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Since it was founded in 1995, Match has had dozens of promotions, but perhaps one of the best is the Match Guarantee. This promises to give members who haven’t met their ideal match within six months an additional six months for free.
However, there are some stipulations. Below is everything you need to know about how the Match Guarantee works and who qualifies for it.
Of course, it all starts with going to Match, filling out your information, and choosing the six-month plan — which is the only plan the Match Guarantee applies to and which costs $23.99 a month.
Here’s some more basic info about Match that you’ll want to know:
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As you can see, the main deal is trying Match for free. You can test out the features (e.g., searching and flirting) for as long as you want, so we recommend doing that before choosing a monthly plan. When you’re ready to upgrade, head to the Subscription page (click Subscribe at the top-right corner of the page) to pick your plan.
Match is serious about giving this guaranteed deal to people who really deserve it, so the site has a few rules that can’t be broken during the duration of the first six months:
Don’t feel too stressed out about these guidelines because Match gives you a Progress page that will show you if you need to do anything. For example, red warning signs mean you need to do something such as initiate communication or make sure your profile isn’t invisible.
You can see updates for the current month and previous months on this Progress page. Go ahead and set your mind to making sure you always have green check marks — you don’t want to give Match any reason not to give you the free time if you really need it.
If you used Match for six months and didn’t find “The One,” and you followed all of the site’s rules, you can redeem your free additional six months on the Progress page. Remember that you have to do this within seven days of your subscription expiring. If you don’t, you won’t get the free six months and your subscription will automatically be renewed for another six months.
The folks at Match want all of their members to find exactly who they’re looking for — and they’re willing to do a lot of things to make sure that happens. The Match Guarantee is one of those things. While you shouldn’t actively be trying to get the guarantee, it’s a nice fallback if things don’t work out for you in the first six months of using Match. Now get to dating!