The site is fine, the dating part of it anyway. I would say it's no better than walking up to someone you fancy on the street.
The problem comes when you wish to part company with Match. They have a myriad of ways to hold onto you, well, your money. I cancelled my subscription, or so I thought. No more showers of emails every day. Fast forward 6 weeks and I am informed that Match have taken 2 payments out of my bank totalling £185. I found that even though I had deleted my account that I had not cancelled my subscription, because of course everyone wants to keep paying the exorbitant rates that Match charge when they have no intention of using it. I wound my way to the subscription cancellation page where it told me that I couldn't cancel because that can only happen with 24 hours of the subscription, which was 3 hours ago!
All in all they're a very seedy bunch of chancers over at Match, stay away is my advice.
Review by Ognjan Callar1 month ago
Match would send me false information regarding people interested in meeting, I think a number of years ago they were an honest, credible company but no longer.
Review by Mayumi Adra1 month ago
Put a twelve year age gap and a 100km radius and No matches..Criteria open.. Guessing 90% aren't members..DONT JOIN. Save ur money...
Review by Joaney Sunkle1 month ago
I don't know how match.com does with younger people. As a senior citizen it doesn't work well. I was on the site approximately one week. In that time, I got about 20 to 30 likes and/or messages. NOT ONE WAS LEGIT!!! Every one was a scam.
Don't waste your time or money. If you don't know what a scammer is, please don't use a dating website. I found them all to be the same.
Review by Shibbir Kumrulu1 month ago
I have received several emails saying I was just liked by someone when I log in to see further info their profiles are unavailable. Looks like a scam website to me.
Review by Angellena Mosante1 month ago
match are very money oriented and there site has its flaws. Not only do you have to pay to subscribe, you have to pay extra if you want to filter who can contact you witch is totally wrong, it should be included as part of your subscription, im getting sick of women outside of my age and country looking at my profile, adding me to faves etc. As others have mentioned there is this new rejection system witch you will get used to getting in no time, it seems theres too many window shoppers or shallow girls, i consider myself to be good looking and a good guy but spend more time talking to myself.This is the last time im going to use the site, im moving on to other dating sites
Review by LTay Mortenson1 month ago
I was recommended to use Match by a good friend, saying nicer people use it as opposed to Tinder, Bumble etc, so I needed to pay for it to actually use the service. You can create a profile, browse and like people for free and that's it, you need a subscription to actually talk to people! So alright, I paid for the service, I thought it be a worthy investment to find 'the one', but what's scary is that you also get to see everyone who visits your profile. So I liked a few women, and sent them specially crafted non-creepy messages, and you get this punch in the gut message from Match:
We'd like to inform you that *name* declined your invitation.
This doesn't tell me anything, other than most of the women that did so didn't even look at my profile which I've invested and heavily refined over and over again. I've had other people review my pictures, and helped me select some. So what am I doing wrong? I'm at least decent looking, so after months of use, I've concluded that either the women on match are shallow and are on a journey to find some perfect prince charming, or that they are fake profiles. I'm leaning more towards the latter. What's more spooky is that my profile is being stalked by people who are at least 20 years older than me!
Match's subscription model is very bad for the consumer, they entice you so much by good deals to go with the longer subscription, but the catch is if you want to stop using the service, you won't get a pro-rata'd refund (past the 2 week cooling off period). Customer service response was "it's not fair for the other users, if we refund you.", hopefully some new law will address the issue, so companies like this that survive on scaming people would hurry up and perish.
Review by Poshianna2 months ago
I think this site is a big con.I think suiters are manufactured by the site along with the messages to entice you and get your money.Avoid it like the plague!!!
Review by Nider2 months ago
Nothing seems to happen on this dating site. I get views but that's it. I find it amazing that I have friends and family in real life who think that I'm a decent enough guy, but on a dating site nobody seems to give a damn. I posted an accurate description of myself, a nice photo but nope nothing. I guess I have to look like Brad Pitt and be super wealthy to attract somebody on this website but that's okay. My realy life friends think I'm pretty great.Thanks for nothing.
Review by Klarinda2 months ago
Match.com stole my money.
