Match Dating Site Review

My husband and I met on Match.com (Match) dating site in 2003 when online dating was just becoming popular. A lot has changed in the online dating industry since then. However, Match still remains one of the most popular and promoted online dating websites around the world. In this Match dating site review I will discuss in detail the site’s membership procedure, different membership plans, special site features, pros and cons and our recommendations.

You may not have used it before, but I can bet that you’ve at least heard of it before. The reason that it’s so popular is that people have lots of praise for it. Over 20 million people use Match.com with almost 13 million of them from the United States.

Overall Ranking: 4.6/5 4.5 stars rankings

Website: Match.com
Price: join free, there are premium and standard plans
Language: 8 languages including English and Spanish
Support: www.match.com customer service

Benefits

Joining a dating site is not a sign of desperation. Online dating is no longer considered a last resort, but rather one of the primary ways people meet others. A lot of married couples right now met through online dating sites and Match is one of the main sites that have the ability to bring people together. You could be joining it to meet someone for fun or to find your soul mate, either way; Match is likely to help you achieve your goal.

Overview: How Can Match Dating Site Help You?

Almost 1 million people log onto their Match profiles each day. That’s a great perk because one of the main issues that make online dating websites ineffective is a lack of member activity. If a lot of people are using an online dating site, then that site has a better chance of helping you find someone.

There are more guys than girls on Match but it’s really close and the difference is almost negligible. So you don’t have to worry, as a guy interested in women, about not finding enough girls you could potentially talk to and get to know. Most Match.com users are between the ages of 25 and 54. There are users who are over 55 as Match includes everyone; of course you have to be at least 18 years old to use the website.

As you can see, Match has plenty of users of both sexes and different age groups. The odds of you finding someone you can spend the rest of your life with are high and joining Match.com could be one of the best decisions of your life.

Match.com main site picture

About Match

Match.com is an American online dating website that’s present in about 25 countries and is available in over 8 languages. The company’s headquarters is in Texas, but it has offices all over the world including San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, and Tokyo. The website was launched almost quarter of a century ago in 1995 making it one of the first online dating websites.

User profiles on Match can be very detailed making it a lot easier to find people with similar interests. You can add up to 26 pictures of yourself on your profile which is great because it can give people who are interested in you a better estimation of how you actually look. You can send likes and winks to people whose profiles you like and they’ll be notified. When you match with someone the website will show you a compatibility percentage. If the two of you have the same interests and likes then that percentage will be high. A higher percentage indicates a higher likelihood that the two of you will probably be great together.

There’s a great feature at Match called MatchPhone which allows you to call another user on the website using a custom number created by the website. This ensures that the call is private and not monitored. Additionally, if you decide that you don’t want to hear from that person again you can simply block them and they won’t be able to call again.

You can view profiles of others for free, but in order to message them you’ll need to subscribe to one of the plans at Match.com. There’s no verification process when signing up but I’ll get to that latter. It’s worth noting, however, that there are almost no fake profiles on Match. If you suspect that a profile might be fake, you can simply report it so that Match employees can investigate whether it really is fake or not.

How to Join Match

Joining Match is as easy as it gets. You’re going to have to provide your interests and where you live first. Next the website will ask you some details about you and then you’ll start building your profile in order to provide as many details for people who see it and might be interested in you.

First, you’ll face a small box that contains two items. The first item is what you’re interested in. Your choices are “man seeking a woman,” “woman seeking a man,” “man seeking a man,” and “woman seeking a woman.” The 2nd item is that you need to enter your zip code.

Sign in Match.com

After entering both items and clicking next you’ll be asked how you’d like to sign up. You can sign up using your Facebook account or using an email. You’ll have a few questions after that like what your height and weight are, your relationship status, and any other details the website might need in order to calculate your match percentage with other users. The choices for relationship status don’t include “in a relationship” as the website doesn’t encourage seeking a 2nd partner while already in a relationship.

There are no strict regulations on the pictures you add to your profile. So the website won’t refuse or block your account for using old or unclear pictures of yourself. Nonetheless, if you are truly serious about matching with someone then you should try to upload recent and clear pictures  so that everyone can see them. There’s no point in uploading older pictures  because when you meet someone and go out on a date with them they’ll realize your looks have changed and might feel deceived. Honesty is always the best policy.

You will need to write a few words about yourself in the “about me” section. This section has a limit so you can’t keep rambling on about yourself. Try to be specific or say something catchy that leaves people intrigued and anxious to know more about who you are.

Registering for Match.com is super easy and will barely take any time. You can add more and more details for your profile as you like, but you can start browsing the profiles of others almost immediately. It’s probably best that you add as much info to your profile as possible because people won’t be interested in you if they barely know anything about you. Yeah they might think you’re cute, but what are your hobbies and interests? A great picture catches peoples’ eyes, but what keeps them is the information  in your profile.

Benefits of Match’s Subscription Plans

Benefits of Match’s Subscription Plans

Signing up for Match is free. You don’t need money to create a profile, view the profiles of others, or even send and receive “winks” to flirt with other people. There’s also a free trial for a few days that allows you to enjoy some features but you’ll probably need to enter your credit card information first and once the trial is over, you’ll be charged for a subscription. If you don’t enjoy your free trial, make sure to cancel it so that they don’t charge you when it’s over. There are two paid plans: standard and premium.

