Site usability and features: 5/10
Profile information and graphics: 4,6/10
Partner finding potential: 4,5/10
Customer support: 4/10
Match.com say they aim to help daters find ‘something real’. This implies serious dating, but may also be something more casual. There are options for same-gender as well as male/female searches, too. And as Match has been around since 1993, they must be doing something right!
Signing up to Match.com is initially easy, with basics like location and age needed before you start the profile. After that, there are a few lifestyle questions and questions about what you want and your appearance. A percentage bar keeps up with you question by question, though, so you can see how quick and easy the process is at all times.
Discover is your default homepage, and suggests suitable users near you. The site also has a search feature, with basic criteria like age, gender and distance from you and the option of more complicated criteria including work / life balance, specific looks and values.
Match is unusual in the online dating world, as it takes things old school and IRL with dating events. These events include parties, dinners and even speed dating!
Photos will mean more matches! On top of that, you can add an intro and a ‘Contact me if…’ message to your profile. Topics of conversation you enjoy can be highlighted in a list that you can edit whenever you feel like it, too.
Premium membership comes in 1, 3 and 6-month packages. Match.com is all about premium, but it’s worth it. There are functions for making friends as well as finding the one, and if you don’t find a love match in 6 months then the second 6 months are free! Good deal or what? And Match.com claim to have matched up more successful, and more now- married, couples than any other dating site! If that’s not encouraging, I don’t know what would be.
Cancel your premium account by clicking on your picture in the top corner of the homepage, and then on settings. At the bottom, there will be a ‘subscription’ heading, where you can change your membership and, if you want, deactivate your profile.
Match.com is a matchmaking site. This means that you get daily matches - more if you are a premium member, but a few either way. This is the key feature of Match.com.
Shuffle lets you say yes or no to users in an app style, with just their basic info and pictures to go on. It makes dating into a bit of a game, and is easy to use.
Match.com have partnered with Affiny, where you’re asked a series of questions about yourself and what you want in a partner. And then Affiny delivers a no nonsense, clear report on who you are and what you’re looking for, and matches your personality with the personalities of other users.
Matches are far more likely to contact you if you have a picture. You can upload and view pictures with a basic membership with Match.com, so that should get you started!
What do you get if you pay for a premium account on Match.com? Here are a few of the added benefits.
Chat is totally open under all premium memberships. You can chat for as long as you want, to as many matches as you want.
With premium membership, you’ll start appearing in other people’s ‘Daily Matches’. So if the one’s out there, they’re way more likely to see you!
Invisible browsing isn’t as creepy as it sounds. It means you can view profiles without their owner knowing you’ve done so. Like, maybe you want to check what book she’s obsessed with so you can reference it casually in a message, or maybe you want to show your mate the picture he looks best in… You also gain the ability to see who visited your profile (unless they’re invisible too, of course).
Match often has freebies or added extras for those who sign up for premium. At the moment, you get 12 months of membership to the Gourmet Society, so you’ll always be able to impress a date! These offers change regularly, so do check what perks are available before you decide whether or not to splash the cash on membership.
1 month VIP
3 months VIP
£19.99 (per month)
6 months VIP
£9.99 (per month)
Match.com is big, and it’s trusted, and that’s for a reason. The site is useable, and the premium features are excellent. They’ve stayed modern and fresh throughout their long history by adding new features, developing an app, and even getting ahead of a trend for going analogue by hosting events. If you want a solid dating site, whether because you’re new to online dating or because you think it’s what will work best for you and your needs, then Match.com could well be it. The site doesn’t fit a niche, but that’s because it’s for everyone! Young or old, gay or straight, you’re bound to find someone who’s at least interested in Match.com. The rest is up to you, of course! It’s not massively expensive to go premium, but it should be noted that it is necessary. The site doesn’t really give you much as a free member -- it’s more of a taster session, but it is an honest one.I am interested
Not bad at all. Though you have to fill in a long questionarie when you register, the results you get later is worth it.
I joined this site one year ago because I was tired of meeting the same girls in my area. I wanted to find something different as it was around me. I filled up personality test which was first step I had to do, afterwards I got so many partner recommendations. I found out that I had to pay as almost on every site and amount I had to pay was bit higher but I tried it. After months of dating, I'm now with the best girl I've ever met. Not to forget to mention that we live together and have a fabulous relationship.
This site is decent - it's bit cheesy and maybe bit outdated. I registered at be2.co.uk a long time ago and payed for trial product. It happened about 6-7 months ago and wanted to get over my loneliness. I got some matches, started to chat with girls from close by. After week or two I found my last girlfriend there. Though our relationship didn't last long, I was very happy in it. Because I cancelled the last profile, I have to register there once again and I hope I will find someone new.
Its a 6/10 dating site for me. Not the worse out there but I prefer sites that are a tad more 'underground' and have people who know the internet better and IMHO are just more interesting