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Our Review

Match.com is one of the oldest dating sites around. It was founded in the year 1993 to prove the feasibility of an online classified ads platform for dating. After its official launch in the year 1995, the dating site gave free lifetime memberships to its initial users. Since then, Match’s member database has only surged upwards, and more and more users are still signing up today.

Match dating makes it a point to give all its paying members an experience worth their time and money. They offer a guarantee that if you don’t find your ideal match in six (6) months, they will give you an additional 6-month membership for free.

Match.com is a winner in the online dating scene. The site claims to have produced more marriages and relationships than any other online dating site! Check out our full Match.com review to find out how Match makes true love seekers’ wishes come true.

Member Structure

Members
13,000,000 from USA
Members activity
900,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
45 %
55 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Over 20 million members worldwide
  • More than 8 million members have a premium subscription
  • Most members reside in the United States
  • High member activity
  • Majority of Match members are looking for serious dating

More than half of Match.com’s member base resides in the United States, and the gender distribution is particularly proportional. There is also a good percentage of members in each age range, making the dating site diverse to singles of all ages.

Members of Match.com disclose their current relationship status—whether they were never married, separated, or divorced. There is no option for members who are in a relationship as Match.com does not encourage third-party relationships. Most of Match members are looking for serious, committed relationships. The member activity is high and members respond quickly to messages sent to them.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

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

Signing Up

Match Sign Up
  • Registration is quick and smooth
  • There is a profile builder for easier profile creation
  • No account verification needed
  • Uploading a profile picture is required
  • You have to fill out a personal info form

Signing up for an account on Match.com only takes up a few minutes of your time. You just need to provide your email address, birthday, country and state, your gender, and sexual orientation. Take note that you only have two options on your gender preference—man or woman—which means that Match.com is highly marketed to straight individuals. However, if you sign up via the mobile app, there is a gay preference.

After nominating a username and a password for your Match login details, you will automatically be redirected to the profile builder. The builder is a short step-by-step process that fills up your profile with relevant details. Such details include your height, body built, relationship, and other personal details and preference.

The builder will also ask you to compose a short ‘About Me’ paragraph that has a maximum limit of 100 characters. After this, you are required to upload a profile picture. There is no profile picture approval, but users are expected to upload a decent picture on the Match dating site.

Once your profile is complete, there is no Match dating email verification needed, you can instantly log in to your account using your Match login details. You can comfortably use the Match dating site and the Match app anytime you wish.

Making Contact

Match Contacting
  • Sending messages is a paid feature
  • You can send likes for free
  • Search filters are extensive
  • You are able to keep track of those you send likes to
  • There is a chatroom for premium-paying members

The main contacting features of Match dating site are basic. There is a ‘Matches’' tab where you are presented with suggested profiles, and you need to decide whether you want to like or skip them. When you hit the ‘Like’ button, that member will be notified and will be put on your 'Likes' list. When you decide to skip, you will be presented with the next profile.

Match.com also has a search function called ‘Discover’. There are extensive search filters on this feature which are: gender, age, location, interests, looks, personal information, and lifestyle. You also have the option to search by keyword. You can save your search queries, and you can also customize how you want the search results to be displayed according to a certain category.

Besides sending messages, premium-paying members have two more features that go with their subscription:

MatchPhone

MatchPhone allows you to call the other user through a custom number assigned by Match dating site. When you click on this feature, Match administrators will connect you and that member through an anonymous line so you could talk freely without being monitored. If things don’t go like the way you want them to, you could block the user from calling you.

Match Me

Match Me is a feature where you get to appear on the first suggested Match profiles on another member’s ‘Matches’ feature. You can only access the Match Me button if you are a premium-paying member and if you meet the certain member's search criteria.

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Profile Quality

Match Profile
  • You can upload up to 26 photos on your profile
  • You can see if users are online or when they were last active
  • There is a decent amount of information on member profiles
  • Viewing profiles is free of charge

    The profiles of Match.com members can be very detailed considering that the users provide personal information more than what is required on the profile builder. Profiles show the required self-written profile summary, a quick list of the information you answered upon profile creation, and a gallery of the photos you uploaded. It also reveals the interests you both like and the facts of what he or she is looking for in a partner.

    Match profiles display the percentage of you and the particular member’s compatibility. This figure is calculated based on your and that member’s interests and what both of you are looking for. Profiles of Match members also exhibit three suggested profiles that are similar to the current Match member profile you are viewing.

    Even without a verification system, there are very few fake profiles on Match.com compared to other dating sites. This could be because sending messages is strictly a paid feature, which could be difficult for scammers to fish and hook their ideal preys.

