Match.com.au Review

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In a Nutshell

Match.com.au is a member of the global match.com dating community. It is one of the world's favourite dating sites with a massive member base and high success rate. A pioneer in online dating, match.com.au started helping Aussie singles find love back in 2003. The site is continually improving your dating experience by adding features and making your search for love quicker, more efficient and most importantly more fun.

pros

  • Best reputation in the industry
  • AI algorithm that updates for more accurate matches
  • Tons of search and fun features

cons

  • Long initial questionnaire to get started
  • No instant approval

Whether you are straight, gay, or lesbian, after fun and romance or a serious long term relationship Match is the place to, indeed, find your match.

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Features

Match.com.au is dating the smart way. Their distinguished matchmaking personality test was created by Dr. Helen Fisher, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist. This personality test was designed not only as a self-evaluation guide, but also as a scientific parameter in their compatibility calculations. Using your answers, match will send you a daily email with five profiles, all based on calculated compatibility.

This matchmaking ability is known as Synapse, and your daily matches are sent based on your profile preferences, your on-site interactions and your behaviour based predictions of what you might like. In this way, match guarantee smarter matches than a matchmaking service who matches you based on random features such as age or location. Try the fun reverse match or mutual match, which can help you see what impression your profile is giving off, so that you can edit it later.

Once you decide it’s time to break the ice with someone, upgrade to a full membership. Send winks, send messages and use the instant messenger facility as well. There are of course articles to read and also online blogs and forums to participate in. Forums are always a fun and interesting way to meet likeminded people and form connections and friendships.

Sign up

Signing up to match.com.au is a happy medium between the two popular styles of dating websites. Some will ask you to spend up to an hour filling out in depth personality profiles and compatibility quizzes. Match.com.au knows that many busy people don’t have time for this, and that lots of us are looking for some fun rather than a marriage contract. However, they also understand that there is little point simply entering an email address and being thrown in at the deep end without any understanding of who you are or what you’re searching for.

As such, the sign in takes about five minutes, and involves you entering some basic info about yourself. This is the point at which you specify your gender and the gender you're looking for, meaning that Match.com is a great site for gay and lesbian singles as well. Add some more info about your interests, appearance and your lifestyle to finish this first step of the sign up process. At any point you can choose to add additional information about any of these areas.

You can then enter some features you are looking for in a match. One element we absolutely love here is the ‘Deal breaker’ tag, allowing you to say that a feature is an absolute no for you. For example, if they don’t want kids, or are not religious.

Before your sign up is complete, you will need to enter about 200 characters about yourself before you can start browsing singles. Have a think about your first impression to other users, and do read the samples given as helpful tips and advice, but don’t overthink this, you can always change it later if you aren’t happy with the attention you’re receiving. Finally, upload a photo, and you’re good to go.

Safety

Safety is a priority on Match.com Australia. The site has a great deal of information about its own safety policies and also about what the law states as well. Match.com Australia also provides straightforward and sensible advice about online and offline safety, as well as a FAQ section, and a direct place to report any malicious or suspicious behaviour on the site.

Tips for online safety include ensuring that after each session you logout of your account. Keep your password secret and avoid sharing it with others. Dating should be fun and enjoyable, but taking care is very important as well.

Prices

Match.com.au offers a competitive pricing structure. If you want to simply try out the full functionality of the site, sign up for 3 months, which will cost you $34.99/month, or $37.99 per month for the Best Value option, opening up a profile highlight and some additional features. This is the most expensive way to subscribe. However, we absolutely love the 6 month membership, which as well as being competitively priced at only $26.99 per month, ($27.99 for the Best Value option) also comes with the match.com guarantee. If you haven’t met someone during those 6 months, you get another 6 months free of charge. You can’t say fairer than that. Please note that all prices are in USD.

Option
Price per month
Total price
3 months Standard
$ 34.99
$ 104.97
3 months Best Value
$ 37.99
$ 113.97
6 months Standard
$ 26.99
$ 161.94
6 months Best Value
$ 27.99
$ 167.94

Ease of Use

Match.com.au excels at encouraging their members to communicate with one another. Their emailing “wizard” feature provides the sender a screenshot of the recipient’s “About Me” information making it easy to compose a personalized message.

