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I am a healthy, highly educated man who believes he must go out on a lot of dates before considering anything serious. The women at this site are looking for a permanent partner right upfront. If you're a handsome fellow who works out and earns six figures you can choose hundreds. However, if you're average then this site won't help you.
I thought I might have a decent experience and at least make some new friends of the opposite sex. Most messages you send are never answered. Same profiles of the same people are sent to you over and over. They trick you into automatic renewals of your subscription. Make sure to go into setting and stop auto renewals. Then when you cancel at the end of your subscription... suddenly Match sends you daily emails of all the women who are suddenly interested in you. What a scam! You can't cancel the emails or get in touch with customer support unless you pay to subscribe again! Scammers should be put out of business.
We write all these complaints and they continue to victimize people??? I signed up for a 7 day trial but they wouldn't process the trial unless my credit card number would be able to charge the $50.00 for a month subscription with renewal? Most of the profiles are FAKE. I immediately deactivated my account since they're money hungry and don't have quality members!
Match.com is a joke. You do not have to actually “match” with people before you talk to them, so anyone can talk to you whether they are within your preference parameters or not. I am 19 years old, and 40-60 year old men were sending me flirty messages. I was so disgusted and disappointed and appalled by the fact that I could not control who saw my profile. Also, every single normal 19-22 year old guy that I tried to message, did not respond. I may not be the best at pick up lines and introductions, but I messaged around... oh I don’t know... 20 GUYS!!! And no one responded.
I alerted match.com of these things and begged them for my money back (a $60 refund!) and they basically told me that it was Apple’s problem because I had paid through iTunes. They also explained that the 40-60 year old men had different preferences than me and that is why they could see me... so basically they are all perverts! And they gave me all these reasons why the younger guys weren’t responding. They said, "Oh sometimes they aren’t on their profiles as much." (But everyone gets message notifications on the home screen) and they said other bogus excuses as well. So I’m about 90% sure that match.com is FULL OF CRAP so do yourself a favor and don’t waste $60 like I did - you will NOT find love here.
I did go on Bumble and actually met (in real life) a few people from there. Bumble is a FREE app that actually gives you results. I would also recommend Apple and Apple products... I emailed them, and explained my situation, and they were more than happy to deal with match.com's problem. Apple gave me a REFUND in full. Thank you Apple. Match.com, YOU SUCK! Bumble... I guess I’m going back to you.
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I found my self accidentally signed up for Match.com. I immediately cancelled the subscription I had signed up for, and received a confirmation email that my account was closed. Both these events happened within 3 minutes of each other. The amount of the subscription, however was quickly withdrawn from my account. After a couple of weeks of not seeing the fee refunded, I called their customer service number. I was told that the "window to request a refund" was closed! WHAT? How can you send me a confirmation that my account has been closed, but keep my money?
After much complaining and demanding to speak with a supervisor, they say they have "gone out of their way" to refund my money. Excuse me? If you buy something then return it unused, would you NOT expect a full refund? And you have to specifically call them and request a refund? Nowhere in any email I received did they tell me they intended to keep my money. My advice to you is close your purse and move on.
For past experience in other bridal services, even if you are not a subscriber they let you see who has seen your profile, who has written you and even show you the letters. With Match.com there's not such a thing. You have to pay to see anything. They keep sending you that you're getting noticed, letters, etc, but you have to pay to see who sent you stuff or looked at your profile. Very deceiving. Do NOT recommend, don't waste your money just to find out those who wrote you or wink or whatever are not even even close to what you're looking for. It's a lottery. I joined another, saw who I liked, said hi, she sent me a letter, at least I know who she was. No guessing Match BS.
Many of the correspondence I received were scammers. Always started with the same compliments and excitement on wanting to meet me but after a week later would receive message from the website security that they've pulled the account and warned against contacting this person. After a few months I had mostly these types of matches and decided that it was safer to just cancel. Very expensive and not even a single match that was real.
So I joined Match.com, Match has one of the best dating matches, everything is transparent from the point of match to the first date. And like every other person, all fitted my criteria and he was a loving. I found love and all was going well. We fell in love. Of late my spouse started acting really strangely I had to know what was going on, with the help of Rootgatehacks I was able to monitor my spouse's affair to find out he was cheating on me. Google them for more information.
