Chemistry.com Review & Walkthrough

Put Advanced Matching to Work for You
“Dating, serious relationships and even marriage… here the online personals process begins with the Chemistry Profile, which helps us to get to know you on a deeper personal level. Once we have your results, we use the latest research of world-renowned biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher, to predict which single men or women you’ll have relationship and dating chemistry with. Take online personals to the next level with Chemistry.com.”

Quick Look

Feature Overview:
- Up to 5 personalized matches a day
- Advanced matching system
- Owned by the makers of Match.com

Chemistry.com is focused on using detailed personality matching without being too intimidating. Their system was developed by Dr. Helen Fisher to find someone that complements you perfectly. So, what do you get? As a paying member, you have unlimited communication — like emails — with your matches, you can find out who has looked at your profile, and even who has shown an interest in you.

Chemistry.com has one of the most in-depth sign-up processes out there, but we don’t see that as a bad thing — you want quality matches, right? The process takes about 20 minutes to get through the initial in-depth questionnaire, with about 10 more minutes of filling in your basic information. Overall, Chemistry.com focuses on helping you get to know who is really behind the profile through great conversation starters and in-depth personality matching.

Personality Type Questionnaire

When you sign up, be prepared to take the personality type test. As mentioned, it will take you around 20 minutes, and will include all kinds of interesting questions to accurately pinpoint your personality type. Some of the questions may seem odd, but there’s a method to the madness!

Some questions you’ll see on the questionnaire:

  • Which of these smiles are fakes?
  • What’s your social circle like?
  • How do you feel when you see public displays of affection?
  • Is your index finger shorter or longer than your ring finger?

Where would you most like to live?

Background and Basic Questionnaire

This part of the sign up process is more straightforward. You’ll be filling out information about your appearance (eye color, physical traits), background (religion, schooling, ethnicity), and hobbies.

Relationship Questionnaire

The last section of the sign up questionnaire is no less important than the others! You’ll be presented with relationship preferences to help with the matching process — think schooling, ethnicity, their relationship history, etc. Each question will allow you to choose an answer and weigh its importance to you with a slider.

What do you want out of a relationship? Weigh your options.

Your Bio and Photos

Whew, you’re not done quite yet! After you complete all of the questionnaire sections you’ll move on to completing your profile headline, bio, and photo uploads. Your character limits are as follows: Profile headline is capped at 128 characters, and your bio at 2,000 — use your space wisely!

Be sure to upload at least a nice profile photo, you have the option to add up to 25 secondary photos, too. See Hayley’s tips for a great profile photo. Keep in mind that the folks at Chemistry.com approve every profile and profile photo!

Profile and Features

Once you’ve made it past the gates, you can start to explore Chemistry.com. You’ll be given 10 matches right off the bat, and as a non-subscribing member you can view those profiles. In order to communicate with your matches, you must become a subscriber.

Check out your match's profile.

Chemistry.com’s overall look and feel is clean, and the interface is very easy to use. You’re presented with matches and their personalty types up front, so you can get started with your online dating adventure.

A few standout features include the Hidden Chemistry quick questionnaire, Conversation Starters, and Personality Type Matching.

Hidden Chemistry: Every time you log in, you're presented with a quick quiz of 6 questions to help you discover shared interests, points of view, or sense of humor with matches.

Conversation Starters: You can easily send a conversation starter to someone you're interested in.

Personality Type Matching: You go through such an in-depth questionnaire for good reason. Chemistry.com digs deep to find someone compatible.

Membership Rundown

As a non-paying member, you’re able to:

  • Complete your in-depth personality type profile.
  • Research the different personality types — Builder, Director, Explorer, and Negotiator — and gain insight on your personality type from Dr. Helen Fisher.
  • Upload your photos and fill out a complete profile.
  • View the profiles of your personalized matches.
  • Automatic profile transfer from Match.com.
  • Receive notifications of who would like to communicate with you.

For all other features, including any kind of communication, or viewing profiles of those interested in you, you must subscribe.

PROS

  • An in-depth personality profile
  • Cheaper than eHarmony
  • Free personality results
  • Icebreaker activities

CONS

  • More expensive than some other sites
  • Cannot connect with anyone with free membership
  • Cannot search for members

Pricing

  • 1 Month Membership: $49.95
  • 3 Month Membership: $33.32/mo
  • 6 Month Membership: $26.65/mo

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