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Match VS Tinder: The First Look

Match VS Tinder: The First Look

If you can’t understand what the excitement is about, then here is the first thing that you need to know. The comparison is between two very famous names in the online dating world and, surprisingly, from the same parent, even though the Match group later bought Tinder. That’s not it, because both have received the Editor’s Choice Awards. It’s like a battle between Messi vs. Ronaldo, only if they play from the same team. Since that’s not a possibility, let’s dig into the depths of Match and Tinder to see which one is truly the best.

Match

The dating platform Match is like a pioneer in the dating industry. Launched in 1993, it is one of the first dating sites to have become so big and famous. Even though it had quite a few well-known contemporaries, the dating site managed to adapt to the changing times by revolutionizing itself with great ideas and modern standards. From a dating site with excellent and continually upgrading features, Match today also has an app version to meet the trending dating style of the youngsters.

Tinder

Tinder, launched in 2012, shouldn’t be a competitor to Match because not only is it from a different decade, but it also has an entirely different design and user base. While Tinder is a dating app that has only launched a new web version recently, Match is precisely the opposite. And while Match may be evergreen in the online dating industry, Tinder is the tsunami that changed the direction of the online dating scenario.

Match VS Tinder: Battle For The Best Features

Differences:

Match and Tinder are two very different dating platforms. The registration process on Match takes a long time because of the lengthy profile setup, while Tinder offers the quickest signup. Match doesn’t require your phone number, while it’s a must on Tinder. While the former is a premium paid dating platform, the latter can find your dates for free and yet offers a paid subscriptions for a better experience. Last but not least is the difference in the number of features between the two.

Similarities:

Despite all the differences, there is one similarity between the two. That is the availability across the globe and versions in terms of browser & app for different operating systems. And that’s it!

Match VS Tinder: Advantages

Match Tinder
  • Website & app equally good
  • Detailed profiles
  • Varied userbase
  • Social-networking cum dating site
  • Search option
  • Extremely popular
  • Local dating
  • Quick dating
  • Works fine with a free account
  • Easy photo import from Facebook/Instagram

Match VS Tinder: Disadvantages

Match Tinder
  • No free version
  • Too many fake profiles
  • Time taking account creation
  • Available in only one language
  • No social media integration
  • Limited profile details
  • Fake profiles
  • Limited features
  • The app is better than the web version
  • Ad disturbances

Match VS Tinder: Interface

Match:

The web version is a traditional-looking dating site with lots of features. On the other hand, the app version of Match is intuitive and instead gives a Tinder-like feel. However, since the number of features and the other processes remains the same, the user experience comparatively doesn’t prove to be as smooth as Tinder.

Tinder:

Tinder, on the other hand, revolutionized user interfaces for dating apps. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Match interface is rather a copy of Tinder. However, it’s difficult to beat the original when the subject in concern is the king of the interface. The highlight of Tinder is its cleanliness and design that gives photographs the maximum advantage point. The simplicity, the smoothness, the swiping feature, and even the easy photo import – everything about the interface says it’s great.

Winner: Tinder (Undoubtedly)

Match VS Tinder: Visual Aesthetics

Match:

The white and blue design of the website looks outdated on the site. However, the app is a different story, thanks to the inspiration (Tinder). Even though it is visually better, the mobile app design still looks a bit crowded because of the tendency to fix too many features on a page. The navigation is well-designed but makes the app look a little complex (only in comparison).

Tinder:

Tinder is the aesthetics king in the online dating genre. It has a highly stylish design that screams modern and trendy. The visual impact of the dating app is one of the main reasons behind its popularity with the youth.

Winner: Tinder

Match VS Tinder: Available Versions

Match Tinder
iOS app Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes
Web/Desktop Version Yes Yes

Match VS Tinder: User Base

Match:

Recent statistics show that Match has over 10 million subscribers on its platform. If you see the numbers below for Tinder, you will notice there can’t be any comparison between the two. However, the quality of the audience plays a key role here. Match is popular amongst all age groups, marital status, and sexuality besides location. It shows tremendous acceptance towards diversity and asks questions like the number of kids.

Tinder:

The number of users on Tinder as of 2021 crosses 60 million. However, the popularity of the app can be seen concentrated in a particular age group only. Tinder is a hot favorite amongst the late teens and early twenties, although now a certain percentage of late twenties also shows interest in the dating app. Another factor that plays in favor of Tinder is its geographical popularity. Irrespective of the location, you will always find options in your area, which is vital for Tinder as the app is based on local search.

Winner: Tinder

Match VS Tinder: Gender Ratio

Match:

Match claims to have a balanced gender ratio with 57% of male users and 43% of women users.

