NZDating.com wants to make dating easy and fun. This is the impression that we get when we see the landing page. Apparently, this site has been around since 1998, and counts as the best dating site for singles in New Zealand. It seems that the operator has managed to bring thousands of people together, creating various success stories. But the mediocre customer reviews, and low number of active members, tells a different story. However, from our experience, we do not deem this site to be a rip-off.
New Zealand City Ltd is the proud owner and operator of NZDating.com. Unsurprisingly, the company is headquartered in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Lower Hutt is right next to the country’s capital, Wellington. We do not know much about this operator, but we acknowledge their long-standing experience when it comes to operating dating sites.
After the registration, we can use the search function right away. On NZDating.com, you are not required to upload a profile photo, which is why many of the members do not have one. When we were logged in, there were about 200 to 300 members online. The group chat is even less active and is often used by only two to three people at the same time. It is safe to say that it can be quite difficult to find soulmates here.
The gold membership
You can use the search function and chat with other members for free. However, there is also a paid membership, which you can purchase. The gold membership grants certain premium benefits. Gold members are rewarded with a higher visibility in the members’ area. They can save members, send emoticons in the chat, and make use of additional search filters.
Apparently, the gold membership does not renew automatically. Instead, users must manually extend their membership, under “My Account”. This sounds fair to us. NZDating.com does not seem to be a subscription rip-off. Even though some former members mention fake profiles in their reviews, NZDating.com does not appear to be a fake chat scam.