Match full membership benefits

Standard Plan

The standard plan allows you to send messages to others on the website. There’s also an instant messenger available on Match.com so it’s a lot like texting. You can also browse the profiles of people without letting them know. If you browse their profiles without a paid plan then they’ll definitely be able to see you. You can also get to see the people who viewed your profile only if you’re on a paid plan. Unfortunately, being on the standard plan doesn’t allow you to MatchPhone or Match Me as these are what make the premium plan so special.

Premium Plan

The premium plan has all the features of a standard plan. This means you can send messages to others, see who viewed your profile, and browse the profiles of others invisibly. Additionally, you can use MatchPhone and Match Me with a premium plan.

MatchPhone, like we already mentioned, allows you to have phone calls with others people on Match. These phone calls are made using numbers made by the website and aren’t monitored. If you don’t wish to speak to someone again then you can easily block them. People who don’t enjoy texting and prefer talking over the phone will certainly enjoy MatchPhone.

Match Me is the 2nd feature that makes a premium plan so attractive. Basically it puts you at the top of other “Matches” lists for other users of the website. You won’t show up for everyone who uses Match, but for people who you have a minimum level of compatibility with. This is great because it gives you more exposure as more people get to see you and know about you.

Match.com membeship plans

Membership Free Standard Premium
Create profile Yes Yes Yes
Check other members profiles Yes Yes Yes
Communicate with other members No Yes Yes
Check who viewed your profile No Yes Yes
Extended personal profile No

 

Yes Yes
MatchMe No No Yes
Pause your account for 3 months No No No
Match.com secure check your matches profile No No No
Make calls to Match.com  premier team and  personalize your matching experience No No Yes
Price (per month) 0

 

-$18.99 for 1 month
-$12.99/month for 3 months
-$9.99/month for 6 months
-$7.99/month for 12 months
-$18.99 for 1 month
-$14.99/month for 3 months
-$11.5/month for 6 months
-$8.99/month for 12 months

Special Features

MatchPhone is one of the website’s main attractions and what separates it from most other dating websites. The idea that you can talk to someone else on the phone using an anonymous line is great and allows for some awesome conversations with people you are interested in. Talking to someone over the phone is certainly a different experience from chatting with or texting someone.

Match Me is another great feature so you show up to people who have a certain degree of compatibility with you. Both MatchPhone and Match Me are only available for premium subscribers and aren’t available for standard plans or free trials.

Mobile Apps

Match has apps for iOS as well as Android devices. All the features found on the website are also found on the mobile application. In fact, some people recommend using the mobile apps for phone conversations using MatchPhone as they’re better and of higher quality on the phone than on a laptop or computer.

Mobile apps also make having messaging conversations easier. You get notifications and everything so it can be a lot like texting someone in your contacts.

Pros

  1. Available in lots of countries and languages.
  2. Used by 20 million people with almost 1 million log-ins per day.
  3. Subscriptions aren’t expensive.
  4. Great features like MatchPhone and Match Me.
  5. Sign up process is really short.
  6. Uses your information to calculate your compatibility with other users.
  7. You can view other profiles without having to pay for a plan.
  8. Mobile app is great and has all the features of the desktop version.

Cons

  1. No verification method.
  2. You can’t pause your account for a certain period of time.
  3. Pictures aren’t verified.

Customer Support

You can reach Match’s customer service via https://www.match.com/help/#holder. You can email them Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Unfortunately, they do not have a phone number you can call for assistance.

John and Tanya Chaney Wedding

Thanks to Match dating site John and I have been happily married for 13 years.

Match Final Verdict

Match.com is a great website that can be used to meet people. The sign up process is simple and free. The website isn’t hard to use at all. By getting a standard plan you’ll be able to message and get in touch with people and view those who viewed your profile. The premium plans gives you access to MatchPhone and Match Me features.

The Match mobile app is simple, easy to use, and has all of the features you get from the website so if you prefer to use your phone, you can just stick to the mobile app on iOS or Android.

Recently it came to my attention that some site reviewers started claiming that the number Match.com customer complaints have noticeably increased. After auditing such complaints, I came to the conclusion that most of them are related to some technical issues and refund questions.

In my opinion, this most likely could happen due to the unexpected significant increase in numbers of Match.com new users during the recent pandemic lockdowns. I noticed that Match.com customer service answers to all complaints and tries to resolve any issues with their customers.

You might come across a negative review about some fake profiles and scammers as well. However, all dating sites and apps face the same scammer fake users’ issue.  If you know how to recognize scammers and avoid dealing with them, it should help you to overcome such potential obstacles on your way to finding your true love and partner.

The subscription prices aren’t high, and you’ll probably get more than your money’s worth by registering for Match.com. The fact that so many people use it on a daily basis might encourage you to do the same.

So far, we gave Match.com dating site a rating of – good 4.6/5 .

Have you tried Match.com dating site? If so, let us know what you think! This will definitely help other users who are looking for their partner.

If you have any questions, leave them below and I will make sure to come back to you within next 48 hours.

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