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Matchmaker Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available.

Our Verdict

Matchmaker is rather bare-bones compared to other services, but it could be right if you just want to have some fun.

For

  • Matchmaker’s profile creation is much quicker than others, enabling you to view matches quickly.

Against

  • Matchmaker does not provide personality matches.
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Matchmaker image: This online dating website keeps track of how many members join in any given week.

Matchmaker image: This online dating website keeps track of how many members join in any given week.
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Matchmaker image: You can see messages but you cannot open them unless you subscribe.

Matchmaker image: You can see messages but you cannot open them unless you subscribe.
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Matchmaker image: Open-ended questions are accompanied by writing tips so you can express yourself more easily.

Matchmaker image: Open-ended questions are accompanied by writing tips so you can express yourself more easily.
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Matchmaker image: You can filter searches by age, keyword, member status and more.

Matchmaker image: You can filter searches by age, keyword, member status and more.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Matchmaker is an adequate online dating website with a simple interface, multiple ways to search, and two ways to communicate. This is one of the smaller sites and it has the oldest average age of visitor profiles.

Setting up a profile is pretty basic. You start by entering your location, explaining what makes you unique and listing your current relationship status. There are additions to the usual profile questions, however, such as high school in addition to college and level of religiosity along with specific religion. Photos are small in the profiles; you must click on a photo to see a larger version, but you may add a caption.

Matchmaker offers a variety of ways to search for matches – from a basic search determined by age and location to a search of people currently logged into the service. These searches produce quicker search results than most other online dating sites. The matching capabilities are not as sophisticated as some other sites because they don’t have personality profiles to compare.

To communicate with other members, Matchmaker offers instant messaging, expressions of interest and emails. Look for the heart next to a member’s listing: half a red heart indicates one member has viewed the other; an entirely red heart indicates you’ve viewed one another. You can also send a person a digital gift such as a dessert, flowers, a pet or a stuffed animal.

Chat rooms and the ability to mark members as favorites are two additional site features available on Matchmaker. The best online dating sites offer many more features than this, like the ability to send recommendations on to friends, but there are advantages to this site.

You shouldn't have any trouble navigating Matchmaker. The photos are smaller in the lists, which makes it more difficult to determine your interest level without additional clicks.

Matchmaker.com has a FAQs page separated by topic as well as a convenient email form for receiving answers to your support questions.

The company also provides an advice page for support in your dating life. From here you can get advice on how to act during a date and how to overcome and avoid insecurities about yourself and your dating abilities.

Matchmaker is not well-known enough to provide the massive dating pool that others in our online dating review can. There are potential dates available, though, and this is one of the least complicated dating websites out there, which might be perfect if you do not have a lot of time to invest in this process.