Online dating has totally revolutionized the manner in which people search for friendship and love in the modern world.
However, the sheer variety of online services and platforms available for New Zealanders can be confusing, frustrating and time consuming to choose the right site.
A good start is to ask yourself whether you are looking for a fun date or a new partner for a long-term relationship?
This is a good distinction to help you choose between the different platforms.
At one side of the spectrum you have the pure dating (or even casual dating) portals that have thousands of profiles that you can browse and on the other end there are the so-called matchmaking sites that want to help you to find your soul-mate or future spouse.
Read through our reviews of the various online dating sites to find out which platform offers what.
There are many different options, ranging from 100% free dating sites to paid membership sites with monthly costs. Its worth noting that paid-for dating services deter scammers and fakes as the barrier to entry is a little higher.