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AgeMatch 2023 Review – When Age Gap is Your Preference
Niche dating websites are trendy these days. Relationship-seekers can target just what they are looking for not by combing through generic all-purpose dating sites but by targeting the one or two that are for their individual wants. And so it is with Agematch. Here is a rather unique dating site that lets its users choose possible mates solely by age range but with a twist.
What is Agematch?
Agematch is a dating site for very specific users who want potential matches with a large age gap. So, older men want much younger women; older women want a much younger man; and younger women and younger men want to partner up with their “sugar daddies and mommies.” This is age-gap dating. Other sites allow users to choose an age range for matches, but AgeMatch is singularly for age gap dating and thus its uniqueness.
Among dating websites, Agematch has yet to be copied much within the niche online dating scene. In fact, on the opening page of its website, it calls itself, the “largest free sugar dating site in the world.”
If you fall into one of the categories above (older men – younger women, older women -younger men, younger men or women – older mates) then Agematch is probably a good choice. But before you jump into this sea, we are providing this Agematch review so that you know exactly what you will encounter as you swim around in this age-gap dating site. You won’t find an Agematch review anywhere else.
How We Conducted Our Agematch Review
We have a standard and very successful dating site reviews process in place. And it includes the following steps:
Thorough Reading of Website Content
We comb through the website, reading every word on every page. Our goal is to get a feel for how the company presents itself to its public, how it performs its matching process, how accessible Agematch customer service is, the registration process, and profile creation, including guidelines for any content and profile picture.
From here, our Agematch review looks at the basic and premium subscription options, and we compare the key features and benefits of free and paid membership.
It’s important to review a dating website blog if they have one. Here, we are looking for relevance of content to the purpose of the site and to readers, along with the writing quality, because that speaks to one aspect of professionalism. In our detailed Agematch review that follows, you will see our comments on the blog.
We Contact Agematch Customer Service Directly
We want to know if there are multiple ways to reach out to the customer service department and ideally see a chat feature, a phone number, and an email contact.
We contact the customer service department via all means the company provides, and ask specific and detailed questions. This lets us know if the company has its own customer service department or if it is using a type of answering service not directly connected to the company.
We Study Internal and External Agematch Reviews
Every dating site has success stories and user reviews posted on its site. While we read these, we do not give them as much weight as external reviews on prominent review sites. These tend to be more objective, but we also realize that negative reviews are more prevalent because people tend to speak up when they have a complaint.
We have also checked the social media presence in our Agematch review and what users have to say there. And if there are complaints, how does the company handle them?
Who Owns Agematch and Where?
Agematch is owned by an umbrella dating site company called Successful Match, and its corporate headquarters are In Toronto, Canada. Successful Match operates niche dating sites of many, one of which is the age-gap dating site, AgeMatch.
Agematch itself was launched in 2001, giving it over 20 years in the business. We like a dating site that has been around this long because it means that it has probably refined its features, gotten rid of the clutter, and improved its overall services to its users.
And according to the website, in its 20+ years in operation, it has helped over a million users worldwide find their perfectly matched relationships. Can this be verified? No, but there is no reason to doubt it at this point.
General Impressions From Our Agematch Review
Overall, AgeMatch is a site that is easy to navigate, and it offers its niche users a good opportunity for age-gap dating.
There is a pretty good proportion of men and women – more men than women (about 60-40), and there is a pretty good distribution of age. So, there seems to be no lack of finding matches that meet each users’ needs in seeking serious relationships.
Profiles can get as detailed as a user wants. And users can quickly get a handle on possible matches through those profiles, finding those who have things in common by using filters and criteria. By being able to add these things, the matching results will be much more on target.
The site itself is pretty simple and basic. The free version lets users do several things, but a premium membership adds more. For example, with the free version, users cannot initiate conversations. They must wait for premium members to reach out to them.
What is the Registration Process?
It will take only minutes to register as a user on AgeMatch. Yes, you will want to create a profile, but there are not all of those additional questions you have to answer at first. These, you can use as you set up your profile on your own time.
You have two choices for your sign-up – you can use your current Facebook account or your email address. If you use your email address, you will be sent a verification code. You will also have to supply your phone number which will be verified too. The verification process is to validate that you are a real person, not a hacker or scammer – good levels of security here.
New users must create an AgeMatch account. On the AgeMatch website, simply click the link to “register” and follow the simple directions.
You will be asked to upload a photo too. Make sure you follow the photo guidelines. Nudity and anything else that could be deemed offensive will not be allowed.
Follow the instructions to create your profile and upload it. Another verification process will let other users know you are legit, that you are a serious user, and that you can be trusted if anyone else begins contact with you.
