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RSVP Reviews

Average: • 2.1 / 5 (by 9 Users) for RSVP   View Add

RSVP, Australia's largest dating site, was founded Valentine's Day in 1997. RSVP has consistently been ranked as the #1 online dating service (determined by number of visits) by several popular internet traffic measurement companies. With millions of member profiles, it is free to join and browse this Australian online dating service either via their website or dating apps available from Apple and Google. RSVP reports 30,000 new members every month and over 40,000 conversations a day. In Australia for the couples who met online, 1 in 3 of those met while using the RSVP dating service.

RSVP gets a lot of things right, from how the dating site is organized to the email and messaging tools they offer for communication between members. Searching is easy and offers all of the important attributes needed, including filtering out any members who have not signed onto the dating site for a period of time. One of the best features at RSVP is the ability to use the stamp credit system to reply to members via email for free. This way, you only pay for the service if you wish to initiate contact with a member.

If you live in Australia, are single and are looking for a partner online, then the dating site RSVP is one choice you should consider.

Positives of RSVP

  • More than 1,200 new singles from Australia join the site every day
  • Free to reply to members’ emails
  • Members can only contact each other once their profile is mostly completed
  • When searching, you can filter out inactive profiles by specifying the date the members must have last logged into RSVP
  • Many single events hosted by RSVP, available in all parts of Australia

Negatives of RSVP

  • Even though singles in other countries can join, this site is really only designed for people in Australia
  • Too many sponsored links and advertisements on the website, making it visually cluttered
  • No membership type that gives you complete access to all members at any time


A list of up to the last 5 awards for the Current year and/or Past that RSVP has been the recipient of, in the Dating Sites Reviews Choice awards.


2012 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Australian 2011 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Australian 2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Australian 2009 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Australian

Note: See this page for a full list of past awards

At a Glance

Member Numbers:
1,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $4.59 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact

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RSVP Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Your RSVP account
        • RSVP user name, email address, first and last names, date of birth and gender
      • Your details
        • About you
          • Your relationship status and the type of relationship you are interested in
          • The gender and age range you are looking for
          • Do you HAVE children and how important should this be to your matches
          • Do you WANT children and how important should this be to your matches
          • Your location, including country and postcode / suburb
        • Your contact details (not required)
          • Home, work and mobile phone numbers
          • When confirmed, allows you to use SMS alerts and other mobile services
          • Your contact phone numbers are securely stored, and will never be given to other members
          • These services are only available to Australian phone numbers
        • Appearance
          • Height, body type, hair color, eye color
          • You also specify here these attributes you want in a match
        • Likes and dislikes (not required)
          • Personality types, food preferences, pets, smoking, drinking and political persuasion
        • Background (not required)
          • Nationality, ethnic / cultural background, religion
        • Education and career (not required)
          • Level of education, industry you work in and job role
        • Headline
          • Your headline is shown in search results and your profile—it’s the first thing people will read about you, so make sure it grabs attention
        • About me
          • An essay question which gives other singles an insight into what you're all about and what makes you someone that they will want to contact
        • Interests (not required)
          • Music, reading, movies & TV, sports and other
          • These are essay questions
        • Ideal partner description
    • Upload one primary photo and up to 15 gallery photos; photos can be password protected
    • Send and receive Kisses
    • Searching
    • Receiving messages from members
    • See who's online
    • Privacy options
  • Not included:
    • Cannot initiate emails or instant messages

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage
  • Penpal

RSVP Costs

  • Prices last confirmed May 21, 2016. Please check RSVP for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Unlike most other dating sites, RSVP uses stamps to allow you to contact members. At its basic level, one stamp allows you to contact one member for 30 days
  • Along with stamps, you may also purchase a VIP membership that gives you extra perks above and beyond what a stamp offers
  • Stamp Books
    • Stamps are used to contact other members on RSVP
    • Cost per contact approach allows you to contact members at your own pace
    • Stamps mean you can contact any member and not just other paid members (like how most dating sites work)
    • Each stamp allows you to send unlimited personal messages for 30 days to any other RSVP member
    • Costs in AUD:
      • 6 stamps for $59.95, approximate price per stamp is $9.99 and are valid for 2 months
      • 12 stamps for $79.95, approximate price per stamp is $6.69 and are valid for 3 months
      • 24 stamps for $109.95, approximate price per stamp is $4.59 and are valid for 6 months
  • RSViP membership includes:
    • Priority ranking
    • Gold highlighted profiles in search results
    • Advanced search tools
    • Unlimited daily kisses and a bigger selection of kiss messages
    • Who has viewed you
    • Stamps that don't expire
    • Costs in AUD:
      • 1 month for $14.90
      • 3 months for $34.90, which is $11.69 per month - save 22%
      • 6 months for $59.90, which is $9.99 per month - save 33%
      • 12 months for $79.90, which is $6.69 per month - save 55%

RSVP Viewing & Communication Features

  • RSVP profile
  • Photo gallery
  • Favorites
  • Kisses
    • Similar to Winks or Express Interest from other dating services
    • Allows you to flirt with RSVP members and see if there is an initial attraction between you and the other single
  • Private, secure, anonymous email
  • Instant messaging
  • Quick search
    • Specify relationship type, age range and location as close as 10 km from your location
    • Specify photos available, last activity, new member, smoking habits and children
  • Advance search
    • All attributes from quick search
    • Plus, search on any attribute mentioned in your profile
    • You can select more than one option for profile attributes
  • Keyword search
    • Specify one or more statements or keywords of interest, like tennis, pets, etc.
    • Allows you to search based on words that are found in other member's profile
  • Two-way search
    • Same as advanced search, but it also checks your results to ensure that each match for you is also a match for them (a “two-way” match). Therefore, your search results will be searched over again for those who are looking for someone like you
  • Top 100 search
    • Generated on a daily basis and is determined by a number of factors, including amount of contacts members have sent / received and replied to
  • Cupid match
    • An email service that automatically matches you with other RSVP members. This is done by comparing member profiles against your Ideal Partner Profile
  • Who is online
  • Members have viewed you
  • RSVP name search
    • Search for members by their user names

Other RSVP Information

  • RSVP has a range of mobile products and services
    • This includes uploading a photo from your mobile phone to your RSVP profile (free), and SMS alerts
    • SMS alerts notify you by text message each time you receive contact from another member
    • You will need to register and confirm your mobile phone; your mobile phone number will never be given to anyone
  • RSVP events and social activities
    • Events cater to many types of interests and age groups; they range from *censored*tail parties to three course dinner dating to speed dating
    • You'll meet other likeminded singles face-to-face in a fun and safe environment
    • Ticket prices usually around $10
    • Speed dating events
      • Weekly speed dating events are in partnership with Fast Impressions
      • Allows you to mingle with 10-12 singles in your age group
      • The way it works is that the women remain seated at their own table and the men move from table to table. You spend eight minutes chatting with each of your dates anonymously. You write down who you would like to see again. The following day you are sent the contact details of the people that liked you too, and you take it from there
  • RSVP is owned by Fairfax Digital

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