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“Match.com - Automatic payments”

Written on: 05/07/2014 by Dee.b.elliot (2 reviews written)

Be very aware that this site is deceptive.... I signed up no the 31/12/13 for a subscription that I believed was going to cost £29.99 and then all this little add ons kept popping up.... to my horror they debited £167.34 from my account on the 02/01/14..... so It began I sent 2 or 3 emails saying that this was a mistake through there web site and as I had no response I then sent a further 2 for my own email account.....I got nothing back at all from any of them....I resined myself to the… Read Full Review

Craigmk's Response to Dee.b.elliot's Review

Written on: 08/07/2014

They have just done exactly the same to me £167.34 taken from my paypal account 8/7/2014 these people can not be aloud to get away with this. Hopefully PayPal will fight my corner for me as this is highly illegal practice that is making somebody very rich. I will update should PayPal reverse the charges. I have also deleted my Match account. Craig

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Sandie274's reply to Craigmk's Comment

Written on: 10/07/2014

Me too, Match is just a rip off in my opinion, that coupled with masses of conmen and women trying to get you off the main site within minutes of chatting.............report it, and yes you got it they do nothing. Wouldn't advise anyone to touch it. Sandie

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“Match.com - Automatic payments”

Written on: 05/07/2014 by Dee.b.elliot (2 reviews written)

Be very aware that this site is deceptive.... I signed up no the 31/12/13 for a subscription that I believed was going to cost £29.99 and then all this little add ons kept popping up.... to my horror they debited £167.34 from my account on the 02/01/14..... so It began I sent 2 or 3 emails saying that this was a mistake through there web site and as I had no response I then sent a further 2 for my own email account.....I got nothing back at all from any of them....I resined myself to the… Read Full Review

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“automatic charges.”

Written on: 04/07/2014 by Dee.b (1 review written)

I joined this late December 2013 and was duped completely I thought I was signing up and paying a sum of £29.00 and then on the 2nd of January a payment of £167.34 was removed for my account, I tried to contest this to no avail as the customer service guys are more like politicians IE never give you a straight answer even when you ask them to cut to the chase! I when went on to the site to cancel any further subscription payments being taken by following there links! three times I may add… Read Full Review

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“Just a Rip Off”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by jwNicholson229 (1 review written)

First thing you notice about this site is the adverts to upgrade your subscription, trying to take more money off you. Secondly the search engine is broke, must have moved South Shields to within 30miles of Bristol. Thirdly a lot of made up profiles, all the women look attractive, not a true reflection of real life… Read Full Review

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“POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE”

Written on: 24/06/2014 by Truescot (1 review written)

I wrote to Match complaining that I could not change my address on my profile. Instead of this being changed I just received an automated reply giving me the same old information but it did not change anything that I asked for. I came back home from working overseas and when I wanted to put this on my home address it would not save. I wrote to them several times and they just sent the same message back with the same information but did not fix the problem. There are also scammers on this site… Read Full Review

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“Very Bad Site”

Written on: 07/06/2014

I signed up to match.com for 6 months and after about a month or so noticed that it was showing that I was receiving winks but when I logged on there was nothing. The winks or favourites I did receive disappeared after just a few days, so I never remembered who had sent me what. When I wink, it doesn't show on the 'my winks' button. I complained and they kept telling me that these people had probably not renewed their subscription. I told them that at least two, who I know had 'winked' were… Read Full Review

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“Money Grabbers”

Written on: 02/06/2014 by Madyson357 (1 review written)

It would seem that the majority of people who have used Match.com have had a bad experience. Not only have I found it near impossible to meet somebody half-decent (never decent enough for a second date) but their fees are inexcusably high. I signed up for a month, and two months later I have been charged a large sum of money, and been informed that I have been 'upgraded' despite not choosing to do so... All of which I have had to pay extra for. As a person who generally reads the fine print… Read Full Review

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“Terrible!”

