Dating sites in melbourne australia


Dating app Tinder says 15 per cent of Australia’s population – almost 3.5 million people - use their services, propelled by lust or the quest for love.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.The latter says it can raise its revenues in Australia by 50 per cent over 2017/18, such is the potential in our market.The increasing number of people wedding themselves to the world of online dating has coincided with another increase: the number of singles in Australia.



“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.For Thomas Materia, 28, the transparency of dating apps allows him to swiftly sort through a plethora of choices, where values, taste and looks are already on the table.From there, an efficient set of questions in the first few dates keeps the process of finding a prospective partner equally quick.“I see myself being single until the right person comes along,” he tells He admits his friends have queried his fussiness, but counters that a lack of pickiness could result in a relationship with “somebody who definitely wasn't right, and then I see that as, I've just wasted all that time, that was annoying.” “I'd rather sort of shake the tree and see what falls out in the first couple of dates because then, you know, you get further down the track and then you find out that they're a vegan or something,” he admits. they're really left winged or something.” Allison believes pickiness isn’t true for all online dating users.

“I find from the investigations that I've done with Tinder and the guys that I've asked, they will swipe yes to everybody until they find someone that matches,” she says.

“Whereas women I find are a lot pickier and most of the men that I've spoken to about it are pretty open about saying that they will just say yes until they get a yes.” Warren Giffin, a 53 year-old school teacher laments the mystery of older forms of dating, where a potential match wasn’t ruled out so quickly.