Best Dating and Chat Sites in Australia
There are now hundreds, if not thousands, of dating sites out there — with more springing up all the time! But sadly, many are simply not worth joining. Unfortunately, the online matchmaking game is ultimately a “numbers game”. And those numbers have to be in your area — or at least not too far away from it. There's little point in paying to join an internationally run singles site if there aren't many Australian members. (And even ones with a reasonable number of Aussie singles can be a waste of money. Remember, the personal ads will be from people spread all over the country.)
That said, there's no harm in joining one of the many completely free dating sites springing up all over the internet. Most are international, but there are some uniquely Australian ones. If you join a few, you're bound to find a date eventually.
But if you're serious about making contact with other people in your area, and soon, you should look for well run paid dating sites such as the very well known RSVP that have huge local Aussie membership bases and excellent customer service. Adult Matchmaker is a good example, and the established general and adult dating sites listed below and above certainly satisfy these criteria also.
These sites are among the biggest and best online dating services of their kind without a doubt! You can meet many different types of people (including those much talked about metrosexuals, tradies and cougars!) seeking casual or committed long term relationships, intimate encounters, friendship, love, romance, marriage - you name it! They have lots of active Aussie members in the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart and Perth. Some smaller cities are surprisingly well represented, as are a few towns in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and Queensland.
Some of the sites linked here have chat rooms as well as active community and singles events listing sections, where you can find clubs and groups, speed dating events, singles nights, parties and get‐togethers in your city or town. They are free to join and place your personal ad and photo and search the profiles with various filters. And they have various upgrade options enabling far greater interactivity with other members.
Lavalife and Be2 are international sites. But they have a very strong presence in Australia with many active members in our cities. So they're definitely worth joining. Oasis Active is completely free, but is so well known and has so many members that it's as good as many of the paid sites.
Have fun, and good luck!