My Profile is on Match.com: What Do I Do Now?
Once you have completed all the steps toward getting your profile on match.com, what happens next? The first month or so on Match is definitely the most interesting because everyone is new and exciting. This is what you should know as you begin.
Setting up Your Searches
There are a few ways to search through the profiles posted on the site:
1. Match Words – this is a keyword type of search. If skiing is your thing and you want to meet other skiers, you can search on the word ‘ski’ and find everyone who lists that as a keyword. I find this search method faulty. I once searched on the word ‘bike’ and no one came up. The system suggested I use ‘cycling’ instead. It’s too hard to guess what keyword will really get you what you want. Also, unless you edit the keywords within your profile, Match will generate them automatically based upon your profile. You can end up with some weird stuff that way.
2. Keyword – almost the same as Match Words. This one didn’t find the word ‘bike’ either. I find it hard to believe no one has used that word in his profile.
3. Age, Location and Custom Searches – this is the way to go. You can narrow down prospects with the following options:
- Are you a man or woman?
- Are you looking for a man or woman?
- How many miles from your zip code would you like to search?
- Do you want to see only profiles with photos?
- Do you want to see only people who are online now?
4. You can further narrow down your searches. This is useful if you are searching only for a tall, non-smoking liberal who has a cat and exercises a lot (three people come up under this specific of a search—they are apparently the three perfect men for me). These are the categories you can use for that type of search:
- Relationship status
- Body type
- Horoscope Sign
There a couple other search options, but these are the main ones.
I’ve Searched and Gotten the Results – Now What?
Look through the profiles your search has delivered! Some you will dismiss immediately, some you will find interesting. Get on the interesting ones by either winking or emailing.