Who Uses Match.com?

Partly due to their extensive television advertising, Match.com currently boasts a membership of over 20 million.  Match.com is a general dating website, and it’s because of this that members cover a very broad range of diversity.  The site is essentially suitable for anyone looking to meet new people.

There’s no particular focus on any type of relationship Match.com members are seeking. Many sign up to this online dating service hoping to find a serious, long term partner, but there are plenty of other members interested in more casual dating. This is a dating website that literally offers something for everyone.

Adding Your Profile

Getting started at Match.com is a simple process. Registration doesn’t take very long, you just need to submit a few details, choose a password, and then you are ready to go. The next step is creating your profile. Whatever online dating website you are using, it’s always worth spending some time preparing a decent dating profile, because it is your profile that will ultimately determine how successful you are in your online dating endeavors.

The options in the profile are well thought out and there are multiple questions you must answer as part of building your profile. There’s one free text area where you can write your headline and an introduction of sorts, and then another for a more detailed description of yourself.  You also have to answer some questions about the sort of date you are looking for.

Searching and Making Contact

The search facility at Match.com is one of the factors that set it above other online dating websites. There are a number of different ways to find yourself a date, and each method has its own advantages. The most commonly used search is the Profile Match which can work in one of two ways.  If you search for mutual matches, then you’ll be returned a list of profiles who have some common ground with you. The reverse match search highlights matches your profile with other members based on the criteria they are looking for in their perfect match.

The Quick Search feature is also a useful function that allows you to view profiles based on pretty much whatever you want. You can do broad searches selecting just an age range and location, or you can be more advanced and narrow down your criteria to other specifics. There’s also a keyword search option which can be great if you want to view potential matches with particular interests or characteristics.

Once you have discovered another member that interests you, then making contact is easy. Like most dating websites, there’s an internal messaging system so you can send someone a message without either of you having to reveal personal email addresses at this stage.

Other Features

The searching element at Match.com is as good as or better than pretty much every other online dating website out there.  As such, there’s no real need for much in the way of additional features or gimmicks. You do have the option to complete a comprehensive personality test which can help you learn more about yourself and assist you in your search for matches.

There’s also the quiz feature, which allows you to devise your own quiz which you can then send to potential matches and ask them to complete. This can be a bit of a light hearted way to get to know someone a little better before pursuing things.

Pricing

Match.com offers a free trial membership which allows you to create your profile and search others, but you cannot contact other members. Paid membership can be bought using one of the following options:-

  • 1 month subscription – $39.99 per month
  • 3 month subscription – $22.99 per month
  • 6 month subscription – $19.99 per month

As you can see, there’s a big savings if you pay for multiple months at one time. In addition, signing up for the 6 month subscription gives the Match.com guarantee.  If you do not meet that special someone during your six months, you’ll get another six months membership free of charge.

The listed prices are for US residents and prices may vary depending on your country of residence.