Match.com is one of the world’s best-known dating sites, with a large user base and a finely tuned algorithm to help pair up singles. Creating a profile only takes a few minutes and – crucially – it’s a simple process, which means that even those who feel a little overwhelmed by modern dating can navigate the platform.
Overall, this is one of the best online dating sites and apps that’s available. You can set yourself up with a profile in under five minutes, there are plenty of singles to browse and Match.com we found that we averaged 10 matches within the first 24 hours and received 14 messages.
There are a couple of drawbacks. You can’t message other members unless you have a paid subscription and the profile building feels restrictive. But given that Match.com has a fairly decent success rate (there are thousands of success stories available to browse on the site) we reckon it’s worth splashing out if you’re still searching for the one.
Match.com: Best features
Match.com is one of the few dating platforms that offers a compatibility rating, which feels like a helpful way of narrowing down the field. When we tried it out, we found that the majority of our matches were rated at 80% compatibility or above, so the quality of the pairings is fairly high.
This rating is influenced by the information you provide when you sign up to the service, which relates to your own physical appearance and personality traits, along with some extra details about what you’re looking for in a partner. You can also say if something is a deal-breaker for you, so if you want kids one day you’ll be paired with a single member who feels the same way.
In theory, this should mean that you can find ideal matches, with good compatibility ratings. However, if you want to browse a few profiles before you really dive into the process, you can opt to withhold this information and start a session in ‘incognito’ mode. This is a clever way to assess whether or not there’s a good dating scene near you before committing to the process. When we tested out three different profiles, we found between 10 and 11 matches over 24 hours, but these numbers could vary by location and dating preferences.
Prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, Match.com hosted a lot of in-person events for its members, including cocktails evenings and bowling sessions. These are on hold for now, but you do have the option of having a virtual video date on the platform instead.
Match.com is also available as an easy-to-use app, Match.com which functions in a similar fashion to Tinder (lots of profile swiping.) It also has a ‘stories’ mode, so you can build a little video to show users what you’re doing throughout the day.
Match.com: The drawbacks
The biggest drawback on the site is the messaging system. In brief, you need to have a paid subscription to message other users. If a paying member messages you, you can see that they’ve messaged but you can’t read what they’ve written. This is a little frustrating, which is why we recommend you try the free version to start with then upgrade if you’re confident that there are some good matches in your area.
It’s also worth pointing out that the age range of users on Match.com leans towards the 30 – 49 bracket. In 2015, Match.com reported that there were 2.39 million users in North America, of which 52% were aged between 30 – 49. A recent report from Statista suggests that this is still broadly the case, with the majority of users falling into the 30 – 44 bracket.
Another small flaw is the profile building system. Although you’re given free rein to write out your profile, you only have a predetermined. Number of ‘interests’ you can choose for your account, such as “coffee and conversation” or “playing cards”. We prefer options like those used on eHarmony and Plenty of Fish. Which gives you the option to answer questions about your personality and interests on a sliding scale.
It’s also not the ideal platform for bisexual singles. As it only gives users the option to state one gender in your preferences. Match.com states that it can accommodate this, if you contact the customer care team, but it’s a minor annoyance to have to do this rather than just entering the details off the bat.
Is Match.com safe?
The final thing to mention here is that in 2019. The FTC accused Match.com of allowing fake user profiles to proliferate. Which enticed real users to subscribe via deceptive means. In response to this, Match.com said that the FTC had “cherry-picked” data and that. It had a robust system in place to combat fake profiles. Which accurately identified and block 96% of fake profiles within 24 hours of their creation.
In general, most people report positive experiences. With Match.com and the site has certainly made it easy to block users and report inappropriate behaviours. Unfortunately, as with all dating sites. There are still romance scams that you need to guard against. But we found no evidence to suggest that these incidents. Were more prolific on Match.com than elsewhere.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth it to buy a match.com membership?
Absolutely! As worth it as buying a membership of match.com. Match.com helped pioneer the online dating industry and now services 24 countries and territories and hosts Web sites in 15 different languages.
How has Match.com worked for you?
Match.com gives away a good deal of its features for free. Match com has developed lots of innovative ways for its members to meet up and get to know each other, and this might be what really sets them apart from other online dating services.
What is hidden mode on match?
Hidden Profile - Selective Visibility. Match now offers a paid feature called Private Mode that allows you to selectively hide or make your profile visible to specific members.
Does match make fake profiles?
According to the Match com online dating class action, users only learn that the profiles are fake after they pay for a subscription. ... In reality, the messages are allegedly from fake profiles and a ploy to get users to upgrade to paid services.