The commercials for this site suggest that customers are matched up using some sort of complicated compatibility system but this isn't really the case. You choose between a few generalized interests that are so broad they could mean almost anything. Thus the percentage of a "match" between two people is basically meaningless.
The site also features get togethers where you can meet other single people and the folks at Match control the ratios of men to women in order to try and get couples together. Sounds great right? Well the problem is that your membership does not cover the cost of these get togethers so you are paying out of pocket. I can understand that for a cruise, but for some sort of local meet and greet charging money after they already took your money once before can only be described as a scam in my opinion.
Speaking of scams, a good deal of the profiles seem to be fake. Multiple women with different pictures that have an identical username and profile pop up for me all the time. Match even sends me emails to let me know that these pretend women are eager to meet me. I would assume this strategy is to keep people paying for their service on the hope that they will meet someone there. Then there are the predatory users. While I admit this isn't entirely Match.com's fault there are people using the service who are trying to take advantage of lonely people. I would encourage people who are considering using Match.com to look elsewhere. Look for local meetups in your area and go out to meet people that way.
So being on the dating market for some time I decided to give Match.com a chance. I did the 6 month plan with "match guaranteed." I built the account and put in everything and sent out messages on a regular basis. On that note, I had one response that got only a few messages in before it went dead in the water. After a year of trying to use it, I never had a successful match on the site.
A large issue I also had on the site was I put in as a deal killer "Does not want kids" as I have no desire to have children. 8/10 of the daily matches were "wants kids." You're doing a pretty poor job on finding good matches if you're ignoring the deal killers for a person when you go "hey, here are some folks that we think would be good matches for you." It would be similar to telling your friends you do not do well at dating very religious people, then having them set you up with a person who is in church 4 nights a week and bases their daily lives on scripture. To each their own, but ignoring someone when they say "I don't want to date x types of people" is piss poor matchmaking.
"Unless you fit into a particular appearance." Reason I mention that is online dating how you look more often than not ranks very heavily on if someone will just glaze past your profile or take a closer look. Online people seem to often be much pickier on appearance than say at a bar or something similar. Is it a bad thing? Not really. Everyone is entitled to their own physical preferences. Someone should be with the person that makes them happy and if part of what makes them happy is based on their appearance then more power to them. All in all, I've had better luck on the free sites than Match.com. Don't waste your money. Their customer service when you bring up the issues run copy and paste generic answers.
Most of this people claiming to be military personnel on dating sites are scammers. You find them on every dating sites, also on Instagram. I was involved in a romance scam that I lost a lot of money to the tune $500,000. I advise you to always insist to see your alleged lover before any financial commitment. If you have lost money to this heartless con artists you can contact **. They recovered about 80% of my funds traced to the con artist that scammed me. Thank me later.
I am a genuine person looking to meet genuine people. For some unknown spurious reason, Match blocked me from using their site. They gave me the cookie cutter legalese B.S. email explaining why, referring me to their terms and conditions. There are ten million bullet points for none of which I violated. They couldn't be specific. I was willing to pay for a year subscription and they lost out due to faulty analytics. Sometimes it's better to trust human analysis? Technology gone awry. Still hasn't prevented the real bots on their site. Didn't want to meet those anyway.
I got a special offer of $39 for 6 months and free 6 months after if I did not if a friend. My bill ended up $119 US $160 Canadian. Anyway cut a long story short I was fully refunded as I would not stop. Also while on that site I saw, which I know are hackers website as I am getting my money from them also thanks to my bank, I just told them I see you also advertise Hackers on your website. 2 days later my money was back. Disgraceful company, and I managed to deal with it by myself, my next stop was the bank.
KEEP AS FAR AWAY THESE PEOPLE, 100% CONMEN AND WOMAN. Not sure if I can go fraud, talking about the lawyer maybe they need someone to close them down. Treat these people if you think you’re getting ripped off with all you have as this is all they know if you don't push you will go round in circles. Treat them like they treat you total disrespect.
