Now that you’ve created your profile, how does Match use it — and how can you use it — to find people whom you’d be interested in hooking up with? As the question implies, there are certain people whom Match.com will bring to you, and others whom you will need to get out there on the website and find on your own.
The most common way of getting matches on Match.com is to let the website automatically do it for you, based on comparisons inbetween your profile and the profiles of others. How you rate and interact with the profiles you see can also affect who you get matched with.
This feature is known as ",Daily Matches",, because 24 hours after you rate all of the fresh matches you’ve received from Match, you get a fresh fresh set. So you’ll always have fresh people to look at and determine if you’d like to see where things go with them!
Go to www.match.com and log in (if you haven’t already). On your main screen, click Daily Matches in the menu on the left, or budge your mouse cursor over Matches in the menu across the top and click Daily Matches.
You will be taken to your ",Daily Matches", page. Let’s have a look at it.
This shows you how many fresh matches you haven’t rated since yesterday. Click on the left and right arrows here to scroll through your matches, or click a person’s picture to make them emerge in the window to the right. A checkmark will show up on the pictures of people whom you’ve shown interest in, while an ",X", will emerge on the pictures of people whom you’ve said you’re not interested in.
Click here to see the profiles of people who have shown interest in you as a match.
Click here to see the profiles of people whom you have told Match you’re interested in.
This permits you to by hand search for and match people with you. See the ",Manual Matching", section below.
Current Match’s Profile Picture
The photo that the match you presently have selected has chosen as their profile picture (if they have one). Click the ",thumbs-up", symbol here to tell them that you like their picture, or click anywhere else on the picture to see their extra photos (if they have any).
Current Match’s Basic Info
This shows you some basic information about the match you presently have selected, including height, bod type, ethnicity, religion, tobacco/alcohol habits, etc. You may need to click View More when the About tab is highlighted to see a few more things. (See the peak to the right.)
Current Match’s Detailed Info / Photos
This will showcase you one of two things, depending on whether the About or Photos tab is highlighted. You can click either of them to switch inbetween the two.
– A few ways in which you and them are alike
– A brief in-their-own-words description of themselves
– What they are interested in
– What they are looking for in a match
The numbers at the far right showcase you where this match is in terms of the total number of fresh matches that you haven’t rated yet. Click the checkmark here to tell Match that you’re interested in this match, this will budge this match’s profile to the You’re Interested tab in the menu on the left, and send that person a notification that you’re interested in them. Or, click the ",X", here to tell Match that you’re not interested in this match.
If your Daily Matches don’t produce anyone whom you’re especially fond of, you can also by hand match yourself with certain people whom you find while searching the website.
Stir your mouse cursor over Search in the menu across the top, and pick one of the search options.
If you find someone who looks interesting, click either their user name/photo or Quick View to view either their total or condensed profile, respectively.
If you meet enough of the person’s match criteria (and the ones that you don’t match aren’t ",deal breakers",), you can click Match Me with Him/Her to add that person to your Daily Matches, and add yourself to their Daily Matches.
Tho’ you can use this feature without a paid subscription, be aware that it costs money every time you use it, so use it sparingly!
",Synapse", is the computer program that Match uses to match you with potential dates on the website, based not only what is in each other’s profile, but how each of you uses the website. You can also use it directly to find fresh matches.
In the menu across the top of the screen, budge your mouse cursor over Matches, and click Synapse.
In the fresh screen, you will see some of the people whom Synapse has matched you with based on the preferences you indicated in your profile, whom you’ve interacted with (in some way), and how you’ve chosen to interact or match yourself with others.
You can also use Synapse directly to find fresh matches by using the criteria from previous matches. If you budge your mouse cursor over a previous match’s picture, you will see a petite amount of information about them, along with an Add Below button. Clicking this button will add that person’s profile as a set of search criteria to help Synapse find you fresh matches. Their picture will be highlighted with a check mark when you do this.
Matches you have added as fresh match search criteria will emerge in the bottom-left corner, as shown here. You can select up to three previous matches to use as search criteria for fresh matches. If you switch your mind and don’t want to use a certain person’s profile as a set of search criteria, click the ",X", in the top-right corner of their picture.
When you’ve picked the people that you want to use as search criteria, click Match Me, and see who you find!
Those are some of the general ways that you can find matches! If you need some help narrowing down your choices, head over to our next tutorial about searching on Match
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