How to Delete Your Match.com Account

Last updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:43pm EDT

Not having much luck finding anyone you like with Match.com?  Want to try a different online dating service, like eHarmony or another onlin dating website like Match?  Or just want to cancel your paid subscription and give the online dating scene a break for a while?  If you've decided that you don't want your Match subscription or account anymore, here's what to do.

How to cancel your Match.com account

  1. Go to www.match.com and log in (if you haven't already).  In the menu across the top, click the gear icon (Match gear icon), and then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Match home screen and menu

  2. When you get to this screen, click Change/Cancel Membership (in either place).

    Change and cancel membership buttons

  3. Match considers what you are about to do a sensitive action, so you'll have to re-enter your password.  Click in the box beside "Password" and type in your password (it will appear as little bullet points to protect it from prying eyes) and then click Continue Cancellation.

    Enter password

  4. You will now be given a choice of two options.  Click Cancel Membership and Remove Profile.

    Click Cancel Membership button

That's all there is to it.  Well, sort of.  There are a couple of things to note about cancelling your membership.

Important notes about deleting your Match.com account

  • Cancelling your membership while you still have a subscription active will only cancel the subscription.  If you want to cancel your account, too, you will have to go through this process again.

  • Cancelling your membership won't immediately delete your profile and photos; they will stay on the service for a year, in case you have a change of heart (no pun intended) and want to sign up again.  However, they will automatically be hidden from all other users.

  • You can still sign in and make your profile visible again to see if anyone's still interested in you.  Again, you can do this for up to a year after you cancel.

  • Besides a confirmation of your cancellation, you will not receive any more emails from Match, at least regarding relationship advice, upcoming Stir events, or website promotions.

  • If you choose to make your profile visible again, you may still receive emails notifying you of when members interact with your account, like sending you a wink or adding you as a match.

If Match wasn't for you but you're still looking for that special someone, try out eHarmony.com or another Match.com alternative. Good luck!

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