1. C-date AU review: summary
C-date is the preference of those looking for discreet and adult hook ups in Australia. It is especially popular with women, not only because it’s free for them but also because it offers them a lot of anonymity and control. It allows its members to express their sexual preferences, find suitable others and get together at their own pace. It is one of the favourite places for people who seek adventures and excitement within a classy and respectful environment.
We have conducted a thorough review of the C-date service in Australia in order to bring you an assessment of the quality of the profiles, site and service.
2. C-date AU Snapshot Test
The C-date AU snapshot test is based on thorough usage and exploration of C-date. To come up with a complete view of the service we created a profile on the site and used it like a regular user (man seeks woman). After this we browsed all features on the site and embarked upon some first communications.
We had a look at C-date AU’s online reputation, looking through customer comment boards and forums to get an idea how people have experienced the product.
First impressions of C-date AU
From the get go, a few characteristics of the service are clear. Number 1, that it is a website targeted more at the casual segment of the show. Then, that it has a stylish and up market feel and finally that it concentrates on putting you in touch with people who are into the same sort of meet ups as you. The philosophy of the company is encapsulated by the logo “Meet singles looking for love and fun” – that appears on the registation pages. This is a catchy statement and reflects the reality that many people are out looking for both these things.
Early on in the registration process, you are prompted to select the kinds of encounter that you are hoping for. Is it ‘Watching’ or ‘Something longer term’, for example. This idea goes right through the product and you are asked, in several different ways, to declare a) what type of person you are and b) what type of thing you are after.
To get an estimate of the amount of members online, we carried out a contact count check. Dating services come in scores of assorted shapes, but the most meaningful problem for the customer is how many contacts he or she gets involved with. How many folk get in contact and how many people respond to messages. Our activity ranking produces a score against this all-important metric for every internet site we review. C-date AU did really comfortably in this test. There were stacks of members online and it looked like a respectable spread of users over the region:
Signed up as a man, we instigated 100 contact requests on C-date, over the course of about a month. These consisted of a blend of all the various methods of showing interest in someone on the site. For example, by messaging or ‘winking’. We received 32 positive replies (Note: we only counted positive replies. There were also one or two repsonses where women said they weren’t interested). This is a very acceptable performance for men starting conversations with women on dating websites and proves a good level of active customers.
If you’re looking for no strings attached sex, then this site is a good place to be. Our research suggested that this was what most of the women on this site were looking for. The nature of the site is not one where you are going to score same day hook ups, but it is a place where you can realistically hope to arrange casual dates over the course of a week or so.
Profile quality of C-date AU
There were lots of profiles listed when we registered with C-date. Generally the quality seemed to be fairly high and there were lots of members who matched our stated preferences and interests. Many of the profiles didn’t have pictures that were publically available. This can be frustrating, but is also one of the selling points of the service: that customers really do get to choose when and to whom they release their photos.
We found it quite easy to get into conversation with women on the site and while they were not always super-models, they were freindly and seemed to have chosen to register with C-date for the right reasons.
Are there any fake profiles on C-date Australia?
Fake profiles can be a problem for nearly all dating firms and the test is not whether they have a problem, but how bad it is. However, our impression of C-date AU was really fairly positive. C-date runs a decent procedure of profile checking and the majority of profiles appeared genuine to us.