Written on: 01/06/2014 by IK2307 (1 review written)

I've joined match.com for 1 month only. I've met few men and have discovered that they lied about their age, weight, height or income (job)! Unless match.com can do proper checks and meet their members they are ripping people off! I have since met the right men through professional networking. If you an attractive professional individual please do not join match. You will certainly be wasting your time and money! Also, recent media about 1 million babies born through match is a bit scary. It… Read Full Review

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“Match.con”

Written on: 14/05/2014 by AishaGriffin316 (1 review written)

Having read some previous reviews on here about Match.com it is somewhat comforting to know that it is not just me who has experienced the lack of success on Match.com. I joined the site in January and left my profile on there for a few months with no photographs or write ups about myself but bizarrely I had regularly viewings from the females on the site. Last month I decided to take the plunge and update my profile with some pictures and get it all neatly written up. I then signed up for a… Read Full Review

Rtwman's Comment

Written on: 01/06/2014

Sorry to hear your woes with Match.com. Many readers here (myself included) have had similar experiences with internet dating. May I suggest a site that you may well be aware of but have yet tried out..... now bare with me here before you say something under your breath, "Plenty of fish."

Pros,
free to join, easy to use, good photo uploading, interesting and at times lively forums, easy search parameter's. Some good genuine ladies and men on there. Easy to use block facility and other bibs n' bobs to help you out.

Cons,
Attracts attention seekers, marrieds and male & female tricksters, can also promote "shopping mentality ". Timewasters (some of whom you will never, ever meet, despite messages to the contrary) Can be frustrating at times (be patient) and be wary of anyone asking for any money in any form whatsoever.

Now I've got that bit out the way my own personal experience, on and off has been that I did actually get to meet some very nice genuine ladies.

Here's the trick- post several GOOD photos of yourself- have a friend take loads at different times ,you at home, at the coast, etc etc, Full body shot too in at least one. Keep the rest for the profile and bin the remainder. Have a female friend help you choose if you can. Write a Brief but pleasant essay of who you are and the other usual stuff but keep it "non needy" and upbeat with confidence and a dash of humour..
When messaging don't just say "Hello" or "whats up babe" - you will be ignored- and quite rightly too. Just keep it brief but mention something to show you have actually READ her profile or noticed you have something specific in common. Never be rude, even if you are provoked or given the run around, just move on and block if necessary.
Try to move it to the real world as soon as you can after a reasonable time chatting online, not too soon though as most people like to get a feel for each other first, but if after weeks and weeks of offers to chat on the phone it doesn't happen leave it, that means there either not serous, married or timewasters. I personally only ask once and find the first phone call, if it happens, and good indicator of whether we may meet in person for tea or coffee etc .
On female profile photos , if there is ONLY a head shot in all of them she is overweight or has some other body issue. If there isn't one politely ask and if nothing is forthcoming you will know why. Any genuine ladies, or ladies with a reasonable or good figure will show it off well in profile photos. Sorry to be blunt female readers but there it is.
Finally , and I know this sounds obvious, DO NOT LIE about yourself in the profile, ever, you will sooner or later be found out. Keep it genuine,
Hope that helps. good luck,

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“ONLY REALLY GOOD FOR MATCH NIGHTS ( mainly Free!)”

Written on: 10/05/2014 by Abbeyabbeyabbeyabbey (2 reviews written)

The best things about MATCH.COM is their match nights. Even free members ( & =3) guests can go along to the bars and chat for free. All they ask you is first 3 digits of your postcode on entering the bar. (If someone from match is taking a kickback from the bar sales, then good for them!) I have been to free events in Manchester , Liverpool and Leeds. Diverse range of people, need a bit of booze to loosen up and talk sometimes, but a pleasant experience. These positive experiences… Read Full Review

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“Horrendous”

Written on: 03/05/2014 by cardygirl123 (2 reviews written)

Seems a massive rip off, barely any contact since i subscribed,lots of interest in my profile until that point. Daily matches ridiculous. Dont waste your money. Ive deleted my acct early… Read Full Review

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“Absolute Con!! ”

Written on: 25/04/2014 by ZaniyahHowe (1 review written)

Not happy at all - I've tried Match a couple of times, and as many people have found, your number of 'Views', 'Emails', 'Favourites', 'They're Interested' etc dramatically drops when you actually cough up the money to join. Not only this, but even when complying with the rules of cancelling my subscription 48 hours before renewal, they've still taken the money and won't give it back because I have 'used member services' during this time - which means I've logged in to find a number to contact… Read Full Review

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“1. Match took £30 for an automatic renewal, even...”