Everytime my subscription was ending someone would start talking to me. Then it would tell me in order to keep talking I would have to renew. I would renew and the person would stop talking. I had already worked out after the first two times that the person was likely a bot but I was that lonely I thought it was worth a go, just in case. After several times of this happening I discovered that the site was automatically renewing also and I was paying double. This was confirmed by my bank. When I called them about this the customer service worker I spoke to shouted at me, called me a liar and refused me any money back. This is the single worst consumer experience of my life.
Stay well away. Give them nothing.
Review by KenDella2 months ago
Reading through all these negative reviews I'm pleased to say that I met the most fabulous gentleman in September 2014 we go engaged Feb 2015 and finally got married last year 2018 September 15th.. We celebrate our first anniversary on Sunday.... Sometimes it doesn't happen over night... I was fortunate to sign up when they had a week free offer... And he was the only one I chatted to... Thank you match.com I met my life long partner, soul mate and best friend because of you 💕💕💕
Review by Jpank Zikiye2 months ago
Absolutely F---ing useless.
I was on here for two months payed subscription and nearly a year before. NOT ONE DATE. NOT ONE CONVERSATION.
Review by Lordiel Stühlein2 months ago
RECENT FTC SUIT FOR FRAUD SAYS IT ALL
Out of 108 carefully tailored messages to various match.com profiles, I only received three responses despite being reasonably good looking and extremely financially secure.
Now I know why.
The recent FTC lawsuit states that of all the online profiles, 25%-35% are fraudsters, that countless others do not exist but are "bait" for newbies, and that match.com business practices are massively dishonest.
If the FTC is only going after the most flagrant and provable aspects of this giant scam, who know what else lurks beneath the surface?
Review by Gurrie2 months ago
Complete waste of time & money. It's no different or better than the free dating sites I've been on. Still full of players, time wasters & guys just wanting casual fun! Before I subscribed it told me I had 38 people who had added me as their favourite. As soon as the site got their money it went down to 4! Never again!
Review by Billinda2 months ago
I was a bit reluctant to use Match again but did such that as I am lonely and wanted to have one final shot at online dating. I signed up for 6-month subscription and also purchased an add-on called ‘connect’ so women who were not paying members could contact me. Well what a big mistake, I have been using the site 6 weeks and have sent roughly 37 messages and have had only 1 reply. Most of the time I get complete silence while other times I get the automated rejection message (thanks but no thanks).
The big problem with the site is the bots and spammers trying to collect email addresses, I’ve had 4 emails from people using the exact same email asking for my email so they can send sexy photos……very annoying as you think maybe just maybe you have a reply or message but alas no it’s just some spammer….
Another thing I encountered was that women added me a favourite and when I contacted them I got the automated rejection email, living me thinking why did people add you as a favourite only to reject you?
My advice is if you are a man do not use this site as the women on match have standards so high only Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio in their prime have a possible chance of getting a message, women can sit back and watch the messages and validations fly in with no effort! (they will still cry where have all the good men gone though).
For men using Match.com is both soul destroying and a complete waste of money.
I have contacted match to complain but they only replied with a canned “We do all we can to improve customer satisfaction” etc. etc., they gave a me a free boost add-on which did nothing to help me or assuage my anger and frustration.
Toxic site avoid at all costs!
Review by RetroPvP2 months ago
I’ve been on and off of this worthless site for a few years now. It always works the same...,when you’re first on you get lots of messages (I think I’m an above average looking guy who’s independent, educated, with a job, etc.) and then, after a few weeks...crickets. Let’s face some truths here. Online dating has been designed for the exclusive benefit of women and women alone. And no, it’s not fair or right. Women should have to do as much work as men in finding a “match” but they don’t. They have it easy. All they have to do is sit on her princess throne, login to the app with her girly iPhone (yes, girly), bulk delete thoughtful messages from men whom she judges as not handsome enough for her, then login to Facebook and complain to her girly friends that all the “good” ones have been taken.I keep swiping through my “matches” sending likes, etc., and nothing....crickets. I think it’s a combination of women at my age being not worth having largely do to character flaws, daddy issues, etc. The very attractive ones, and know it, are ruined for that reason and aren’t even worth writing to since you and every other hopeful slob has filled her inbox on a daily basis. Trust me, she’ll NEVER write you back unless you’re a dead ringer for the young Brad Pitt. I have to admit that online dating has definitely skewed my perception of the opposite sex....and not in a good way. I look at women, in general, with a jaundiced eye now.
