AussieCupid is a dating site where you can browse photos, chat and hook-up with Australian singles. The site is owned by Cupid Media, a well established dating network with international reach. Trial membership is free but will only allow restricted access.
Once inside the member's area there's a range of messaging and communicating options to help you get to know other "Aussie singles". You can sign up for a free Standard account & there isn't a limit on how long you can remain at this level.
The registration process is quite fiddly however that's a thorough way to make sure you're meeting genuine people.
Tip: Be sure to complete your profile as accurately as possible. Profiles that lack any substance or credibility are quickly deactivated by the site's security team.
Once logged in, there's a decent selection of options that will help in the job of both finding and getting to know other people there. Detailed searches are possible with a Standard (free) account, as are sending out interest notifications and even email messages. The only catch is that the recipient won't be able to open emails unless he/she is a full subscriber with a Gold/Platinum package.
As with other Cupid Media sites, the layout is intuitive and highly effective. Profiles are generally of a decent quality thanks to the ongoing moderation efforts. On the down-side, AussieCupid's membership is quite low and stands at only around 9,000 active participants. If you are prepared to travel the Australian outback to meet your matches, it could be worth a look.
By Tara Miller