5/5 stars

Match Review

Short Info

  • 4 000 000 active users in the US

  • 25-50 age range of users 

  • Free mobile app (Android, iOS)

  • International dating site

  • 45% women vs 55% men

  • Anonymous and secure video calls

Our Review

Launched in 1995, is one of the oldest dating sites (25+ years on the market). It belongs to Match Group, LLC, which is owned by the parent company IAC. The company also operates OurTime and other famous dating brands.

The users of are mostly singles who are searching for love and serious relationships. The site has a giant user base which is around 10 million Premium subscribers worldwide. Do you want to become one of them? Check out our review to know more about and its benefits.

First of all, if you want to join the website, you need to register.

Registration Process (<10 Minutes)

The registration process is simple and smooth. Unlike the majority of dating sites, does not have an email verification system, you can log in to your profile immediately after registering. However, the site will encourage you to verify your account via SMS later on.

Step 1. Indicate who you are looking for (a man or a woman).

Step 2. Specify the age of your ideal partner and enter your zip code.

Step 3. Enter your date of birth and your first name.

Step 4. Enter your email address and choose a password. There is no verification email.

Step 5. Specify the basic information: your height, body type, relationship status, number of children, education, ethnicity, religion, interests, smoking and drinking habits.

Step 6. Describe your ideal partner and answer a few standard questions (for example, “My favorite places to hang out are…”, “Right now I am reading…”, “For fun I like to…” and so on).

Step 7. Personalize your profile at your will (add more relevant information or upload photos).

Design and User Experience

The website has a simple clean design. The main theme uses blue and white colors. It may look a little bit outdated for younger people, however, the website is well-structured and organized. The interface is direct and straightforward. There are five main tabs on the top: Discover (Home), Search, Likes, Inbox and Events. Overall, the website is user friendly and easy-to-navigate for all age groups of users.

The mobile app visually looks the same as its desktop counterpart. It provides the same functionality as well, however, the mobile app might be a better choice in terms of usability. Also, the good thing is that the app needs a very small amount of memory space on your phone.

Main Features

The main feature of the site is its Profile Builder aimed to make the profile creation process easier and quicker. The builder asks you to fill out some relevant information details step by step, e.g. your height, weight, body type, personal preferences and so on. Also, it is required to upload a profile picture.

Additionally, offers many special features. However, you need to subscribe to a Premium membership in order to use most of them. Some of those features are:

  • Video Date - virtual dates which you can arrange by video call functionality

  • Match Phone - anonymous voice calls to your matches

  • Reverse Matches - the system offers you to check and try to interact with people you are not compatible with

  • Incognito Mode - browse profiles of other members invisibly

  • Match Guarantee - offers a free 6-month Premium subscription if users who subscribe to at least 6-month Premium package do not find a match on the website within a duration of their paid membership

Pricing Structure

Upon registration, you can use these services for free:

  • Profile creation

  • Receive daily matches

  • Browse profiles of other members

  • Like photos

In order to send messages and use the full functionality of the website, you are advised to subscribe to one of the Premium packages:

Standard Premium Plan (sending messages, viewing who visited your profile):

3 months - $12.99/month or $38.97 in total

6 months - $9.99/month or $59.94 in total

12 months - $7.99/month or $95.88 in total

Premium Plan (sending messages, viewing who visited your profile, voice calling, browsing anonymously, notifications):

3 months - $14.99/month or $44.97 in total

6 months - $11.49/month or $68.94 in total

12 months - $8.99/month or $107.88 in total

Boost (purchase of specific features):

1 pack - $0.99/credit

5 pack - $0.80/credit or $4.00 in total

10 pack - $0.60/credit or $6.00 in total

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Free registration and profile creation

  • Huge user base

  • Profile Builder feature

  • Verified profiles and reviewed pictures

  • Well-suited daily matches that increase your chance to find a partner quickly

  • Good balance between genders

  • 100% safe, anonymous and ad-free experience both on the site and app

  • Secure video calls

  • Real Talk - pre-written messages the users can send to their matches as well as suggested topics for conversation

  • Extensive search filters including search by keywords

  • Singles activities and special events

  • A lot of special features

  • Match Guarantee for Premium members

  • Premium membership can be cancelled online by giving a minimum notice period of 14 days

  • Paid subscriptions are cheaper in comparison to other dating websites

  • You need to have a Premium account to at least read and send messages (like the majority of dating sites do)

  • Auto-renewable subscriptions (like most of the dating sites have)

  • Minimum 3 months subscription

Important Things You Need to Pay Attention to

Before you decide to subscribe to a paid membership, please test the website and consider the pricing for each package to understand if it is worth your time and money. Also, be sure to cancel your subscription after you find your partner, otherwise it will be automatically renewed for the period of the same length as the initial one. Date wisely and responsibly!