This feature enables you to find members who meet your criteria. When you open the Discover page, your search will default to the preferences you've specified in your profile. If you want to be more specific, you can customize your search by editing the age and location and by adding attributes for appearance, interests, background/values, lifestyle, keywords, and interests.
You can also perform other searches from our Discover page, such as:
- Mutual Match search
- Reverse Match search
- Search for members who are currently online
- Saved Searches
Play around and try a variety of searches. You never know where you'll find your perfect match!
Custom Search Features
Performing a Search
To perform a custom search, go to the Search page. The page will automatically populate results using the search parameters identified in your profile settings. There are a number of available search categories, so we help you keep your search organized by showing the current settings on the left side of the screen. To edit your search criteria, click the orange "edit" link next to the appropriate section. Make your selections and click Apply to modify your results.
At the bottom of the screen, you can further refine your search by entering keywords or adding Interests, Background/Values and Lifestyle selections. Just click each heading to display all available options.
How to Save a Search
Saving a search is easy. Simply click on the "Save Search" link below your search criteria, enter a name for your search and click Save Search. To perform a saved search later, locate the "Saved searches" box near the top of the Search page and use the dropdown menu to select the search you'd like to perform. This dropdown also appears in the Saved Searches box on the Home page.
Adding Saved Searches to Emailed Matches
You can have up to three saved searches sent to you regularly through Match.com by Mail. Simply check the E-mail me my matches box when saving your search. You can have up to three saved searches sent to you through Match.com by Mail.
Search for Online Members
After choosing your search criteria, check the box next to "Online Now" on the search form. Your results will include only members who fit your search criteria and who are currently online or have been active within the last day.
Search for Members with Photos
After choosing your search criteria, check the box next to With Photos on the search form. Your results will include only members who fit your search criteria and have photos on their profile. You can also indicate that you only want to see matches with photos in your profile settings. If you have done this, your default search will have the With Photos box selected automatically. To update this setting, click your primary photo thumbnail and click the pencil icon next to your seeking information at the top of the About section. Check the "Only show matches with photos" box and click the "Apply" button.
On Match, searching can be as simple or customized as you want to make it. If you're looking for speed and convenience, there's no better tool than Quick Search. Quick Search appears on the right side of your home page and allows you to quickly enter some general criteria and have your results within seconds.
Keep in mind that for the criteria not visible in the Quick Search box, your search will default to the settings used in your most recent search. You can change these settings by clicking the Custom Search tab to access the Search page.