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Match.com is the only online dating service that incorporates a keyword search into its customized web dating forms that allows users to filter out the dating profiles that are returned from their searches based on keywords. The way this search works is that a user enters a word in the keyword search field in the form below. As the form searches through the database of dating profiles, it uses the information input via the form to only return personal ads from singles who have used YOUR KEYWORD in their dating profiles posted at Match.com. Go ahead, try it now by entering a keyword into our form. For best results use a single word.
Official Review of Match.com
Match.com is one of the oldest and most popular dating sites online. It was formerly called One&Only and was really one of the first online dating sites. Match.com has gained its popularity from its longevity, television ads and extensive number of members. It also boasts an abundance of features that make it easy for single men and women to connect. In addition to the targeted search forms like the one above, Match.com offers free subscriptions, contests, games and prizes, web chat, video chat, local dating scene information and more.
The results Match.com provides when searching through their database to find your matches are well-targeted and highly organized. When you search, there are ten pretty detailed profiles returned on each page that include a decent-sized picture of the member and are outlined and categorized, allowing the user to view the username, age, location, written profile and description of each person returned via the search. In addition, you have the option to send an email, chat, or add the person to your list of favorites.
After you have used our form above and input your targeted search criteria, read through all of the profiles returned (and read some more!) you will, we are pretty confident, find one or more people you are going to want to contact directly. After the first part of your online dating experience at Match.com, which we refer to as the Searching Phase, the next part where you actually make contact we call the Communications Phase.
Web Personals Online really likes how Match.com handles this Communications Phase. When you attempt to send an email to another member for the first time, an extremely user- friendly email screen pops up and displays a picture of the person to whom you are sending the email, as well as their most current dating profile. This allows you to refer to what that person said as you compose your email and assists you in developing topics to discuss in your message. Way Cool!
Another interesting aspect of Match.com is that after you send an email to a member, Match.com shows a list of other members whose profiles were similar to the profile of the person to whom you just sent your email. This is a very nice feature but sometimes the number of people who a user could potentially interact with becomes overwhelming! Oh well, at least there are no shortage of members to contact as there are with smaller, less developed dating sites. Match.com also includes different types of personality surveys and quizzes that can be both fun and also help you get to know yourself better. Dr. Phil of Oprah fame has helped to compose these!
I've used Match.com quite extensively for the past year and a half. I liked it enough to integrate it into this website here so that should tell you something! It has been extremely easy for me to use and I have met many wonderful people on the site. I have dated two of the members I met, long-term and am currently in a relationship with a person I met through Match.com
Some people use the Match.com email service (and other online dating services) as a way to send their SPAM to other members. Just be careful if something or someone sounds too good to be true, they may not be what they seem! To Match.com's credit, they include a disclaimer to those receiving spam-like email messages to immediately forward advertisements or abusive emails to their abuse depart. This allows Match.com to immediately address the problem and if the users such as you and I consistently forward these types of emails to the abuse department we can rid the site of these types of lowlifes.
Match.com has more features than any other online dating service, bar none. Also, we can't say enough about its keyword search and if you haven't tried it yet, just use our simple form above to witness how powerful and effective it is. Another neat aspect of the site is the Local Scene, a regionally targeted listing of Match.com mini-sites that group members by geographic location. So, for instance, if you are from New Jersey, you could drill down to find other members from New Jersey->Northern New Jersey->Dover, for instance. In many ways, Match.com is setting the standard for other online dating services to follow and it may still be awhile before any of the other sites catch up.
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