A Match.com Review - Still the Best
One of the first dating sites I used was Match.com. It was an easy site to understand, and offered a lot of great features. The search function is very powerful and allows you to quickly drill down and find the type of people you are interested in. These days, they offer quite a few matchmaking features as well. Although they probably aren't as good as eHarmony's matchmaking system, they still offer some guidance for people who don't always have the time to find matches on their own.
Something that I always like about Match.com was that their pricing is fairly reasonable. They are a bit more pricey than the cheapest dating sites, but on the whole, their monthly fee is still on the lower end, especially compared to site like eHarmony. Depending on the plan you choose, your monthly rate can be less than $20. That's pretty cheap for a site that could potentially find you everlasting love.
But make no mistake, using a site like Match.com does take effort and time. You should abandon any notion that online dating is an easy way to find a date. It may be an easy way to gain access to hundreds or even thousands of single individual in your area, but you still have to get to know those people and form a connection before you can expect to go out with anyone. This means spending time on the site, maybe even hours every day, to become part of the community and interact with as many people as possible.
If you don't feel like diving into online dating head first, you can open up a free account. This will allow you to create a profile and search members, but will limit your ability to communicate with them. Alternatively, you could try the Match.com free trial (which I also mentioned in my last dating article). To get your Match free trial, just go to http://datingcoupons.net/freetrials/matchcom.php. This allows you to use the site and all its features, but unfortunately, it only allows you to do this for three days. However, I still think that people who are new to online dating, might be best served if they used the free trial offer and get a taste of what online dating is like. Make sure you make the most of your free trial and interact with as many people as you can, since that is the only way to know for sure how well you might fit in with the people on a given site.