Promo Codes

What are promo codes? promo codes are special codes that you can type into specific places on Match in order to get discounts on their paid services.  For example, you can get a percentage off of a subscription price, or you can get a free trial for a limited amount of time.

Where to find promo codes

There are two general ways to get Match promo codes: directly from Match, or from coupon websites around the Internet.

Getting promo codes from via email

You can occasionally receive promo codes from match through the emails that they send you.  To get these kinds of emails:

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click the gear icon (gear-settings icon) in the top-right corner, and select Settings.

    Settings menu option

  3. Click Email Preferences in either of the highlighted spots.

    Email preferences button

  4. Under the “Tips, Events, and Offers” section, make sure the check box next to “Match Offers” is marked.  If it isn’t, click it to mark it.  Then click Update.

    Update preferences

After that, watch your email account for any promotions that come in!

Getting promo codes from third-party websites

Some virtual coupon collection websites, such as GoodShop,, and Retail Me Not contain promotional codes for Match, posted by users.  You will usually be able to identify them by a button saying Get Code or something similar. coupon codes

Click this button, and then write down the code that appears.

Coupon code

How to use promo codes

To use a promo code, you have to get to the screen where you are asked to choose a subscription.  

Once you are on this screen, click Have a Promo Code?

Have a promo code? button

Click in the box below “Please Enter Your Promo Code” and type in the code that you got from your Match email or the third-party website.  Then click Continue.

Enter promo code

The next screen will explain the terms and conditions of the promotion.  If everything looks okay, click Continue.

Agree to terms and continue

After that, you can enjoy your promotion.  In this case, you can see the different subscription rates for Match with the 25% discount that we just got!

Select plan


That’s a quick primer on what Match promo codes are, how to get them, and how to use them! Settings

While you’ll want to be doing your best to keep your profile looking spiffy in order to keep the interest of potential matches coming, you shouldn’t neglect the more technical workings of your account.  In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change the basic ways in which your account functions.

How to Access your Settings

Go to and log in (if you haven’t already).  Click the gear icon (settings-gear icon) in the menu across the top, and then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Settings menu option

You’ll be taken to a screen that looks like the one below.  Click on the name of a settings category (in either place highlighted in red boxes in the screenshot below) to access more options concerning that setting, or click Account Settings to go back to this screen from any settings page.

Settings options

Settings Categories

Auto Sign-In

This lets you decide whether or not you want Match to remember your email address and password so that you can log in as soon as you arrive at the website.  If you often log in from a computer that other people use, such as a public or family computer, you may want to turn this function off, in order to keep them from viewing or tampering with your account.

Automatic sign in option

Just click the button next to “On” or “Off”, and then click Go.  That’s all there is to it!


If someone on Match keeps contacting you, but you just aren’t interested in them (and, presumably, you’ve told them this), you can block them from contacting you further in any way.  No emails, no instant messages, no winks, and no secure phone calls.

Click the box next to “User Name” under “Member Block” and type in the user name of the person you wish to block.  Then click Block.

Block list

Blocked users will be added to a list, highlighted in the screenshot below (the one that says “Your block list is empty”).  If you want to let someone contact you again, or you block them by accident, click their user name as it appears in this list, and then click UnBlock.

Change/Cancel Membership

Match considers this 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.

Cancel or Change membership

You will now be given a choice of two options.  Click Subscription Status to check or change your paid subscription, or click Cancel Membership and Remove Profile to cancel your subscription and/or delete your account.  See our tutorial on How to Delete a Account for more information.

Change subscription status

Email Preferences / by Mail

Both of these categories lead to the same page. They let you change what kinds of emails it sends to the email address that you signed up with, and how often it sends them.  Start by clicking one of the buttons below “ by Mail” to tell Match how often you want to receive email updates: daily, 3 times a week, once a week, or not at all.

Next, click the check boxes next to the options below “Notifications from Interested Members” to choose what kind of alerts from other users are included in your email updates: winks, game invites, requests for more photos/information, and so on. Then, click the check boxes beside the options under “Tips, Events, and Offers” to select what information you want to receive directly from dating tips, subscription discount offers, “Stir” events in your area, and so on. When you’re all done, click Update.

Instant Messaging (IM)

This setting allows you to change whether or not other people can see if you’re available to use its instant messaging service.  You can still use the instant messaging service even if you turn this setting off; it will just look to everybody else like you’re logged out, even if you’re not.  Therefore, you can turn this setting off when you’re in the middle of something and don’t want to be disturbed.

Instant Messaging options

Just click the button next to “On” or “Off”, and then click Go.  That’s all there is to it!

Linked Accounts

This setting allows you to link your account with your account on Facebook or Windows Live (e.g. Hotmail, Messenger, Outlook, etc.), assuming that you have one or the other.  This allows you to sign in with your user name and password from either of these accounts (which is good as a backup in case you forget your main user name and password!), as well as sign in automatically if you are currently signed in to either of these accounts.

Simply click the Sign In with Facebook button to link your Facebook account, or click Sign In next to “Windows Live ID” to link your Microsoft / Windows Live account.  Click on the respective text boxes in the window that pops up and type in your user name and password for the service that you chose, and then click Log In or Sign In.

Facebook options


This is where you have told Match you live, in order to help it find matches close to home.  If you want to change it, click the first box to select from the drop-down menu the country that you live in, and then click in the second box and type in your postal code or ZIP code. 

Location options

Depending on which country you selected, the second box may be another drop-down box where you can merely select a city close to where you live.  When you’re done, click Continue.


