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Match.com Review

Match.com Summary
Match.com is a genuine, golden oldie in the online dating service industry. One of the first dating sites to hit the Internet, Match.com has continually updated its services, raising the bar for others to follow. They have more than 15 million members, and last year alone, about 250,000 reported finding that special someone at Match.com.

Match.com has an excellent guarantee for its paid members, assuring them the best chance of finding someone at the online dating service. If you purchase a 6-month membership, and don’t find someone in that time, Match.com will throw in an additional 6 months for free.

Match.com recently revamped its Match Mobile online dating service so that users can now do just about everything directly from their cell phone. From updating your profile and searching matches, to sending and instantly receiving communications, Match Mobile is very convenient when you’re away from home or office.

The online dating site has many favorable features, especially in the way of searching for other online daters. At Match.com, when you choose a specific age range, or other preferred search criteria, your results actually match those preferences.

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Match.com is very easy to navigate and comprehend, within the site itself, and the search results. Everything is well structured so that you can quickly see all of the most important details about a profile before reading the description. Communications are made simple. When you click to email someone, you’re given a view of their picture and profile for easy reference while writing.

On the negative side, Match.com will not allow a new user to immediately post their profile. Once written, it is submitted to Match.com, where it can take up to 48 hours to be reviewed and approved. Once approved, it will then be available to other users.

In the past, Match.com received a lot of negative reappraisals from members who were fed up with the excessive advertisements on the site. Some of these would even block the user from reading parts of the content on a page. In 2007, however, Match.com updated its site to show a lot less ads. And those that are displayed no longer get in the way of a users navigation.


Match.com Features

-Free Basic Membership (limited communications)
-International memberships (240 countries)
-Extensive search capabilities
-Detailed profiles
-Anonymous email account
-Instant messaging
-Can send Winks
-6 months free if you don’t find someone special within first 6 months (requires 6 months paid)
-Best online dating search system
-Match Mobile
-Caters to all relationship types (heterosexual, gay/lesbian, bisexual)

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Match.com Search Options

-Members currently online
-Seeking: male, female, gay/lesbian, bisexual
-Age range
-Location (distance from city or zip code)
-Profile specifics (interests, lifestyle, appearance, values, etc.)
-Match Words (specific keywords that users feel define their personality)
-Daily 5 (Match.com sends 5 profiles each day. You choose if you are interested. This system learns and reacts to your past daily choices for optimal results over time.)
-Mutual Matches (matches you with users with a similar profile)
-Reverse Matches (lists users that are seeking your type, but don’t match your own preferences)
Smart Search (the quickest way to search; you choose Match Words, age range, zip code and gender)
-Location Search, for Match Mobile (requires use of Match Mobile, finds users in your immediate area)
-Save Searches

Match.com Free Membership
The online dating services offers a basic membership on a free trial basis. During this time, a user can create a profile, search and view Match.com profiles, and send Winks. If a paid member initiates email communication, free members may reply.

-Create Profile
-General Info: Age, gender, location, birthday, age range you are seeking
-The Basics: Marital/Relationship status, search radius, who you’re looking for
-Appearance: Body type, height, hair color, eyes, etc.
-Interests: Click corresponding check boxes
-Lifestyle: How you spend you time
-Background: education, languages, religion, ethnicity, etc.
-Seeking: What kind of person you’re looking for
-Intro: Title and short essay about yourself and who you are seeking.
-Upload Photos
-Use of all search options
-View profiles (“Portraits”)
-Send winks
-Reply to emails from paid members

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Match.com Subscriptions
For those who purchase a paid membership to Match.com, you will be able to access most features of the online dating service. However, Match.com offers other additional features at added costs.

Monthly ($34.99/month) or 3 Month Memberships ($19.99/month)
-All of the free membership qualities, plus…
-Send, receive and respond to all communications
-See all members who view your profile
-MSN alerts regarding all views and communications

6 Month Membership ($16.99/month, $101.94 lump sum)
-All free trial/short-term membership features, plus…
Match.com Guarantee (if you don’t find someone special in the first 6 months, get another 6 months free)

6 Month Membership w/additional features ($17.99/month, $107.94 lump sum)
-All of the above, plus
-Notification once a member has read your email
-Highlighted profile
-First Impressions (your profile is sent to new user’s Daily 5)

Additional Features
These are features that can be purchased separately (or provided in the more expensive 6/month membership). Prices are listed per month, but require a 6 month membership (6 month cost shown in parenthesis). If you choose to purchase these on a monthly or 3-month membership, you will pay about 45% more per additional feature.

-Match Mobile: $4.99/month ($29.94)
-Email Read Notification: $2.99/month ($17.94)
-Highlights Profile: $2.99/month ($17.94)
-First Impressions: $2.20/month ($13.20)

Match.com Membership Fees
3-Day Free Trial: Free
Monthly: $34.99
3 Months: $19.99 ($59.97)
6 Months: $$16.99 ($101.94)
6 Months w/ Additional Features: $17.99 ($107.94)

Match.com is one of the best and most popular online dating sites with over 15 million members. Match offers many different options including a free basic membership and a 6 month guarantee – purchase a 6-month membership and if you don’t find someone in that time Match.com gives you an additional 6 months for free. Visit Match.com

 

 

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