10 ‘Match.com’ Reviews
I've just read all these complaints... well, match.com is not that bad, to my mind. Most of online dating services suffer from scammers, but you need to just be careful and use your brain. I used the site a while back ago, it was ok. Met some interesting people but unfortunately not my soulmate.
This was by far the worst dating site I have ever experienced. I signed up for three months and after two months of fake men trying to get me to send them money, hundreds of emails from very old or very fat or way too young guys wanting a date with me. The two dates I had, both had lied on their profile. One was clearly using pictures from decades ago and was old enough to be my father, The second, let's just say big waste of time. I cancelled my membership the 2nd month, I received a confirmation email and never thought about it again..... that is until I noticed I had been charged for three quarters ($88 each quarter). I called and they would not return my money, they said I didn't cancel. The still charge my card because in order to get rid of match.com emails it said I had to log on to update my profile preference.... the minute I did that they said I renewed my membership. This is absolute bull. I have never been so outraged with a company before. They are literally stealing our money. All I want is the dang thing cancelled and my money back..... in order to do so I would have to go to court and who is going to hire a lawyer to get $352 back? I finally cancelled the card they had on file and got a new one just so they don't charge me again. So outraged over this.
I signed up there well over a year ago. After 2 months I cancelled my subscription. I also wrote the BBB and filed a complaint as well as well as "pissed off consumer". I am a widowed 67 yr old female and had started a conversation with a similar age man about 25 miles away from me. We emailed a few times and had 2 telephone conversations. We talked about meeting somewhere for a brief coffee date. However, He emailed me a furious note because I didn't show up at HIS place for a whole day of activities he had planned. That's when I THOUGHT I had cancelled everything. NOW, nearly two years later I keep receiving messages about all the "new people matched to me from Match. I can't make them stop, don't know how to get rid of them other than deleting the message. If anyone knows how to REALLY get them to leave me alone I would sincerely appreciate it!
There are a lot of women flirting with me only to find out they want money or to help with a Nigerian bank account.
I have met 3 real person in one year, that's a really poor rate.
The filter process puts me with women who are way too young or don't want a guy who is not in shape.
I have got roughly 50+ winks and flirts and all were bogus withing about 2 months.
The number of fake profiles makes me think Match.com is doing it to attract more people.
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.