If there was such a thing as a titan of the online dating world, Match.com would certainly be at the top of the conversation. As one of the largest and most popular online dating sites, Match.com has had some seriously big shoes (or glass slippers, if you're a romantic). But no pressure, right? Well, either way, we're ready to find out by delving into the Match.com reviews.
In the following chapters, our team takes the proverbial lid off this dating site giant and breaks it down into a bunch of little pieces. Our goal with Match.com reviews is to try to give you the most honest and accurate picture of what to expect here. We assume you came here wondering if this site is worth your time, money, and effort, and we want to answer that question.
Match.com – The Bottom Line Up Front
Match.com has always been a strong player in the online dating market. That being said, some of the other options have done a lot to evolve, while Match seems to be similar to what it was a few years ago. Remember that our Match.com reviews are regularly updated and compared to past reviews to identify growth or changes.
So, is it worth it? If you're not quite sure what you're looking for (casual vs. serious), it's definitely worth checking out. If you're in that boat, we also recommend you check out Zoosk, linked below. This is a similar type of site that has a huge (much larger) user base and very affordable membership. If you're looking for something more committed or serious, this might be a good option, or you might have better luck with a place like eHarmony (also linked below).
Who Match.com Is Good For
- Singles not sure if they want serious or casual dating
- People who want a more traditional “catalog” style of online dating
Who Match.com Might Not Be Best For
- People certain they want a serious relationship
- People who want only casual dating
- Singles looking for more robust matching help
- Singles who like to be able to learn a lot about matches before messaging
What is Match.com?
Match.com is an online dating app and website owned by the Match Group that was launched in 1995 and headquartered out of Dallas, Texas. The dating software is accessible from desktop or on a phone or tablet via Google Play or the iOS store. Match works by following a traditional “catalog-style” approach to dating where you create a profile and then are able to search through other potential match’s profiles if they meet the criteria you have selected.
Generally, Match is known most for helping singles who are looking for more serious and committed relationships. That being said, there are quite a few people who still use the app for casual dating, which might be a turn off for some people.
How Does Match.com Work?
Match is a hybrid dating website that offers both swipe-style dating (mutual matches) and traditional catalog/profile style dating. Users join the site and provide basic information and photos. From there, you have two main courses of action to meet other singles. One—you can go to the search area and look through a full list of people who meet your criteria. If you find someone that you fancy, you can send them a message.
Two—you can go to the Discover tab which is a swipe-style type of dating (similar to Tinder). If both you and another user express interest in each other, Match.com sends you a notification of the mutual match. The one main difference between this and Tinder, though, is that you can send a message to someone without a mutual match requirement.
Fast Facts About Match.com
Site Name: Match.com
Paid or Free: Paid with limited free options
Average Sign-Up Time: About 5 minutes
Paid Membership Pricing: Plans starting at $15.99 per month
- Unique Match.com Facts
- Founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
- com serves over 50 different countries.
- The company is owned by Match Group, a company that owns several online dating brands.
Match.com Features Overview
We love great features and our Match.com reviews certainly had a good amount of stuff for us to look at. Below, we’re going to take a look at some of our favorites and the more notable features the site has to offer.
Upfront, though, how do the features overall compare with other dating sites? Pretty comparable, although we haven’t seen a lot of new features added recently. On one side you could say it’s the don’t fix what isn’t broken camp, but on the other side you could say it’s falling a bit behind the curve. Specifically, we’d like to see something like the eHarmony video feature added. Let’s look at the features that stood out during our Match.com reviews.
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