This setting allows you to receive text messages on your mobile phone if someone sends you an email, wink, or recommendation for a Stir event.  Click the check boxes next to each item to tell Match whether or not you’d like to receive notifications for it.  Then click the box labelled “Your Mobile Phone Number” and type in your mobile phone number.  Then click Save.

Mobile notifications options

Member Spotlight

This option allows you to ask Match to display your profile in random places around the website — as well as its partner websites — for a couple of weeks at a time.  This means that someone might click on your profile out of sheer curiosity, and find that you might just be who they’ve been looking for!

Spotlight Me button

If you aren’t currently using this feature, click Spotlight Me to have Match start considering using your profile for this feature.  If you are currently using this feature (or trying to get Match to let you use it), click Don’t Spotlight Me (the “Spotlight Me” button will change to this) to stop using the feature or take yourself out of its consideration of profiles to use for this feature.

Sign Up Information

Match considers this sensitive information, so you’ll have to re-enter your password to view it.  When you get to the screen that looks like the one below, click in the box beside “Password” and type in your password (it will show up as little bullet points to keep it safe from prying eyes).  Then click Go.

Enter password

The next screen will show your basic information that you provided Match with when you created your account.  If you want to change it, click on Change Sign Up Info.  You’ll be taken to the screen below.

Change sign up information form

Click in each of the boxes in the first highlighted section and select or type in:

  • A new user name

  • A new password

  • Your email address

  • Your gender

  • The gender of matches you are seeking

  • Your date of birth (day/month/year)

  • The country you live in

  • Your mailing code

When you’re all finished, click Continue.

Subscription Status

This is where you can view information about the subscription you have, including how much it’s costing you, when it starts, and when it ends.  You can also see this information concerning any extra services that you have purchased.

View subscription status

You can click Update, highlighted here, to change your billing (i.e. credit card) information.

You can also click Activate/Deactivate, highlighted here, to enable or disable any additional features that you have on your account.


Those are all of the different settings that you can change on Match!  We hope at least some will be useful to you! Events

So you’ve been using for a while, and maybe you’ve found someone whom you really click with, but are stumped as to what would be a fun date for the two of you to go on.  Or maybe you haven’t had much luck and just want somewhere to go where you could maybe meet someone who’s into what you like. 

Whatever your reason, Match has a service called “Stir” that will help you get out from behind your computer and into the real world to start having some fun and meeting new people!

How to Sign Up for Events

  1. Go to and log in (if you haven’t already).  Move your mouse cursor over Events in the menu across the top, and then click Stir Events.

    Match Events menu option

  2. You’ll be taken to a list of upcoming events hosted by Match’s “Stir” program that are close to where you live.  Each event will have:

    – A title
    – A promotional photo
    – When it’s being held
    – A short description of what it’s about
    – How much it costs (or it will say “Event Full” if all spots are currently reserved). 

    Match Stir page

    If you don’t see anything that interests you, you can click Change City and then click on the name of a city that appears in the drop-down menu to look for a Stir event somewhere else.  But if you do see something that looks like it could be fun, click Learn More.

  3. You will now be taken to a page that gives much more detailed information about the event.  In addition to the title, promotional photo, date, short description, and cost, you’ll also see:

    – The specific time of the event
    – Who’s hosting the event (you can usually click on their name to go to their website)
    – Where the event specifically is (and you can get directions there via Google Maps)
    – More detailed information about what you’ll be doing at the event
    – More detailed information about who’s putting the event on

    Reserve spots button

    A key area to look at is the “Event Mix” section.  This shows you how many spots are still available for this event, as well as the general age range of people who will probably enjoy this event.  Both of these stats are separated by gender.

    If it looks like a good time to you, click Reserve Your Spots.

  4. You will now be taken to a screen where you can fill out all of the information you need to purchase tickets for this event.  It’s kind of big, so we’ll separate it into two halves.  The first half deals with who is going to the event (i.e. you and any guests you want to bring).

    Purchase Stir event tickets

    Click in the boxes labelled “First Name” and “Last Name” and type in your first and last names (preferably as they appear on a piece of photo ID), respectively.  Then, in the “Add Guests” section, you can click the buttons for each guest slot to invite a male guest, female guest, or no guest.  Your purchase total in the top-right corner will change according to your choices.

  5. The second half of the ticket purchase page is where you’ll input your billing information.

    Payment screen

    We’ll assume that you want to pay with a credit card, so click in each of the boxes highlighted in the first section here and type in or select:

    – Your full name as it appears on your credit card
    – Your credit card number
    – The month and year that your credit card expires
    – Your credit card’s security code (click the question mark if you need help finding it)

    (NOTE: The system should automatically select a payment type based on your card number.  If it doesn’t, click one of the pictures underneath “Select Payment Type” that corresponds to your brand of credit card.)

    After that, click in each of the boxes highlighted in the second section and select or fill in:

    – Your first name
    – Your last name
    – Your street address
    – Your unit address (if applicable)
    – The city in which you live
    – The state/province/territory in which you live
    – Your mailing code
    – The country in which you live

  6. When you’ve got everything in order, click Purchase.  Remember that you can’t get a refund for any event tickets, so make sure that you really want them and you’re able to actually go to the event before you buy!

    Confirm and Purchase

  7. You’ll be taken to a confirmation screen and/or receive a confirmation email with your tickets.  Print either of these out and take it with you to the event (along with your friends, if you invited any). 

That’s how to find and sign up for Stir Events on Match!  If you go to one, remember to be yourself and have fun!