    You can easily report fake and suspicious profiles. Just click the three dots found on that particular member’s profile and choose the ‘Report’ option. However, you need to upload a profile photo in order to send in a report.

    App

    Match App
    • Match app has the same features as its dating site counterpart
    • Match app’s design and appearance provides good usability
    • Navigating through different contacting features is easy
    • You can enable phone notifications for every like and message
    • App is available to download on Apple App Store and Google Play Store

    The Match app is available to download for free on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app only needs a small amount of space in your phone to successfully download.

    The mobile app does not offer additional features — it functions the same way as the website counterpart, in total. What makes the mobile app different is its easier navigation and good usability that boost the user experience for mobile users. For instance, using Match Phone is better through the mobile app than the website. Using the mobile app allows on the go users to quickly draw up a conversation wherever they are and whatever they’re doing.

    The mobile app’s user interface is clean and straightforward. Every contacting feature can be accessed through the icon tabs on the bottom of the screen. Member profiles also have accessible action buttons for easier use of the Match app’s contacting features.

    Real Life Review

    “I had been out of the dating game for almost 5 years after breaking up with my long-term girlfriend. I did some casual hookups and just recently got ready to do some serious dating again. I had used Match.com in the past and I was pleased to see that it was still around. I jumped and created my profile quickly. I received my daily matches and they were really good. A beautiful girl was suggested 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 a month now. Things are going pretty well, and I’m excited about the future.” - Jones, 31, NYC

    Design and Usability

    Both the website and mobile app of Match.com has a clean and straightforward design. The features can easily be seen through the dating site’s header menu and the mobile app’s icons.

    Its appearance appeals to the new generations of users by using a minimalist design. Instead of using words to describe sections and information on member’s profiles, Match dating uses icons to represent them.

    The colors that the dating site use are only blue and white. It uses the color pink for emphasis on some contacting icons. This makes the dating site easier and more pleasurable on the eyes, which encourages users to use both the dating site and mobile app for long periods of time.

    Match Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Account registration
    • Profile creation
    • Send likes
    • Browse on member search
    • Participate in matchmaking game
    • Receive SingledOut matches
    • View member profiles
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    Fee based Services
    • Send messages
    • Instant Messenger
    • See who’s viewed you
    • Email ‘read’ notification
    • Grab a spot in daily matches
    • MatchPhone
    • Browse Invisibly
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Premium Plan
    1 Month18.99 USD / Month18.99 USD
    3 Months14.99 USD / Month44.97 USD
    6 Months11.49 USD / Month68.94 USD
    12 Months8.99 USD / Month107.88 USD
    Standard Plan
    1 Month18.99 USD / Month18.99 USD
    3 Months12.99 USD / Month38.97 USD
    6 Months9.99 USD / Month59.94 USD
    12 Months7.99 USD / Month95.88 USD
    Boost
    1 Credit0.99 USD / Credit0.99 USD
    5 Credits0.80 USD / Credit4.00 USD
    10 Credits0.60 USD / Credit6.00 USD

    Is Match expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Match is average.
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    Match Cost
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal

    Match.com has two kinds of membership plans—the Premium and the Standard. These plans are offered in four different package durations of 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. A Standard Plan has all the basic paid features such as sending messages and seeing who viewed your profile. While the Premium plan gets you more exclusive features such as browsing anonymously, a ‘read’ notification in messages, and voice calling.

    The dating site has an add-on called "Match Me" that can be purchased for $1.99.

    Match membership is automatically renewed at the end of your commitment period. You can cancel anytime, and you can enjoy the benefits of your membership plan until the last day of your billing cycle.

    Match.com has a Match dating guarantee that comes with signing up for a 6-month membership. If you don’t get a successful match when your 6-month membership is done, Match.com will give you a 6-month free membership.

    Mobile App Cost

    Upon reviewing Match.com's mobile app, we noticed that the subscription fees are only offered in four different packages: 1-month Premium Subscription costs $44.99, 3-months Premium costs $119.97, 6-months Premium costs $149.94, and 6-months Standard subscription costs $137.94. All prices are charged in USD, and are triple that subscription fees than if you sign up through the web version.

    Special Features

    Match.com has these special features for its members. These can be easily accessed upon logging into your Match account and providing your Match login details. However, most of these special features require a Match dating subscription.

    Boost

    "Boost" is Match dating’s add-on special feature. Availing this feature puts your profile as the top suggestion on ‘Matches’ and ‘Discover’ for one full hour.

