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DateMatch.com is a dating site with a slightly erotic edge, focussing not only on mainstream dating but also hook-ups, exemplified by its 3 month “hook-up guarantee”. This means that if you don’t successfully “hook-up” after 3 months using their premier membership then you’ll receive another 3 months’ premier membership for free. That is something of a reassurance because it means that you won’t find yourself constantly having to pay out if you’re not doing so well at finding a date. Of course, you have to fulfil a certain criteria (dependant on how many messages you’ve sent, how often you’ve been on the site and so on) but it means you’re unlikely to go 6 months without either finding a date or having made your money back.
There’s a certain atmosphere of honesty and directness on this site, mixing traditional dating elements with a more sensual feel here and there, aided by a variety of high quality photos of attractive models through the site. Registration is simple, involving a short questionnaire and a quick confirmation that you’ve received their registration email; thereafter you are free to browse members and perform searches. You’ll get the most out of this site through its premium (paid) membership, which allows you to send and receive unlimited messages and take part in video chats. Free members get little in the way of communication, but that’s quite common in dating websites.
A search will deliver a decent number of results, though quite a few members haven’t taken the time to upload a photo, which is a bit of a disappointment and not the greatest sign that the site is busy and revisited. Free members are able to upload up to 5 photos, so it’s a bit of a surprise that they haven’t taken advantage of this generosity. Premium members can upload another 10 to their profile, which lets them give a proper sense of their looks and interests.
As a free member you are able to respond to premium members’ emails, but not initiate a dialogue, which means you might have to play ‘the waiting game’. But at least you ‘can’ reply if you are interested, which is better than some other sites (which essentially only let you browse profiles before you decide to pay for the service).
Video chat is a nice addition, but there are few other features unique to this site or of particular use. You can “wink” to show you’re interested, but it’s unlikely to get you very far.
Overall the service offered by DateMatch.com is not bad, but not astounding. It’s a well priced site with enough members to offer you enough choice at a fair price.
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