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Match is the leading and a massive online dating site that and serves 265 countries in 8+ languages on all inhabited continents. It went live in 1995.

I find more attractive women on, period.

My female friends also comment similarly about males. Of the three most popular dating sites as of this writing, Match, OKCupid, and Plenty of Fish, it seems to be the most professional focused, meaning white collar members, although it has all kinds of users.

And since I am always asked, Match is one of the worst places for older men to meet younger women. It is a good site for older women to meet younger men though. Women absolutely have the upper hand on this site. That said, I was contacted by an absolutely gorgeous and genuine woman 20+ years younger (most of these are scams), we dating briefly, and although not compatible because she is bat-shit crazy although in a good way, we remain pretty good friends.

 I also get the least replies on

The amount of quality women I find on Match is simply amazing; however I also get the least replies on female friends of mine echo similar comments. Quite honestly I’m not sure if they still all exist or are reading their messages (free “members” and members whose membership has expired can tell they if have a message but cannot read it).I know a few married couples who met on Match. Some of them still have their profiles up years later but never check.

If you have not tried online dating yet, I strongly recommend you consider giving Match a go – sign up for at least 6 months and see what happens. It’s a great place to start and you may find you love it or may find another site to be more to your preference.

If you are a guy, contact the women you find interesting from their daily emails, and also use their search features to poke around for interesting women. If you are a woman, you can sit tight and wait for men to contact you BUT I strongly suggest you be proactive and contact men if you are not finding men you are interested in contacting you.
In 2004, Guinness World Records recognized Match as the largest online dating site (over 15 million people using it at the time, and over 40 million had registered).

You can sign up for Match for free but do not.

It is useless unless you pay them. You can look around but can’t do much else. Maybe if you live in rural Wyoming signing up for free to see if there is anyone else remotely near you makes sense, but otherwise the free membership is useless.

Be aware that Match will auto renew your membership, charging it to your credit card, whether you want it to or not.

Match also owns as of 2011, and part of Zhenai which is a Chinese language dating site (over 28 million registered users).

Match briefly tried a type of speed dating with events called MatchLive where members would meet in a public location for social activities. They scrapped that but started “Stir” events in 2012 where members meet at local events, primarily it seems at bars. I haven’t tried one yet but may.


3 Responses to “ Review”

  1. Minnie says:

    Match is pretty much the gold standard of online dating. They do have some annoying features, like autorenewing and charging your CC, and being very picky on what picture you can use as your main profile shot.

    I’ve tried others, but am only on Match now.

  2. Ronald says:

    You basically need to try Match – the largest selection of people. I don’t love it (I prefer OKCupid in many ways) but the enormous selection of people there – what if your Match is there and you aren’t? Not that I believe people have exactly one “match” but I think you know what I mean!


  3. Sue says:

    I neither like nor dislike Match – I do use it.
    Not much of a choice.
    I’m very rural, and it is the only site that actually has enough people on it to be interesting.
    Other sites I looked at simply have far too few people in my “neck of the woods”