Match.com Review 2014 :: Christian Singles Tell It Like It Is

Match.com ReviewOur Match.com Review Bottom Line:

  • GOOD: Number of members, allows you more control
  • BAD: Christian filters are not that great
  • TAKEAWAY: We’d like it better if Match.com had more options for finding like-minded Christians.

When we conducted a survey before we began reviewing the best Christian dating sites, the results showed many of the people who tried online dating had used eHarmony or Match.com or both. Knowing that, it’s it was important for us to make sure we included a Match.com review along with all of the others.

A reminder: When we review the best Christian dating sites, we do not mean we review only Christian dating sites exclusively. We review both Christian and non-Christian online dating sites because many Christians are using them as tools to find other single Christians. We review the sites for many different factors, including and especially how easy it is to find other like-minded Christians on the site.

So, about that Match.com review?
We like it.
Oh, you wanted details?

Match.com Review

We like it as much as we like eHarmony. In fact, we would probably like Match.com more, except for one reason. But we’ll get to that. First, let’s start with the three things we like best about the site:

Numbers
It’s one of the biggest and oldest sites around. If you’re in a city or a rural area, finding matches in your vicinity should not be a problem like it would be for smaller, newer sites like Marry Well.

Control
Match.com allows you access to their entire membership database. For those who dislike eHarmony’s system of measuring out daily matches with no other options, then Match certainly solves that problem. Any biographical information written must be approved by Customer Care, so the true Control Freaks might not like that, but those of us who don’t want to read inappropriate material are fans of that safety net.

Options
Sometimes there are so many options on a site it becomes difficult to figure it all out. Match.com has a number of options, but the site still remains user-friendly and all of the bells and whistles are clearly explained. Also, the site doesn’t leave you on your own in your search if you want some assistance. They offer daily matches, mutual matches (based on profile information, you’re looking for someone like him/her and he/she is looking for someone like you), reverse matches (he/she may not meet your match criteria, but you meet his/hers), and other options such as quizzes, favorites, email, wink or IM. For the more adventurous, Match.com even has local meet-ups and live events in select cities.

The issue that bugged us the most when we were writing this Match.com review was their Christian filter. It’s just a little more difficult to narrow down matches to those who are like-minded Christians. Calling oneself a “Christian” can mean many things to many people. Granted, the site offers many search options that are helpful in narrowing the field. In the custom search options, they allow you three choices in the “Christian” category: Christian-Catholic, Christian-Protestant, and Christian-Other. You are also allowed to check a box to let them know if that area is a deal breaker for you.

eHarmony takes things one step further and allows you to choose from a list of denominations and other sites, such as Christian Café, allow you to get even more specific and get into church involvement levels.

We know people have found other like-minded Christians on Match, so it’s not impossible. All we’re saying is it might be slightly more difficult to weed through the profiles to find the kind of Christian matches you might be looking for.

Overall, when it comes to top Christian dating sites, we can’t help but find Match.com to be one of the best on the market today.

It’s FREE to look at your matches by following this link to Match.com, so what do you have to lose?

Have you used the site? What do you think about it? Love it, hate it, indifferent? Share your thoughts with us!

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  • Lettie131

    I am from London England and use
    oasis.com
    girlsdateforfree.com
    matchaffinity.com
    and
    marrywell.com
    They all have their drawbacks but as long as you know how to create a purposeful profile, and you know how to question people and explain your faith, know what things you will and will not compromise and have a clear understanding of the purpose, responsibility and commitment of marriage, it is possible to use any heterosexual dating website.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E55R54V4CTHHFNQ2EBLWLEHIAM JustinC

    One way to help weed out the what Christian means is by what you put in your profile.  If you talk some about Jesus it will do two things.  1. It will keep some of the wrong people away (make sure you want to do that – ha and 2. It will help you show up when the right people key word search etc.

  • katiebug

    I am a Christian (Protestant) and met my future husband (Catholic) after 3 months on Match! I have to say there were a lot more creepers and non-Christians on the site–at least that was my impression–but hey, if you find the right one, it’s worth it. As long as you have patience and remember what you’re looking for, I’d recommend it to anyone.

  • http://ChristianMatch.com Robert

    I do not recommend ChristianMatch.com. I signed up for a one month subscription thinking that it would just expire after one-month because they had a one-month, three-month and six-month option. This was the second time I had tried it after 2 years. The matches were not good and I keep receiving pop- ups. The expiration date came and went and they automatically renewed my subscription. Two days after my “expiration” date, I discovered my credit card had been charged for another month. It was not clear that my subscription would be renewed automatically. They wouldn’t credit me the amount. This site is just a money maker under the guise of playing on the sentiments of lonely people. In a way, it was my fault for signing and not trusting Jesus in this area of my life.

  • Becky

    Match.com may have a large number of matches but they have been accused of credit card fraud and selling customers information to the public. Subscribe at your own risk.

  • ryanmarcantonio

    I had the match.com guarantee and still didn’t go out Once with anyone..

  • tinkerbellj2388

    match.com is horrible I had the subscription for 6 days, I had signed up for 12 months but changed my mind and wanted to cancel. They refuse to cancel my account and give me a refund for unused days. This is just bad business especially in the 6 days the matches they sent me were nothing i was looking for.