Chemistry.com Review

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Chemistry.com provides a more guided approach to online dating than other sites. You are matched with other members based on compatibility using their in-depth personality test developed by Dr. Helen Fisher. She is an anthropologist with more than 30 years experience researching relationships. Chemistry.com is the sister site of Match.com, and was developed to focus on finding you deeper, long lasting relationships. Read our review and if you are still not convinced, you can signup and view your matches at Chemistry.com today for free!

Price

Chemistry.com offers only one type of membership plan. They offer 1, 3, and 6 month membership lengths and the longer the membership you signup for, the bigger the savings on the per month cost. Chemistry.com bills you up front for your entire membership length. It is free to view your matches, but you must signup for a plan in order to contact another member or see who has noticed you.

Membership Plan:

Length 1 Month 3 Months 6 Months
Cost / Month $39.99 $26.99 $20.99
Billed As $39.99 $80.97 $125.94

Signup and start filling out your profile today at www.chemistry.com. Unless you resign from Chemistry.com, your membership plan will be renewed automatically after your initial term.

Membership

The membership base at Chemistry.com is not as large as some competing sites, however, the members are generally looking for the same kind of deeper, fulfilling, loving relationships. Many members are looking for long-term relationships or marriage, and the age range is generally over 30. The membership may be a little less diverse than other sites and slightly more affluent. Chemistry.com serves heterosexual and same sex relationships. Chemistry.com matches you with compatible members based on the personality test devised by Dr. Fisher. Each member is given a personality type (Director, Negotiator, Builder, Explorer) and matched with other members based on the compatibility of your personalities.

Demographics*:

Membership
Visitors per Month 366,000
Male / Female Ratio 44% / 56%
 
Age
18 - 24 18%
25 - 34 20%
35 - 44 25%
45 - 54 24%
Over 55 13%
 
Ethnicity
Asian 2%
African American 7%
Caucasian 84%
Hispanic / Latino 6%
Other Ethnicities 1%
Education
High School 36%
Bachelor's Degree 46%
Graduate Degree 18%
 
Income
Under $50K 17%
$50K - $100K 26%
$100K - $150K 27%
Over $150K 30%

*Compiled from site traffic stats from Alexa and Quantcast.

Features / Search

Guided online dating and strong connections based on personality is what make Chemistry.com different from other online dating sites. When you first signup for Chemistry.com, you are required fill out your personality test where you are asked different types of questions. Other than the basics of appearance and lifestyle, you are asked questions that reveal aspects of your personality such as, What color reflects your personality?, Is your index finger longer than your ring finger? or you are shown a picture and given a multiple choice question about it. You don't actually search on Chemistry.com, your matches are given to you based on this personality test and your basics of what you are looking for in a partner. Since this profile is more in-depth, it will take you a while to fill out, but it is definitely worth your time.

When reviewing your matches, you can indicate if you are interested or not interested. If you are interested, then you make a "connection" with that member and can email them or use the online flirting games to see if you are more compatible.  Chemistry.com gives you a personality type based on your responses to their test; see below for more info. The site gives you plenty of information about the personality types and what makes you compatible with other personality types.  It is really interesting to see which type you are and read about your personality. Your personality type is used to match you with other members that Chemistry.com thinks you will be very compatible with. In fact, your "mymatches" list doesn't show photos at first, but shows your matches' personality type instead.

Chemistry.com has a connections feature where you can contact your matches and flirt to see if you both are interested. You can also review your matches' profiles and receive alerts when someone has emailed you or shown interest in your profile. Chemistry.com has a new feature, "mystream", where you can view a snapshot of the Chemistry.com community based on your settings and profile. If you update your profile, your updates may be put on the stream. You can send members a "cheer" if you enjoy their update and let them know that you noticed them. This is a great way to meet members that may not show up in your "mymatches" page. Also featured on Chemistry.com is "the chemistry blog", which gives you relationship advice and insight by Dr. Helen Fisher, a relationship expert with over 30 years experience.

Your Profile Includes
Basics - Age, Height, Hair Color, Eye Color, Body Type, Ethnicity
Relationship History, Children, Smoker, Drinker, Location
Interests, Religion, Political Views, Education, Income, Profession
In Your Own Words - Open Ended Essay
Personality Type
Add up to 50 photos
 
Matching & Personality Types
Matches Based on Compatibility & Personality
Alerts When New Matches Are Found
New Matches Each Day
Director - Decisive, focused, and independent
Negotiator - Imaginative, empathetic, and nurturing
Builder - Social, loyal, and dependable
Explorer - Spontaneous, creative, and open-minded
 
Features
MyMatches Email Alerts
Personality Type & Compatibility Matching
Connections - Members that have peaked your interest
Who's Noticed You
Chemistry Starters - Online Flirting Games
Articles & Dating Insight from expert Dr. Helen Fisher
MyStream - See what other compatible members are up to
Link to your Windows Live account
 

Screenshots (click to enlarge):

My Information My Matches My Stream

Communication

Chemistry.com is one of the only sites to offer "free communication weekends" where members that have a profile but don't pay for a subscription can actually respond and communicate with other members. However, once the promo weekend is done, you will need to signup for a paid subscription in order to continue to communicate.

Unlike some other dating sites, Chemistry.com only allows you to communicate with your matches based on your comprehensive personality profile. You can't search for matches, rather your matches are shown to you on your "mymatches" page. You can click on matches and let them know you are interested by clicking the "I'm interested" button. You can then email your matches and start communicating. You can also flirt using online dating games or "Chemistry Starters", and discover who has noticed you or wants to connect with you. The "Chemistry Starters" are icebreakers where you and your matches can play games to see if you connect. For example, the "5 Card Sort" is where you select a category, then sort picture cards to see if you have the same personality and mindset. These connections often produce deeper relationships than just finding out you both enjoy an activity like skiing.

Privacy / Safety

Your safety is always a primary concern when you start interacting online and posting personal information, even on an online dating site where you want members to see your info. Chemistry.com works a bit differently than other online dating site by only showing you compatible matches based on your personality tests. This means you can't search for members at random. So when you view a match, you can indicate that you are not interested in that member. That member will not show up in anymore of your match lists and they can no longer contact you. So this effectively blocks the member. You can also hide your profile should you decide to take a break, but you can always re-enable your profile later.

Chemistry.com also allows you to be in their "member spotlight" much like Match.com, their sister site. The "member spotlight" allows your profile and picture to show up in Chemistry.com ads and partner sites increasing the chances you will get noticed. Unlike Match.com, Chemistry.com disables this feature on your profile by default, which we really liked because it protects your privacy and allows you to explicitly agree to sharing your profile. Chemistry.com also has online dating safety tips, which make you aware of fraud attempts and give you safety tips about meeting in person. We recommend that you read these tips before using Chemistry.com. You can also report any concerns you have about a member to Chemistry.com's support staff.

Customer Support

Chemistry.com offers email and phone support, which is great because a lot of online dating sites only offer email support. Their support staff is friendly and professional, and they were quick to answer our phone call (less than 2 minutes on hold). Their help page is very simple to follow and all aspects of your account and profile can be managed from this page. Chemistry.com also has a great FAQ section which should be able to answer most of your questions.

Chemistry.com has a very simple, clean layout to their site. It was very easy to navigate and not overly complicated with too much information.

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Thank you! So simple.Write Review
March 18, 2016Price
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I like this already, vary informative and simple I will become a member and update my membership within five calendar working days
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