Edit Your Profile
Your Profile contains questions about who you are, where you're from, the things that interest you, your lifestyle, and your background and values. It also asks you about your ideal match. All of this information helps form a great image of who you are and who you're looking for. Not only does this help potential matches understand you better, it also helps us provide you with better matches through our unique matching tools.
Remember, no one likes a boring profile. Have some fun with it, and be creative!
If you want some good ideas for what to include in your personal description, view our Sample Topics to help you decide what to write about.
Editing Your Profile
You can edit your profile whenever you want - click here to edit your profile and from there click on the pencil icon located on the right side of each section to make any edits.
You can save portions of your profile and come back to them. Just keep in mind that nothing gets posted until the "Summary" section is complete and approved. When working on written sections, if you're writing for more than 45 minutes, you risk a session time-out, which could result in your data being lost.
In some sections, you'll have the option to make the preference a 'Dealbreaker' in the 'What I'm looking for' portion of your profile. Click on 'Done' to save your changes.
If you're editing a field that has to be sent for approval, it might take up to 24 hours before it's approved and posted to the site.
Your profile will automatically become visible after changes are approved. If you don't want your profile to be visible after editing, you'll need to hide it as soon as it's approved. You can hide your profile by accessing your Profile Settings.
Profile Completion Requirements
You don’t need to complete your profile in order to use Match. As soon as you create an account, you can start searching and making connections with other members right away.
Members with a paid subscription can still send and receive Messages, even if they have a hidden, incomplete, or pending profile. However, some types of free communication, such as sending Likes, require you to have a photo uploaded to your profile.
Cannot Edit a Profile
If you are having trouble editing your profile, there are a variety of possible explanations:
- Your profile is appearing normally for everyone else, and it will appear normally for you once you clear your cache and cookies
- Your profile is hidden
- You haven't completed your profile
- You tried to complete your profile, but you were typing your profile text for longer than 45 minutes and you experienced a session time-out
- You submitted your profile, but it was not approved