Perfect Match Review

PerfectMatch.com takes the gloves off in statements against the competition. It claims to be better than eHarmony and gives some compelling arguments as to why. I agree with some of what’s proclaimed as better. I’m not, however, completely convinced of its total superiority to the competition. It just seems different – no better, no worse.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz is the brains behind this dating experience. She’s always referred to by her full title on the site, and she provides input. Dr. Neil Clark Warren has little interaction with members on his infamous eHarmony site. Despite Neil’s name being longer and more serious sounding, he appears merely a figurehead.

“One benefit of this site over its competition is the ability to search profiles yourself.”

Not so for Pepper. You can follow links to the doc’s online TV and radio interviews, read her regular column, “Ask Dr. Pepper Schwartz,” which is exclusive to the site, and her personality tests are part of the basis for the site’s hallmark matchmaking system.

In my humble option, compatibility-based matching systems are often pop psychology mumble-jumble. Not all of them are lame, though. All the same, the site’s test results were complicated. Some were poorly explained, and many contradictory things were stated. I don’t just mean counterintuitive stuff either. They truly seemed off the mark.

I found the PerfectMatch test hardly subtle. The intention of most questions was blatantly evident, and the purpose of various sections was quite plainly labeled. I could easily have fudged my answers or tried to fill in what I imagined was ideal. Then again, I was somewhat baffled by the results. Maybe its transparency was a ruse.

At any rate, it was abundantly clear how matches were picked when they were presented to me. It was based on the other person’s ability to tolerate my most blatant flaws. I found that eHarmony’s questionnaire was worded more subtly. Its formula for making matches was never obvious to me.

One benefit of this site over its competition is the ability to search profiles yourself. You don’t have to rely solely on search results based on the compatibility test alone. I waited a couple of weeks before receiving any matches from eHarmony. This site lets me check out a limited number of other members for free.

Comparing Perfect Match to eHarmony, I have to say Perfect Match has more options for its members. It provides a fuller online experience and lets you make some choices that eHarmony insists it can make for you, better than you can for yourself. However, any contact is going to require a premium subscription. At almost $60 US for one month, it’s a pricey proposition.

Visit Perfect Match if you want to try another “unique” compatibility system.

Match.com Review

Match.com is one of the busiest sites on the Internet. You can chalk that up to any number of things. It has a great domain name. Its interface is reliable and user-friendly. It got an early start in the dating game circa 1995. It has a huge marketing budget. Just about everyone has heard about it in some way or another. The fact that this site is so popular and has so many members means you probably would like to know what all the fuss is about beyond the facts already covered.

Scoring perfect marks for popularity isn’t an easy task. You have to have a killer brand and Match qualifies for that. The amount of members is the most important of all the criteria we use to determine a quality singles site and we take our hat off to Match for what it has accomplished. After all, when the people have spoken, what greater things can be said? For this reason alone, Match com is a singles site worth looking at.

“The amount of members is the most important of all the criteria we use… and we take our hat off to Match for what it has accomplished.”

Free access is limited, but some basics are included. You can narrow down searches to within a mile of your location. You can see any member’s full profile, including the last time he or she signed into the site. Combine these features and you’ll see that Match isn’t afraid to give you an accurate idea of which members are available to you. The site goes even further by allowing you to search by keywords. This is helpful if you’re searching for someone who shares a specific interest and, let’s face it, shared passions are often essential to strong relationships.

The biggest strike against Match is that it doesn’t allow free replies to emails. You can understand it from a business standpoint. All the same, other dating sites out there allow connections to be made just as long as one of the parties is paying for it. You can view this as a plus in that it may weed out some undesirables. My philosophy is “the more, the merrier” when it comes to online dating, but, hey, this is Match.com we’re talking about. We already know that it has “the more” part covered.

The mainstay of the site is its matchmaking software. It is indeed the site’s only special feature. You fill out a rather extensive questionnaire to help match you up to your ideal partner. Otherwise, there is instant messaging, but no chat rooms. The site also seems to have done away with its online magazine and has also raised its price by about 30 percent. It is definitely a high-end site at this point. Match.com is a pricey proposition, but its popularity makes it a worthwhile expense.