, so you’re less likely to meet a scammer or a weirdo.