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Book of Matches Free Dating Site Review

A Review of the Book of Matches Website

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User Rating 1.5 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


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Similar to other free dating sites where low-tech is favored for ease of use and search options, Book of Matches offers a standard list of features with a couple of unusual twists.

Overview from Book of Matches

"Book of Matches combines the ideas of open chatting & self expression to provide a very real-time environment. Our online dating service is 100% free to use. Unlike others who claim to be free, we guarantee that you will never need to pull out your credit card."

What a Book of Matches Membership Includes

Book of Matches offers everything you could want at a free dating site, including:

  • Free Email, with the option to view sent mail, deleted mail, and to block or filter out email responses to your profile;
  • Unlimited participation in numerous very active dating and off-topic forums;
  • A Book of Matches version of Hot or Not, where members rate other members' profile pictures and headlines;
  • Various friends', favorites and crush options to connect with other users; and
  • Multi-lingual chat rooms and instant messaging.

Unique Features at Book of Matches

Book of Matches offers several unusual features for its members. Scrap booking offers Book of Matches members the opportunity to post any photo of anything (non-sexual). Any unwanted posts can easily be deleted by the picture poster.

Book of Matches members can also earn a "Certified Quality Member Seal" when they access the site enough times and perform certain activities to show they are real people and not a chat bot. Quality Scores show up on everyone's profile as a percentage, with 100% members earning their seal.

Tag blogs allows any user to write a blog entry, and then tag it with a series of words other users may find interesting. Book of matches members then search for tag blogs to read.

Finally, at the top of your screen whenever you log into Book of Matches, you'll see an ever-changing header that shows you who looked at your profile last. When a link shows up to another member, you can click on it and peruse their profile, without them knowing you are doing so.

Book of Matches Membership Costs

Book of Matches is a completely free dating site, with no fees whatsoever.

Bottom Line

Book of Matches is a low-tech site, in that it offers a lot of ads and not a ton of bells and whistles that paid dating sites usually offer. Having said that, there are a large number of users active on the site. I personally found the site focused almost primarily on casual encounters rather than dating or long term relationships, and the forums were a difficult place to spend any time, as the moderation seemed minimal at best when I visited. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend Book of Matches as anyone's main source of dating fodder, but it might compliment some of the paid dating sites or allow access to a larger number of users that might not be found elsewhere.

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User Reviews

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clicks,and same people there for years on forums, Member sweetcandy4

If you try to write on forums and the woman don't like you for whatever reason they will write nasty things about you .There are major clicks there ,the admin red dream never would say anything.She was friends with them.There are about 5-6 miserable people there that take over.Then out of nowhere you get deleated for no reason at all.

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