Match Review ★★★★★
Match.com is a long established, internationally famous dating site and is considered as No 1 dating, relationship and marriage website. With a large data base of members from all across the a globe, one of the site’s key objectives is to make it as easy as possible to find a great match. Match aims to let members take control of their love life and facilitate meeting that special someone.
Match has served millions of singles in over 24 countries since being established in 1995, and is recognised as being one of the forerunners of the online dating industry. It has offices in China and Japan and hosts dating websites in 15 different languages.
The site offers different approaches and features unique to different cultures as Match believes maintains that, whilst love is universal, the way people meet, court and develop relationships is often quite unique.
How to get started
At Match, profiles may include up to 26 photos, as well as selected preferences regarding the person users are searching for. Accordingly, it’s quite straightforward for members to begin looking for potential matches in their area.
The names and contact information of all members are kept confidential until the member personally decides to share the information with a potential match, and all communications between members on the site are through an anonymous email network to maintain such privacy.
Furthermore, every profile and photo is screened by the site’s Customer Care team for appropriateness before being posted to the site.
Match has a number of useful features, some of which are as follows:
- Instant Messenger
- Main messages
- Match Events
Special events and games are also available for finding matches with other members.
Finding others on the go
Match Apps are available on Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad), with dedicated iPad and tablet Apps to take advantage of the larger screen. They are also compatible with Android Wearables where features include voice commands and pulse notifications.
Match offers both basic and advanced searches, with key basic criteria including:
- Online now
- Refinement and sorting of results by various filters
- Gender, Age, Location
- With Photos
More advanced search criteria includes some special features such as:
- Daily Matches: sends an introduction email to matches members they are interested in
- Match Me: places members in the Daily Matches of people they really like
- Reverse Match: when a user finds someone based what they say about themselves in their profile
- Mutual Match: which provides matches based on users’ profiles, if they are looking for particular type of person and that person is looking for the user
- DateSpark: helps users actually meet people with compatible interests in real life or propose a date that they find interesting and then wait for a response from members who are interested in the same activity
- Communities: links to certain brands, organisations, and associations, and look for matches with similar interests
Standard members of Match are relatively limited in the features they can access, so many users upgrade to a subscriber plan, with details as follows:
- 12 months at $26.65 per month
- 6 months at $27.99 per month, includes Match.com Guarantee
- 3 months at $31.99 per month
- 1 month at $57.32
Or a Bundle Plans which offers certain extras, otherwise to be paid for:
- 12 months at $27.99 per month
- 6 months at $31.99 per month, includes Match.com Guarantee
- 3 months at $35.99 per month
Additional paid features are more expensive per month if a shorter membership term is selected but, clearly, longer the subscription the greater the saving.
It should be noted that prices and features are subject to change and, for the most up to date information, it’s best to refer to the actual website.
One unique feature is the Match Guarantee which specifies that if users don't find someone special during their six-month subscription, the site will offer an additional six months at no additional cost to continue a search.
Section for success stories
Match prides itself on its success stories and there is a section for sharing love stories, wedding invitations and to announce the births of new babies etc.
With an extensive network and thousands of active members Match can boast regular success stories as reported by members from around the world. The site has some of the most comprehensive features amongst most of other senior dating websites and is one of the longest established. For those looking for love, the site’s well worth a try…