What is it that you look for in an online dating site? Let’s see here…good looking women, easy to get a date, affordable membership dues, and women with decent personalities. Are we right? So where does Match.com stack up in those facets? Pretty damn well.
We’re not going to lie, we were less than enthused to join Match.com at first. Sure, we knew all about its reputation. They are responsible for bringing together millions of couples over the years. But, as guys, we were uncertain about the amount of competition on the site.
We figured there would be too many guys using Match.com to make it easy for us to get dates. But once we got going on there, we found that not only was it easy to spark a conversation with an attractive woman, it was pretty easy to get a date with one of them.
There are many different ways to turn what seems to be a competitive disadvantage for the average guy into no problem at all. You absolutely must read our section on sending out emails and how to gain an edge on Match.com. We GUARANTEE those sections will give YOU the competitive edge.
Yes, we realize we haven’t specifically answered the original question, so that’s what we’re going to do now. Match.com was ranked #1 because, as it turns out, it’s the easiest site to get a date. Not only that, Match.com has more decent women. We’re not just talking about looks. We’re talking about a plethora of ladies that have their act together.
Don’t want to meet a tweeker? We don’t blame you. We’re not saying there are no junkies on Match.com. You will find junkies anywhere you go (online or offline). But there are a lot more women on Match.com that fit into the “wifey material” category than you might expect.
Why is it so easy to get dates on Match.com? Because before you even begin chatting with a woman, you know you have at least some things in common. This makes writing the perfect email easy. You can focus on common interests and expect her to respond because you’re mentioning a subject she’s interested in. That is why you MUST use similar emails to the ones we included in our “top Match.com emails” section of this review.
Alright, let’s get this party started! It’s time to go over everything there is to know about Match.com (good and bad)…
Match.com: Reviewing Of Our Online Dating Results
- 450 total emails sent out in 90 days.
- 366 replies received.
- 10 first date setup.
- 7 female showed up for a first date.
Each site was reviewed by one guy. Jackson, a 29 year old single male from Cincinnati reviewed Match.com. He had a lot of success. His emails were responded to at a high rate as you can see. Because of that, he did an excellent job of getting dates set-up. The goal was to get as many dates set-up and not to actually get laid or develop a relationship with these chicks. Jackson had more success on Match.com than any of our other guys did on any other site.
At the conclusion of our review of each dating site, we asked a few questions to the lucky (or unlucky, depending on the site) guy that spent 90 days on there to get some feedback about the site. Those questions are as follows…
Question: What did you like best about this site?
Jackson: Initially, I liked the fact that there were so many good looking chicks on there. But, as you all know, looks aren’t everything. Yes, looks are what makes us interested initially in a woman. But I like girls with some personality. I want a woman that can make me laugh and has a decent job, her own place, etc. What I found was there are tons of these women on Match.com a. Looks and personality. Can’t beat it!
Question: How would you describe the women on there?
Jackson: I guess I just did in the last question! But I’ll go more into detail. We all have our “type”. For me, I like women that aren’t too overweight (but not too skinny), have a decent job and enjoy sports. I’m big into sports so it’s very important for me to find a woman that likes sports. I had no problem finding attractive women that were into sports on Match.com. Did I find some unattractive women that didn’t appear to have their act together? Yes I did. Many of them. But they were not in the majority.
Question: Is this a site you would recommend? Why or why not?
Jackson: If I didn’t recommend this site to a single male or female looking to find decent singles to go out on a date I wouldn’t be doing my job. Yes, I most definitely recommend Match.com to anyone. If this isn’t the best online dating site out there, I don’t know what is.
The Top Match.com Emails: Samples Of What Worked On Match.com
“I promise you it’s not JUST the guys on here that are perverts! I got an email from a girl that said nothing other than she wanted to have hot passionate sex with me this weekend. Although I was flattered, I ignored. You see, I’m REALLY looking for a long-term relationship, not just sex. If I wanted a hookup I would walk down to my local watering hole. The reason I’m contacting you is because you clearly are looking for the same thing. Would you like to chat on IM tonight?”
“I have a hilarious story that you’ll be interested to know! Okay, so I see you are big into football. Well, a few weeks ago I was playing a little tackle football with my friends and I was running towards the end zone with a chance to tie the game up. I thought the grass was the only thing that could possibly prevent me from scoring. I was wrong. Apparently, not wearing a belt was what prevented me from scoring. Yep, my pants fell down and I followed suit. I didn’t score. We didn’t win. And now my friends will make fun of me for it for the rest of eternity. Would you care to help make me feel better about myself with a friendly conversation this evening?”
Get An Advantage On Match.com: How To Beat Out The Competition On Match.com
On every dating site you need a specific strategy for meeting women. On Match.com we used these tactics to convince women to go out on a date…
- If she’s in your search results AND you find her somewhat attractive, hit her up. You should NEVER be too picky. You just might find out the girl that you didn’t initially finding super hot is PERFECT for you. Doing this will increase the amount of women you get in contact with. Don’t be so picky. It doesn’t mean you have to settle.
- Include a DETAILED description of what you’re looking for. Make it VERY clear you’re not JUST looking for sex. If you do want to get laid, it still can happen on a first date on Match.com. But it’s NOT going to happen if you’re upfront about your intentions in your profile.
- Be quick to respond to EVERY message. Match.com is a snooze you lose dating site. The guy that gets the date is the guy that is persistent and responsive. Guys that are inactive on the site or too lazy to get back to a woman soon after she sends him a message get nothing.
Stuff We Didn’t Love On Match.com
Match.com does have its flaws, just like every other online dating site. The good news is Match.com has far fewer and more minor flaws than other sites. We could have done without the fat chicks. Yes, that seems shallow (and it is) but like any dating site there are some very unattractive women on there that will contact you. It sucks getting a notification that some girl messaged you and then you come to find out she’s fat and nasty.
Match.com Review: Is Match.com Good For Online Dating?
Oh yes, Match.com most certainly is good for online dating. If you want to meet a decent woman, go out on some dates, and potentially find that “special someone” there’s no better place than Match.com. Why is Match.com the best place for meeting people online? Here’s why…
- The best bang for your buck. It’s not the cheapest site but it’s well worth the price of admission.
- More attractive women than anywhere else. In fact, there are more good looking chicks on Match.com in just about every city than what you would find at some posh nightclub.
- Their website was clearly designed and created by folks that know what they’re doing. This is no cheaply designed website.