Match.com offers a wide variety of fine-tuned features and extensive search filters, separating it from other top-tier dating sites. With its vast membership and tendency to connect matches for long-term relationships, users can be confident they’ll land their dream partner in just a few simple clicks. Whether you’re looking for mature dating, same-sex relationships, or matches with particular religious affiliations—Match.com has your dating preferences covered. A variety of live events and trips also come as great bonuses.
Although Match.com is chock-full of features, ease-of-use is not sacrificed. You can quickly find everything you need right at the top of the page. With a simple click, you can perform a search, view your matches, check messages or see other convenient information.
When you find a match and visit their profile, all of the most important information is displayed appropriately right in front of you. Profiles contain all the standard information you’d want to know about a potential date, including an “about me” description and several photos. A special section even highlights what you have in common.
While checking out a profile, you can send winks, add people to your favorites list and see who has favorited or viewed your profile as well. Alternatively, you may switch on private mode so that you can make your profile only visible to those members you choose.
When a user decides to create a profile, they can also highlight certain preferences as “deal breakers,” which eliminates irrelevant matches from their dating pool.
Photo Messaging: Imagine you come across a particularly interesting photo on someone’s profile. Perhaps there is a girl with 5 cats playing in her living room. Of course, there are several points about the photo you could use to start a conversation. To break the ice and get things moving, you can send a private message on that photo which only the other person can see. Additionally, you can request even more photos from a user with a simple click of a button.
matchPhone: Talk and text, accept call requests, send and receive email messages, see who viewed your profile and manages all your connections through matchPhone.
Top Spot: With Top Spot you can increase the exposure of your profile as it’s pushed to the top of search results for 60 minutes, allowing you to receive as many as 3 times the amount of emails and views.
Live Events: Another great feature is the inclusion of special live events in a variety of locations. Members are offered to attend available events ranging from karaoke, trivia night, singles parties, trips abroad and webinars to spectacular ghost hunts in exciting places. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Missed Connections: Last year, Match.com introduced a new feature that turns missed contacts into real-life connections. This feature uses geolocation to inform users when another user they are compatible with has visited a space near them. The notification is sent just a few hours later and for security reasons, only provides the general location. Once a member has received a notification, they then have the chance to spark a connection with the user with an ice breaker provided by Match.com. Of course, users can turn off the feature if they so desire.
Safety & Security
As typically expected from a high quality dating platform with a large user base, security is incredibly important at Match.com. As part of that commitment, your information is claimed to not be shared with third parties. Additionally, you can find some beneficial safety tips for both online and offline connections. Potential users must verify their account via email when signing up to add a natural filter for obvious scammers right away.
Help & Support
Match.com provides detailed help and FAQ information broken up into 3 parts: search by keyword, issue by topic, and most popular questions. If a user has additional questions with answers not available on the site, they may utilize the “contact us” option allowing users to send an on-site message to customer support. They promise to respond within 48 hours.
In addition, users are given the ability to chat with a representative from Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM, CST. Phone support is also available via contact information on the site, but only for premium members.
Singles ready to date can register on Match.com and browse full profiles without incurring any fees. Free membership includes the abilities to receive and search matches, create a profile and appear in search results, upload a photo, send winks, and have general access on a mobile device.
By paying for premium access, users receive all of the features above and the additional benefits listed below.
• Converse directly with other singles
• See who’s viewed your profile
• Direct messages and read/reply to emails on mobile
• One click search type