If you are new to online dating and want support every step of the way, Chemistry.com offers more than any other guided dating site. The online dating giant Match.com developed Chemistry as its entry into the guided online dating market, posing growing competition for e-Harmony. Chemistry provides not only guided communication online, but tools for meeting offline and receiving valuable feedback. Today, the Chemistry dating pool is limited, but as the word spreads, it is sure to expand. 

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Chemistry.com reports 3.7 million members, compared to Match.com’s 15 million or more. According to Quantcast, an independent online rating service, Chemistry’s visitor profile is similar to e-Harmony, with more women than men, slightly less than half earning $60,000 or more per year, and 70% aged 35 or older. 

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Profiles include standard physical and lifestyle information, photos and results of the personality test. Once completed, you can access detailed information including charts and graphs explaining the results of your personality test. Your Chemistry profile will include both your major and minor personality types: Explorer, Negotiator, Builder and Director, and indicate how compatible you would be with other types. 

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You will receive matches based on your profile and personality test results. Matches include personality type and the member’s description. Because this is a guided online dating site based on compatibility, no member search options are available. However, Chemistry integrates your responses to matches, adapting future pairings to both your stated preferences and your actions. 

Communication & Additional Services
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You will receive matches based on your personality type from Chemistry. No photos appear in this listing, but once you click on a member, you will see their profile and their photos. On most sites, a member’s profile information is front and center, but at Chemistry, the emphasis is on compatibility, so you will see the analysis of your potential as a couple before the profile facts. After you’ve looked at the photos, reviewed both the analysis and the profile, you are asked to indicate your level of interest from fizzling to sizzling. This feedback is used to better refine future matches and reflects the trend in dynamic Web design. Future matches will be based not only on what you say you want, but how you respond.

Chemistry offers a guided communication system similar to e-Harmony and direct communication. You may “nudge” someone who has not responded to you once 48 hours have passed. And, Chemistry offers a guided approach for first dates in five steps, to help you along in finding your perfect match.

Additional services focus primarily on Chemistry’s Scientific Adviser, Dr. Helen Fisher. Her viewpoint is conveyed in a blog, in interviews and in advice videos found on the site. The Relationship Central section features a variety of online dating related articles.

Ease of Use
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Chemistry could not be easier to use.  The interface is seamless between the functions. Photos are clear and information is laid out in a logical manner. 

Help & Support
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Chemistry.com is one of the only sites to offer helpful on-page pop-ups. The message will give you your action options; and of course, you can opt out of these types of messages once you are familiar with the workings of Chemistry. And, helpful tips are displayed throughout the site like specific recommendations for the length of a first meeting. 

Chemistry Summary:
8.7/10

Chemistry offers the most innovative features in managed online dating like dynamic matching and guided dating. When this online dating site attracts a larger membership, you’ll see a big move in the rankings.

 

 

 
 
 

Chemistry

Pros
Chemistry provides high quality support.

Cons
Chemistry doesn’t let you do many things on your own.

The Verdict
: 8.7/10

For beginning or nervous online daters, this is the ideal site.