Match

Our Review

Match.com is one of the oldest dating sites around and has a huge number of members to choose from. If you're a paying member and you don't find your ideal match in 6 months, they will give you an additional 6 month membership for free. Match.com is a winner in the online dating scene - they have produced more marriages and relationships than any other online dating site! Check it out here! 

Member Structure

Members
250,000 from Australia
Members activity
100,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
45 %
55 %

    Most members on Match.com are looking for serious, committed relationships. Most members are qualified by how many pictures they provide - some members even have 20+ pictures to cruise through! For this reason, it's easy to tell fake profiles from real profiles, although there aren't too many fake profiles in the first place. With regards to response rate, most members respond very quickly, especially when using the instant messaging feature as opposed to the emailing feature. 

    Females
    Males

    Age Distribution

    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55+

    Signing Up

    • Sign up process is fast
    • You are guided through your profile creation step by step
    • Sign up process ensures profiles are generally completed

    Sign up and profile creation on Match.com is really easy. You are guided through the process, one step at the time which makes it simple to build out your profile. 

    Part 1 is 'About You' where you complete details about your age, height, body type, religious beliefs, work, education, smoking status, children and interests etc. 

    Part 2 is 'About Your Date' where you select what you are looking for in a partner. You are able to nominate the physical attributes you are attracted to, your preferences for education, religion, ethnicity, smoking children etc and you can nominate which of these preferences are actually dealbreakers.

    Part 3 is 'In Your Own Words' where you get to build personalised detail into your profile such as a headline and info about what specifically you are looking for in a partner and your interests.

    Making Contact

    • There are many ways to interact with other members - wink, email, chat
    • You can block members if you do not wish to receive messages from them
    • It's not possible to send a message to another member unless you are a paying member
    • There is a chatroom

    Profile Quality

    • Most people on the site seem genuinely interested in finding a partner.
    • You can upload up to 26 pics to your profile
    • You can see when users were last active
    • Fake or decoy profiles are rare
    • For the most part, there is a decent amount of information on member profiles.
    • The profiles are very detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

    Match.com has a sophisticated sign up and profile build process that means that members have usually filled out the details of their profile so they are informative in assessing if you will likely be a good match. 

    Profles also show what a member is looking for in a partner and match.com highlights where your characteristics and preferences are compatible or not to make it even easy to assess if that person will be a good match.

    App

    Match.com App
    • App is available on both Apple iOS and Android
    • App has the full functionality of the web version of the site
    • You can sign up, create a profile and message users easily from the app

    Real Life Review

    Melissa, Designer, 31 - I had been out of the dating game for 5 years after breaking up with my long term boyfriend. I had used match.com in the past and I was pleased to see that it was still around. I jumped on and created my profile quickly and was soon receiving matches daily. My matches were good, but I also liked being able to search for members at my leisure. In searching I met a guy who seemed very similar to me and we immediately started chatting on instant messenger within the site. We met, liked each other and we've been dating for about 6 months now and things are going very well :-)

    Userability

    Match.com is a very well designed site with clever user features for members to take advantage of. Although there are a lot of options, they are very clearly spelt out and easy to use. 

    Match Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Receive matches
    • Search for matches
    • Send winks and likes
    Fee based Services
    • Send messages
    • Reply to messages
    • Instant messenger
    • See who's viewed you
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Standard
    ?
    Send and receive messages, instant messenger, see who's viewed you, remove members from view.
    3 Months34.99 USD / Month104.97 USD
    6 Months26.99 USD / Month161.94 USD
    Best Value
    ?
    Send and receive messages, read receipts, highlighted profile, instant messenger, see who's viewed you, remove members from view.
    3 Months37.99 USD / Month113.97 USD
    6 Months27.99 USD / Month167.94 USD

    Is Match expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Match is average.

    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal

    All membership payments are billed in USD.

    Membership is automatically renewed at the end of your minimum commitment period unless you cancel before expiry and for each extended subscription period thereafter, your subscription will continue at the same rate and for the same amount of time as the initial period, and you will be automatically charged.

    Special Features

    Rate Your Matches

    Match.com is quite unique in that it offers both the standard search functionality of a dating site, with matchmaker services as well. 

    Matching is based on your profile preferences and how you interact on the site, including rating the matches given to you. By providing this feedback to Match.com they can continue to refine their matching process to improve their suggestions for more compatible matches.
     

    Match Guarantee

    Match.com is so confident in their service that they offer a guarantee with their 6 month paid memberships. If you don't find someone within 6 months and have made a genuine attempt at finding someone, they will provide another 6 month membership for free. The only real requirement to get this guarantee is to ensure your profile has been completed and that you have initiated or responded to at least 5 members per month, which shouldn't be a problem if you are legitimately seeking someone on the site.

     

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 5.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 5.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.5 / 5
    App: 4.5 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Photo Chris
    If you are seriously interested in finding the perfect match, look no further than Match.com. Using Match.com's website is intuitive and fun. Their mix of being a dating site where you can search for members and matchmaker service that identifies highly compatible matches works brillantly and offers the best of both worlds. All members who can chat are paying members, so you're likely to run into committed people looking for love. The Match Guarantee is a unique feature rarely offered by dating sites, making match.com well worth a try.

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    Company:Match.com, L.L.C
    Adress:8750 N Cntl Expy Ste 1400 Dallas, Texas 75231, USA