If you suspect your significant other is using Match to cheat on you or looking for a love interest, then perform a Match.com search today!
Other times, users return to Match after a failed relationship or divorce and want to find a user that stood out in the past. Maybe you may want to connect with a sexy neighbor or coworker and establish a non-work relationship.
Regardless of who you’re looking for or why you follow these steps to find who you’re in search of. While the mechanics of a Match.com search are relatively basic, the best way to get the results you want is by trying several different methods, explored below!
How to Perform a Match.Com Search
Step 1: What You Know
Start with a list of all the information you know about the person you’re searching for. Whether you do this mentally or write it down, consider their details. Relevant information includes username, age, location (or distance from you), hair and eye color, body type, if they smoke or how often they drink, and other details like height, etc. This will give you an excellent base to find the person.
Step 2: Username Search
While many dating sites and apps have eliminated username searches, Match.com still provides one! Here is how to use it (if you know another username or want to search by usernames they use on other accounts).
First, go to “Discover,” which will take you to the search page. Under “Username Search” enter their known or suspected username and conduct your search! If nothing pops up, their profile is hidden, they’ve blocked you, or deleted their account.
Step 3: Custom Search
This type of search will be performed using as many details as you can. However, if the person doesn’t show up immediately – or if you get too many people listed in your results – don’t be discouraged.
If you searched by exact age, for instance, and didn’t find them, they might still be on Match! It is not uncommon for people to lie when they use a dating site – about everything from age to body type, and in between!
Step 4: Fine Tune
If you didn’t find the user immediately, simplify your search to focus on location, gender, and age or expand it with more critical search credentials: (ex. 30-35, as opposed to age 34 only). Just as with a more thorough search, it is not uncommon for users to lie about details (especially their age and body type in the 40+ age range).
If you’re looking for a younger user, it’s more likely that age will be accurate. Also, if you suspect your partner is using the site to cheat, they may not search within their home zip code. Consider a search that is near or around their work area or places they frequent.
Step 5: Stand Out Details
Does the person you’re looking for have any valuable details or interests? For instance, maybe they are unusually tall, short, spiritual, etc. Look for search criteria that might set them apart from others.
Step 6: Messages
If you’re looking for a prior user, search by their username or through your past messages and matches first. This is often an excellent place to discover a previous user you connected with quickly, even if your (or their) account has been dormant for a while.
Step 7: Blocked
Another thing to consider is that a user may have blocked you from seeing their profile. This is particularly true if you initially met on Match and they don’t want you to know they’re still meeting others!
In this case, ask a friend to search for the user on their account or create a new account. They may still be on the site but have their profile hidden. If not, their account may be permanently deleted.
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