I had their six month guarantee - six months and 80 emails later, I had yet to meet anyone.
I got one email from a chick who changed her location to 100 miles away, the next day. Another woman 25 years older contacted me - PUKE!
Other than scammers, who's profile would be immediately deleted, nobody ever responded to any of my inquiries.
If you don't meet anyone in six months, they give you another six months of frustration for free. I was so disgusted, I quit after six months. 85% of the emails sent were never received and opened, and I'm guessing that over half the female profiles are fake or inactive.
I used match for a week and after having several phishing scams plague my in box there seemed to be few real active profiles. I cancelled and I reopened my profile for laughs recently due to the subscription was still active. Fewer phishing scams but a boat load of fake profiles as far as I can see. I say run like hell away from Match!
i opened my profile couple of days ago. when i tried to subscribe today, to my surprise i learnt the fee jumped to £31.99 over night! i checked with my friend who opened profile 3 days ago and his fee stayed unchanged (with significantly fewer views displayed).
see the screenshot: http://oi49.tinypic.com/jzi6mh.jpg
it a deliberate move to encourage people by displaying high number views/winks and then put the fee higher! this is outrageous practice, also discriminating users to access services. in this circumstances i did NOT subscribe and will keenly share it with other bloggers on the forum.
before i post it publicly i offered match.com to explain the situation but did not hear from them. the reason i turned to paid dating portal was in pursuit of more ethical approach and genuine experience. because of the data manipulation i'm concerned whether users on match.com site are actually genuine persons, or merely automated avatars just to drive the sales higher!!
BAD Dating site. WHAT A SCAM!!!!
Do not even join this site and never hit the subscribe button because they will say you are paying from Paypal for a one month subscription, but end up taking a full year. Then when you try to cancel, you can't because the cancel link button mysteriously stopped working.
They also get a hold of your credit card # (from paypal I'm guessing) and use that after you've already cancelled with them 3 times and tell paypal not to let them take money out. Then it goes on your credit card and because of their ridiculous "no refund" policy, they refuse to take it off and cancel your match account, so in the end they get your money and you are left with nothing.
I think of myself as a decent looking person, moderately successful, generally well rounded and funny. In 18 months on Match.com, I met one person. It started off fine and ended abruptly after she asked me questions of how much I made, what I did and what kind of car I drove? WOW. I have sent out over 500 messages and have had maybe 5 people respond. My replies to people were not long, over bearing, pushy, rude or such.
Outside of the people on Match.com having unrealistic expectations, I had a big problem with the massive amount of bogus profiles and scam profiles. I signed up and paid for the service to not have to deal with this.
I wrote to Match.com customer service 3 times about this. There is a note that says Match.com will respond to messages within 24 hours. I have yet to hear back from anyone. Absolutely unacceptable. Poor customer service.
My experience was absolutely terrible and cannot endorse this site in any fashion what so ever. Save your money, time and efforts. Spend the money at a bar and buy a lady a drink. If she says no, you've done better than you'll ever do at Match.com.
I have never been more dissatisfied with a service in my life. I have been browsing the match.com website for a few months but then an interesting girl emails me that catches my eye today. I decided to take a shot and sign up to a subscription at 9am. I started chatting to the girl and things are looking good. Suddenly at 12pm my account is closed. I received an email that claims I am too young to be using their service and that I needed to be 18 years old. Well I am 30 years old.
I complained to Customer Service three times to restore my account or refund my subscription but all three times I received a generic template that has nothing to do with my question or complaints. I tried to call their Customer service number and got hung up on!