One of our staff members signed up for free, and it literally took only a few minutes. And the profile was easy to set up, including filters that we came up with. Ease of registration is one of the key features. Once the profile was finished, the search for matches began, starting with “winks” to indicate interest. But again, the free version meant she had to wait for other members to begin the conversation.
User and Quality Profiles
Here is where the “rubber meets the road.” When people are looking for serious relationships, they want quality, background, etc. that matches what they are looking for. In this area, AgeMatch does not disappoint. Overall, the profiles are well-written. They are divided into sections for types of information, and most of them provide a lot of detail – the more the better.
Users come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all are interested in finding a serious match. New members will be able to find matches with their own backgrounds and the age difference they seek.
In general, older men and women who are looking for young matches are ready to accept that they might be providing more financial support in the relationship than their match may be providing.
At the same time, there are many professional younger users who simply want a relationship with an older, more mature partner because their own age group just doesn’t meet their criteria.
Those who are interested in hookups or very casual dating will not find AgeMatch a good choice. The goal for current and new users is long-term relationships.
Any user can report a user account/profile that might be suspicious and maybe fake. The company will investigate quickly. It will also suspend the accounts of those users who are reported for engaging in offensive conversation. This helps to keep Agematch safe for everyone.
You are free to edit your profile at any time to improve your search results.
There site sports features that are standard, fun, and some that are unique. Here are key features to know about.
Of course, members may search through the entire profile list of those who meet their profile criteria
Users can send “winks” to people they are interested in, with either a free or premium membership
Users with a standard membership cannot message people they are interested in. But once a user with a paid membership messages them, they are free to respond. Only with a premium membership can you initiate a conversation.
The “Spark” feature lets a user click a “like” button when they are interested in someone. If that someone also clicks the “like” button, it’s a match and the two will then be able to communicate
If a user hits the “pass” button, they will not be presented with that person again. This is a premium feature only
Users can use lots of filters, such as geolocation, which will narrow the field or presentations and make the whole matching process more streamlined and efficient
“Hide from Search:” This is a premium membership feature. When a member profile is presented that you do not want to see again, just click or tap on the profile. This prevents you from being presented with the same profiles multiple times. Standard members cannot do this.
First Date Ideas: Once two users have decided to meet in person, they can access the “first date ideas” section that will help them decide what they may want to do. These are user-generated first-date ideas that are submitted and published based on their experiences.
Forum: Here’s a feature that will be helpful for those who may be shy about talking with someone one-on-one. This is a conversation thread that will let users participate with lots of people at the same time – less pressure and less intimacy until courage is built up. And it’s not one of the premium features only -it’s for everyone.
Reverse Match: If you are a premium member, you can actually set yourself up as a match for someone you are interested in, if you have not yet been matched with that person.
Is there an AgeMatch App?
Given the preference of people for apps rather than websites that are only accessible through a desktop version, there is a free AgeMatch app version in both the Apple and Google Play stores.
The Agematch app interface is actually very close to the desktop version, and it’s not even that large a file to download, so it’s fast and easy for your mobile device.
All of the features that you find on the desktop version you will also find on the app. And you can actually sign up on the app version.
Downloading the app is easy. Go to the website and go down to the bottom of any page. In the right corner, you’ll see “Get the App.” with an icon for Apple or Google. Click the one you want. Then download the app and transfer it to your smartphone.
The app version looks very similar to the desktop one, and you won’t find the information all scrunched up like you often do with other site app versions.
In short, the app version interface is just as good as the desktop site, even for sign-up.
AgeMatch Review for Safety and Security
Online dating can be a bit risky, but top dating sites do all they can to ensure privacy and protection for their site members. AgeMatch is no exception.
First, the site has policies that ensure your private information is secured and never shared with anyone.
Second, when users sign up, they do so either through their Facebook account or their email account. That email account is then verified to ensure that the new user is a real person with an IP address that can be tracked.
Third, users must provide a telephone number – another identifying factor that can be verified.
These three things work to prevent fake profiles or hackers.
AgeMatch does not conduct background checks on its users, but this isn’t unusual. Other dating sites typically don’t do this either.
Site members are encouraged to report anything out of the ordinary – profiles that are suspicious; conversations that show that a profile is not factual; offensive comments when users send messages, etc. As stated before, the company will investigate right away, and suspend or ban the perpetrators.
No dating site is foolproof. Will there be fakes and/or hackers that breakthrough? Probably. But AgeMatch is diligent about monitoring profiles and acting upon any concern voiced by a member who might find online behaviors suspicious.
