Dating sites have revolutionized the way people meet and Match.com is one of the most successful and largest sites around, with over 20 million active users. Started in 1995, it now serves over 50 different countries to date. Match.com’s ability to provide quality matches, large user database, and easy-to-use interface makes it a premier dating site for singles looking for either serious or casual dating.
Maybe you want to meet new friends. Perhaps you want someone to hang out with. Or, maybe you want to find the love of your life. Whatever your goals, Match.com can help.
Upon signing up, you need to provide your birthday, zip code, and email address. Next, you will describe what kind of relationship you’re looking for (just browsing, serious, casual, or long-term) then add more details to your profile such as marital status, height, weight, educational background, religion, ethnicity, etc.
After answering all the basic questions about yourself, more in-depth questions begin to pop in. There are 3 sections these questions are divided into. First one is “About Me”, the next one is “About My Match,” and finally, “In My Own Words.”
You can answer as many questions as you’d like but the more information you provide, the better matches you’re likely to get. You will also need to verify your account by adding your mobile number for text verification.
Also, don’t forget to add some of your photos to make your profile standout. You can upload a total of 26 photos directly from your computer or import from Facebook. According to Match, profiles with photos get 20 times more views than those without.
Match.com is a hybrid dating site meaning it has combined the traditional catalog matchmaking and the modern swipe-style dating. This is the reason why having good quality photos on your profile is a must.
The swipe-style matching called Discover tab is similar to how you use Tinder. You either swipe left or right to express interest in another member. When the other member also expresses interest towards you, you both can send a message to one another.
Another way of searching is using the traditional catalog matchmaking. You input your interests by selecting the characteristics of the match you’re looking for, hit search, and voila! Your potential matches will be displayed on your screen for you to browse through.
Here are just some of the options you can select when searching for a match:
As an add-on to the matching preferences, you can also select your matches’ likely interests, looks, personal details, and even lifestyle choices. Simply put a check mark on the boxes of your preferences and hit Submit.
When you click on a member’s profile to take a closer look, the first thing you’ll notice is how high you actually match with the other member. The higher the percentage the better. This means you are highly compatible with one another based on what you are looking for in a match and what he/she is looking for in a match too.
The profile is pretty straightforward. You can see all the characteristics of the members on top of their profiles including the contents of their gallery. If you scroll down further, you will see some of the things you have in common and also the characteristics of people they are looking forward to mingle with on Match.com
Easily navigate through the other sections of the website from the tabs on the top of your screen, both on mobile and desktop. It’s that easy! If you’re quite unsure how to use the site at this point, you can click on the virtual coach Lara which is actually a chatbot designed to help new members get started with Match.com. Lara will walk you through the entire process of navigating through the website. It may ask you basic questions in order to understand what you wanted to do on the site.
When you have the Match App downloaded on your phone, you will receive SMS notification when someone is interacting with your account. This means you can easily get in touch with your Match’s right away. There’s also a feature called Missed Connections which alerts you when someone in the area is also a member who fits the criteria of your ideal match.
There are three types of memberships offered by Match. The first one is the free membership which is the most basic among all three. This gives you the chance to look around and see whether Match.com is right for you. There’s more than enough things you can do as a free member and it also helps you decide to either upgrade your membership or stay as a free member.
$31.99 per month
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$34.99 per month
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$19.99 per month
Something unique about Match.com is that both the paid membership options (Standard and Premium) can be upgraded with additional features not included in their respective packages. It’s going to cost you extra fees each month depending on how many add ons you select to top up your membership.
Here’s a list of the different add on features and a brief description about each one.
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Cost Per Month
$9.99 per month
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$11.96 per month
Match’s mobile app is available for everyone to use regardless of your membership level. It is also available for both iOS and Android users.This is great especially for those who do not want to miss any alerts about their interests. If you have a paid membership, you will be able to respond to messages on-the-go. You will never miss a message because notifications come in real-time, as long as you’re connected to the internet.
For members looking to meet their potential matches face to face, the Match Events tab inside the portal provides several activities you can join. The variety of events may include speed dating, food tours, party mixer events, and cruises to Cabo. Don’t forget to check this out because a party may be happening just a few miles away from you.
Over the years, Match has proven to be one of the go-to dating sites for singles who are looking for matches that fit their relationship needs. Whether you’re aiming for someone long-term or simply hang out with, Match.com serves its purpose, bringing you closer to your love matches. And with its innovation over the years, they have improved what has been working for their members and added more that will further enhance user experience.