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Match Review

This is one of the biggest dating sites with a high reputation among singles looking for serious relationships. This review will help you realize if their reputation is justified.
Reviewed by
Dr.Laura Berman
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Match & Search
Cost & Prices

Pros and Cons

Like everything in life, Match has pros and cons. Let’s check them out.
Messaging is reserved for paid members
There are some fake profiles
Some real people aren’t 100% honest on their profiles
There is no mandatory account verification
Paid membership is needed to use all the best features
You’ll (probably) be contacted by people from all around the world
There are 2 levels of paid membership
Exists since 1995 (it’s legit)
8 million premium users around the globe

What is

Match is one of the oldest and best-dating sites around. Being 25 years old, it’s older than some of its users. Match isn’t meant to be international, but with 20 million users worldwide, it beats most international dating sites by a mile.

Member Structure

The site has an amazing member structure. There are 4 million users just from the USA and 3 million active users daily. Not many dating sites can match that. The female-male ratio is almost perfect, with 46% of females and 54% of males. Also, people of all ages are using our site.

Match App

The service realized a long time ago that having an app for Android and IOS can help them reach more people.
Android users wrote 14967 reviews, and the average grade is 3,5 stars, which is pretty good. Almost every negative review complains about it being a paid dating site. IOS users wrote 63600 reviews about the service, and the average grade is 3,8. iPhone users are complaining about paid memberships too, but every decent dating site is like that, so it makes no sense to cry about it.

Costs and Prices

Match has 2 levels of paid membership - standard and premium mode. With standard, you get the basic paid features (unlimited messages, seeing who viewed your profile, etc.). Premium membership offers amazing features such as video date.

Prices for standard membership:

Duration Costs
3 month $38.97
6 month $59.94
12 month $95.88

Prices for premium membership:

Duration Costs
3 month $44.97
6 month $68.94
12 month $107.88
One more thing makes the srvice stand out from the crowd. If you get a 6-month membership and you don’t find a successful match - you get 6 more months for free.

Match Special Feature

Oh, where to start with the special features of the site. They’re great.
Real Talk - tons of topic and icebreakers for people who need inspiration for conversations
Boost - an add-on that highlights your profile for an hour
Likes - see who liked you and who you liked
Voice Calls - premium feature, lets you talk with your match thought encrypted number (to preserve your safety)
Date check in - you list 3 emergency contacts before going on a date. If you feel uncomfortable during the date, Match will send a message to your contacts
Video dates - self-explanatory, but not so common on dating sites


In every part of this review, at least one gem shows how much Match cares about its users' safety. Date check-in is a unique feature and a great example of their care. While on the date they’ll contact you and ask if everything is fine. If you say no, your friends will get a message so they can save you. You probably won’t need it, but it’s like a parachute on the plain. It’s good to have it.

Our Experience

Sign up Process

Sing up Match
Registering won’t be a problem for you, and it’ll take just a couple of minutes. First, you fill in basic personal info and then proceed to a smooth profile builder that’ll help you finish your profile. It took me approximately 10 minutes to create a profile, but I’m sure it can be done even faster.

Profile Creation

Profile Match
Sign up will take you a minute or two. After that, you’ll go to the profile builder to finish your account. There you’ll provide more detailed personal info such as body type, height, eye color, and so on. After that, you can write a short “About me” section (up to 100 characters) and upload a profile photo. I’ve chosen a nice, non-vulgar photo because I noticed that most members do so. When you finish creating a profile, there is no verification, jump into the world of online dating.

Searching and Matchmaking

Matchmaking Match
You can use various filters to search for your matches manually in the “Discover” function. But if you’re lazy as I am, you’ll use “Matches” instead. There you’ll see your potential matches and either like them or dislike them. I’d started a lot of chats just like that. When somebody likes you, and you like them backdrop a message to say hi.

Contacting with Other Members

Contacting Match
Contacting other users on the platform is a pleasure. Earlier in this review, I’ve mentioned special features. The best of them are connected to contacting other users. You can do it via message, MachPhone, or Video Date. I had some pleasant conversations thanks to Video Date. Those are great because, after a video call, you can be sure you’re chatting with a real person who hasn’t lied anything while creating a profile.

Experts Conclusion

I’ve tried a lot of dating sites and read more than one review about each of them. Not many of those sites can come close to this site. It’s safe, full of polite and friendly people, and it works. I got 3 video dates on the first day.


Who owns, L.L.C. owns the site. But they’re a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp.

How do I renew my match full membership?

It will renew itself: same price, same duration.

Can I block another match member

Of course. Every profile has 3 dots, click them and then go on “Report” & “Block”.

Match is a great, trustworthy site for everybody who’s looking for serious relationships.

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