RSVP is one of Australia’s largest dating sites, and was founded on Valentine’s Day back in 1997. Is this the right site for you? You can find out by reading my RSVP review.
RSVP is an online dating site that was launched back in 1997. Today with more than 1.5 million profiles, this Australian dating site is certainly competing with the larger players like match.com and eHarmony. But is it really your best chance for breaking out of singledom?
Dating Site Features
When you log on for the first time you are greeted with a very pleasant and well thought out interface. You’ll find easy access to all the important areas of the site, like your message inbox, favourites and search. There is also an area where you can view your latest matches, these are determined based on the information you have filled out in your profile.
If you use ‘My favourites’ then you can keep track of interesting singles in an easy-to-manage (and strictly confidential) list. So if someone catches your eye, hit the ‘Add to favourites’ link on their profile page to include them in your ‘My favourites’ list.
The search options are very extensive. Basic search allows you to search based on criteria like location, body type, photos and relationship status. Advanced search lets you dig deeper still by searching keywords, personality, career and much more.
There’s a Top 100 list where you can check out who’s hot on the RSVP Top 100 singles list. But to be eligible to appear in the top 100, you must have a visible photo and have your Top 100 setting on. You are ranked based on the amount of contact you have sent and received, including replies. So, make sure you reply to all your kisses and emails.
If you are on the move then you can still access the site through an iPhone app, and also your mobile browser.
Registering Your Profile
Registering a profile takes just a few minutes of your time, and it’s free. You can be online and viewing date ideas and profiles in almost no time at all. You can also search through their site members without even registering a profile, just visit their homepage and hit search!
Membership Numbers and Authenticity
Over 1.5 million Australians have joined up so far, a pretty impressive figure! And gender balance is also very even, with 48% of profiles belonging to the men, and 52% to the ladies.
Profile authenticity appears to be very good. I did spot a couple of light as day fakes, but if you report them they are usually gone within 48 hours. No dating site is free from fake profiles unfortunately, that’s just the nature of the beast. Just always remember to trust your instincts and be wary of any messages that sound too good to be true.
It’s 100% free to join. With the free membership you can setup your profile, search and view other site member profiles, send and receive kisses, and see who’s online. But that’s it, if you want to make contact with other site members, you will unfortunately need to upgrade to a full membership package.
When it comes to the full membership, RSVP is a little different from most other dating sites. RSVP uses stamps to allow you to contact members. And one stamp allows you to contact one member for 30 days. You can also contact any member and not only other paid members. The 2012 stamps prices for RSVP are:
$59.95 for 6 stamps, and are valid for 2 months
$79.95 for 12 stamps, and are valid for 3 months
$109.95 for 24 stamps, and are valid for 6 months
Pros and Cons
One of the largest Australian dating sites
Easy to use
48:52 male to female ratio
Complicated and expensive payment method
Summary and Conclusion
RSVP is most definitely one of the more popular dating sites in Australia. But if you live in the sticks, you may find that there aren’t all that many members in your neighborhood. But since you can hop-on the site and search for free, you can get a good idea of how many members are local to you, before you part with your hard earned money.
The site is certainly very easy to use, and all of the essential dating site features are present – and a few more too!
My only real criticism is the complex method of payment. The cheapest full membership option will cost you $59.95 for 6 stamps that are valid for only 2 months. And since one stamp can only be used to contact one member for 30 days, if you send 6 mails and receive no replies this can work out to be very expensive indeed!
But since a profile search is free, why not visit www.rsvp.com.au today and decide for yourself.