Bad dates with people we meet online have become the stuff of legend.
But, for all the dates that end in fake emergency phone calls, it’s easy to forget there are many that end in true love.
Plenty of Fish (POF) User experience: Plenty of Fish gives you plenty of options.
After completing your profile, you can search others, using a variety of filters – from eye colour to degree of easygoingness.
You also get expert tips when setting up your profile.
Rated: You won’t be mixing with fling-seeking 20-somethings as 90% of members are over 30 and 80% have university degrees.
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.
Slated: Having a degree isn’t mandatory but, without one, you might feel a bit left out.
In other words, if it’s dancing you’re keen on, say so." And always remember to be mindful of safety.
“Don’t give out too much personal detail, as you can inadvertently make yourself or your family vulnerable," Ms Yorston warns.
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.