Armenian Match brings Armenian singles together. Whether you are looking for causal dating, a long-term commitment or even marriage, you’ll find it on this site. Having a rather specific target market hasn’t stopped this site from having a rather pricey monthly joining fee. You might wonder how such an expense can be justified. What separates this site from other dating sites? How does it compare to other ethnic-specific dating sites? These are important questions to ask.
ArmenianMatch.com has few features tailored to suit its intended market. However, there are at least a couple of things that make it somewhat special. First, when you fill out a profile you are asked what your level of “hyeness” is. Simply put that is to say whether you’re Armenian or not. If so, you are asked what other nationality would best describe your origins. You could be Armenian American, for example.
“…there are some dating articles on this site that have been written specifically about the Armenian dating experience.”
Second, there are some dating articles on this site that have been written specifically about the Armenian dating experience. However, that section hasn’t been updated in ages. There are actually only three entries to read and one of them is only three paragraphs long. I thought this idea was a good one. I guess they did, too, but they seem to have run out of steam in a rather short time.
There are no group chat rooms or members’ forums, so the sense of community sort of ends right there. It’s a shame, because the site seems to rely on your standard fare as far as what is offered to members. Advanced searches, including localized results, are free on ArmenianMatch. There is also onsite email and instant messaging.
You can also send the usual free “flirts” to show interest in someone. It is also free to reply to unlimited messages. As you would expect, you must upgrade to initiate any contact. As far as the instant messaging system, you need to check who is online first, then you can send a private message by clicking “let’s chat” to start a one-on-one conversation.
Overall, the biggest issue with the site is the lack of visitors it attracts. I suppose you might think that it’s just too niche specific to do better. However, I’ve seen equally specialized sites do a far better job at pulling in the numbers. This site really needs to find strategic places to promote its specialty niche.
On top of that, the monthly membership fee is much more expensive than other dating sites. The only way that it becomes reasonable is if you sign up for at least three months. Still, before spending money on Armenian Match, check for active members in your area.