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Stress Test: Match.com

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Is it the e-yenta of your dreams, or should you see other Internet dating websites?

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Ever since the stigma of online dating began melting away, a number of services dedicated to hooking up couples have emerged. But with nearly 15 million members at $350 million in annual revenue, Match.com (IACI) is the clear industry leader.

But is it the right choice for you? Minyanville pitted Match.com against other virtual cupids to find out.


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Compatibility Test
Background Checks
Fringe Dating
Membership Cancellation
Match.com:
The company's slogan -- "It's Okay to Look" -- encourages mostly voyeurism and the odd restraining order.
Match.com:
The absence of one means your attractiveness quotient is only limited by your imagination - and access to your hot roommate's pictures.
Match.com:
No past is too sordid.
Match.com:
You'll be the subject of ridicule and scorn when you're tentative request is scattered across the Internet by its creeped out recipient.
Match.com:
If you think you can do better on your own, suit yourself.
True.com:
Racy ads portray female users as flirtatious and always in possession of a webcam, thereby eliminating the cost of courtship.
eHarmony.com:
If you can pass this questionnaire, you're probably in a relationship already.
MySpace:
For some, it's a source of comfort that this magnet for sexual predators probably has a lot of federal heat on it already.
Craigslist:
It's difficult to even buy a used coffee table without stumbling on a slave dungeon within walking distance.
JDate.com:
God forbid anyone who works at JDate knows your mother. It would break her heart!
Edge:
True.com
Edge:
Match.com
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MySpace.com
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Craigslist
Edge:
Match.com
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