In a Nutshell
- Manual search functions + daily match recommendations
- Singles meet-ups
- Quick sign-up
- No live chat option
- Millions of members means weeding through a lot of profiles
- Site is really only accessible to paying members
We recommend joining for 6 months to make the most of Match events and the full mobile functionality.
"I never thought I would meet the love of my life at a Match event! I am so thankful and lucky I attended that night!" Rebecca & Mark
It takes seconds to become a member of match.com. Enter your gender, the gender you're looking for, your age, location and email address...and congratulations! You’re now a member of the world’s largest and most successful dating website.
You will now be prompted to begin filling in your profile. This is your chance to write about yourself and the partner you're looking for. Here is your chance to specify whether you are looking to meet someone your age or of the same religious denomination. This for example, allows for daters over 50 or Christian daters to find exactly the person they are looking for. We love the whimsical nature of some of the profile fields. While you will of course include information such as physical appearance and interests, you will also be given topics such as #loveyourimperfections, where you can describe the parts of you which may not be so appealing! Reading others profiles can give you a real idea of who you are looking at, making for a much more real dating experience.
Ease of Use:
The next profile section involved outlining your interests, including hobbies, pets, and open ended questions such as what you do for fun, and your favourite travel destinations. Use this area to show some of your personality to a potential match.
About my date is the section where you can influence the kind of matches you receive. Take the time to really think about what you’re looking for. His/her age, interests, physical appearance and lifestyle choices, including denomination, are all taken into consideration in this part of the website.
With over 10 years of experience in the dating game in the UK, match.com know what they are doing. That’s how they’ve developed their powerful search tools. Search directly from the home page by location, age and who’s currently online to start viewing profiles. Advanced search lets you narrow it down farther by physical appearance, interests and even keywords. The search tool is set up to be fun and interesting to use, allowing you to experiment with your results, such as looking for users who have a particular favourite film taste or music preference.
A great feature of match.com is their innovative Daily6.
This tab allows you to view six profiles which have been specially chosen for you by match.com. Mark down whether you’re interested in these users, and the website will get to know what types of users you’re looking for, to make the next day even closer to your ideal match.
Once you’ve found someone you like the look of, you can message them directly or use the IM chat to get to know them better. No time? Send a quick wink or save them to favourites for easy access later on.
For full access to everything on the site, you will need to sign up for a monthly subscription. We recommend a six month package. Not only does this give you enough time to really get to know match.com and the best way to make it work for you, but a six month package comes with the best functionality. Sign up today for £19.99 per month, and receive full access to not only the desktop website, but also full functionality of the match.com mobile app, and the ability to see who is interested in you. You will receive a special discount on match.com events, letting you take the fun offline, and your website experience will be entirely ad free. What’s not to like? If you prefer to sign up for a shorter term, 3 months is charged at £28.99 per month, and a one month contract is £39.99.
match.com offers a small section on keeping safe when using online dating, which can be found on the help pages. It suggests getting to know people slowly, not giving out personal information too quickly, and always arranging meets in a public place. Especially as there is no live chat, only a contact form to get in touch with the customer care team, we would have liked to see a more thorough dedicated safety tips page.
One of the UKs largest dating websites, join over 250,000 singles in their search for love and romance. Excellent search functionality, dedicated match.com events and a competitive pricing structure makes match.com one of the market leaders on the UK online dating scene.