Written on: 13/04/2014 by 362McGarry (1 review written)

1. Match took £30 for an automatic renewal, even though I cancelled with plenty of notice. 2. Many of the profiles don't seem genuine. I am an attractive, professional woman BUT for some strange reason the many, really attractive men that visit my profile, disappear after winking or making me a 'favourite.' 3. I've been on 2 dates after 2 years because most men are miles away, even though they're flagged up as being within your locality, or they don't exist, or as I have recently learnt… Read Full Review

Rtwman's Comment

Written on: 19/04/2014

I know it can be frustrating, I had more luck with POF, I know its free, and it does have its share of, err, undesirables but to be honest I found I could weed out the scammer's etc with a bit of common sense. I'm a young looking 50 yo man, professional , homeowner etc. I met some very nice ladies on dates after a chat on the phone which helps (move off email as soon as you can, If they wont chat on the phone-even after a few weeks- that's a good sign they are timewasters, attention seekers, married or just not serious)
Give it a try, at least you wont hand over cash and then get downhearted and feel ripped off.
Ivan.

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Zeethehummingbird's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2014

I totally agree that Match is a big fat scheme! Same story - really attractive men either never reply or disappear after a wink! I thought it was something the matter with me, though I am a very attractive girl, and all my friends constantly compliment me on my looks and my style. But it's a relief to see it's not only me who experienced this! Rightfully sid - everyone can't disappear! I left this site and I'm happy I did! Instead of feeling more hopeful and attractive I was feeling more down-low and miserable because realy cool guys never paid close attention! Surely I do not pay my money for feeling frustrated! ((( Hate this site ((((

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“A waste of time!”

Written on: 08/04/2014 by BaileyLancaster (1 review written)

I subscribed for 6 months and only had one date. I must have sent at least 20 messages and only received one response. Not great for ones self esteem! I'm not convinced whether all these attractive women in your area exist or whether they are fake profiles to keep you interested! If there are any women considering signing up to this please be more open minded. My experience has shown that most of the women on this site are being extremely picky and need to give us men more of a chance. If you… Read Full Review

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“Overcharging and poor customer service”

Written on: 05/04/2014

Expensive and unreliable service. Subscription are renewed automatically and numerous barriers put in place to prevent you cancelling. When you do finally manage and have written confirmation then they charge you anyway and claim it must be someway you at fault. The concept and people on the site are fine but I'd go with another provider in furture. … Read Full Review

Tillienat's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2014

Completely agree! I cancelled my automatic renewal, they took the money anyway and now won't give it back!!!

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“DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY”

Written on: 04/04/2014 by davmat (1 review written)

Received an e-mail offering 50% off, when I clicked to subscribe it automatically without giving any option took payment from my old bank account which I no longer use but also charged me the full £29.99. Called the following day when the office was open and told the payment has gone through, nothing they can do apart from offer a discount on the following month.... yeah, no f'in chance!!!… Read Full Review

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“DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO MATCH.COM”

Written on: 24/03/2014 by Dedenna (1 review written)

Yet the biggest reason why you shouldn't ever pay Match.com is 'THEY WON'T SHOW YOUR PROFILE ONCE YOU START SUBSCRIBING'. And I came to this conclusion from my personal experience. I created an account and got so many ladies viewing my profile within 2 days, so I subscribed, then I got just 1 or 2 views a day on average after my payment. When my 6 months subscription expired, they offered me discounts to renew and I didn't take it. I removed my pictures, edited my account with wrong details… Read Full Review

Sleeves's Response to Dedenna's Review

Written on: 28/04/2014

The fact of the matter is. Match generates Phantom Profiles. They use these profiles to entice you to subscribe. Once you have paid, they then hide your profile. Try contacting some of the profiles they sent before you had subscribed. You will be surprised.