In general, you can feel pretty safe using AgeMatch. And follow the suggestions here – don’t give out personal information online; when you do meet up for the first time, make it a public place and use your own transportation. Anyone who uses an online dating site should use their common sense.
There are two subscription options – free and premier. Your membership type determines what you can do on the site.
Free Option Sign Up
The free membership will give you access to lots of features:
join forums and interact with other members
send winks to other members if you are interested
add private and public photos
like other members’ posts
comment on blogs, pictures, and profiles
Search profiles of other members
reply to messages and chat with members who have contacted you
access the “first date” feature
edit your original profile
Premium Option – Pay with Bank Card or Money Order
Obviously, this is a fee-based membership, but it gives members full access to every feature on the site. These additional features include:
begin chats and send messages to other members
use the advanced search features with filters that will narrow down your searches and matches
get notified of members who like your profile
add notes on other members’ profiles
highlight your profile for more visibility
hide members from your search results
search profiles anonymously
use the reverse match feature
potentially find your ideal match faster
You have three options for premium membership payments as outlined below:
If you pay monthly, it will be $29.95. If you renew on a monthly basis, you’ll pay this amount each month.
If you decide on a 3-month membership, you’ll only pay $19.95 per month for a total one-time payment of $59.95. This will be 50% savings over the one-month plan.
If you go for the 6-month option, the monthly rate is only $15.95 (one-time payment of $95.95) and you’ll realize a 60% savings.
Note: There is only one premium membership type on this site.
Customer Service – Refreshingly Above the Rest
Here is an area where our AgeMatch review shows that the site stands apart from lots of other dating services. Our members had nothing but great experiences with customer service agents. It’s pretty clear they work for the company itself, not an answering service. That’s refreshing – no canned answers or “I’ll check and get back to you.”
You have multiple options for connecting with customer service depending on what you want or need.
The Site’s Help Section
This is an FAQ section that answers the most common questions or issues members might have. Your best bet is to look through this section first and see if your answer is there.
Contact While on the Site
There is a section on the site itself for you to contact customer service. You’ll get a dropdown menu to choose your issue or feedback, and then just click on that. Fill out the form and submit. And yes, they do get back to you.
Your emails are not ignored. When you do email, you will have options to choose your topic. This helps the email to be directed to the right place once it is received. Here are topic options:
Tell us your success story – if you submit a story about a relationship you have found, it will be reviewed and published in that section of the website. Feel free to add a photo too
Send Us Feedback: You may have something that went well, or you encountered an issue. Whatever, state your issue and you will get a response
Submit a Suggestion: AgeMatch understands that it should listen to its members. In all honesty, most dating sites realize this too. If you have an idea for improvement, shoot it on over.
Membership and Billing Issues
Dating Advice & Safety Tips – these are published on the site, but if you have something more specific that is not covered, ask away.
Call Them – Yes, Really
If you need to talk to a live person, call the number listed on the website. And they will actually answer and appear to be ready, willing, and able to help.
This is the best option if you need immediate help. Our experience is that they answer quickly (only on hold for about 30 seconds one time). And out of three calls we made, the response was great.
Most dating sites will not post a phone number for you to call.
Snail Mail – Yup – It’s an Option
While we cannot imagine when and why members would choose to send a letter to the company, that option is still there for anyone to use. And the full address is published on the site.
If a member is unsure of how to make contact, there is a link at the bottom of each site page for “Contact Us.” All the info is there.
Most people skip over the blog posts on a dating site. After all, their focus is on getting matches. In the case of AgeMatch, this means they are looking for a longer term relationship.
We don’t skip over the blogs in our reviews. We want to see if the posts are current and relevant and actually provide helpful information to users.
In the case of AgeMatch, the blog posts are all relevant, and members should check out the topics that are of most interest – tips for dating older or younger people, for example.
The AgeMatch blog is interactive. You can comment and engage in discussions with other readers. You can also contact the author directly if you want a more private discussion on the topic.
Don’t skip over this blog. It is valuable.
How Popular is AgeMatch?
The company boasts that it has had, over its years in operation, over a million members. Of course, there is no way to actually verify this. What we do know is that there are a huge number of current members who are active and using the site.
Most members are from the U.S. and Canada, although AgeMatch does reach out to singles looking for gap relationships all over the world. There are a small number of “foreign” members, but they are mostly ex-pats.
The one thing for certain? AgeMatch is an active and thriving dating service that does what it says it will do.
Social Media Presence
We are a bit disappointed in AgeMatch’s presence on social media. Their Facebook account is basically filled with photos of attractive women, older or younger, looking for their gap matches. There are no discussions or comments to speak of.
On Twitter, though, the company seems to have a more vibrant presence and is using the site as a marketing tool. It publishes success stories and some profiles of men and women and what they are looking for, driving readers to its site.
