How to Send a Message on Match
Sending a wink to someone on Match.com is cute but not the best way to get yourself noticed. It’s cool and polite to send one back of course. But, if you want to start a conversation, a well thought-out first message will always yield better results.
Initiating Contact Is Easy
Sending a message on Match.com is very easy and intuitive. Once you check out someone’s profile you’ll be able to send them a message by using the blue speech bubble.
But don’t hesitate to take that first step. You never know how it might turn out.
- Go to a user’s profile page.
- Click the blue speech bubble.
- Type your message and hit send.
- Alternatively, click the blue speech bubble next so someone’s mini-profile from your search results.
Keep in mind that Match.com has a tendency of pushing users to communicate with each other. As such, the Message Center is divided into two categories:
This section contains all conversations you’ve had with people that you’ve matched with or shown some interest in.
2. Filtered Messages
The Filtered Messages section contains messages that you’ve sent to people that haven’t replied and messages sent to you by people that may not have anything in common with you.
There’s also a feature called Missed Connections. This feature is only available if you’re using Match.com from a mobile device and with the geolocation feature turned on.
Although this section of Match.com provides a lot of information regarding people you might have crossed paths with, it won’t filter messages you send, or receive, through this feature into a separate dedicated section. All incoming and outgoing messages will still be filtered into the previously mentioned categories.
Why You Haven’t Heard Back
If you initiated contact with someone you like, it’s a good idea to wait for a reply instead of persisting with more unanswered messages. Besides, keep in mind that there could be other reasons, other than something you’ve said, that prevented that user from contacting you right back.
Maybe the user doesn’t have a paid Match subscription. If that’s the case, the user won’t be able to contact you. You might want to consider taking up the Connect Upgrade offer. This will allow communication between you and free Match.com members that you contact.
How to Delete a Message
Perhaps you’d like to know how to delete messages from your inbox on Match.com. By doing this you’ll be able to organize your inbox better, filter out the unlikely matches, and keep only conversations with people you’re still interested in pursuing.
- Bring up a conversation.
- Click on the three dots icon at the top of the conversation box.
- Click on the Delete this conversation button.
You can also delete conversations in bulk.
- Go to your My conversations page.
- Click on the bin icon at the top of the page.
- Select and delete entire conversations from your inbox.
Note that when using Match.com from a mobile device, the process is the same. You’ll just have to tap the appropriate icons and links on your touchscreen, instead of clicking.
Missing Messages? – These Are the Likely Reasons
Did you ever happen to strike up a conversation with someone, hit it off, and then suddenly find that all the messages between you were no longer visible? If so, then it’s possible that something happened to their account.
Match.com moderators are free to suspend or even delete profiles that don’t follow their rules regarding sharing information, advertising, posting content, and so on. When that happens, all the conversations between that profile and others will also be deleted.
The same thing happens if someone purposefully deletes their account or suspends it. However, if a suspended account is reactivated, the messages will also reappear for that account, and all conversation sources.
The Ultimate Online Dating Experience
There are very few dating apps that can hold a candle to Match.com. The ever-evolving matching algorithms, the staggering amount of people that use the app, and the very simple interface make it highly popular and well-regarded.
But, there’s no denying that it’s right up there with the most expensive subscription dating sites. This means that at the end of the day, in order to talk to people, you might have to end up investing in one of their memberships. Otherwise you’ll have to wait for a premium member to hit you up. Do you think that this raises the quality of the dating experience or does it just limit the amount of users that can join?