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PerfectMatch.com Review

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Sign up now to see why PerfectMatch is one of the fastest growing dating sites on the Web. PerfectMatch is the brainchild of Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a B.A. and an M.A., as well as a graduate of Yale University, where she earned an M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology. She is the author of 15 books, including Finding Your Perfect Match and The Love Test, a contributor to notable publications like The New York Times, and a regular guest on television shows like "Oprah," "Good Morning America," and "Dr. Phil."

Add it all together, and you’ve got an expert who is more than qualified to create a dating service with a thoughtful and effective matching system. PerfectMatch uses the Duet Total Compatibility System, the result of over 30 years of research by Dr. Schwartz, to pair singles with compatible matches. Duet identifies your traits through a series of questions and uses them to determine your romantic compatibility type. Once your type has been identified, PerfectMatch suggests ideal matches for your type – but unlike other prominent sites with matching systems, PerfectMatch users are free to accept the site’s matches or perform their own searches.

PerfectMatch.com has made a big splash in the entertainment world. The site was featured on “Dr. Phil,” in an appearance that inspired 50,000 women to join up. PerfectMatch has also appeared on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” where it was the exclusive online partner of an intensive two-week search for love for one of the show’s producers, and on the popular television hit, “Dancing with the Stars.” On the big screen, PerfectMatch has made appearances in major motion pictures like “Must Love Dogs,” “Failure to Launch,” and “Paul Blart:Mall Cop.”

Here on Dating Sites Reviews, PerfectMatch has also made a splash. Users voted for the site as their 2007 Top Pick in the “Match System” category and their 2010 Top Pick in the “Innovative” category.

PerfectMatch’s success is all down to the Duet Total Compatibility System. After registering for the site, new users respond to a battery of eight pages of true or false questions. The eight elements of Duet compatibility are:Romantic Impulsivity, Personal Energy, Outlook, Predictability, Flexibility, Decision Making Style, Emotionality, and Self-Nurturing. When the questions are complete, an analysis inspired by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator is provided, along with information about which personality types are most compatible with yours.

For even more targeted match results, members have the option of taking additional tests and responding to more personal essay questions. Further assessments include the Core Values test, the Love and Money test, and the Lovestyle test. Other multiple choice questions provide more detailed personal information on subjects like children and family, spending habits, political views, and religious practices, and essay questions cover topics like accomplishments, passions, and dating preferences.

Matches can be tracked under the “Perfect Matches” tab on your homepage. Pages show who you’re interested in and who’s interested in you, and keep track of all your current interactions with other singles. It’s a one-stop-shop to review all your activity on the site.

Another unique element of PerfectMatch.com is the Dating On Demand feature. PerfectMatch partners with Comcast Digital Cable and Cox Cable to offer complete video dating profiles. Members are invited to attend free dating events where Dating On Demand professional production crews shoot, edit, and produce 2-5 minute matchmaking videos…all for free. Video dating profiles are available for viewing on PerfectMatch and on the Dating On Demand service in your local area.

Is your perfect match out there? Join PerfectMatch.com and find out!



2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Innovative 2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Match System

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Positive Features of PerfectMatch.com

  • PerfectMatch Match Guarantee is available for paid memberships greater than one month. If a certain number of matches is not sent to you, depending on membership length, then PerfectMatch will extend your membership at no cost to you
  • Platinum Membership allows all members, both free and paid, to contact you
  • Detailed personality profile – the personality profile may take time to fill out, but doing so will ease the process of finding a match with PerfectMatch.com's Duet Compatibility System. This system will show you potential matches first, with no need to search their large database of members unless you want to
  • Oriented towards forming long-term relationships
  • Easy-to-use Perfect Matches section helps you keep track of your matches and communications

Negative Features of PerfectMatch.com

  • Lengthy personality profile to fill out (15 minutes or more). This site is not for someone who expects to be searching for singles within five minutes
  • Many questions in the personality tests allow you to select only a limited number of options
  • No instant messaging

At a Glance

United States, Canada
Member Numbers:
250,000 ?This value includes all members since the launch of the service. The service has at least this many members if not more.
Cost per Month:
From $33.33 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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PerfectMatch.com Free Membership

