- Try all of Match.com's communication features.
- You're likely to end up subscribing, so it's better to take the discount.
- You only get 3 days to communicate, so your free trial may expire mid-communication.
This is good if you're really sure there's no way that you'll pay for Match.com. You can try it out, communicate with some members for free, and maybe go on some dates. I still think the 20% off is a better deal, since you're likely to end up signing up anyway.
- Save $120 on a 6-month subscription
- Use all of Match.com's communication features.
- You have to pay for membership - which you're likely to do anyway.
This is the recommended offer because Match.com is - in my opinion - the best dating site. You're not likely to need the 6-month guarantee offer, and you'll probably end up signing up after the 7-day free trial anyway.
- Save $114 off a 6-month subscription.
- You don't save as much as 20% off coupon code, obviously.
I'm not sure why you'd really want to use this coupon, but here it is! You get a bigger discount with the 20% off Match promo code, but you can save 15% with this one (20% is more than 15%).
Match.com Free Trial: 3 Days!
UPDATE: January 7, 2013: Match has discontinued the 7-day free trial, however, they still have a 3-day free trial, which you can sign up for here.
UPDATE: February 16, 2010: I’ve put up a few more match.com promo codes in case a match.com free trial of
7 days isn’t what you’re looking for. For example, you can save 20% on your subscription instead.
As I’ve mentioned many times, match.com is my favorite dating website. They have a great combination of solid features, and a huge membership base. There are lots of other dating sites that fulfill particular nichés, but it’s hard to beat match.com.
I often get asked “Is Match.com free?” Match.com is free to sign up, fill out a profile, and wink (though, guys, you don’t want to wink); but to send messages to other members, and to read messages you receive, you have to be a paid member. You can learn more about the costs of Match.com in my post, how much does Match.com cost?
All over the Match.com site, you will see advertised a 3-day match.com free trial, with which you can communicate with other members. This is great, but 3 days is a little tight. Not much time to really make connections and secure dates.
But I found a much better promo, a Match.com free trial that lasts for 7 days!. If you use this coupon and get 7 days to send a bunch of one-line hooks, you can definitely secure a few dates for free.
Note: There’s no longer a 7-day free trial offered, but you can get the 3-day free trial here.
Note: The 6-month guarantee for Match is no longer available. You’d be better off getting the 20% off Match.com promo code.
6-Month Guarantee to boot
After your trial is over, I do recommend going with the
6-month membership that comes with the guarantee. Basically, if you follow the requirements of this promo (have a profile photo active the whole time, keep your profile active the whole time, and contact at least 5 members a month), and don’t find someone special during that time, you get another 6-months free. I’ve had this guarantee granted before; and – I know – what good is a service that didn’t work for you in the first place?
I actually enjoyed having that 6-months free; but the main benefit is that fulfilling the requirements of the guarantee acts as sort of a dating coach. You have to contact at least 5 members a month – so maybe you send out one-line hooks to a few matches whom you were on the fence about and might not have contacted otherwise. I dated a girl for about 3 months who fell into this category – it was a good experience I probably wouldn’t have had otherwise.
The toughest part of fulfilling the requirements of your guarantee is keeping your profile active. If you’re contacting at least five members a month, you’re probably going on some dates; and chances are you will meet someone to the point where you feel like you should deactivate your profile. So, keep the guarantee requirements in mind before you do this. Maybe you keep your profile active and send a few obligatory e-mails because you have to? It depends on what you’re comfortable with.
So, sign up for your
7-day match.com free trial by clicking here for the coupon.
Full disclosure: I do get a small referral fee if you start paying for match.com. I provide all of this advice for free despite lots of time invested and hosting fees etc., so I feel that’s fair. But, I absolutely wouldn’t recommend any service I didn’t think was great.
If, for some reason, you decide that match.com isn’t working for you, you might want to try some Chemistry.com coupons. They have a personality-based matching system that you really might like. I also have some eHarmony discount promo codes – they match you with others on 29 different personality dimensions. Finally, if you’re looking for a Jewish match, I also have at least one JDate coupon code availalble.