Tinder:

Tinder, on the other hand, is slightly dominated by men (70%). However, it is best not to judge the gender ratio of Tinder on an overall basis since it is the local numbers that really matter.

Winner: Match

Match VS Tinder: Profile Setup

Match:

The dating app claims to be a place for relationships and hence gives a lot of importance to personal details. However, an abundance of information means lots and lots of time. So while a fully filled-up profile increases credibility, the time needed for the setup can be annoying.

Tinder:

It could be disappointing to see Tinder profiles since there is nothing much to see apart from photos, bio, and age. Especially after Match profiles, but it is the USP of the dating platform. The speed is one of the key reasons behind its quick success.

Winner: Match

Match VS Tinder: Search & Get Matched

Match:

Match is a traditional dating platform that tries several activities to help its users get matched and fall in love. There are recommendations, profile boosts, search filters, and even live events to help users find actual dates.

Tinder:

Tinder has a relatively simple style; it uses your geolocation to suggest you nearby Tinder users. If you like, you swipe right; if you don’t, then swipe left. When it’s a match, you talk. Sweet and simple. There is no multi-faceted searching feature to filter out choices like Match.

Winner: It’s a tie. Even though Match has more matchmaking methods, Tinder, with its local search, gives better results without needing so many options.

Match VS Tinder: Better Lovestories

Match:

Since the very design of the dating platform promotes relationships, it indeed is a place for love and relationships, especially in comparison with Tinder.

Tinder:

With Tinder, the surprise element is what the users enjoy. Most users on Tinder join the app casually. Experimentation and hookups are mostly what they look for on the app. It works for the users and hence, the stories of unexpected friendships and love.

Winner: Match

Match VS Tinder: Better Hookups

Match:

There is no reason to believe that Match doesn’t have users looking for hookups. However, since it’s a paid platform, the percentage is less.

Tinder:

It is the best place for casual relationships and hookups. Users are incredibly open-minded and don’t get offended even if they are not interested.

Winner: Tinder

Match VS Tinder: Safety

Match:

When it comes to safety, there is not much to talk about. Even though, Match claims to keep your data safe, occasional breaches and hacks are part and parcel of extremely popular dating platforms. However, the most controversial story about Match came when a woman filed a case against a Match for its lack of verification and background checks, resulting in her getting raped. Also, sad stories for money are familiar as well.

Tinder:

Even though Tinder has no such controversies to deal with, the platform has its share of fake profiles and suspicious people.

Winner: It’s a tie

Match VS Tinder: Verification

Match:

No special verification, apart from email and phone number, which does not confirm identity.

Tinder:

Tinder only needs a phone number for registration and verification, so you cannot expect much from it either at the security forefront.

Winner: It’s a tie again.

Match VS Tinder: Profile Reports

Match:

Match allows users to report profiles on various grounds, however considering the controversy, how much it acts on the reports remains doubtful. However, since the case, the dating platform has introduced features as part of its new measures for safety, especially for physical dates.

Tinder:

Tinder allows users to report profiles from the options on the concerned profile.

Winner: Match (Because of the recent updates)

Match VS Tinder: Memberships & Exclusive Features

Match:

The dating platform offers three types of profile upgrades to its users: Standard, Premium, and Boost. While the standard plan starts at $38.97 for three months, the Premium plan starts at 44.97 USD for three months. Boost works on a credit basis which ranges between 0.60 and 0.99 USD per credit.

Exclusive Features:

  • Messenger
  • Access to profile visitors
  • Read notification
  • Be a part of the daily matches and get more match requests
  • MatchPhone – call & text without sharing your personal numbers
  • Anonymous browsing

Tinder:

Tinder, similar to Match, offers three types of membership plans to its users, Plus, Gold, and Platinum. Additionally, it allows boosting profiles that costs between 4 and 7 USD. On the other hand, the monthly memberships range between 20 to 40 USD, depending on the type of membership you choose.

Exclusive Features:

  • No ads
  • Rewinds
  • Likes
  • Tinder Passport- change location
  • See who has liked your profile
  • One free profile boost per month
  • See top picks
  • Super like profiles and let them know you have liked them
  • Priority likes – fastest matches
  • Message without a match
  • See the profiles you have liked

Winner: Tinder (for being pocket friendly and giving more features)

Match VS Tinder: Free Access

Match:

  • Registration
  • Profile setup
  • Profile likes
  • See suggestions
  • Browse
  • Use search

Tinder:

  • Registration
  • Profile setup
  • Swiping
  • Match
  • Talk and set dates

Winner: Tinder

You can date on Tinder with a free account easily. However, Match is only free to look at, unfortunately.

Match VS Tinder: The Winner Is…

And the winner is Tinder! Was there even a competition?! The popularity kind of speaks for itself.

However, Match is worth a try if you are absolutely focused on love and marriage!

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