Launched in 1995, Match.com is the largest and most popular dating site on the Internet. With more than 25 million members worldwide, and more than 20,000 singles signing up for their services every day, Match gives you the best opportunity of all the dating sites for finding your Mr. or Ms. Right.
Match is responsible for more dates, more relationships, and more marriages than any other dating site.
Match is so confident their online dating service will help you find that special someone they offer a guarantee - "If you don’t find someone special during your initial 6-month subscription, we will give you an additional 6 months at no additional cost to you to continue your search."
With Match's free membership you can create your personal profile, upload photos of yourself, and browse other member's profiles. Once you've created your profile you'll begin to get emails and "winks" from members interested in you. However, in order to contact other members you must purchase a paid membership.
Subscribing to Match.com is easy. You simply enter information about yourself and the type of person you're looking for. You can also upload up to 25 photos of yourself. After that, you can begin searching through Match's huge database of members.
You can perform searches for members by gender, age, location, appearance, and keywords. Then you can contact members who interest you by email, instant messaging, and Match's anonymous phone service.
If you're new to the dating game, haven't dated in a while, or just want to be more successful with the opposite sex, you can get dating tips and advice from Dr. Phil's MindFindBind video dating course.
1 month - $34.99 per month
3 months - $19.99 per month
3 months - $22.99 (includes Email Read Notification, First Impressions, and Highlighted Profile)
6 months - $16.99 per month (includes the Match Guarantee)
6 months - $17.99 per month (includes Email Read Notification, First Impressions, Highlighted Profile, and the Match Guarantee)
Profile - Create your personal profile with information about yourself and the type of person you're looking for, and upload up to 25 photos of yourself.
Highlighted Profile - Your photo is highlighted with a unique look and color so it stands out.
Search - Search for other members by gender, age, location, appearance, interests, lifestyle, background, keywords, who's online, and who's viewed you. You can also save the profiles of singles who interest you.
Email and Instant Messaging - Send emails to members who appeal to you, receive emails, and converse with members live using instant messaging.
Email Read Notification - Find out when your matches read the emails you send.
Match Mobile - Browse members, send emails to members, upload photos, and edit your profile using your cell phone.
Match Talk - Talk to Match members anonymously by phone.
Daily 5 - Emails you your best 5 matches based on Match's compatibility technology. If you see someone you like, Match will even introduce you to them.
Happen Magazine - An online magazine with articles to help you improve your dating skills and make your relationships more satisfying.
Dating Articles & Advice - An entire section of Match's website devoted to dating and relationships.
Success Stories - Members share their dating success stories.
Safety Tips - The dos and don'ts of online and offline dating.
MindFindBind - More than 50 instructional dating videos with doctor Phil McGraw, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Find the One You Want - Fix the One You Got.” These videos give you Dr. Phil's top dating tips and techniques.
Match My Friends - A special feature that allows you to search for matches for your friends and family members.
Portrait Toolkit - Get expert advice from TV's Top Model style director Jay Manuel.
Match Words - Lets you search for members by the keywords they use to describe themselves. A good way to find members who share your interests.
Two-Way Search - Tells you which members may be a good match for you based on their wish list and your personality profile.
Make Love Happen Guarantee - Get a free 6-month Match membership if you subscribe to their service for 6 months and don't meet someone special.
Help and Support - Match offers dating tips, relationship tips, dating articles, and a complete FAQ section. You can email Match's customer service department any time you need help, and phone them Monday through Friday from 8AM to 8PM CST.
Privacy - Your identity is completely protected. No one will know who you are until you tell them.
"Our mission is simple: to help singles find the kind of relationship they’re looking for. And we think we’re pretty good at it. Every month, we hear from hundreds of couples from all over the world sharing love stories, sending invitations to weddings and announcing the births of new babies. It’s no wonder everyone knows someone who’s found love on Match.com!"
The Bottom Line
Match.com has the most members of all the dating sites - 25 million - and the most singles signing up - 20,000 every day. They're responsible for more relationships and more marriages than any other dating site. That says it all.
If you're serious about finding love then Match is the dating site to join.