In the vast sea of online dating sites, I would say that Match is one of the platforms that offers the most searching options.
And that’s quite the weight off our chest considering the fact we typically can’t browse dating sites.
It’s perfectly possible to find someone’s Match profile—in many ways, actually!
And if you’re curious about those methods, I’m about to show you the most efficient ways to find users on Match.com.
1. The first step of finding a Match user is making an account.
Yes! Before we proceed with our mission, we first need to create a Match account—the majority of these methods require one, anyway.
If you don’t already have an account, you can do so both on mobile devices and PC.
Visit Match.com and get started!
Pick your gender preference, age range, and ZIP code—after that, write down your (or a fake) name, then proceed to sign up using your email address.
After that, you’ll be required to answer questions regarding you and your preferences, which we’ll be talking about shortly!
Finding someone on dating sites is no easy task, and the first step is to create an account ourselves.
2. If you know the person’s preferences, fix your new profile based on them!
Like many dating sites, Match.com also matches people based on their compatibility—this fact will be useful to us.
If you know your person’s preferences regarding:
- Education, etc, create your new account with them in mind.
Based on all of these factors, Match will recommend you to the user you’re looking for, and vice versa.
Keep in mind though, this only works if you know the person to a certain extent, say, a partner, friend, crush, or other acquaintance.
3. With that in mind, pick your own interests based on the user you’re looking for.
The same goes the other way around—create your account with the other person in mind.
When setting up your profile, you will also have to specify your dream person—the type of person you’re looking for.
Get down to the nitty-gritty by describing your person—their body, age, education, beliefs, interests, and many more.
By doing this, we’re having the algorithm on our side and maximizing the chances of us coming across a specific user.
It’s the only logical explanation, and it’s definitely worth a try!
4. Third-party searching tools will help you find whoever you’re looking for.
Even Match.com users!
There are third-party paid services that help us find people’s socials—dating sites included—based on very limited information.
It takes one simple search on Swindlerbuster!
All we need to do is put down the person’s first/last name, and we’re set; if possible, we can also find them using their email address or phone number.
Reverse image searching is also possible with such services, so if you have a selfie of the person you’re looking for, use it on the site!
This all sounds too good to be true, however, it is true—pick a trusted people-search tool and see if they do have a Match account.
And if you’re looking for some recommendations, these picks are very popular with internet users:
5. Searching profiles on Match by making use of the Discovery page.
The beauty of Match.com lies in its unique features; the Discovery page on Match.com will recommend you fitting matches.
Here, you can further specify your search in terms of photos, age range, distance, height, etc.
Aside from attempting to find specific people there (after fixing your preferences, of course), you can also use the Search options.
You can use Mutual Match and Reverse Match to find users that best fit your description and the other way around.
And if you’re looking for someone you’ve searched for previously, you can click on the Saved Search option.
This way, you’ll find users’ Match profiles!
6. Ask your friends who use Match to help you out.
The more, the merrier—if you have friends who use Match, why not let them in on your plan?
Ask them to keep an eye out for this mysterious person you’re looking for!
Since customized searching is possible on Match.com, they can tweak their preference filters at any time, making it easier to find them.
Of course, not everybody would be okay with doing this while enjoying the dating site experience, so make sure to ask a trusted friend.
If they ever do come across your person, ask them to take a screenshot for you; depending on your goal, proof of them being there is enough.
7. If you’re hoping to find a partner’s Match.com profile, going through their phone is an option.
Not a very good one, but it’s still an option.
If you’re suspecting that your partner might be cheating online—on Match, to be exact—then checking their phone will help you find what you’re looking for.
Now, don’t get me wrong: this method is extremely unhealthy and toxic, however, there comes a time there are no other options.
This is how you can find your partner’s Match.com profile—if any—by checking their phone:
– Obviously, check your partner’s apps.
The most obvious way to see if your partner has a Match profile is to check if they have the app installed in the first place!
Get access to their phone, and go to the home screen; see if Match or other dating sites are installed.
If yes, click on the app and see if they’re still logged in—if not, don’t worry! I got some more methods.
– Check their browsing history on their phone and computer!
This way not only will you be able to see if your partner uses dating sites, but you might potentially find their profiles.
If your significant other hasn’t deleted their browsing history, you’ll be able to see what dating sites they visit, and have access to their profiles!
Simply go to their devices’ history and see if you can find results for Match.com.
If yes, click on them and see if they’re still logged in to their account; if they are, you’ll see what your partner has been up to.
When people cheat on their partners, I doubt they leave evidence behind—no matter how slim the chances of your partner not erasing their browsing history are, it doesn’t hurt to try.
– Check the Password Manager features—if your partner uses them, of course.
Many browsers and applications have features that allow users to save sites and the passwords for said sites—this is our lead!
Check for any Password Manager apps on your partner’s phone, click on them, and see what profiles he has (and of course, their passwords).
If there are no apps, don’t feel down yet—they might be using Google’s Password-saving features.
To see if they are, go to Google (if your partner is logged in), then click on Settings.
After that, go to Autofill and Passwords, then tap on Google Password Manager.
There you have it—or have not—your significant other’s Match.com profile and password.
– See if a spouse is on Match.com by consulting with your internet service provider.
Not necessarily a phone-checking hack, but you can see if your spouse has visited dating platforms by checking in with your internet service provider.
However, for this to work, you and your spouse need to be the only ones using your Wi-Fi.
Request all the sites that have been visited using your Wi-Fi (yes, you can do that) and see if your husband/wife has visited any dating sites.
If dating platforms are part of the search history, and you know for a fact that wasn’t you, then I think it’s pretty clear.
– Look through your partner’s Email app and see what you can find.
If your partner uses Match.com, they would’ve had to sign up using their email address, meaning it will show up in their Email app.
Check if there are any confirmation codes, promotions, or other notifications; dating sites also send spam, so make sure to check the Spam folder.
All of these are signs that your partner is, in fact, using Match—which in most cases, is enough.
How can you find someone on Match without them knowing?
As we all know, some dating sites tell their users who have visited their profiles—luckily for us also, there’s an option to prevent that from happening!
Match.com lets its users use Private and Hidden Mode to freely (and anonymously) check others’ profiles.
By using this feature, we will not show up on people’s view list, hence, not notifying them that we’ve checked their profile.
This option can be enabled on Match’s site/app, on the Profile Visibility options.
Simply choose if you want to go Hidden (not letting anyone see you) or Private (only specific people can see you).
Can I search for a specific person on Match.com?
Yes, actually! There is a way to search for a person by using their username alone, however, it’s not visible on the main Match site.
Not only that, it usually doesn’t work either.
Many people keep their profiles private; it’s also possible for a person to have blocked you—in both cases, this method will be useless.
In any case, here’s the link to search Match users—it’s worth a shot!
Making the most out of Match.com search filters!
At the end of the day, using Match’s unique filters is what’s really going to help us.
If you’re looking for a specific person’s Match profile, do so by using the many search filters; if you know a bit about them, you can specify your search.
Factors such as age, height, weight, interests, and more, can all be filtered—the more information you have, the better!
Nonetheless, finding Match profiles may prove to be difficult, but using the methods I’ve picked above will help you in your journey.