Recently I paid for a three month membership in hopes that using a paid membership site would have better results that the free sites like POF. Guess what? I was completely wrong. Ironically I received hardly any scam messages on POF but on Match, 100% of the messages I received were from women 30 to 40 years younger than me. I corresponded with one of them and after a few meaningless exchanges, the woman asked me for my phone number to text me. I gave it to her and she sent me a text. After three or four meaningless text exchanges, I received the following text, "Give me your email address so that I can tell you more about myself and send you some pictures." I replied, "Thanks but no thanks." I am no dummy (except for giving her or him; who knows) my phone number.
The ploy is to entice the poor lonely sap (not me, well not a sap lol) by sending soft porn pictures and getting their sucker to pay for hardcore porn photos. Maybe they just take the money and send nothing but I will never know that. My main point is Match.com is a money making conglomerate that cares nothing about their customers. I read about a class action lawsuit out of Chicago, Illinois that is suing Match.com for everything I described plus more. The suit claims that Match.com creates fake profiles of beautiful women to entice men to come back to their site after canceling.
I saw photos of the same young woman that had several different names and profiles. I hope this class action suit takes a good chunk of money from Match. Lastly, I emailed Match requesting a refund for the reasons I wrote above. I told them if I did not receive a refund, I would contact my bank that issued my credit card and contest the charges as well as report them to the Better Business Bureau and post on review sites with what my experience was. To my amazement, I received an email informing me that they were going to issue me a full refund. You think they may have refunded my money because of the class action lawsuit? I forgot to mention that the lawsuit was filed recently in May of 2018.
Match.com might work for young people in their 20s and 30s but I promise you that it would be a fluke to meet someone you were interested in meeting if you are over 60. I hope everyone realizes that match.com owns practically every dating website that you can think of; there are a few exceptions like eHarmony.com. Forget about eHarmony as well as that is another review.
I signed up for a monthly subscription but realized they had charged me for a full year for $215.88. At this time I also noticed there were many fake profiles and no local profiles. So I deleted my account. This was on a Thursday and was unable to contact them on the next Friday and they are closed on weekends so I had to wait until Monday. I called and they said I needed to contact them within 48 hours. They gave me a refund but it was only a partial refund for $164.92. So I am at a $50.96 loss. This is unfair because they have no service on weekends so it was impossible to contact them over the weekend. They should have offered a full refund.
The daily matches were a joke that did not fit my preferences whatsoever. Each day I got at least 10 "likes" from fake profiles that disappeared from the site within an hour. Anyone who looks real on this site is fake and you can usually find them elsewhere with a different name, age, etc. Long story short don't join Match unless you are ok with the fact that they may close your account for no reason at any point and not care one bit about you. How you are supposed to find someone on a site that shuts your profile down for no reason. I do not know.
I was victim of a scam. Many profiles on the website are fake and are scammers catching people to rob them. Please never give your number to anyone on those websites and stay away from Match.com. certainly not the best way to find a partner and you are exposing yourself to scams and to feel violated in your privacy.
I joined Match in hopes to meet a great guy. I received 20 plus emails that were all scams. I look at the likes received and likes that were supposed sent by me and there was a very long list of men that I supposedly clicked like. That wasn’t the case at all. I can’t believe how much money I wasted on this. I haven’t received one communication from anyone that was legit.
100% Scam. I closed my account, they keep charging. I got confirmed for closing the account. STILL I have seen charges on my account, I go to bank to dispute, Bank says they cannot dispute the credit card charges, I had to change my credit card number. I did, 3 months later another charge on my account. I did not provide my new credit card account to any social media during this time. I go to Bank again. This time Bank gave me number to call 8003265161.
I called, Indian accent person. I explain her the charge, she try to get my personal info, still insist about to ask my birth date, email account, card number. My question was, "I closed the account, I have confirmation, How did you access my account and keep charging?" She says "I authorized them to update my account". I said "Whattt? I did not authorized you any update, How did you get my new credit card number? I never open a new account or else."
No explanation other than this. Do not open account with them. You won't get any match, also some members from far away, overseas, some asking money or gifts. Suggestions if you continue using. But I rather not. You want to find partner? Go to clubs, supermarket, car shows, events, festivals, more family parties. Do not use your bank card or Credit card for these services, Get a prepaid card and just deposit manual from the sources, do not connect to your original accounts.
