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To get started with Match, go to and create a free user account (you can update your account later in the setup process or at a later date).

First, you will specify who you are and the type of person you are looking for, for example “I am a woman looking for a woman” between the ages of 35 and 45, for example, and your postal code. Next, Match will ask you to select your gender, enter your date of birth, first name, and email address.

Next, you’ll be offered a series of screening questions to help users learn more about you, including details about the following:

  • Relationship status (never married, currently separated, divorced or widowed)
  • Parental status (whether or not you have children or want to have them)
  • Appearance (height, body type)
  • Lifestyle (whether you smoke or drink or not, your position on marijuana)
  • Education
  • Faith
  • Ethnicity
  • Hometown
  • Spoken languages
  • Career
  • Political Views
  • Pets
  • exercise habits
  • Interests (entertainment, sports, wellness activities, causes, food and drink, creative outlets and more)

After making selections for yourself, you can then select the preferences you desire for a match based on many of the same categories as above.

Then you can fill in different icebreaker prompts such as “just for fun, I like it”, “right now I’m reading” and “zombie attack”. Run, fight or join them? »

Then you can add photos of yourself. Profiles can include up to 26 photos. Match recommends uploading at least three to get 50 times more likes and messages.

Once you’ve completed your profile (you don’t need to fill it all in at once), Match’s algorithms will narrow the pool based on your profile preferences and lifestyle selections and the profiles of potential matches . You can view user profiles and have the option to select “Like” or “Ignore”.

Users can sort matches by:

  • Distance (enter your zip code and search for matches within 1-975 miles)
  • Age
  • username
  • Match selections
  • Activity Date (the date a match was last online, communicated with another user, or checked their matches)
  • Most recent first (users who joined most recently)
  • Photo counts (users with the most photos)
  • Two different algorithms: Reverse Match (meaning one user matches the preferences of other users) and Mutual Match (meaning both users are interested in each other)

You can take your interaction further by messaging other users and optionally setting up a time and location for an in-person meeting. Note: Unlike other online dating platforms, Match allows you to message other users even if they haven’t “liked” you. The scope of this feature differs depending on the plan you choose; The Standard and Premium plans offer unlimited messaging while the free plans limit your messaging.

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