Chemistry.com is an online dating site specializing in compatibility matching based on a personality test developed by biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher. Incorporating 30 years of research on the science of interpersonal attraction, Dr. Fisher was able to develop a system that's impressively accurate at predicting which singles are most likely to have Chemistry. A sister company of Match.com, Chemistry incorportates a lot of the user-friendly features found on Match, but with a more hands-on approach to computerized matchmaking.
Packages and Features
Unlike some other dating sites, Chemistry.com offers only one package. The site also offers a free trial that lets you use certain features so that you can determine if Chemistry.com is the right dating site for you.
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And here are the free and premium features for Chemistry.com:
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|Profile transfer from Match.com|
|View suggested profiles and photos|
|Receive match suggestions|
|See who's interested in you|
|Contact suggested matches|
|See who's noticed your profile|
|Get more information from a potential match with specific personality questions from Chemistry.com|
- Chemistry.com has approximately 4 million members
- Open to anyone who's single
- Caters mainly to singles over 35
- Married people are not eligible to sign up for Chemistry.com
How Chemistry.com Works
As a member of Chemistry.com you will regularly receive match suggestions. Each match suggestion will provide background information about the person as well as an assessment of how your personalities might fit together.
If you are a paying subscriber you will also receive notices when someone has read your profile or is interested in you. If you are interested in someone you can click the "I'm interested" button, and Chemistry.com will contact your potential match. You will then be prompted to begin the "getting to know you" process by filling out additional information about your relationship essentials. If you are interested in someone who has expressed interest in you, you will be requested to answer the same questions. Chemistry.com will then offer a comparison of your answers with your match's answers, so you can judge your mutual compatibility.
If you and your potential match like what you see in your compared relationship essentials, you will be asked to send your potential partner several short questions.
Chemistry.com lets you send 6 short questions to potential matches and even recommends questions that may be useful for your personality type.
Only after both of you accept the answers to these questions will you be able to send direct emails to each other. The goal of this directed process is to ensure that you are still interested in each other after you get a little more familiar, but it also helps ensure that you'll have a comfortable first date.
When using Chemistry.com, the process is quite interesting and does help you learn about your potential partner and yourself. The waiting process also gives you time to explore other options and to make sure that you are not just over-eager but truly interested in pursuing each match. Chemistry.com provides at least 5 match suggestions daily so you will always have potential partners to review and contact.
If you begin a relationship or want to take a break from the world of online dating, you can hide your profile at any time. Doing so will prevent you from receiving any match suggestions and will archive all current match suggestions so that you will not be able to pursue these matches.
Before sitting down to complete Chemistry.com's member profile, make sure that you have at least 45 minutes to focus on the task. But don't be worried about the length of the registration process - the questions are extremely interesting and contain a mix of text-based multiple choice questions and questions that are based on various graphics and images.
The Chemistry.com registration begins with analytical questions that are broken down into the following sections:
- Step 1: Provide a 'snapshot' of yourself
- Step 2: Self-perception analysis
- Step 3: Communication Dynamics assessment
- Step 4: Personal Traits and Preferences section
- Step 5: Aspects of Identity questions
When the analytical assessment is complete, you will be asked to answer basic questions about yourself and what you're looking for in a partner. These questions focus on your appearance, ethnicity, occupation and other straightforward questions. You will also be asked to upload a photo, though you can opt to email it in if you can't figure out how to upload it directly to your profile. Once your registration is complete you'll receive your personality assessment and will begin receiving match suggestions immediately.
Chemistry.com is one of the few dating sites that offers phone support as well as email support. A representative will answer your call between the hours of 9am and 8pm CST from Monday through Friday. I placed a call at 1:36pm EST on a Monday afternoon, I received an immediate response from a representative who was knowledgeable and courteous throughout the conversation. She was able to answer my questions quickly and efficiently.
I was impressed to see that Chemistry.com's personality assessment was highly relevant, and I found it useful that it provided match suggestions with an explanation of how my personality could potentially mesh with theirs. Chemistry.com provided significantly more match suggestions than some other dating sites I've used, and most of them were highly relevant because of the very personalized nature of its questionnaire.
- Enhanced personality assessment
- Useful personality comparison provided with each suggested match
- Inexpensive pricing as compared with some other services
- Provides matches on a regular basis
- Customer support by phone
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i loved it
Fast, easy, and simple to use. Good user experience
Chemistry.com provided me with fantastic insight into who I am and how I match to other personalities. And the matches that I have gotten so far have been great!