Match.com pioneered online dating when it launched in 1995 and continues to be a leader in the dating world. Throughout its decades-long history, Match.com has helped millions of singles meet, and it continues to be a successful dating site. Match.com operates one of the leading subscription-based online dating sites, with more than 15 million members in 24 countries [source: Match].
Match.com users are generally between the ages of 25 and 60, many of whom are looking for more serious relationships and dating instead of the casual, spontaneous dates that location-based apps provide [source: Woyke]. Match.com has apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Palm Pre-Pixi and Blackberry, which are free to download, but you must have a paid Match.com membership to access the mobile app's content. A subscription to Match.com will cost you about $34.99 per month, less if you sign up for a three-, six- or 12-month plan. Once you've signed up, you can view potential dates within your zip code and according to other dating parameters.