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Match.com - Review by Overall Rating: 9.7 out of 10

Pioneering in the online dating industry for over two decades, Match has helped millions of singles to connect virtually and establish romantic bonds. Match has a humongous fan base comprising of 1.7 million users across 24 different countries in the world. It is an established matchmaking service with 13.5 million visits a month. Match hosts websites in 15 different languages and also caters to heterosexuals and gay. Match guarantees to “make love happen” by providing a variety of ways to connect singles from all walks of life through their website. It claims to have led many dates, relationships and marriages than any other dating site.

Popularity by Country

Country Users (%) Views (%)
United States 58.6 70.2
China 8.6 3.6
United Kingdom 6.2 3.0
Japan 5.3 8.3

Costs

  • Basic Plans
    • 3 months membership for $74.97 ($24.99 per month)
    • 6 months membership for $131.94 ($21.99 per month)
    • 12 months membership for $251.88 ($20.99 per month)
  • Bundle Plans
    • 3 months membership for $83.97 ($27.99 per month)
    • 6 months membership for $149.94 ($24.99 per month)
    • 12 months membership for $263.88 ($21.99 per month)
  • Payments can be made by using credit, debit, charge and check cards, Paypal and VISA Checkout.

The Benefits of Having a Subscription

Features Paid Members Standard Members
Contact other singles
Priority access to Match Events
Connect faster with IM
Send & receive email messages
Respond to email messages
Read & reply to emails on mobile
Remove members from view
See who's viewed you
One click search type
Receive SingledOut matches
Search for matches
Create a profile and appear in search results
Post a photo
Send winks
General Mobile Access

Getting Started

Match enables users to sign up for free on its simple and elegant homepage. The free registration process involves three stages; sign up, create profile and upload photos.

Sign up

By entering simple details like username, birthday, country, region and city, Match allows its users to sign up for free and use their established matchmaking service.

Create profile

After signing in, users can create a profile with photos for free. It includes three sections; “About Your Date”, “About You” and “In your Own Words”. All the three sections have a set of detailed questionnaire to filter matches and find the best ones.

“About Your Date” questions include details about your partner’s hair color, eye color, height, ethnicity, religion, salary, habits, age, body type, educations, language, relationship status and kids.

Next, in the “About You” section, users must fill in details about themselves. The questions are very much similar to the partner’s questions. It includes hair color, height, eye color, body type, salary range, political, religious views, relationship status, languages, ethnicity, types of sports and smoking & drinking habits.

Unlike other sites that bring in matches based on the basic information, Match has framed a set of interesting questions which suit only the particular individual. They can fill in details about their exercise schedules, favorite local hot spots, pets, sharing about favorite music, movies, TV shows, foods, hobbies and mentioning about the recent book they read. These questions act as the filter to find the perfect match based upon the user’s preferences.

Match also allows its users to write a short description about themselves and the type of partner they are looking for in their own words. Users can skip questions by choosing “no preferences” option provided as default answer on the website. Users at least need 15-30 minutes to create a profile on Match.

Upload photos

The final step of getting started on Match is by uploading photos to make the profile attractive. Users can either upload a photo from Facebook or their computer and the photo must strictly have a face. Once the picture gets uploaded, users can start finding potential matches using Match interesting features.

Find Your Mate

Match has quick and advanced search options to find potential matches. Some of the search tools are:

  • Custom Search: Browse users in your region.
  • Advanced Search: Browse users based on specific keyword like occupation/hair color/body type.
  • Daily Match: Provides 6 matches according to your preferences daily.
  • Mutual Match: Find users who have similar preferences in the “About My Date” section.
  • Reverse Match: Find people looking for someone with your qualities.
  • Date Spark: Unique search option that helps find singles by proposing date ideas.
  • Additional Search: Filter search based on criteria such as “online now” and “Has photo” to find potential matches.

Interacting With Matches

Match not only allows its users to find potential matches through its search tools but also enables them to interact with each other to establish a successful relationship. Users can send unlimited winks to show their interest, send and respond to emails, propose and respond to other date ideas.

Features

  • Create profile with photos
  • Send winks to show interest
  • Send and receive mails
  • Block singles from search and contacts
  • Favorite people
  • Mutual and reverse matches

Unique Features

Match offers a guarantee that their users will find love amongst their millions of members in 6 months and if not, they get extra 6 more months of subscription for free.

MatchWords is a unique search option that enables users to find matches based on a particular ‘word’ like golf or cooking’ and find profiles matching these words. It also displays the list of frequent and popular ‘matchwords’ to get started.

MatchTalk is the most useful and favorite feature of many members. It allows users to talk or text through mobile phone anonymously by generating a new phone number. This auto-generated number will only be displayed on the other member's Caller ID.

MatchPlatinum helps users who are busy or lack time to review their profile, edit text and search for potential matches through a personalized, professional matchmaker.

MindFindBin is an exclusive monthly program for users to develop their mind to find their special someone and bond with them.

MatchMobile brings in online dating experience to the mobile platform. Users can search for potential matches on their smartphone and use all the features on the desktop version. Mobile homepage has activity section, newsfeed section, and a photo viewing option called stream. Users will receive wink/email notifications on their mobile.

Top Spot makes user’s profile to rank high in searches for 30 minutes to gain better attention.

Match's "Like at First Sight" quiz helps users to find matches through their preferences. It is one of the favorite quizzes on Match. The quiz is a picture-game personality test and has 13 parts mainly based on features, looks, and interests that attract the user. At the end of the quiz, user will be shown 25 good matches.

MatchEvents are public shows organized for its members to meet each other in person and have fun by taking part in the events.

The Pros

PositiveEasy to use and navigate
PositiveIn-detail matches
PositiveOnly site guarantees to find love and offers extra free subscription
PositiveEstablished online dating service
PositiveEnhances dating experience through unique features

The Cons

NegativeNo instant messaging features
NegativeSubscription gets auto-renewed
NegativeCredit-based features
NegativeTime-consuming

Bottom Line

Match is the most successful online matchmaking service with its professional layout, unique features and inspiring success stories. Its colorful homepage, attractive features and unique matching system favors many people to visit the website to find their partners. The customer service is top notch with FAQ and help sections. Matches keep flooding to your profile daily and one can never run short of it on Match.

Match takes lots of efforts to maintain users’ privacy and eliminate scammers and fake profiles on the site. It organizes events to connect their members both online and offline. Match should be the first choice for singles trying to get married.

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