How to create profiles on match.com?
To create your profile, just sign in and click on your primary photo thumbnail at the top of any page and start answering the questions. The profile survey is also where you can add a photo to your profile.
Is Match.com free?
Download the app and set up a profile for free. It's a free trial after that you need to pay. Only paid subscribers can read/send messages or see who’s viewed their profiles. Members can attend local Match Events if they feel burnt out on online dating.
Is match.com is better than other sites?
Depends. Who are you and what are you looking for? Match com is a dating site for singles to meet new people. It is one of the oldest dating sites. Only Joining is free otherwise you need to pay for other features and services. The match is time-consuming to search through all the choices, features, and matches. Both the website and mobile app of Match.com has a clean and straightforward design.
Is match.com worth it?
Match.com is an old dating website on the Internet. They have more than 4,000,000 members from the USA, Over 20 million members worldwide. They offer a guarantee that if you don’t find your ideal match in six months, they will give you an additional 6-month membership for free.
What is joining fee on match.com?
Match com has two kinds of monthly membership plans, the Premium, and the Standard. In the Premium and standard plan, you subscribe for 3, 6, and 12 months. You can also buy Credit to view massages 1 Credit cost will be 0.99 USD, 5 Credit cost 4.00 USD, 10 Credit cost 6.00 USD.
Can I trust on Match.com?
Match.com has over 20 million members worldwide. So there are lots of fake and/or extremely old profiles that were no longer in use but more than 7 million paid users are there so you can try your luck with these members. Both the website and mobile app of Match.com has a clean and straightforward design. Match.com has these special features for its members like Boost, Reverse Matches, Likes, Match Phone, Match Me, Match Guarantee, etc.
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SCAM SITE! Computerized responses. They try to keep you responding to the questions they ask. You have to purchase coins in order to communicate after your first or second initial text. BS site. Don’t waste your time.
Do NOT waste your time or money on this site
Do NOT waste your time or money on this site. Let’s forget about the fact that most of the people on here are mouth breathers who are in desperate need of a bath. 2/3’s of the Top Picks on the site are NON-SUBSCRIBERS. If you are a subscriber and message a non subscriber they won’t receive your message unless they rejoined or YOU PAY FOR THEM to read it. Stupid. I wasn’t happy with their unethical business practices and so I not only canceled my subscription, but I also got a FULL REFUND. I’m sure most people don’t think it’s possible. Get your $ money back.
What a waste of both time and money
I subscribed for 1 month. I hid my profile after 2 weeks. Full of fake profiles and expired profiles. This site fills your inbox with bogus emails throughout the day. Pop ups constantly push you to buy further services. Their app is basic and not user friendly. 100s of men without smiles and you wonder if they even showered. Profiles lacked even basic information. My matches were never per my criteria!!!! Too many aged below 50. Search continually showed the same men. What a waste of both time and money.
Lots of scammers
What a terrible service. I signed up and paid for 3 months and cancelled on day 3. They give you fake profiles, send you “stock” messages from supposed admirers. Lots of scammers trying to get your private info.
Their customer service is dreadful
Sounded too good to be true, and now I know it is. Height is important to me, no one shorter than 5’8″ please – got lots of enquiries from men just over 5 ft. Matches must be close to me, i. E. within 15 miles – had matches from Scotland, Wales, Isle of Wight – I’m near Brighton. Their customer service is dreadful, just a load of excuses. Be warned – don; t sign up.
So not worth the money
I’ve been on this site for about five months now. With few exceptions, all of the “men” I’ve met on this platform have misrepresented themselves. Most ask me to leave the platform so we can communicate by email/text. Many say that they’re reaching out on behalf of a friend, boss, etc. I’ve not had any dialogue to speak of and no in-person meetings. So not worth the money.
Rubbish don’t pay the money
I joined the site To meet someone nice. All them and asked me my breast size, or were full of promises. One guy really likes sent me messages and songs. I rather fell for him but when my daughter ran him through the black dark web, turns out he was a complete scammer and fraud. I would not recommend this site to anyone it’s rubbish don’t pay the money
Membership cancelled months ago. They reactivated my account without my consent and took money from my bank account
This site is such a bad deal
This site is such a bad deal. Never ever join this site if I was there when their ass was on fire I would not waste my piss to put it out. Never ever sign up at this site..
I just cancelled my membership
I just cancelled my membership so I asked them to speak to an manager or supervisor they play on the line for about 10 mins then hung up on me. So if I get charged for any of there other services I let it be known I will be doing a lawsuit I’m not playing. When you have no membership all the so called ladies are in ya inbox but when you get a membership you don’t see nun of em it’s all fake.
