Match Review

flag Match algorithm provides 5 matches daily
  • One of the largest & varied user bases

  • Fantastic user-friendly app for dating on the go

  • Many unique and fun features

  • More couples & marriages than any other site

Pros & Cons

  • Trending Topics spark interesting and relevant conversations
  • Use Vibe Check to engage in a video date to see if there's chemistry
  • Free first call with a Dating Expert
  • Easy and intuitive to set up your profile
  • Date Check-In helps keep you safe during your dates
  • No 24/7 customer support over the phone

Plans & Pricing

Match.com offers both standard and premium subscriptions. Both are available in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month plans.

Standard Subscriptions

Standard subscriptions include features like the ability to see and reply to Match messages from other subscribers, message people who you’re interested in, and check out who has liked or viewed your profile. Prices vary based on your profile, however, an example of general prices follows: a 12 month standard subscription, you are charged $19.99 per month. A 6-month standard plan costs $21.99 every month. A 3-month standard plan costs $23.99 every month.

Premium Subscriptions

If you choose a premium subscription, you get some extra features that aren’t included in the standard subscription. For example, you can get one Boost every month, one profile review each year, and see email read notifications. Furthermore, while with either subscription you can attend local Match events, when you choose a Premium Subscription you’ll get discounted entry into these events. As mentioned before, while prices vary according to user profile, the following are some general, example prices: A 12-month premium plan costs $20.99 per month. The 6-month premium plan costs $23.99 per month. Finally, the 3-month premium costs $27.99 per month.

Keep in mind that even if you don’t sign up for a standard or premium subscription, some features are available for you to purchase individually. These included matchPhone, Reply for Free, and Private Mode.

12 Month Example Price
$19.99 per month
6 Month Example Price
$21.99 per month
3 Month Example Price
$23.99 per month

Overview

Match.com first burst onto the scene way back in the mid-90s and set the benchmark for all the online dating sites that have followed in its wake. 20 years later, it’s no surprise that Match.com offers one of the largest dating communities on the web. Match.com caters to the masses, offering simple features to provide a good reliable service. To properly enjoy Match.com’s dating services, you’ll need to register for a paid account. After doing so you’ll be able to unlock some great features to help you find love.

Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Features"
    9 /10
  • "Ease of Use"
    9 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    7.5 /10

Ease of Use

Registration process

Create your basic profile with a username, email, and password. Then comes the ‘match’ part of Match.com where you’ll answer a lengthy series of questions about your lifestyle, hobbies, interests, values, background, etc. These answers will be featured on your profile, as well as, used towards matching you with potential partners. Next, create a short headline and personal summary to represent you. The final step of the process is to upload a photo of yourself via Facebook or your computer.

Profile set-up

The majority of your profile is set up during the registration process where you answer questions about yourself and what you’re looking for. This is a smart move by Match.com because it means that you won’t be sifting through blank profiles on the site.

Profile help

If you aren’t confident in writing your own profile, you can hire one of Match.com’s professional dating experts to do it for you for $39.99.

Notification settings

It’s easy to customize your notifications by going to your account settings and choosing which notifications you’d like to receive.

Approved photos

Your photos must meet Match.com’s photo criteria with guidelines such as no nudity, no animations, and no racism – the usual stuff.

Messaging

Send and receive messages like you would on any other messaging platform. There is a cool feature where you can enable a filter to reroute messages from members whose age or location isn’t what you’re looking for to another inbox. This saves you time and prioritizes your best matches.

Daily matches

Members receive daily matches chosen for them based on the Match.com algorithm. Like modern-day dating apps, you can approve or pass on which matches spark your interest.

Member search

The most comprehensive member search out there! Match.com gives you the power to find exactly who you’re looking for down to what kind of sports they play and interests they have. There is even a keyword search in case you’re looking for someone who talks about, let’s say, poodles in their profile. And of course, you can keep searches simple with a basic age and distance search, too.

Special Features

As one of the pioneers of online dating, Match.com led the way in delivering many of the standard online dating features we now take for granted. There are also several special features we liked a lot.

Features

  • Instant Messages
  • Email
  • Mobile App
  • Video Chat
  • Voice Message
  • Match service

 

Vibe Check

Vibe Check is a great way to see if you have chemistry beyond back and forth messaging before you invest time in going on a date. A video date lets you see one another and connect in real-time to see if sparks fly.

Top Picks

Match will send you their best recommendations daily so you don’t have to endlessly scroll through profiles of people you’re not compatible with.

Dating Experts

Have you ever wished that there was someone to give you personal advice and guide you? For example, how should you respond to that latest message? Does your profile stand out enough? How can you ask someone on a first date in a way that will make them want to say yes? Match’s Dating Experts are there for you, and the first call is completely free!

Trending Topics

Having the same conversations over and over again on dating sites can get pretty boring. That’s why Match has come up with Trending Topics. You’ll be presented with relevant conversation topic ideas inspired by things like the season or current events.

Date Check-In

This is an amazing safety feature that more sites should consider incorporating. Match will message you during your date to make sure that all is well. You can also add the contact info for 3 family members or friends that you want to be aware of your whereabouts during your date.

 

Events

Due to the high number of members and success rate of Match.com, the site also promotes social events where members get together at venues near them, have a drink, enjoy fun activities and get to know each other better. With a Match.com subscription, you can get special discounts on these very successful dating events.

Site Safety

Verification

Members are prompted to verify their identity by linking to other online accounts such as Facebook or Twitter. Once you’re verified, your profile will display a verification badge.

Report a profile

You can report users whom you feel are inappropriate or fake and Match.com with manually suss out the situation.

Hide & blacklist

You can hide a profile which you don’t want to see popping up in your searches (but they can still contact you), or you can blacklist a profile which is the same as blocking (members will not be notified that you’ve blocked them).

Incognito mode

View profiles and browse matches without other members being notified that you’ve visited their profile.

Dating safety

Match.com takes your safety seriously. There is an entire section dedicated to dating safety tips and advice for both online and offline interactions.

Customer support

You can expect a response to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Match.com is extremely responsive and helpful when it comes to solving technical issues, billing problems, or profile hiccups. They’ve got a fantastic reputation for friendly and knowledgeable customer support.

  • Phone Support
    You can access the phone number once you are a member.
  • Email
    There is a built-in email customer contact form on Match.com’s site.
  • Video Tutorials
    Match.com has a YouTube channel with plenty of useful videos.
  • FAQ
    There is an extensive FAQ section for every type of query.
  • Blog
    Match.com has a blog with useful dating articles, tips, and advice.

Final Word

Match.com have over 20 years of experience, which explains why they are so good at what they do. Thanks to their huge database, and thorough matchmaking algorithm, you’ll find that perfect someone in no time.

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Alexa Weeks
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Alexa is a writer, traveler, and self-proclaimed online dating expert from Seattle. From making mistakes, to falling in love, she’s experienced it all. Alexa is here to give you all the tips, insight, and advice you'll ever need in the world of dating and romance.

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