Editors Rating: 3 out of 5
- Dating Site: www.matchmaker.com
- Regions: USA, Canada, Australia
- Online Since: 1985
- Members: Not Stated
- Starting Cost: $49.95 per month
MatchMaker ( Match Maker ) Review
Updated July 3, 2010
Matchmaker is one of the longest running dating sites on the Internet. The site is user friendly, suitable for singles 35+, especially those seeking long term relationships. If your a beginner to online dating, Matchmaker is a good place to start. It boasts a large membership base, with 50,000+ new singles joining daily, and offers a quick and effective way to meet some of those folks.
Matchmaker is easy on the eyes and very functional. It is easy to move from page to page, particularly from your profile. Posting a profile is very quick if you want it to be. Unlike some sites which force you to go through up to five pages of questions before even making a single search, Matchmaker starts with the basics and allows you to continue on at your own leisure. Great idea, especially if you’re not sure if you like the site and just want to get on with checking out the babes and babettes.
Searches can be done the basic way or the advanced way, the latter of which allows you to use pretty much any of the aforementioned characteristics. The results come up in the standard vertical column style, but include several brief details: age, body type, location, distance from you, the last time they were on the site, and what kind of relationship they prefer. You can also search – and this is a pretty cool idea – by keyword, too. Want to find a fellow turnip enthusiast?
Contacting one of those members is a very simple procedure. You can click the "show interest" button, which puts a little note on their profile that someone has "shown interest" in you and can check you out. Not too complex. Another way to show interest is to send someone a virtual flower, chocolate, and other gift items for a $1 a piece.
- 1 Month: $49.95
- 3 Months: $33.32/month
- 6 Months: $24.99/month
- 6 Months: $17.99/month
1 Year: $16.66/month
To go any further than this, you’ll have subscribe. Gold memberships starts at $49.95 for one month to $16.66 a month if you sign up for a year. Now you’ll be able to send emails, use the Instant Messenger, and the video chat.
Another cool feature worth mentioning is the Toolbar. Once installed, you can send and receive messages, interests and get alerts even when you are not on the Matchmaker.com website.
All in all Matchmaker is a good option for online dating, no matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro. Beginners will like the ease of use, experts will enjoy the large membership base.