Testimonials and Outside Reviews
We are inclined to take the in-house reviews a bit more seriously than we normally do. The reasons for this is that they are not titled “testimonials,” but, rather, “Success Stories.” And they do feature actual users who have found their relationships and told their stories, complete with photos and pretty detailed accounts of how they found each other and where they are in their journeys. Example here:
“702JVV MESSAGED ME A FEW TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF ABOUT 2 MONTHS. I WAS RELUCTANT TO REPLY TO HIS EMAILS BECAUSE I WASN’T SURE WE WOULD HAVE MUCH IN COMMON. HE HAD JUST MOVED TO DENVER AND I LIVED IN LAS VEGAS WITH A FULL SCHEDULE AND LITTLE TIME TO SPARE FOR A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP.
AFTER BROWSING THROUGH MY EMAILS ONE DAY I DECIDED TO REPLY TO ONE OF HIS MORE RECENT EMAILS AND HE RESPONDED BACK AND WE SHORTLY EXCHANGED PHONE NUMBERS. REPLYING TO HIS EMAIL IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER DONE. WE ENDED UP MEETING IN VEGAS WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM A WORK TRIP IN DENVER AND WE FELL IN LOVE AFTER WHAT SEEMED LIKE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER MEETING.
NOW, I CANNOT SEE MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM. HE IS SO SUPPORTIVE OF ME AND EVERYTHING I DO AND I LOVE HIM FOR EVERYTHING HE IS AND EVERYTHING HE DOES. HE IS THE MOST LOVING AND CARING MAN I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING AND I AM SO LUCKY TO CALL HIM MINE. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THIS WEBSITE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER MET HIM AND PROBABLY NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOMEONE HIS AGE THAT RECIPROCATED THE AGE GAP DESIRE. 702JVV AND I ARE IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A GOOD LIFE TOGETHER!”
Age Match reviews on major review sites seem to be lacking.
There are only 7 reviews on Sitejabber – three 5-star ratings, three 1-star ratings, and one in between. Those who are happy speak to positive features we have already listed. Those who are unhappy speak to the fact that many young women use the site only for financial gain from sugar daddies.
We found no AgeMatch review on TrustPilot.
Overall, there is not enough information from outside review sites to form an opinion here.
There are also independent reviews from dating site review agencies. We suggest that singles looking for gap dating conduct a search engine exploration and read the reviews.
If you are looking for what they offer, absolutely, yes, it is. Make sure you are seeking a long-term relationship; make sure you are seeking gap dating, whether male, female, older, or younger. If these are your goals, AgeMatch has what you are looking for.
AgeMatch is as safe as any other online dating site. Your personal information is well-protected, and there are plenty of tips and strategies on their site and blog that will instruct you on how to stay safe and secure.
The site does monitor profiles and will act immediately on any member concerns about their safety and security.
No. The purpose of the service is quite clear. They want members who are serious about finding long-term gap relationships, not hookups or just casual dating. If these are what you want, go somewhere else.
Yes, if you only want the basic features. But there are several drawbacks to the free version. For example, you are not able to start a chat conversation with other members. They must find you and initiate contact. This limits what you can do when you find someone you like and want to get to know better.
You will probably be better off getting a paid membership to get access to everything the site offers.
Probably. Even though the company does a lot to verify that a user is real, some fake profiles will slip through. This is true of every online dating site. You need to stay alert, report any suspicious activity you see, and help AgeMatch find these fakers. They do a pretty good job, but you can help too.
Overall, the AgeMatch site markets itself to be exactly what it is – a place for older and younger women and men to engage in age-gap dating and find a match for a long-term relationship.
The site is basic and functional, and it is easy for members to navigate around and find the information and features they can access.
There are plenty of features, especially if a member has a paid subscription and lots of filters for those paid members to use to narrow the field to align with exactly what they are looking for.
Customer service is responsive and effective, and there are multiple ways to communicate with agents, including phone calls.
AgeMatch has a huge number of active members, and that’s always a good thing when looking for the perfect match.
There are some unique features, like Spark and Reverse Matching
Security is standard for the industry
There are quality profiles with lots of detail
First-date ideas are a cool unique feature
There are just a few here.
AgeMatch should consider a site re-design. Its functionality is great, but it could be more engaging with colors and more creativity and engagement in its content.
Currently, there is no video chat feature. This should be added, for sure.
Overall, AgeMatch is a good shot if you are looking for what it offers.
As a niche age gap dating service, AgeMatch fits the bill in every way. If you’re looking for a long-term relationship in the age gap market, go here first. You won’t be disappointed.