Is this dating app worth trying in 2022?

Honestly, the free version of Match isn’t worth it in my opinion, but the paid version might be worth a try for people who want to invest. On the free version, my overall experience was very decent. You get very limited features and capabilities if you don’t pay, while you can message many more people for free on Hinge, Bumble, Tinder, and other dating apps. With the paid version, I felt I could use the app more freely and browse a lot more people, more Actually can send them a message.

About half of my matches responded to my messages, and all of them seemed friendly and eager to chat, even though there wasn’t a great selection. (For what it’s worth, I was swiping in Hawaii and LA.) From personal experience and speaking with others, it seems many matches aren’t as responsive. So, depending on where you live, the process can be slow, but it could definitely be worth it if you want to invest in your love affair and try out a new group of people.

A counterpoint to that: “In my experience, Match’s subscription model and cost deter people from using it,” says Chloe Ballatore, dating expert and owner of Chloe’s mindfulness training. “Match is still in the top three, but it’s number three. Most of my clients prefer Bumble or Hinge. Match has become a bit more popular during the pandemic, but now that people can go out and meet in real life, I find the cost not worth it for a lot of people.

Lance B. Holton