From Mars Dear Mars, While online dating has become an incredibly convoluted affair, with more apps and sites around than you could ever sign up to all at once, the good news is that it's more in the mainstream than ever.
Let's start with some of the biggest participants in the online dating market: RSVP is one of the oldest and most well-known online dating sites around, and despite the rise of new services like Tinder, RSVP still retains an Australian user base of around 2 million.
It also has a reputation for being more of a 'hook-up' app than one for dating, although it has been used as both with some success, by all accounts.
Tinder operates on a quantity over quality basis, letting you swipe on and connect with a large number of users to try and find a compatible match.
Black BBW Date is the online community created specifically for Black big beautiful singles and their admirers looking to find friends, romance or marriage.
You can create a profile in just two steps and be ready to mingle with other members in your area.
If you want to meet someone with a specific thing in common, there are plenty of niche dating sites popping up as well.
Thousands of singles just like you have joined, so what are you waiting for?
Most online dating services are free at least to try, so there's no harm in jumping into the few that seem the most compelling to you and giving them a go yourself.
No matter which one you try you won't meet people if you don't...
"We cut out the clutter, the creeps and the games," their website boasts, and by all accounts there are far less creeps than you would find on Tinder. The userbase is much smaller, and with the added restriction of only showing friends of friends, you may not be given many options.
Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app designed by women -- three sisters, to be precise -- and is designed for a much more considered approach to online dating.
e Harmony is Australia's second biggest traditional dating site, boasting over a million users in Australia.