Last Updated: October 12, 2015 10

Everything You Need to Know About Match.com

Found In: Dating

Match.com is an online dating site that claims to have the most interesting mix of members, the most people looking for a serious relationship, and the most marriages. It’s absolutely free and it’s very easy to sign up.

With Match.com you can:

  • Contact other singles!
  • Send & receive email messages
  • Respond to email messages
  • Remove members from view
  • See who’s viewed you
  • With Gold Package, let any member contact you
  • One click search by type
  • Search for matches
  • Create a profile
  • Post a photo
  • Send/Receive winks
  • Communicate with Gold Package members

Signing up for Match.com

The first step to finding the perfect partner is of course to sign up for Match.com. Here are some basic steps you can follow in order to do that:

  • The first step is to go to www.match.com, the homepage for Match.com. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • This will bring you to the homepage. Located near the middle of the homepage is a box that says “Start browsing now. It’s free”. Fill in the information required.
  • The information required is your gender, the gender you are interested in seeking, where you are, and your age range. Once you have specified this, click on ‘Search’.
  • You will then be taken to another registration form. Fill out the information here to.
  • You will need to specify an email address. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password.
  • You will need to choose a password. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully.
  • Click to continue.
  • This will bring you to another form. Here you will have to specify the username you would like to use. Think about this a little bit beforehand. You want your username to be one that really reflects who you are as a person. You should also remember that your username will have to unique, so make sure that you think of more than one username before signing up in case your first option is already being used by someone else.
  • This will take you to the “Subscribe Now” option. You will have to subscribe with Match.com if you want to make use of this service. Click on this green button located near the top of the screen to continue.
  • Here you will have to choose a subscription package. The monetary amounts payable will be based on the country you specified earlier in the process.
  • Even before you join Match.com officially you will be able to make a profile and upload a picture. However you will have to actually pay for the service in order to get connecting.
  • Choose the package that is best for you; finish updating your profile, and start searching for the perfect match!

Logging in to your Match.com account

Once you have gone through the fairly lengthy process of creating your Match.com account you will now want to login again and again to find the perfect match for you. Here are some simple steps to follow for doing this:

  • The first step is to go to www.match.com, the homepage for Match.com. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • On this page there will be an option to sign in right at the top right hand corner. Click on this to continue.
  • If you want to skip the homepage, go to http://www.match.com/login/login.aspx. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • Then you will be taken to the login screen here you will need to specify the username/email and password that you selected during the sign up process.
  • Decide whether or not you want the computer to keep you logged in. It is recommended that you do not do this if you using a computer that is shared by others.
  • You also have the option of signing in with Facebook.
  • Once you have filled everything in, click “Sign in”.

Tips for using Match.com

  • When writing things about yourself tell people what kind of person you are looking for
  • Put up several recent photographs of yourself — in both indoor and outdoor light, also a variety of full body shots as well as close ups of your face.
  • Be optimistic and upbeat, but be realistic that even the most accurate profile and photograph do not always correlate to real life chemistry between two people.
  • Have a friend or relative call or text you during your initial meeting to see if you’re fine.
  • Do not hound the same person over and over, send them a message or two and after that leave them alone if they don’t return your contact — they probably aren’t interested.
  • Some of online dating websites are becoming more sophisticated in the way they match up people, but that does not mean that they cannot make mistakes.
  • Be honest with yourself about the kind of person you are looking for.
  • Be cautious with the information that you provide a potential match.
  • Check a few times a week to see if anyone new has shown up that may interest you.
  • Always have the first few meetings and dates in a public place and always let a relative or friend know where you are going and who you are meeting.
  • Don’t put all of your focus on online dating.
  • Be alert to red flags, such as a person repeatedly cancelling meetings, asking for money, or pressuring you for personal information or sex (including nude photos) early in your acquaintanceship.
  • Always have a phone conversation with a match before any initial meeting.
  • Take note of any discrepancies in the details the person provides you — it’s usually an indication that the person is misleading you.