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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
2,500,000 from USA
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

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    • 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

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    • 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

    Aside from the site's free search option, the website's recommended searches are fairly informative and accurate. You can clearly view other users' profile pictures plus important information about them. You can also check how compatible you are according to both your answers on the personality test. This gives members enough information so they can either Pass or Skip confidently before viewing a new match.

    Profile Quality

    Profile
    • 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 :-)

    Usability

    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
    Basic Plan
    3 Months12.99 USD / Month38.97 USD
    6 Months9.99 USD / Month59.94 USD
    12 Months7.99 USD / Month95.88 USD
    Bundle Plan
    3 Months14.99 USD / Month44.97 USD
    6 Months11.49 USD / Month68.94 USD
    12 Months8.99 USD / Month107.88 USD

    Is Match expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Match is average.

    Match pricing
    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

    Chris Pleines
    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.

    FAQ

    Facts

    Who owns match.com?

    The website is owned by Match.com, L.L.C, a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp.

    When did match.com start?

    The website was founded in 1993.

    What is match.com all about?

    Match.com is a generic dating website that caters to all demographics, sexual orientations and dating purposes. Users sign up for an account and fill out a personality test, which allows the site to match them with other users based on compatibility. This online dating site is a place to find everything from casual hookups, to your future spouse.

    Where is match.com located?

    The company's main headquarters is located in Texas; however, it also has offices in San Francisco, West Hollywood, Rio de Janiero, Tokyo and Beijing.

    How does the match.com algorithm work?

    Match uses a variety of factors to suggest your possible partner. It takes into account your preferences (such as body type, age, etc.) but it also actively learns from your actions while using the website. So even if you put your preference against someone shorter with you but you end up chatting with a shorter guy for quite some time, Match takes note of this behavior.

    How is match.com for gay dating?

    Match has almost 700,00 LGBT members and has an anonymous function so users can reveal themselves at their own pace. However, it is a primarily heterosexual-oriented site from the success stories to account settings (users are not asked about their versatility unlike gay-oriented dating sites).

    Are match.com and Ourtime/DatingDirect*/eHarmony* the same?

    Match, OurTime, and DatingDirect are under the same parent company. Match.com and OurTime are owned by IAC (InterActiveGroup) while DatingDirect is under Meetic, which was acquired by IAC in 2013. eHarmony is a privately held company.

    Usability

    Will match.com show up on Facebook?

    Match.com connects to your Facebook account so you can import data and pictures straight from your FB account. However, the site does not post anything to your Facebook wall without your permission.

    Can match.com profile be private?

    If you want to hide your profile, you can do so by accessing your profile settings, then looking for the visibility toggle. You can set your profile to "Hidden" if you are receiving unwanted attention, or if you want to take a break from the website. You can switch the toggle back to "Visible" if you want others to see your profile again.

    Why is match.com sending me emails?

    When you sign up, you are automatically subscribed to emails. To modify this, you need to click on the gear icon on the top right of the website, click on “Email Preferences”, and check “Do not send me Match.com by Mail”. On the list below it, you can uncheck the other email notifications you would not like to receive.

    Where is the match.com app?

    The match.com app is available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play.

    Can I search through match.com without registering?

    Yes, but you will be interrupted after viewing a few profiles and you're going to be required to sign up.

    Costs

    What are match.com prices?

    The basic plan starts at 3 months with 12.99 USD per month while the bundle plan starts at 3 months with 14.99 USD per month.

    Will match.com refund my money?

    Match.com only refunds first-time subscriptions and purchases. There are no refunds beyond the first 14 days; which are renewals, boosts, and incognito purchases.

    Payment

    Will match.com show up in my bill?

    If you pay by credit/debit card, payments will show under the name “match.com”. If you pay by PayPal, it will show up as “PayPal match.com”.

    Cancel

    How do I cancel my match.com subscription?

    Click on the gear icon on the top right of the website and select “Subscriptions”. Click “Manage your subscription” and then select “To cancel your subscription online, click here”. Input your email and password, and follow the directions until you see a confirmation.

    What happens when my match.com subscription expires?

    Your profile remains intact, but some functions may be limited because you will be returning as a free user.

    How do I delete my match.com account?

    Click on the gear icon on the top right of the website and select “Change/Cancel Membership”, input your password, then select “Cancel Membership and Remove profile”. You can still reactivate your profile anytime.

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