Matchmaker Review

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With our ever busy schedules, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to look for love. Finding love is becoming harder and harder – this is why more people are looking for love on the internet. An online dating site allows a user to hunt around for love from the comforts of their couch. This is why sites such as matchmaker.za are seeing thousands of users logging in daily hoping to find their significant other. One of the best things about online dating is that the service does most of the legwork for you. You will be able to know some of the vital information about your potential date before you meet them in person.

Founded back in 1997, matchmaker.za offers both English and Afrikaans languages to their members. You can opt to join with Facebook or create a free profile. To get started, you will need to provide your date of birth, preferred Username, password and an email address. After you have completed these fields, you’ll be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions of membership and agreed with the content. You’ll also need to confirm that you are over 18 years of age.

Now that you have access to matchmaker.za, you’ll discover up to 1000 matches thanks to MatchMaker’s two-way matching feature which uses your comprehensive profile to select a viable partner for you. Located on the top left side of your personal page is a connections field. Here, a user can find out who they match with, see who has viewed your profile and whose profiles you’ve viewed, view members you have favorited and who have favorite your profile, and even find out in any of the members you’ve added as a favorite is also a fan of yours.

What you need to know

Singles across South Africa can create a Free profile that has limited access. With your free account, a user can view two-way matches, see who has seen them and read unlimited messages. You will however not be able to send unlimited messages. For this service, you’ll need to select a subscription option. A user can opt for:

1 month subscription for KSh 1699
3 months for KSh 1359/ month
6 months for KSh 1019/ month
12 months option for KSh 849/ month

For an additional KSh700 per month, MatchMaker offers a premium subscription where everyone you message can reply for free. This option is only available for subscriptions of 3 months or longer. Keep in mind that full subscription period is billed in one payment and mobile and in-app subscription rates may vary.

These billed options allow a member to view two-way matches, see who’s viewed you, read unlimited messages, send unlimited messages, view private invitation-only photos, sort search results, search messages by keyword, and everyone can reply to your messages.

Matchmaker allows members to buy someone a gift subscription. How does this work? Simply put, if you are waiting for someone to reply to a message you sent, it is possible that they don’t have a subscription. Instead of waiting around for their response, you can speed things up and buy them a gift starting from as little as KSh 499.

Matchmaker puts a lot of effort into creating a secure space by moderating all profiles and photo, keeping all personal details safe and private and allowing singles to send and receive messages without having to divulge their actual identity. The site also has a “block’ feature which lets you have total control over who you engage with. If at any time you want to stop someone from contacting you, just click on “block him/her” link located at the bottom of your profile. This feature is of great importance as you do not have to entertain individuals who you have nothing in common with.

On MatchMaker.za, singles are urged to report any other member with questioning behavior. Just contact the support team by clicking on the “Report Abuse” link located at the bottom of your profile. All complaints are strictly confidential and could result in suspension or deletion of the offending member’s profile.

Matchmaker.za’s website has links that are designed to help with your experience such as hints and tips for uploading photos, real-life stories of couples who have found love from matchmaker and tons of articles. These articles are designed to inspire users. Some of the tips include how to spot a scammer, do’s and don’ts on first dates, etc.

Pros

User-friendly interface
Free for members
Subscription plans are affordable
You can buy subscription gifts for other members
It’s used across South Africa meaning members have access to thousands of singles – this improves your rate for finding true love
You can contact MatchMaker with any questions, and they will get back to you with a solution
Can be used by anyone above the age of 18 up to 99
Site is available in both English and Afrikaans languages

Cons

Since it’s an online dating site, you’ll still stumble onto scammers and conmen out to extort you
Free option is highly restrictive – a FREE member is only able to see who has viewed them, read messages and view two-way matches only.

Conclusion

MatchMaker.za provides a safe platform for singles to meet and mingle. I would recommend this website to anyone looking to find love in South Africa. It has thousands of members, it’s affordable, easy to use, and has great customer support. You’ll find thousands of single men and women who are all looking for the same thing you are. The members range from as young as 18 years to 70-years and older. Have you ever used MatchMaker.za before? What were your thoughts? We would love to hear about your experience (success or not) so do leave us a comment below.

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