    Reverse Matches

    "Reverse Matches" is a list of who you are not compatible with. You can choose to browse through your "Reverse Matches" list and interact with them if you want something different.

    Likes

    "Likes" is a tab that lists all the Match members you like, as well as the members who like you. Seeing who likes you is a paid feature.

    MatchPhone

    "MatchPhone" is a premium feature where you can do voice calls to another member. Match.com assigns you with a custom number so you can do voice calls anonymously.

    Match Me

    Clicking the "Match Me" feature on another member’s profile automatically puts you on top of his or her Match suggestions list. This is a paid feature.

    Match Guarantee

    Match.com has a "Match Dating Guarantee" that offers you a free six-month Match membership if you don’t find a match within the duration of your membership. This is only available for members who subscribe to at least six-month membership package.

    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
    The fun and intuitive features of Match.com makes it possible for any of its members to find their perfect match. The features were described in detail on this Match.com review. The dating site works superbly and offers the best of both worlds when it comes to member search and matchmaker services. Match dating ensures that premium-paying members get the most of their money through their Match Guarantee. With that money-back guarantee and its awesome features discussed in this full Match review,  the dating site is well worth a try. 
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    FAQ

    Facts

    Who owns Match.com?

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

    When was Match.com founded?

    Match.com was founded in 1993 but was officially launched in 1995.

    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 Janeiro, Tokyo, and Beijing.

    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.

    Does Match.com have a mobile app?

    Yes, the Match app is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

    Membership

    How do I join Match.com?

    You can join Match dating by filling out a personal information form on Match.com’s home page.

    Does Match.com offer premium membership?

    Yes, Match offers two kinds of membership—Premium and Standard. These are offered in 1, 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.

    Can I cancel my Match.com subscription anytime?

    Yes, you can cancel your Match dating subscription anytime through your Account Settings.

    Is Match.com’s premium membership automatically renewed?

    Yes, Match.com’s premium membership is automatically renewed for the same price and duration.

    Does Match.com offer refunds for unused time?

    Match.com does not give out refunds under any circumstance, however, they do offer a Match guarantee.

    What is Match.com’s Match dating guarantee?

    Match.com has a Match dating guarantee for members who avail of their 6-month subscription. The Match guarantee states that if you don’t have a successful match within your membership duration, Match will give you a 6-month membership for free.

    How do I delete my Match.com account?

    You can delete your Match dating account on your Account Settings. You can reactivate your profile anytime you wish.

    Usability

    How does Match.com algorithm work?

    Match.com uses a variety of factors to suggest possible matches. Such include your preferences (body, type, age, etc.) as well as your actions while using the website. Match takes note of your search queries and who you send likes to, and will, therefore, suggest similar profiles on the Matches feature.

    How is Match.com for gay dating?

    Match.com has almost 2 million LGBT members and has an anonymous function so users can disclose their sexuality at their own pace. However, Match.com is primarily a heterosexual-oriented site so sexual orientation is not asked upon sign-up, unlike gay-oriented dating sites.

    Will Match.com show up on my Facebook profile if I decide to connect my Facebook account?

    Match.com does not post anything to your Facebook wall without your permission.

    Can my Match.com profile be private?

    Yes, you can hide your profile from search queries by setting your visibility to “Hidden” on your Account Settings.

    Why is Match.com sending me emails?

    When you sign up on Match dating, you are automatically subscribed to their emails. To change this, you need to click the gear icon on the top right of the website and click on ‘Email Preferences’. You would then have to tick the ‘Do not send me Match.com by Mail’ and uncheck the other email notifications you would not like to receive.

    Can I search through Match.com without signing up for an account?

    Yes, you can freely browse through Match dating profiles even without signing up for an account. However, your experience may constantly be interrupted as Match.com will keep on encouraging you to be a member.

    Security

    Is using Match.com safe?

    As with other dating sites, Match dating expects all its members to use the Match dating site and Match app with attentiveness. There may be other users whose intent is to harm or scam, and users are 100% responsible for recognizing them and taking action.

    What security features does Match.com offer?

    Match.com has a published Terms of Usage and Privacy Policies which all members are expected to follow. The report and block buttons are also easily accessible in contacting functions and on member profiles.

    How do I block and report an abusive Match.com member?

    You can block and report a Match member by clicking the ‘Report’ and ‘Block’ buttons found under the three dots on every Match dating member’s profile.

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    Company:Match.com, L.L.C
    Address:8750 N Cntl Expy Ste 1400 Dallas, Texas 75231, USA
    Phone-Hotline:1-800-926-2824