Moreover, after emailing a potential date, Match.com.au generates list of people whose stats and likes/interests are similar to those of the recipient of the email you’ve just sent. This unique feature helps the site zero-in on successful matches and also provides you with targeted options and choices. These easy to use tools allow you to reach out to as many people as you can thereby increasing your chances of finding a perfect match. The home page is laid out really well, with live chat on the right hand side so you can see who’s available to talk at a glance.

Like most online dating services, Match.com offers an app for iOS and Android devices so you can use the site's full functionality on-the-go, as well. Never miss a match or a message again thanks to push notifications that pop up in your phone's notification bar.

The Search

Unlike other dating sites, match.com offers matchmaking and search tools. The search begins with your personality test, but certainly doesn’t end there. You can check the 5 new matches sent to your inbox every day, or run a search yourself. Search only those members online now, or only those with a photo. You can even search “Reverse Match”, meaning those who are searching for you, or “Mutual Match”, meaning you’re searching for each other. Their advanced search allows you to choose from even more customizable search options including location, age, “Background/Values”, “Lifestyle”, “Interests” and appearance. Uniquely, they also offer a keyword search.

What’s more, search results are displayed in a clear and organized way so you can sort them according to your preferences. View the newest members first, or the most active members first. Match makes it easy to customize your search entirely.

Bottom Line

Match.com.au is a world leader in online dating, and it’s easy to see why. With an easy to use interface, scientific matchmaking tools alongside a simple and intuitive search function, and hundreds of thousands Australian singles, they are a fantastic choice for long term or casual relationships online.

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Yari, CT
a year ago

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You could find anybody from anywhere and match with your personality in your life or whatever you're looking for

Bill, FL
a year ago

Pretty easy to use. Like it. New biography every day. Easy to respond and get in touch with other

Ashley, GA
a year ago

It has a lot of options and people to choose from. It is very easy to use and get used to.

Anna, FL
10 months ago

I didn't like being part of it ,so I canceled my membership. And I joined another dating site anddoesn't cost as much.

Dennis, MS
a year ago

I didn't like the cost, the application was too long and the setup with potential partners wasn't that good

DA, NY
10 months ago

I gave match a great rating because they found me the love of my life

Lynn, CA
a year ago

It's about the same as all the others. It's pretty good. Just how people meet now. There are a lot of fake accounts or non active accounts that will seem like active matches.

NK, DE
a year ago

It is one of the better dating websites. It can be frustrating but online dating is generally frustrating.

Marianne, MO
a year ago

Lots of people on there to date. Mostly good quality, but some phony and mass daters.

TM, CA
a year ago

Site gets stagnant at times. Too hard contacting non members who have dropped out.

Stephanie, IN
a year ago

It was an interesting experience but there weren't enough people in my area that met what I was looking for

Bailey, OH
9 months ago

It's easy to use and better quality than free apps. I find people are actually looking for the same things as I am on match.

Laura, PA
a year ago

Only tried free version and did not find it worth it to upgrade to paid version. More features should be available on the free version.

Kierstin, PA
a year ago

I feel like there's a lot of money to subscribe to find a potential mate online, there's no significant checks and balances to ensure the people are who they say they are.

Jennifer, NV
a year ago

Easy to use, a lot of matches. Convenient to use. I matched with a lot of people

Harmony, CO
a year ago

I like it. I can look and read about the people. I want to meet before I meet them

Kate, CA
a year ago

It wasn't what I had hoped it would be. I haven't been able to really connect with anyone on the site.

T, AL
a year ago

Haven't had much luck. The service is too expensive and everyone isn't a member which makes it hard to communicate.

Gee, TX
a year ago

It's just an okay site, not that many good matches. It's also very, very expensive. did I say it was very expensive?

Cebrina, PA
10 months ago

Was matched with my ex-brother-in-law and a former coworker. Quality matches were few and far between. Cost too much for poor matches.

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