Match.com V’s TallSingles.co.uk: An honest comparison
6 Topics to help you compare
we have come up with 6 topics you need to consider when choosing which of these sites to join.
1. Market leaders
Match.com is a very well known dating site in the UK and you could say they are market leaders. They run extensive advertising and have been in online dating for a significant time. If you ask anyone about online dating most people will be able to name Match.com. But are they the best? Please just read this whole post before making up your mind.
Match.com has recently started to run Match.com events, TallSingles.co.uk does not currently offer this service. The Match.com event nights are not free, there is an additional charge for these, somewhere between £5 and £20 depending on the event. You have to be invited by Match.com to attend an event and people have the chance to take along 3 other friends who may or may not be single.
3. Mobile Aps
When we were comparing Match.com to TallSingles.co.uk, both have very good mobile applications which are accessible on both iOS and android.
4. Mainstream V’s Niche
Match.com is a mainstream online dating site, accessible to everyone across the UK of any age. TallSingles.co.uk is a Niche dating site, which aims to help tall people find love online. We only invite taller members to join our site, tall just means above average height. So both women and men have to be above 5’10’’ . We started tallsingles because we understand the issues that tall people have when finding love. We have a dedicated community for tall people (who don’t have to be single) on Facebook, the group is called “What’s the weather like up there?”. All our members are tall and we want to embrace being tall and help tall people throughout the UK find love.
Yes, dating sites do say that they are free to join and essentially they are. However, the free membership only gives you a limited amount of features. You can search other singles profiles and identify how many singles there are in your area (we will pick this up in the next topic). In most cases you need to pay a membership fee in order to be able to read messages from other members and mail other members, both TallSingles.co.uk and Match.com have a membership fee, so how do their prices compare?
Well Match.com prices are as follows:
6 month’s membership – £113.94 (£18.99 per month)
3 month’s membership – £92.97 (£30.99 per month)
1 month membership – £42.99
Tallsingles.co.uk prices are as follows:
6 month’s membership – £79.95 (£13.33 per month)
3 month’s membership – £49.95 (£16.66 per month)
1 month membership – £24.95
So, Tallsingles.co.uk is far cheaper, in percentage terms it is:
6 month’s membership – TallSingles.co.uk is 43% cheaper than Match.com
3 month’s membership – TallSingles.co.uk is 86% cheaper than Match.com
1 month membership – TallSingles.co.uk is 72% cheaper than Match.com
(prices are correct at the time of writing this article)
6. Membership numbers
One of the questions you will want to ask yourself when choosing a dating site is how many members does it have? And more importantly how many members live in your area?
TallSingles has 1,514,213 members in the UK, meeting our specific tall membership criteria which are women and men taller than 5’10”.
Well unfortunately unlike TallSingles.co.uk, many dating sites do not want to give away membership numbers and Match.com is no different. So what is the best way for you to decide? Well, there is a couple of options.
6.1. Join both sites for free.
As mentioned in #5 you can join both sites for free and then you can compare their member numbers by searching for members in your area. When you do this, ensure you apply the same search criteria so that you compare the sites on a similar basis.
6.2. Pick one, give it a go for three months and then change
You can pick one of the sites, pay a small fee to give it a go for 3 months and if you really don’t like it stop the membership and change over to the other.
So that’s our honest opinion. Have you tried either of these? We would love to hear your opinion… just write a comment below.
Are you ready to start your online dating journey?
Why not read our posts on how to start:
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