MillionaireMatch is for millionaires, those seeking millionaires, and those that just prefer a higher quality of potential partner. It has been active since 2001, making it one of the longest-established sites of its kind - and boasts a long list of successful matches that resulted in happily-ever-after for many couples (they likely sailed off into the sunset on a yacht).
Despite the site's name, you can still sign up when you make less than a million dollars. The exact categories are under $150,000, right up to $100 Million+. Those seeking a millionaire can also specify in what range they expect their potential partner's income or wealth to be.
Other than members that specifically choose to, no one has to have their income verified. Like most dating sites, what you list as your income is on the honor system.
MillionnaireMatch has an active community, mainly located in the US, UK, Australia and Canada - though many other countries are well represented too. The majority of profiles show that the members have at least something of interest to say, and it is rare to find one without a photo.
Like other sites in this niche, MM benefits from a significant female following; in fact, active female members outnumber men by around 4 to 1. While this may be good news for the men, women may find they have to work that little bit harder to get the attention of their chosen man.
The chat room usually has a fairly active stream of text chatter with members that become familiar quickly enough if you stay around for a bit. The conversation can run from competitive to friendly to so far off topic that you have to check the title to make sure you're in the right place.
The blog and forum sections see only a couple dozen posts on average per day, but unlike the chat they allow participation by free members. And of course when it comes to communication there are also the traditional connections through profiles, winks, and private messages between members.
With gold membership comes the option to become a certified millionaire by verifying your income with the site, via tax return copy or bank statement, and thus earning a blue gem that will show up next to your name for others to see. Photo verification is compulsory for certified members, who must display an approved face photo on their profile page.
Those with gold memberships may search specifically for other members that are verified, however verified individuals are listed in the regular search results as well, it just takes a bit more searching to find those gems.
Other verifications, all offered free with membership, include photo, age, education, and occupation if you would like a badge on the site verifying that you are indeed as awesome as you claim.
With free membership you can browse other profiles, upload a limited number of pictures (10), send winks to other users, receive and reply to messages sent from paid users, participate in the forum and blog, and observe in the chat room. It's enough to make your own observations about the site, participate a little, and decide whether the $50 a month fee is worth becoming a paid member.
If you're still not sure about the fee, there are options to earn a free month of membership by promoting or writing content for the site.
With paid membership comes the millionaire treatment, including your own personal account manager. Membership comes with more options, more privacy settings, more control, and more freedom to move about the site and initiate contact with others.
Paid members can make contact with anyone on the site, can participate in the chat room (while the free members can only sit and watch), appear at the top of search results, and can utilize a variety of search features not available to others. These include eliminating profiles without photos, using the zip code locator, and setting preferences such as appearance and relationship status.
The Sign-up Process
The sign up process is fairly painless. It takes about 3 minutes to complete plus however long it takes to think about what to put in the “about me” and “about my match” sections. Your photo (a headshot is highly suggested) and introduction will need to be approved, so expect to add a potential 24-hour delay before you can really begin connecting with any millionaires and those who adore them.
Completing the relationship/lifestyle questionnaire is strongly recommended. There is an extensive list of questions to fill out. These are meant to give in-depth answers so that when people read your profile, they will have a good grasp of who you are. It will ensure your profile appears correctly in searches and compatibility matching, but more importantly it will improve the chances of your profile being quickly approved, rather than thrown into the trash bin by the site's moderators.
The site features are available through the internet as well as by free Android and iPhone apps. If your signal is strong enough you might even be able to access MillionaireMatch from that yacht.
The site doesn't offer the extensive compatibility assessments that you may have encountered on other sites such as eHarmony or Match.com. Instead, compatibility is based upon the questionnaire you fill out when first signing up for the site. Areas include preferences and features such as astrological sign, body type, physical appearance, ethnicity, pets, religion, education, smoking, drinking, hair color, type of relationship sought, and if the member has or wants children.
While paid members can review their “compatible matches”, those with free access cannot and will be diverted to the upgrade page should they attempt to do so.
The basic search option available to free members allows you to look by age, general location, and gender. For those willing to shell out the dollars there are several more options to choose from including income level, height, ethnicity, body type, relationship status, and religion. The search can be further honed by choosing a potential match's distance from your location, keywords of your choosing, if they are willing to relocate, and the type of relationship they are looking for.
While free members cannot initiate conversation, they can still respond if someone approaches them first, which is a welcome feature that I have rarely seen for free memberships on pay sites.
As I mentioned earlier, options for communication include the chat room, blogs, private messages/emails, forum board, free winks, and optional features such as birthday greetings.
There are additional sections such as the site photo gallery that members may add to, and a Q and A section in which a counselor offers advice for member's questions. You can even search through a database of over 35,000 first date ideas submitted by members.
Members' Luxuries is a new area that lets people display photos of their treasured items for others to see. Items here are sorted into categories and include everything from sports cars, beautiful houses, private jets and yachts, to works of art and jewelry.
MillionaireMatch is a popular site that's established a niche for itself serving the wealthy, the aspiring wealthy, and those who would like to meet them. I personally haven't been swept off my feet by any millionaires while on there, but for someone with a dedication and a sense of humor it's a venue where that miracle could happen.
By Tara Miller
- Community: Millionaire Match is the largest site of its kind, with an active community of real people. With a decent photo-profile most members should expect good response rates. The majority of people that I emailed did reply. Admittedly in a few cases it was a polite, “thanks, but you're not my type” kind of message.
- Reputation: The site has a solid track record, and consistently features at the top of many recommended “wealth dating site” lists. Their billing and cancellation policy is clear and does not in any way mislead their subscribers.
- Free accounts: Free account holders are able to access many activities on the site, including reading and replying to emails which means some participation is possible before deciding whether to upgrade.
- Features: A good range of features and tools are available; your home page provides a running history of people who you've contacted, who's viewed your profile and who's requested to see your photo. You also have full-control over account and privacy settings.
- Online and telephone support: The site's help and support is there 24x7 should you need it.
- Not everyone is certified: Unless you are willing to pay the subscription fee, finding those certified members can be like searching for a needle-in-a-haystack - in most cases information stated on profiles needs to be taken at face-value.
- Site navigation: Browsing the site can be slow at times. Mouse clicks tend to open new browser windows.
- High ratio of women: Though this is clearly a plus point for men on the site, it does mean that those “high-value” men receive a lot of attention from the ladies.