Note: Match has changed this to a 3 day free trial. I’ll update this article if that changes again in the future.
The Match.com free trial offers 7 days for free to new members and is one of the few services of its type that does so. By “type” I am referring to the fact that Match.com allows you to contact any member that you want.
Free trials and events are more common with the matchmaker type of service, such as eHarmony or Chemistry, where the members that you can contact are limited by the service itself. The fact that a Match.com free trial is offered, especially for this long, means that they are giving you an opportunity to truly get a feel for their service (which is pretty nice).
Are You Brand-New to Online Dating?
If you are new to online dating and considering signing up for the Match.com free trial, that’s great! However, I would ask that those brand-new to online dating consider this first: make sure you’re ready to use the service before signing up for the free trial. You’ll find that your free seven days goes by quickly. If you’re spending most of your time figuring out how online dating or Match.com works, you may find your free trial flying by without you having made much progress.
I would recommend the following if you’re brand-new to online dating or if you are nervous:
- Check out my free online dating guide. I had a lot of trouble with online dating in the beginning in my guide offers advice on just about every area of online dating. I met my wife using Match.com so I promise you that the information in it is relevant!
- If you’re not interested in reading my full guide, at least check out my 30 point online dating checklist. I believe that this can help even someone brand-new to online dating gets started off on the right foot.
- Consider trying OKCupid first. This is a totally free service and in some ways is similar to Match.com. In general, I find that most people have far less success with the free services. However, that is no reason to avoid a trying one. OKCupid happens to be my favorite and I feel that this service offers singles the most opportunity to have the most success (of the free services, anyway). The idea here is to get comfortable with online dating and then try to Match.com free trial.
- You may also want to consider trying Chemistry’s 14 day free trial. This is because chemistry.com helps guide users through the dating process and can be a good place to start for those new to online dating. While chemistry.com offers seven days more free than Match.com does, they also control who you can communicate with. It is still a great service but a free trial with it probably still offers you less opportunity than half the time with Match.com (but that’s just my opinion, you may find you have far more success with it).
Note that you will have to provide credit card information to sign up for the Match seven day free trial. As long as you cancel the subscription during your first seven days, you’ll be charged nothing. This is a hassle although I suspect they do this so you cannot continuously sign up for additional free trial periods. Regardless, this fact is a big reason why I make the suggestions above to ensure that you’re ready to try the Match.com free trial and make the most of it. You really do only get one shot!