Review by Inkspired Bowz2 months ago
They won't let you cancel your membership, go to the bank and cancel otherwise they will take your money again even you have the membership for 1 month.
Review by JeffBlackford Kuteva2 months ago
Would be 3 stars for the site itself. It's internet dating, of course it's a zoo. It's their customer "service" that earns them one star. Their automatic renewal sharp practice is well documented elsewhere. TOP TIP, pay with Paypal and the day after you pay go to the Paypal site and cancel the auto-renew, non of this cancellation window rubbish that the Match site does.
My major complaint is customer services don't seem to understand problems with the way the site works. They allow people you have rejected as unsuitable to blacklist you but then effectively cyber stalk you by keep appearing in your "people who have viewed me" feed. Match even send marketing email promoting the profiles of people who have blacklisted you.
Review by Viyeso Hodossy2 months ago
I wish I had read these reviews before paying my subscription! I have never done this sort of thing before and entered into it with an optimistic outlook. I have lots of winks but none of my messages have been answered - ? getting through and have been declined even after leaving a pleasant message- suspect these are not real people as the coach wasnt and admitted to being a robot called Laura. I am fairly openminded and 64 but have been sent profiles of 18 and 20year olds even though I am way out of their age requirements!!!! Useless and morally questionable!! Dont waste your emotional energy or money!!!
Review by Taleisha2 months ago
Trash app,rip off !
Review by Alleene Derrow2 months ago
This site may advertise itself as great but it’s a waste of time and money. I have spend £29.99 for a months subscription and feel like I’ve just paid to be looked at. Not a single person talks on this site, I have tried other free sites, also owned by match and have had loads of messages which begs the question, are people actually subscribing to Match?
I have sent messages which no one answers, winked and no one responds! What a complete and utter waste of money. Do not register for this site
Review by Amazingman2 months ago
Most of this people claiming to be military personels on dating sites are scammers. You find them on every dating sites , also on instagram. I was involved in a romance scam that I lost a lot of money to the tune $500,000 . I advice you to always insist to see your alleged lover before any financial commitment. If you have lost money to this heartless con artists you can contact mycapitalrecovery @ gmail, com .They recovered about 80% of my funds traced to the con artist that scammed me. Thank me later.
Review by Catnurse Wetch3 months ago
Absolute waste of time and money and is impossible to delete my account. I have followed the instructions given by match and I still can’t delete my account because there isn’t a delete button, only a suspension which is basically useless. I can’t even delete my profile picture!
I paid for a three month subscription but really all you need is one day on the site. You get matched with people who live miles away so aren’t suitable. I filled in a personal questionnaire on the site and it signed me up for a separate site which wanted a second subscription fee, I now can’t find a delete button to end that account. I’m getting spam messages from both sites. I would not recommend anybody uses this site!
Review by Chromavision3 months ago
Terrible site full of scammers. If the guy appears good looking, in my experience every single one without exception has been false. They just want money and are not real. Horrible experience. Do not use this site.
Review by Yapado3 months ago
I agree with most of the negative reviewers on here. I did meet someone on match and still talking to her although not through match. I do think there marketing strategies are dodgy though. They gave me an offer of £4.99 for a month which i took up.As the month comes to an end(i cancelled auto renewal) a clock appears and starts counting down??Its like a threat "your times running out and you wont be able to communicate with anyone!!" Then you get the discounted offers chucked at you every time you sign in. My subscription ended and within 24 hours I apparently had 49 views 2 winks and 2 favourites??
On average while the subs were live i would have maximum 5 views per day. I had 5 winks total for the month and the same for favourites.
A lady i messaged that winked and Favorited me never replied but continued to favourite and wink.....this could have been genuine but i think Match is manipulating things behind the scenes.
I've been in the dating game for 10 years and have had two relationships since my wife died so its all wasted on me been there and worn the T shirt so give it up Match and do what you are paid to do FIND PEOPLE A PARTNER!!!!