Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 12-year history, Match.com has redefined the way people meet and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site. Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the Match.com community, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose.
Match.com features a variety of ways in which to search for other compatible members on the site. Match.com's keyword search functionality allows, for example, an avid tennis player to search for the word "tennis" in profiles on the site.
It's free to post a profile, browse and search for matches on the site. Once members become paying subscribers, they may email other members on the site. Match.com offers a variety of subscription packages and discounts to suit the different needs of its members. A basic, one-month subscription is $29.99.
Every profile and photo is screened for appropriateness before it is posted to the Match.com site. On average, profiles are viewed approximately 5 million times each day on the site. Each year, on average, Match.com calculates that more than 200,000 members find the person they were seeking on the site.