It is terrible
It is terrible and will charge you money without you knowing. One has to manually go, find the option and disable it, otherwise one gets charged. As a new user it is impossible to know that this set-up is turned on by default. So, they are legally covered by having it on by default once you sign up and agree on the terms! So, be very careful! I was charged 60$ for not knowing that because I used some services, despite the fact that I had bought a premium service! The whole site does not allow you to use anything pretty much unless you pay. It’s a rip-off! Good luck!
Filled with fake profiles
Filled with fake profiles and now my account was hacked and someone has uploaded their pictures and email to my account, but have assumed my description and I’m paying for the subscription….good luck trying to get customer service to look into it. This site is dodgy as hell.
Just have to keep talking
Just have to keep talking. Best to talk to the people who just entered this site. People who have been on this site awhile don’t talk or have left and moved on to other methods
It was slow
It was slow at first then it picked up. I was fortunate to meet someone really nice.
Very fake e-mails
Very fake e-mails from robot women. What a joke! I paid real money to communicate with fake profiles.
Joined this site, several days later only received scam and spam messages.
Don’t Use this website
You can quickly lose control of your identity on this site. Be very careful!!
Save your money
The app never works. You pay and as soon as you do, you cant get into the system. False advertising and nothing short of a scam. Save your money. This site is far from legit !!
They are slightly more expensive
They are slightly more expensive than some other sites. But they give you the best protection against scams in. The girls here are charming, adorable and respectful who will surely bring you back to talk to them more
I meet someone lovely
I meet someone lovely. It took about 4 months but he was there. Just be patient. Oh and had a lot of fun meeting a lot of nice guys. Made some great friends too.
I am very happy with this site
I am very happy with this site therefore I always return there if I have been away so I can definitely recommend the site.
I highly recommend
This website was recommended to me by one of my friends. It was very easy to set up my account and I was shortly involved in in-depth conversations with a lady I met through ths site. I highly recommend
Great site and trustworthy
Great site and trustworthy
Hey everyone.Many sites On the one hand. I’ve met several women from the site. And I am grateful for that. But I’ve had to create numerous new profiles. After randomly being deleted; sometimes my profile stay.
I was happy
I was happy with the set up and the settings for privacy. The safety information was good also.
Brilliant app thanks to this site i met my soul mate
This is a great site for you
If you’re serious about finding someone and you’re not in a rush, this is a great site for you. I met my wife here and we are happily married. Thanks
Good site I have used several
Good site I have used several. This is one of the good ones. But I could do without the unlocking matches for coins part when im already a full paying member
Very good experience for dating site.
Very good experience for dating site. I would use it again.Hope everyone has the same experience. I wish everyone luck in their search. Everyone was nice and pleasant to talk to. Not like other sites where all they are looking for one thing.
There are so many dead profiles
There are so many dead profiles, the reason for this is that they make it so hard to deactivate your profile. So you end up writing hundreds of letters and there is no response.
Customer service is horrible
Customer service is horrible
Scammed by a match on Match.com
I have just been scammed by a match on Match.com, found to be a totally false profile and photos. Thankfully I was not stupid enough to be conned out of the money, but it is 2 months of my life wasted…and emotional stuff I didn’t need !!
Match.com are little better than a scam.
Match.com are little better than a scam. Of my 20 matches a day only 5 or so will be of the age range I asked for and distance, height and looks are all ignored. Do not join, you will be left angry at the money you have wasted and disappointed.
It as joke
Have been on the site now a little while and a waste of time. Have tried to use their ‘highly recommended’ messaging service but never receive any replies. Are the girls on it as joke? Also keep getting loads of spam emails with people wanting to meet me. Ha Ha I’ve sussed you out Eharmony.com. You just want money and I won’t be paying for this!
Match.com is perhaps the most dispiriting
Match.com is perhaps the most dispiriting, depressing, and soul-crushing experience on the entire internet.
App is soo crap.
i cancelled my subscription only half way a six month term and stopped using it because it was rubbish, after six months i noticed that it had taken another six months out of my account. i contacted them and explained but they only offered me half of my money back….. in my opinion this company intentionally screws people to make money because there app is soo crap.
i would suggest staying away from match.com
This place is shocking. I met one genuine person in two years. I recently cancelled my subscrition. Oh to my surprise i instantly recieved reply’s from 3 individual profiles all containing the exact same text month’s later. Even down to grammar and punctuation. It really tell’s a story about this place. They also own Plenty of fish on top so i would suggest staying away from that site also.