What is Match.com?

Last updated: January 2, 2017 - 10:50pm EST

Match.com is the world's most popular Internet dating service.  Since its founding in 1993, it has expanded its availability to over 245 different countries and 8 different languages, with regional offices in the U.S., Brazil, Japan, and China.  When it was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004, Match.com had over 15 million people with active profiles on the site, and a total of 42 million people had signed up for the website at one point or another.

Why Use Match.com?

Similar to it's biggest competitor, eHarmony.com, the main reason to use Match.com as a dating service is -- as noted above -- its massive popularity.  The sheer number of people who use the website means that you will almost never run out of new and interesting people to meet!  And they've recently begun performing background checks on people who sign up for the website, so many of the potentially dangerous people are quickly weeded out.

So, what if you find someone on Match.com who interests you, and you want to hang out with them in real life?  Match.com has a service known as "Stir" that can give you some ideas for date activities in your local area.  Or, if you don't have a date and just want to meet some people who are into the same types of pastimes that you are, that's fine, too.  You can even bring your friends!

Match.com is so confident that you'll meet someone whom you really click with on their website that they offer the Match.com Guarantee.  If you sign up for a 6-month membership and don't find a special someone within that time, you can use the website for another 6 months for free!

Interested in trying out Match.com over it's main competitor, eHarmony.com? We'll go over more reasons to use Match.com -- and some things to be aware of when using it -- in our Match.com Review, coming up next!


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