Thanks to the existence of the Internet and online dating agencies, finding a full-time partner or merely a person for a one-night stand is no longer a problem. There are a lot of hookup sites, and this fact makes it difficult to find a reliable one. We want to help people in this endeavor, and that’s why we decided to evaluate one of the popular hookup platforms —Xmatch.
Xmatch belongs to the Various Inc. This company is a world-famous leader in the online dating niche: AdultFriendFinder, BigChurch, Amigos.com, etc. are other dating services operated by Various Inc. Xmatch was launched in 1996, and it mainly focuses on people who look for a hookup. The service has a multi-million audience, but it doesn’t guarantee that Xmatch is trustworthy.
- Site users have very detailed profiles
- The user base is one of the highest if compared with other websites
- Too many screenshots from porn videos on the main page
- Viewing profiles, texting, and other essential options are available only for paid members
- There’s no matching algorithm as such
- The cost of membership is too high
After reviewing all significant aspects of this online hookup platform, we can say that it’s neither outstanding nor horrible. There are many services with a lot worse reputation. Xmatch, at least, doesn’t steal personal information and money from its clients. That’s a great thing to know. Although if you don’t know where to spend your money, you may register on this service and buy a membership. Those people who want to use only reliable services weigh all pros and cons of each one before spending their time on any company. Our review is written precisely for such people.
How It Works
A friendly user interface is the first thing you notice when opening Xmatch. Due to the prevalence of black color, all text is easy to read. Simultaneously, the large number of adult photos on the main page can confuse users and make them think that they register on a porn site. We understand that people use this service for sex meets; however, some changes in design will change the site’s perception. If you want to start browsing users’ profiles and find someone for a hookup, you have to register on Xmatch. The registration process isn’t that complicated.
The first step is filling in the short registration form on the main page. A user is required to specify the necessary information: gender and gender/age preferences, country, state, and ZIP code (if living in the USA). Then, the website will redirect the user to the five main registration forms. The first form presupposes specifying gender preferences in detail. The advantage of Xmatch.com is that it accepts even non-traditional models of relationships. Here everyone may look for everyone.
The next stage requires the user to reveal personal information and specify the birthdate and current location. Unfortunately, there’s no ID verification, so the user can’t be sure that the match indicated truthful information about themselves. Moreover, the absence of confirmation generates a massive amount of fake profiles. Many Xmatch reviews report this problem.
After this step, the user has to create a username, enter their email and come up with the password. Entering a valid email address is important because Xmatch verifies users by sending an activation link to their emails. But email verification can’t protect users like ID or at least phone number verification. The fourth step of registration also requires the user to specify information about marital status, race, body type, and other aspects.
Writing a short description about yourself is the essential stage of registration on any dating website. And Xmatch isn’t the exception. The information the user writers in this section will be used as a headline for the profile. If the user wants to make the profile more catchy, it’s better to fill in the “About Me” section. There are some excellent writing tips and templates that can help anyone write a stellar description.
After the user completed all these steps and filled in all blanks, he or she receives an activation link to an email. All he or she needs to do is to click the link, activate the profile, and start browsing through the profiles.
The overall number of profiles on this website is unknown, but if we believe the information on the site, several millions of people worldwide use Xmatch to find hookups. Of course, not all of them are active every day, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t find the person to text to. However, there’s nothing to do on this website without paid subscriptions since free members can’t write messages, view profiles, watch broadcasts, etc. But adult chat rooms are available without a subscription.
The list of possible matches is organized in different sections: people near you, online users, VIP members, new users, and so on. If you want to find an ideal person for hookup among thousands of other users, use extensive search filters. Any user can specify his or her kink preferences and find someone whose preferences coincide. It guarantees a good sexual experience. We’ve already mentioned the problem of fake profiles on Xmatch.com; that’s why one must not let the guard down.
Identifying fake profiles isn’t tricky: they usually contain only professional photos. If you ask such a person to send a selfie, he or she will certainly refuse to do it. Unfortunately, free membership allows one to neither view the photos nor write messages. Free members can only see a summary of a person’s profile. In comparison with the amount of information paid members see, this summary is nothing.
Users’ profiles consist of several sections, informing visitors about personal information, sex preferences, friends, photos, and so on.
Since we aim to create a comprehensive Xmatch review, we can’t leave the service’s pricing policy unchecked. Registering on service and using its basic features is completely free. Single people who register on online dating sites do it not to look through profiles and read summaries without the opportunity to text people. Therefore, those users who want to enjoy all advantages of Xmatch must pay for membership.
Gold membership provides access to thousands of profiles and lets users use all options of Xmatch. Nevertheless, the price of Gold membership can hardly be called affordable, especially considering that it doesn’t guarantee you’ll find someone on this website:
- 1 Month — $39.95.
- 3 Months — $26.95 (per 1 month).
- 12 Months — $19.95 (per 1 month).
There is an additional feature — Standard Contact. It will cost you $19.95 per month and it lets you communicate with people who use a free membership. It can be concluded that the website does everything to make you spend more money on it.
Xmatch recommends users not to share their personal information and passwords with other users, but it’s self-evident, and all experienced Internet users know this rule. Fortunately, if you type in the “xmatch.com review” keyword in your search engine, you won’t find any information about scandals and conflicts related to the clients’ personal information. Don’t forget to stay aware because fraudsters aren’t dormant. Not all profiles are run by honest people. Think twice before sharing personal information with your match until you meet in person.
It’s an ideal online platform for people who look for short-term sex relationships. If you don’t want to waste time on dates and gifts, register on it and find a like-minded person to have an unforgettable night together.
The registration on Xmatch is free, but if you want to text people you like, you must pay for Gold membership that will cost you $39.95 for one month, $80.85 for three months, and $239.40 for one year.
We can’t state that Xmatch is a scam. This service isn’t the most trustworthy and reliable one due to the absence of ID verification and abundance of fake profiles, but indeed, it’s not a scam one.
Xmatch is operated by Various Inc, that’s also known as Friend Finder Networks (FFN). This company is widely known in the online dating niche. FFN owns and manages a lot of world-famous dating websites.
Xmatch launched a mobile app not so long ago, but only IOS users can take advantage of it. Those who have Android mobile phones can use only a mobile browser version of the website.
If you decided to stop using this website, open your page, find the account settings, and pick the corresponding option. In case you have any trouble with this, contact customer support, and they’ll quickly help you.