Dating, matchmaking and long term relationships, pen pals & soul
|Basic FREE Membership:
|Number of Members:
|| 20 Million and counting.
|Sexual Categories Covered:
|| Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Exotic, Risque,
Single Parents, Pen Pals, Christian, Senior(50+)
All, 249 counties.
Email, Voice Mail, Voice Email, Electronic
Winking, Live Chats, Telephone Dates, Speedmatching, Mobile Phone
Messaging, Instant Messaging, Online Speedmatching, Offline Parties
and Events. Travel and Cruises for Singles. They also now have video
dating and support Web Cams for both video profiles and video messages
in your instant messaging messages using the match messenger software.
Interface & Usability
The website design is simplistic and
not overly complicated, yet has many features. With a general colour
scheme of light blue and green it's not sore on the eyes. Searching
for profiles is straight forward and each profiles preview photo
is nice and big so you don't need a telescope to see what the person
Profile details are shown in tabbed format under the main picture
to conserve space on the page. You also can instantly see if the
person has a video profile or voice message. Most of the features
you'll use are logically located at the top of the page and anything
to do with match the company itself can be found at the bottom.
The match messenger is browser based so there's no software to
download meaning you can access it from anywhere, not just at home.
The text is of a good size too so reading profile details shouldn't
be a problem.
is the world's largest dating site and that's official as of March
2nd 2004. With 20 million members in 246 countries, if you can't find
a date on this site, your not going to find one anywhere. To quote
"Match.com brings people together; we welcome all
single adults seeking one-to-one relationships ranging from companionship
to friendship, romance to marriage. Our sole purpose is to use a
fun, secure online platform to provide our members with fast, relevant,
and lasting results."
Match.com uses its own little instant messaging software called
match messenger and they've recently added real time video messaging
for people with web cams. They also provide an excellent tips section
for looking your best if using the video dating service.
Match also goes that extra distance by organising singles
holidays and offline events.
At this time of writing these are only open to US members but Match
have plans to make these services available to international members.
For US members you can find out when the next Match event is happening
in a city near you. Like most dating websites that deal with matchmaking
there's a fairly detailed profile setup.
But most settings are optional and you don't have to set it all
up at once. If you're in a hurry you can save what you have done
and come back later to finish filling in your details. Your profile
is then submitted for review at the end and you should be approved
within 48 hours. We'd also like to add upon reviewing other dating
sites that you can view any members profile regardless if they're
paying or not.
What we liked about the site:
Large Database. Tons of features to
communicate. Dating Safety tips, Live Advisors if you need advice.
40% Female, 60% Male (so ladies you should be spoilt for choice.)
All profiles are scanned and Match takes any complaints very seriously
and acts on them quickly to ensure a good service and safe dating
environment. We like match because of their commitment to their
users, they seem to put the customers needs first.
Not every online dating site does this and as a result match is
pushed to the top of the list for their efforts.
What we didn't like about the site:
Size of database can be
bewildering. So make sure you narrow it down when searching and
be specific. Match have actually acknowledged this fact and have
tips on their site for narrowing you criteria down so that you,
as they say, 'Find more 'compatible' matches rather than just more
Another things is that Match have adverts displayed every so often
between profiles? Aren't they making enough money with the dating?
The adverts aren't intrusive but theres really no need for them
to be there.
Overall we think match.com
is a professional dating services company that cares about its users
and the environment in which they interact. They aren't just in
it to make a buck and coupled with their excellent and varied features,
(including the different ways to communicate) their site and service
gets a Quality 5 Star rating from us.
||I'd been searching for years for the right woman, and
I finally found her very close by to me. I'd spent some many nights
hitting the bars and the clubs and never having success other than
finding problematic relationships. Ildiko found my profile and wrote
a letter to me with a picture attached. What struck me right away
was the picture was of her and her dog. As I'm a big dog lover, I
knew we had something in common right from the start.
After speaking on the phone for a couple of weeks, we met
in Manhattan on May 3, 2003, for our first date. Ildiko was very
shy at first, but she opened up as the day progressed. We actually
met my sister and her husband by accident in the middle of Manhattan,
and I got a nod of approval from them. At any rate, we have now
been dating for over a year and we have a great relationship together.
There are so many things we have in common, it's almost like I've
found a female version of myself. She is the woman I've been waiting
my whole life for. Things are going great and we just wanted to
say thank you for helping us get together. We'll keep you updated
on our progress.
James and Ildiko.
Everything happened so fast! In the beginning of June I decided to
sign up on Match.com, and not even two weeks later, I started corresponding
by email with a man located not even ten miles away from where I live.
We emailed each other for about a week and realized just how much
we have in common. So then we started corresponding by phone, and
then on June 28, his birthday, not only did we meet for the first
time in person, but I also met his whole family. We have been dating
now for two months and he is more than I ever dreamed of finding,
especially on Match.com. Match.com, thank you for helping me find
true love, and a best friend.
I met Roberto591 on my 40th birthday and I have been head over heels
ever since. Wow! Who knew turning 40 could be so great? Robert is
a GORGEOUS, sensitive, caring, honest and down-to-earth gentleman.
He also has a sexy singing and talking voice. I just can't get enough
I just can't tell you how happy I am to have found him, and to
think we met on Match.com amazes me even more! We also have had
a number of people tell us we make such a cute couple, which is
great to hear, even though we know that already!
I had met about five men on Match.com before meeting Robert and
just want to let all you ladies (and gents) know that it is possible
and very likely that you may meet your match on Match.com. I know
Thanks, Match.com, for a match made on Earth that feels oh so much
There are lots of more testimonials on the match.com website.