Online Dating Tips: Dos and Don’ts of Dating Online
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1 in 5 relationships now begin online and when thinking of dating websites Match.com would be top of most people’s list. Having been around since 1995 Match.com is the most recognised dating website worldwide.
The Match.com site has led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other online dating website. With millions of members, its large user base should mean there is someone for everyone.
It’s not hard to see why they are so successful with their massive advertising campaigns and user friendly website with has unique features which other dating websites haven’t yet caught up with.
There are some brilliant features that you can access free for example you can sign up, create a profile and upload photographs without paying a subscription. Some of the other great features available to non-paying members are:-
You can use the search function and all the many search options which include – advanced search (age, distance, username, keywords) you can also use the advanced search to state your preference of physical appearance and personality traits. More straightforward searches include New Members, Members with birthday today, Members with the same birthday as you, to name but a few.
You can send a wink to anyone who you are interested in as a quick way of drawing their attention to you and showing your interest in them.
You can add someone to your favourites so you can remember who caught your eye as you search through the hundreds of profiles.
The website chooses 6 different potential matches every day from your search criteria.
You can receive email alerts when someone has sent you a wink or a message, has put you in their favourites or viewed your profile. You can opt in or out of these alerts and tailor it to which alerts you do or don’t want to receive.
You will receive an email daily with 12 great potential matches showing their username and brief details. You can go straight to their profile by clicking on them from the email.
These free features ensure that you feel like part of the Match.com community right from the start.
The main benefit of becoming a subscribed member is that you can communicate with other members. You also have the security of knowing that everyone who sends you a message is a paid up member and therefore is much more likely to be seriously looking for a new partner and gives you some assurance that they are genuine.
Being a paid up member gives you complete access to the features that are partially available to non paying members.
As well as winking at someone you can see who has winked at you which isn’t available free.
You can see who has made you one of their favourites which shows they are interested in you and might be waiting for you to make the first move.
You can see who has viewed your profile and when they viewed it.
You can send and receive messages from other members.
IM is an instant messaging service which means you can send an instant message to any member who is online and start to message each other. You can make yourself available or unavailable for this feature.
This is a fairly new addition to Match.com where members and their single friends can meet up at a venue near to where they live and meet up with other members. This is a great night out where you know everyone else there is also single.
Match Connect is an upgrade available to existing paying members which lets other members contact you for free so you can exchange messages with non-paying members of the site. This upgrade costs an extra £9.90 a month and ensures your profile will be among the first to be shown to new members and will be prioritised on the photo wall. The “Connect” badge will be shown on your profile.
One month’s membership £29.99
3 month’s membership £59.97 (saving you 33%)
6 month’s membership £77.94 (saving you 56%)
Like most dating websites Match.com does an automatic renewal of your membership a few days before it is due to run out so if you want to cancel your subscription don’t get caught out and make sure you do it in plenty of time.
To summarise there are many great reasons to sign up with Match.com not least being that there is no long questionnaire to fill in at the start. Signing up is very quick and simple and you can be up and running, looking for matches, within 5 minutes.
Match.com is a very user friendly site and does exactly what it says on the tin with lots of added features that you wouldn’t expect as explained in detail above.
If you’re serious about finding a mate or just meeting new friends, this is one of the very best places to be. Sign up today and find your match!