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Match vs. Tinder

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Homepage - Match
4.9/5
Homepage - Tinder
4.9/5

If you want to give your dating life a spark, meeting new people is the way to go. Now, there are several ways you can do that. One way is to go out to parties organized by friends because you can meet friends of your friends.

However, it would help if you were quite the party freak to keep this up. A better way is the use of dating apps, and two of the good ones are up for discussion in this article. Match vs. Tinder aims to compare Tinder’s services and Match to each other to give you an overview of their differences and similarities.

Match vs. Tinder

Comparison of History

Homepage - MatchTinder was launched in 2012 as part of a collaborative effort by a startup incubator called Hatch Labs and another tech company called Xtreme Labs.

Tinder has since gone on to become one of the most successful dating platforms globally because of the unique design of its matching system. You know the one, the swipe-based system that has been all over news media ever since Tinder was launched.

Match is a worthy opponent to Tinder. It is arguably one of the biggest dating sites in the world. Match provides a global service. Match has coverage in over 50 countries and it can be used in 12 different languages. Gary Kemen was the founder of the dating platform.

Match was so successful because of Gary Kemen’s vast understanding of online dating, so much is his understanding that he has been credited as the inventor of online dating. Match is owned by the Match Group, which is the same tech company that owns Tinder.

Homepage - Tinder

However, you can expect their services and ways of operating to be opposites of one another. Both platforms have some of the highest paying customers in the online dating space due to the fantastic features they have on offer. In terms of ‘who makes more?’, Tinder comes out on top.

Tinder has an estimated revenue of 1.2 billion dollars, while, Match pulls in just around a billion dollars every year.

Key Features

Swipping-TinderMatch has some features that any user can access on the platform, either they’ve subscribed or not, then there is a plethora of features available for subscribed users. As a free account owner, you can create an account and a standout profile on Match. After going through the profiles of other members, you can send likes to any other member who catches your eye, making it possible to find a match without paying.

However, you cannot send messages to a match that is reserved for paying members. Match has a matchmaking game that lets you match with other members of the platform. Free account owners are allowed to participate in it.

Match Search

Match also singles out matches and sends them to you even if you are not on any subscription plans.

Tinder also has this same system of separating access to features; this has nothing to do with being owned by the same company; it’s just a standard way online platforms structure their services. On Tinder, for free, you can download the app and create an account.

Tinder’s matching service lets you swipe left on a user you do not like and right when you fancy them. With a free account, you can also access this feature, but you are only allowed to swipe left. You cannot let a user know you like them except you subscribe. If you really like a user, you can use the super-like feature to show them that.

Sign-Up Process

Match.com sign up page

Match has a simple and quick sign-up process. The entire sign-up process takes a few minutes to complete. There is no option to sign up using any third-party service like Facebook and Google.

Once you’ve supplied the necessary information required, you are taken to an online profile builder that will, with your help, build out your profile with the information you provide. Tinder is similar to Match in that the sign-up process is fast, but both approaches differ in their unique way.

Sign up - Tinder

Tinder does more than collect information about you. There are some other details required to help you on your match journey. On Tinder, you can sign-up on Facebook, and just as Match, you are required to upload a profile picture.

User Base

UsersBoth platforms are US-based, so they have a lot of users based in the US also. Match has the most number of unique visitors per month of the two platforms.

Tinder, however, has more users in the world and the United States. More than 5 million people log into Match to find a match compared to Tinder’s 2 million people every day.

Finally, the gender proportion on Match is better than Tinder. Tinder has a disproportionate amount of men and women, with men taking up 63% of the user space, while women make up the remaining 37%. For Match, there is a bit more balance. It is a 55% men to a 45% women ratio.

Homepage - Match
4.9/5
Homepage - Tinder
4.9/5

Ease of Use

Communicating - Tinder

Both platforms are great to use. Tinder has a modern user interface, and so does Match. Both platforms can be used in web browsers or an app.

Match.com phone app

Success Rate

Match’s number of monthly unique visitors is a clear indicator of how much people fancy their chances on Match than Tinder.

Pricing

Match’s Plans

Premium
  • 3-Month Plan: 44.97 USD
  • 6-Month Plan: 68.94 USD
  • 12-Month Plan: 107.88 USD
Standard
  • 3-Month Plan: 38.97 USD
  • 6-Month Plan: 59.94 USD
  • 12-Month Plan: 95.88 USD
Boost
  • 1 Credit: 0.99 USD
  • 5 credits: 4.00 USD
  • 10 credits: 6.00 USD

Prices - Tinder

Tinder’s Plans

Gold Under 28
  • 1 Month: 14.99 USD
  • 6 Months: 52.99 USD
  • 12 Months: 82.99 USD
Gold Over 28
  • 1 Month: 29.99 USD
  • 6 Months: 112.99 USD
  • 12 Months: 149.99 USD
Tinder-Plus Under 28
  • 1 Month: 9.99 USD
  • 6 Months: 34.99 USD
  • 12 Months: 54.99 USD
Tinder-Plus Over 28
  • 1 Month: 19.99 USD
  • 6 Months: 60.00 USD
  • 12 Months: 80.00 USD

Pros and Cons

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Tinder Pros

  • It has a lovely user interface
  • Fast sign-up process

Tinder Cons

  • Has a bad reputation of selling user data to third-party services

Match Pros

  • Accessible on different platforms
  • Quick sign-up process

Match Cons

  • You can only send messages if you subscribe

Bottom Line

Tinder is beginning to carve itself the unwanted reputation (in the eyes of some) of being a hookup site where you cannot hope to get a long-term or serious relationship. Even though many users indicate that they are looking for something serious on profiles, most connections usually end up superficial.

It is almost as if everyone who gets on Tinder these days is there because they heard about the hookup culture. Match has managed to strike a perfect balance between the hookup world and the serious-relationship one too. You cannot label it a hookup app, nor is it exclusively a marriage-centric dating site.

Homepage - Match
4.9/5
Homepage - Tinder
4.9/5

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