Are you hopeless at meeting the right partner? have you spent more time being single than together with someone in the last year? Then reading my PerfectMatch.com review from top to bottom could be very beneficial to you.
Launched back in 2003, PerfectMatch.com has rapidly grown to become one of the largest dating sites in Australia. With over 1 million users, their success pretty much speaks for itself. The majority of members are aged 25-65, with over 90% seeking long-term commitment from a partner. This is definitely not a one-night-stand website.
Dating Site Features
The biggest feature is their compatibility matching system which they call “Duet®”. This is a love and compatibility classification that has been developed by their Chief Relationship Expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz. Years of sociological and psychological research went into the system – which has certainly helped to ensure its success.
When you first join you will fill out a detailed compatibility questionnaire, this is used to determine your “Duet® Type”. Your “Duet® Type” is based on similarity factors, and complementary factors like: romance, outlook on life, emotions, and decision making. Simply put, it matches you with members that you are most likely to get along with, saving you from painful dates with bad matches and hours of lost time.
Searching for matches on the site is split into two options. A quick search and a custom search. With the quick search you only need to specify the age range and zip code and hit search. With the custom search you can be a lot more granular, specifying criteria such as: ethnicity, religion, hair color, height, occupation, and income to name just a few.
You will of course find common dating site features like email messaging, winking, favorites, blocking, and checking on who has viewed your profile.
I was not overly impressed with their websites interface. Although it’s easy to navigate, it manages to somehow look past its sell-by-date. Mobile support is available through your mobile web browser.
Registering Your Profile
Profile registration is very straight forward. In just a couple of minutes and you should be ready to go. However… You first need to complete their extensive personality questionnaire before you can actually log-on. And this most definitely requires a seriously large mug of coffee and a few cookies. The questions are designed to gain in insight into your personality and match you with your perfect match. Just remember to answer honestly, else you perfect match may not be so perfect after all.
Membership Numbers and Authenticity
The dating site has over 1 million members in Australia. And although their target age group is 25-65, there are still thousands of members that fall outside of this group. The ratio of men to women is 48:52, creating a fair and even balance between the sexes.
Profile authenticity is always a very important criteria when I review any dating website. Nobody wants to part with their hard earned money only to be harassed by fake members. Luckily on PerfectMatch.com this is not a concern. Any fake profiles that do slip through the net, are identified quickly and removed. However, commonsense goes a long way to keeping yourself safe online. So if any messages sound too good to be true, they most likely are.
It’s free to register a profile. Their free membership allows you to search, view limited profiles, receive emails and read your personality questionnaire results. But not a lot more I’m afraid. To get the most out of the site, contact other singles, unlimited profile views, access to “Ask Dr. Schwartz” and custom search; you will need to upgrade to a full membership package. The 2012 full membership prices for PerfectMatch.com are as follows:
$33.33 per month for a 6 month membership
$36.95 per month for a 3 month membership
$59.95 per month for a 1 month membership
The payment methods accepted are: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.
Pros and Cons
Over 1 million singles
90% of members looking for a serious relationship
48:52 male to female ratio
Old fashioned interface
A single months membership is rather expensive
Summary and Conclusion
PerfectMatch.com offers a great matchmaking service that guarantees you will find your perfectmatch. And if you don’t, they will give you an additional 2 months membership for free (valid only with 6 month membership package).
The dating site is easy enough to use, and there are plenty of helpful features to make your time online as effective as possible.
If you are looking for a similar dating site, then eHarmony also offers a similar service but with a mot more members to choose from.
Is there a good possibility that you’ll meet your perfect match on this site? There most certainly is. But are you ready to give up sleeping in the middle of the bed? If you are, you should definitely take a look at www.perfectmatch.com