  • Yes (2 months)
  • Included:
    • Registration
      • Email address, member name, password, postal code, country
    • Create a profile (four steps)
      • About Me is your public face on PerfectMatch.com and is the first step in creating your profile
        • First name, date of birth, relationship status (single, divorced, widowed) and location
        • Seeking relationship with man or woman and age range
        • Occupation
        • Income
        • Appearance:eye/hair color, height, body type
        • Ethnicity
        • Languages you speak
      • DealBreakers - Prospective couples need to make sure they are in sync on important lifestyle choices. While you could be just right for each other as personalities, this DealBreaker section allows you to identify qualities and personal choices that will satisfy both you and your partner
        • I don’t believe I would be compatible with someone who possesses the following qualities… (e.g. homebody, sports fanatic, talkative, workaholic)
        • My personal choices would be… (choose ethnicity)
        • I would like my relationship to be with someone who lives…
      • Duet Test
        • PerfectMatch.com compatibility profiler doesn't match people simply because they have similar character traits. It actually describes and explains complete personality types. Based on the same theory that inspired the famous Myers Briggs Type Indicator, this is the only test of its kind and it is the only one that tells you which traits your partner should share and which should be different. Featured on The Dr. Phil Show, this is one of the most sophisticated and effective romantic matching tool on or off the internet. The Duet Compatibility Test includes eight pages of six true or false questions per page. Each page is considered an element. These eight elements are:
          • Romantic Impulsivity
          • Personal Energy
          • Outlook
          • Predictability
          • Flexibility
          • Decision Making Style
          • Emotionality
          • Self-Nurturing
        • Once the Duet Compatibility Test is complete, you receive your similarity test results. These are personality types that are "similar" to your type. There are four different types. A percentage is given of how many members match your type
        • PerfectMatch.com provides you with a description of each type and what that personality type means
      • Additional profile information:
        • Background & Values - This part of your profile allows other members to explore your favorite interests and lifestyle preferences. It gives them a picture of your daily life. Through your answers, your perfect match will know your likes and dislikes. Each question or statement below allows you to select single or multiple predefined words:
          • Core Values assessment test
          • Love and Money assessment test
          • Words my friends and family use to describe me
          • Which things about me would a person have to like, or at least tolerate, in order to be a good match?
          • Political View
          • Education
          • Religion
          • Religious Practices
          • Environmental views
        • Love & Lovestyle
          • Lovestyle test
          • When meeting a friend I’m usually…
          • Children and Family
          • Drinking
          • Smoking
          • Which best describes my approach to food…
          • A visit to my home and you will find it…
          • My sense of humor is…
          • Hobbies and Interests
          • Sports activities I participate in
          • I enjoy reading the following…
          • When it comes to music, I prefer…
          • My favorite romantic gestures
          • When it comes to pets, I prefer…
          • Approach to money
        • In My Words
          • Introduction
          • Personal Statement
          • Multiple short essay questions on subjects like accomplishments, family, and favorite date locations
      • Add photos by uploading, email or regular mail
    • Not included:
      • Advanced searching
      • Communicating with other singles
      • Access to “Ask Dr. Schwartz”
      • Unlimited access to profiles
      • Highlighted profile

    Relationship Types Allowed

    • Straight
    • Gay
    • Lesbian

    Your Relationship Status

    • Single
    • Divorced
    • Widowed

    Relationships You can Look For

    • Dating
    • Long-Term
    • Marriage

    PerfectMatch.com Costs

    • Membership costs last confirmed July 26, 2014. Please check PerfectMatch.com for most recent pricing
    • There are 3 membership types (Basic - Free, Premium, Platinum)
    • Free book - "Finding Your Perfect Match" by Dr. Pepper Schwartz – available with membership purchase
    • Premium Membership includes:
      • Access to "Ask Dr. Schwartz"
      • Ability to add up to eight photos
      • Access to exclusive INvite Feature
      • Advanced search tools
      • Unlimited access to profiles
      • Communication with other singles
      • Guaranteed results
      • Preferred search results
      • See who’s bookmarked your profile
      • Costs in USD:
        • 1 month for $59.95
        • 3 months for $36.95 per month. Billed in one installment of $110.85
    • Platinum Membership includes:
      • All of the Premium perks, plus the following:
      • Appear higher in search results than Premium members
      • Highlighted Featured Platinum Profile
      • All members can communicate with you (both free and paid)
      • Costs in USD:
        • 6 months for $33.33 per month. Billed in one installment of $199.95
    • Pay by credit card, check or money order
    • Auto renewal enabled by default but is easily turned off in your account settings. All new subscriptions are set to automatically renew 24 hours before they expire
    • Perfectmatch "Match" Guarantee
      • 1-month plan - no guarantee offered for 1-month plan
      • 3-month plan - if you don’t receive a minimum of six Perfect Matches, your membership will be extended for two months at no cost to you until the commitment is reached
      • 6-month plan - same guarantee as 3- month plan, except a minimum of eight Perfect Matches must be sent

    PerfectMatch.com Viewing & Communication Tools

    • The "Perfect Matches" area features matches (singles who fit your criteria) you are currently in communication with. As a perfect match, the communication path includes two levels of Ice Breakers, mail, sharing of photos and potentially an INvite, should you desire to take the next step to invite your perfect match out for coffee, lunch or another activity. This is an excellent way to keep track of singles you are interested in and communicating with
    • By profile
    • Private mail
    • IceBreakers
    • Dating On Demand
      • Video profiles professionally produced which are also featured on TV through the Dating on Demand service found on Cox and Comcast Digital Cable
    • Quick search
    • Compatibility search
    • Keyword search
    • Custom search
    • Video search
    • You can save any search in a list that can be brought up later for viewing

    Other PerfectMatch.com Information

    • Perfectmatch.com's Duet® Total Compatibility System was co-developed by Dr. Pepper Schwartz.
    • Dr. Pepper Schwartz is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Schwartz holds a B.A. and M.A., where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She also holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology from Yale University

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