MatchMaker.com compared favorably to Date.com. They’re actually very similar sites in more ways than one. First off, obviously, they’re classified personal ads sites (duh!). You didn’t have to be genius to figure that out. They’re also both somewhat old-school dating sites. They’ve been around since the early days of online dating and are among the oldest sites of its kind.
But what really makes MatchMaker.com and Date.com so similar is the type of women on the sites and how many men there are on each site. Let’s start with the ladies since that’s whom you’re interested in. To put it bluntly, they’re unattractive overall. If you’re not into the REALLY large women (so, not just the “curvy” or kind of “thick” kind), we suggest you stay away from MatchMaker.com. Of course, looks aren’t everything, but…
Wouldn’t you prefer dating someone you’re actually attracted to? Chances are you won’t find that on MatchMaker.com, and that’s a big part of the reason we’re not about to recommend it to you. We don’t think you should have to settle. We were able to get attractive women interested in us on sites such as Xpress.com and Match.com. Why settle for a website that has so few attractive women. But that’s not all..
The male to female ratio on MatchMaker.com is pretty close to what it is on Date.com (6:1 at least). So for every girl you find on that site, there are more than 6 guys. That causes some major problems. Let’s assume you really have your emails and profile down pat, and your IM/text game is solid. On a site like this, you’ve only won half the battle…
The rest of the battle is luck, which is something you cannot control. And that’s where we take issue with a site such as MatchMaker.com. There are too many things on this site out of your control. You can’t control if a girl even reads your email messages. It’s almost a luck of the draw on MatchMaker.com. You hope she responds, but with so many other guys sending her a message….well, you shouldn’t count on it.
In comparison, there are far less girls on Xpress.com, Match.com, and eHarmony.com. And that’s the reason we had a lot more success and that’s why we recommend those sites. MatchMaker.com is better than a few of the classified personal ads sites we used, but way less awesome than our 3 favorites (Xpress.com, Match.com, eHarmony.com).
MatchMaker.com: Our Results On Date.com Over 3 months
- 270 email messages were sent to random women we hadn’t previously spoken to.
- 40 of those email messages were responded to by the women (please note: not EVERY response was genuine).
- 1 dates were set-up with different women between the 2 guys reviewing the website.
You’ll start to notice a pattern from our reviews (the good and bad ones). More emails responded to by women = more dates. That’s why we stress the importance of writing strong, creative emails. When you read our dating guide, you’ll find a section on writing emails. The email examples and strategies you find in that section were the type of emails we used on EVERY site we used. If you’ll compare the emails responded to on MatchMaker.com to the number of emails responded to on our recommended sites, you’ll notice a big difference.
What was the cause of such a significant difference in amount of emails responded to between MatchMaker.com and the top 3 sites? The male to female ratio we mentioned above. Classified personal ads sites with significantly higher amounts of men than women are unfair to the men. And that’s why we had so many problems having success on MatchMaker.com.
Between two guys, we only got one date scheduled in 3 months. That’s not going to cut it. Being realistic, you need at least a couple of dates (per person) over a 3 month period before ending up with a long-term relationship. Sure, maybe you’ll fall head over heels for the first girl you meet, but don’t count on it. It usually takes a date with a few girls before that happens.
MatchMaker.com: What We Hated About MatchMaker.com
This is going to sound very similar (again) to what we wrote about Date.com. If you haven’t read our Date.com review yet, we went off on that site about things such as too many men, women weren’t attractive enough for us, etc. We’re about to do the same thing with MatchMaker.com…
- There were a lot of profiles on MatchMaker.com that were misleading. Women appeared attractive in their main profile picture but then once we dug deeper, they weren’t much to look at.
- The 5’s thought they were 10’s. There are a lot of inflated egos on MatchMaker.com and it’s very annoying.
- It’s hard competing with so many other guys. Even if you’re “better” than 99% of the guys, you might go unnoticed.
- It got pretty annoying how slow the website ran. The page wouldn’t load at times so they need to upgrade their server or something.
MatchMaker.com Review: Is MatchMaker.com Any Good?
When we started writing this, we had to correct ourselves a few times along the way because we kept referring to MatchMaker.com as Date.com. We get the sites mixed up. It’s almost like they’re owned and operated by the same company. But, surprisingly, they aren’t. Really, the only differences between MatchMaker.com and Date.com is the site design.
Otherwise, they’re pretty much the same. Therefore, we really don’t have much more to say about MatchMaker.com. You can read our Date.com review if you want more information about these sites. Now we’re going to turn our attention to Xpress.com. It’s where we go when we’re looking to score some dates with attractive women. You shouldn’t spend a dime on sites like MatchMaker.com because they are WAY overpriced and not worth your time.