How do you feel about the matching system on Chemistry.com?
I was a beta tester for Chemistry.com and somehow ended up with a free lifetime membership. I guess it’s a pretty sweet deal, considering I’m usually single.
I’ve used the site off and on since its inception, but have been using it on a regular basis for the past 4 months. I honestly don’t get how they match people up, or maybe I’m picky, because I end up dismissing 90–95% of the matches.
It seems like they use your personality test results along with interests, but there doesn’t seem to be much variation. There are maybe 16 different personality types, each with a dominant and inferior quality (like dominant Builder, inferior Negotiator), and about that many choices for interests (movies, camping, shopping, etc.).
Obviously, it’d be hard to do matching based on essays, but that and someone’s photo are the main reasons I’d “not really” someone. Anyway, I’ve gotten to the email stage with a few women, but have never gotten to the meet-up stage. Most of the time, by the time we get to email, it’s obvious to me it’s not a good match. Personally, I’ve had more luck on Yahoo Personals and Match.com (met and dated from both).
So, I’m curious as to whether anyone has had success using the site and/or what you think of it. The matching thing kind of confuses me and I wonder if I’m the only one. If you have used the site, do you think it matched you well?