Matchmaker Review ( Screen Capture Reviews

Average: • 2.5 / 5 (by 13 Users)   View

In October of 2016, the dating service closed (see Story). If you are looking for information on other popular dating sites, take a look at our review and/or our eHarmony review.

Below, we have left our original review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on February 2, 2016. is an online personals website for the marriage-minded single. The site first started as a bulletin board system in 1986, which makes one of the oldest dating sites on the internet. Currently the site has more than two million registered singles and has 50,000 new single men and single women joining every week. Singles who subscribe to are usually at least 35 years old, professional, educated and serious about finding a healthy, happy relationship. The site has millions of high quality members, which means you have more chances to find someone special.’s goal is to broaden your social horizons. The site accomplishes this goal by allowing you to communicate with a variety of people. offers a free membership that allows you to post a profile and perform searches to find your ideal partner, though to communicate with members you will need to pay for membership. It makes sense that if you are willing to pay for a service, you will be far more serious about using it. That's why puts its paying members first in their search results. is a fun and safe way to make friends and expand your social life - and it works!

Positives of

  • Paid members receive higher rankings in search results. If someone is paying for membership, they are more likely to take online dating seriously. Singles who are displayed first are more likely respond to mail they receive, and singles looking for a relationship have a better chance at seeing your profile if you appear high in the search results
  • Recently updated website interface that is modern and responsive when viewing on a smartphone
  • If you receive too many search results, the site offers suggestions on how you can narrow your search for matching singles
  • Keyword search

Negatives of

  • Dating profiles do not contain as detailed member information as other dating services (such as eHarmony or Chemistry)

At a Glance

United States
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Member Numbers:
10,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $9.99 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

Average User Reviews & Ratings

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  View Free Membership

  • Yes
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • My name, age and relationship type
      • Location information
      • Relationship information
        • Include distance willing to travel, age range and relationship type you are looking for
      • What makes you unique?
        • Appearance (hair, weight, body type, etc.), ethnicity, education, occupation, income, faith, smoking, drinking, relationship status and family
      • What should others know about you
        • Headline and personal essay
      • Personal details
        • What should others know about you - these three essay questions may be completed at a later time
        • What are your interests, including music, movies, sports, etc.
    • Add one or more photos
    • Searching (basic and advanced)
    • Save a search
    • Flirt by sending winks
    • Activity Lists
    • Can connect account through Facebook
  • Not included:
    • Cannot read emails or use the instant messenger
    • Highest ranking in search results

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage Costs

  • Prices last confirmed February 1, 2016. Please check for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or device used
  • Membership includes:
    • Highest ranking in search results
    • Full access to email and instant messaging
    • Write custom Mega Winks
    • Costs for a membership:
      • One month for $29.95 USD
      • Three months for $59.95 USD, or $19.98 per month
      • Six months for $89.95 USD, or $14.99 per month
      • One year for $119.95 USD, or $9.99 per month
  • Pay by most major credit cards, online check or mail
  • Cancel your subscription at any time by contacting the customer support department Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profile information
  • Photos
  • Mail
  • Instant messenger
  • Activity Feed
    • Shows activities of members who are near you
    • Can specify distance and if they have photos
    • Can filter activities based on what they have changed in their profile or done on
  • Sparks
    • Members which you have interacted with in some way
  • Activity Lists
    • Who you have viewed and who has viewed you
    • Your Likes and Favorites
    • Active Members
    • New Members
  • Privacy
    • Block any user from showing up in your searches and from sending you messages
  • Detail Search
    • Search by location, age, interests, and many other personal preferences
    • Keyword search
  • New members
  • Active members (online)
  • Popular members
  • Ideal members (based on matching preferences)
  • Mingle
    • Discover your type with’s unique matching system
    • Designed to learn from your actions and pair you with singles you’re likely to be mutually attracted to
    • Playing the Q&A game is the easiest and most interesting way for the matching system to help you discover your type

Other Information

  • is powered by online dating leader,; you can interact with the millions of singles on Matchmaker as well as the millions more from Date
  • Date Info webzine and the weekly newsletter provide expert dating and relationship advice, including topics like:
    • Creating a great profile
    • Learn the psychology of online dating
    • Find out what our members think about dating
    • Get advice on how to meet someone online and go from your first email to your first date

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