Change your phone or get simple cheap phone to register to your bank. Paying extra $25 a month for phone service better than paying $80.97 per mo. for these scammers. Open one email account that registered to your bank but do not use this email to nowhere. Do not use your original birth date, make it one day up or down, do same for the year. Keep every copy of mails from these scammers. Read the fine prints. Do not answer every member they match you cause some of them, them self to get your personal data.
This is very expensive. Both sides need to be premium to be able to contact each other. When you are out of premium they send you scam emails that people have emailed you to make you go premium again.
First look at it this way... Match does not want you to "match" with someone. Each time there is a match they lose two paying customers. Multiply that by the number of people who subscribe, along with the people who get burned out. It is a losing business model. Secondly, (and more personal), I've recently tried "match boost" because I've noticed I really wasn't getting many people looking at my profile. Again... another scam. I paid $20.00 and it produced absolutely nothing! Going back to "views"... Even though I'm listed as "online now" I hardly ever get profile views. It's like my profile doesn't even exist. I'm not a male model, but far from horrible. So If you're truly looking for find someone I would stay away. It's all a numbers game for them. The longer you're on, the longer you pay!
I believe Match has become a total ripoff. I signed up on June 12th. Immediately received MANY fake profile messages but reported and deleted them and they quit coming in after a few days. However, every day Match sends me 24 profiles and I write to all the ones I think might be interesting guys (I am straight female, 67). This means that I've sent over a hundred in 12 days. I wasn't getting many replies. I went to my "sent" messages and discovered that going all the way back to the 12th, there remain over FIFTY that said "not yet read". How is this even possible, if they are real and current profiles and not fake or deleted. I wrote customer service and have not yet gotten any response. (I will say the few who have replied seem genuine and fine.) I'd say stay away and stick with OKC or POF - at least if you get crappy service you're not out any money.
I cancelled my account 2 months before the next auto payment was scheduled. The website said it was cancelled. I was charged on the next billing cycle. I found it 2 weeks after and called. They lied and said the account had not been cancelled and would not refund all my money. They charged for another month. There are reports of this all over the web. They are cheating people and lying. Consumer beware!!!
I decided to get a Match after all the other free apps failed. I don’t get to meet new people often and figured I would pay to see if I can find someone special. I spent much time into creating my best profile, including details on what I’m looking for, the kind of person I am and all kinds of pictures to show I am really serious about it. I logged on yesterday to be informed my profile was blocked my Match because “I was harassing someone”. I was FURIOUS. I had two dates waiting for me to reply to them, and my account was just blocked. I called Match customer service, and they were even WORSE. I was hung up on over 10 times & Half the people I spoke with said they could not disclose why my profile was blocked. This is BULL.
One person told me I was sending nude pictures, which is impossible because you can’t send pictures to anyone on that site, and I’m not buying a dating app to play games. Another told me that I should just sign up with another account. HELLO I’ve already paid and gone through over 500 people of about 3 months time that weren’t for me and now they were telling me to pay again and make a new profile and start over... (Which honestly makes no sense because why would you tell me to just remake it again if I was “harassing” people???) I was OUTRAGED. I insisted on speaking to a manager because I know for a fact I didn't do anything wrong. I used the app religiously and felt very close to meeting someone who could actually be the one. They tore it away from me, gave me no explanation, and NEVER did the correct investigation to see if I was really harassing people.
I signed up to Match with a 3-month sub in hope to find someone. Recently, I hid my profile. I had business to attend to and I wasn't able to be on the site for a few days. I hid my profile on the site and the app. That means no one can view it and no one can search me. Well, just a few hours later I received notification that someone was interested in me. That's impossible, I hid my profile. I went back to the site to make sure everything was set as I left it. Yup and also 3 other people viewed my hidden profile. Just more fake profiles made up by Match to keep people "interested".
I would also like to point out the number of likes and interest I have got over the past month. I send a message to said interest party, no response. I recently checked my list of people I also sent a like or interest in, suddenly the majority have hidden their profiles or they're unavailable. Match is a scam. Nothing more. They continue to do the same things that they got busted for years ago.