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“Don't waste your money”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by qdHolder98 (1 review written)

From my personal experience you would be better off using the free sites,I joined Match because I believed it would have people who are genuinely looking for relationships. I found the same as other users there are a lot of members that haven't subscribed and there is no way of knowing this they effectively can't communicate with you! You are not given any idea of when a user was last on line and past users have stated that their profiles have remained visable on the site. Both the phone apps… Read Full Review

Dedenna's Comment

Written on: 24/03/2014

Yet the biggest reason why you shouldn't ever pay Match.com is 'THEY WON'T SHOW YOUR PROFILE ONCE YOU START SUBSCRIBING'. And I came to this conclusion from my personal experience.

I created an account and got so many ladies viewing my profile within 2 days, so I subscribed, then I got just 1 or 2 views a day on average after my payment. When my 6 months subscription expired, they offered me discounts to renew and I didn't take it. I removed my pictures, edited my account with wrong details, like aged 90, etc as I wasn't going to go through the hassles of asking them to remove my account. Even without any picture on my page and basically nothing intelligent written, I started getting many profile views again. Several months later, I decided to give it another go as I didn't suspect anything then and I thought it was reasonable to pay for the service and have the chance to meet responsible ladies who are seriously looking and not just go to on sites like Badoo where all sorts happen. This second time I made a clean start, created a new profile, new pictures, well written about me page, etc. Again I started getting hundreds of views. I wasn't rushing to pay this time around, just wanted to take my time, and in 1 week my profile generated almost 500 page views. Then I paid and since after paying 2 weeks ago, I've got only 9 page views.

Now I know my strongest selling point isn't my looks, but at least I've had girlfriends in the past and have been married once. My question is, why would women on match.com take more interest in me when I haven't paid match.com, then suddenly don't take notice as soon as match.com has my money? My answer? Match.com increases impression of your profile to generate interest from members until you pay and they then hide it, to reduce your chances of meeting someone. The paying members are their cash-cows. No wonder you see the same members on the site all year round. I've done the equation:

Where Group A = paying members, and Group B = non paying members

1) Hide Group A from searches (they become proactively desperate, and search more themselves)
2) Show Group B in search results (they get more views, winks and emails - but can't read or make contact until they start paying)
3) Move members to opposing group once subscription status changes. (Result member never succeed = match.com gets richer)
4) Create new Group A+ (where a Group A member pays for Group B member to read messages and still respond), but completely hide a Group A+ subscribers (match.com smiles even more tot he bank

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“It appears to be a waste of money ”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by FisherNash1962 (1 review written)

Initially registered and waited to see what responses I got before I took out a subscription. I got emails but they were from the match.com themselves, advising of help and searching. For 2 weeks many people "appeared" to view my profile so I took out a 6 monthly subscription saving me 56% of the fee, as soon as the payment had gone through I got more offers at more costs!!!!which made me realise that I had only a limited access. Also as soon as I joined, the number of people viewing my… Read Full Review

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“Useless site run by money grabbers”

Written on: 05/03/2014 by Shyanne475 (1 review written)

The site sends winks to people without you actually doing anything. I noticed this happening the closer I got to the end of my subscription and of course the customer support is non-existent. I recommend Plenty of Fish, at least its free so your expectations are low… Read Full Review

Misssooky's Comment

Written on: 16/03/2014

I agree completely . Its far too expensive and not particularly good, the five matches they send you for each day aren't at all relevant to what I was looking for and I found it a very slow site to use. I did meet a few people so I'm not bitter lol but I don't think its good value for money at all and needs updating !

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