I joined because... not any good reason I guess, except wanting to meet someone. Plus they had a special for three months. Which is what I signed up for. They weren't real happy when I canceled immediately so I wouldn't forget the auto renewal. Right off the bat there were strange profiles of young girls, between 25 and 30. Young to me. I'm 65. Sending me their picture with their phone number written on the photo. Now how does that get past their strict review of all photos posted. Not once have they let anything I posted go without reviewing it. So how does one slip one past the big kahuna. Unless someone in management is in cahoots with the scammers. I have had 10 to 15 young girls with phone numbers across their picture.
I have had a man write to me and tell me about his best friend who so happens to live in the same town I live in. I have had women write to me or me to them. But they only write one sentence for answers on anything that I ask. And they don't ever ask you any questions. I noticed that I was writing 2 or 3 paragraphs, to her one. I feel cheated and I don't think 99% of these people are even real. I have complained about the emails and profiles I have received. Even told them what I thought about some on from match in partners with the scammers. They really don't want to hear it. They want you to use the block user button. Problem goes away for you but does nothing for the next guy that may not be suspicions as I.
With all these good looking women wanting them it may be hard to resist and could lose their life savings. Match has this algorithm set up for the email you send them. It intercepts your mail to give you answers to the keywords you have used, that way the front office doesn't have to be bothered. I had pictures or screenshots of the women I am talking about. They are on my computer somewhere but I can't find them. If you are thinking about dating again do use Match.com. I wouldn't use any of them. What happened to truth in advertising? It somehow has been forgotten and not enforced so you can claim anything, sell it and not to worry make billions.
It's my duty to file a written complaint about meeting three men on this website emails, text some phone, never in person. I filed complaint to Match and said it would be addressed...it wasn't. They were able to Come back and scam other women. My advice is if they work in the oil business outside of United States and you have not met in person run for the hills. Wasted Time, had to change my phone, banking, internet, etc.
I had a year subscription with Match.com and stopped logging in about 3-4 months ago because it just wasn't worth it. The free services are a better ROI. When I tried to log in to make sure I could cancel my subscription, my login wasn't working. When I tried resetting the password, I never got a link in my email to reset it. I chatted with a representative after numerous tries and was informed that the security team detected suspicious activity on my account and that my previous account is completely unrecoverable.
She then went on to say that she turned off automatic billing for my account. When pressed about how she could do that if my account was unrecoverable, she wouldn't elaborate. When I asked why I wasn't notified about the suspicious activity, she wouldn't elaborate. When I asked if there was a data breach, she wouldn't elaborate. I then found out that Match had a problem back in April 2018 about old accounts becoming active again. When I asked about that in the context of a data breach, she wouldn't elaborate. Since it's not a matter of if a company gets hacked, but when, I'm guessing Match.com has a problem that they haven't come out in the press about.
I signed up last week and I’ve received 5 emails from members claiming to be speaking for a friend, boss, coworker, etc. 2 of them included a phone number so I Googled them and as I expected they were scammers. I’ve cancelled my subscription and intend on filing a complaint with PayPal which is how I paid for my subscription. They need to be investigated by the FCC!
Match.com expert review by Mark Brooks
Match.com is one of the biggest and best-known online dating sites in the United States. It has been helping singles find partners since 1995, it now serves people in over 24 countries with sites in 15 different languages.
Profiles may include several photos: Users can provide photos of themselves in various settings as well both full-length photos and headshots to provide the most accurate information about themselves for potential matches.
Advanced search algorithm: Users can choose both physical and value-based attributes to search for, improving the quality of the matches they find.
Anonymous email network: Users can email potential matches through Match.com's own messaging service, allowing them to keep their identities and contact info private until they are ready to share it
Partners with sites in various countries: Match.com partners with personal ad sites in several countries so that international users can find their perfect match.
Profiles are screened before being posted: Match.com staff screens profiles and photos before posting to ensure only appropriate information makes it onto the site.
Best for: People looking for long-term relationships, people looking for short-term relationships, and people looking for a large dating pool.
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