Dating in a niche category can be difficult on mainstream online dating sites. This is why many dating platforms aim to provide a dating space for specific audiences. In this review we are taking a look at Country Match, a website specializing in country dating. Here, attractive country singles can connect with like-minded “cowboys” and “cowgirls” in their area. The procedure is simple and straightforward – sign up for free, set up a profile, search for matches and chat with them! As usual, some features are free, and some you can access with an upgraded membership. Read this comprehensive Country Match review to find out all the details.
Are you ready for your country dating experience? Start by registering an account with Country Match. The website offers a standard sign-up procedure where you have to indicate your age, location, and email. You also have to create a username, state your gender and purpose on the website. And that’s it – you don’t have to confirm your email or go through any verification processes. Country Match will then ask you to fill in some basic appearance info and a headline. The website does not make uploading a picture a strict requirement, although it encourages you to do so for greater exposure to potential matches.
Now that you are a registered user, you can start searching for country matches immediately or go to your profile and add more info. You can add a self-introduction paragraph and share some details like favorite music and movies, favorite places, favorite things, and even thoughts on a perfect first date. Additionally, you can add even more information in the About Me section to let your matches know your interests and lifestyle. Finally, you can edit information about who you are looking for and upload more pictures to your account. Country Match will show you how full your profile is and encourage you to increase the percentage of completeness, so you can see how your profile can get more traffic.
Profile interface on Country Match is really simple and practical. The member’s profile picture and name appear at the top of the page, together with age, location, and match preferences. Apart from the user’s headline and self-introduction, all other details are neatly organized into a questionnaire answers form, which is very easy to read in a few seconds. Country Match profiles display basic details, profile photos, general interests, sports and activities, and preferences for a partner. You will find that most users don’t write anything for their headline or self-introduction. As a result, most profiles look very impersonal and template-like.
When viewing other users’ profiles, you have plenty of options to use. Apart from the Send Message button, there are several other actions available. Firstly, you are free to leave a comment on their profile in response to answers to the questionnaire. A small but convenient feature is that your common interests with the member are ticked to highlight your compatibility. Besides that, you can add the member to favorites, wink at them or send them a like or even a meet invitation. If, for whatever reason, you don’t want to interact with the member in the future, there is a button available to block the user. In cases where you suspect or detect malicious or inappropriate behavior, you can always use the flag to report users directly on their profile.
You can find matches by using the website’s search feature. There is no matching algorithm that would suggest compatible members, although Country Match typically encourages you to browse through profiles of online members and newest members. Alternatively, you can always check out who viewed your profile to see if there’s a potential spark. You can add profiles that catch your interest to your favorites list.
As already demonstrated, Country Match boasts quite a few communication features, including likes, winks, meets, profile comments, and the standard messaging option. The website offers instant messaging (IM) for all its members, albeit with certain restrictions for free users. On this platform, you can read and respond to messages on a separate page where all your conversations will be displayed. If you want to send someone a message for the first time, you can click on the message icon under their picture in the search or use the Send Message button on their profile.
As mentioned before, Country Match is a dating space for country singles. It operates in Florida, US, and is specifically focused on providing services for American residents. Although international members can register on the website, they will likely have trouble finding a match in their area. Instead, the majority of users are from the United States and share a common interest in country of western culture. Unfortunately, there is no way to find out exactly how many members this platform has and what the gender ratio is. Based on the Country Match profiles we’ve seen, we can only assume that most users fall within the category of straight white/Caucasian males and females looking for a country date.
Country Match accepts members of 18 years old and above. There is a specific rule that if you post any pictures of your children, you should also be present in the picture. This is the website’s strict no-minors policy. As for the average age of users on the platform, you will find that most members are 35 and older. Therefore, mature country singles are likely to find more matches and chances for a date than the younger audience.
Country Match doesn’t restrict its members in their sexual preferences and doesn’t tolerate discrimination on the platform. You can state in your account details whether you wish to connect with male or female country singles. Note that as you’ve set your gender preferences, you will only be able to search for and connect with members of your specified gender. Country Match does not allow you to change your preferences later on.
As Country Match has a specific target audience, you are likely to meet more white/Caucasian singles here than other ethnicities. However, rest assured that the website welcomes country singles of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. There are quite a few African American profiles on this website, as well as several other ethnicities. If you want to meet a hot cowboy or cowgirl match of a specific ethnicity, you can use the search filters.
Connecting people with shared religious views is not the focus of this dating platform. You are free to indicate your religion in the profile details and use it as a filter to find like-minded singles.
Country Match has quite a few features that make the platform no worse than other similar dating websites. At the same time, we have not found any unique or especially interesting features either. The website has a basic and advanced search feature with quite a few search filters to narrow down your search results. There are also quite a few options to make initial contact with a match, such as likes, winks, meets, and profile comments. When it comes to private chat, the website’s instant messaging feature is definitely convenient and ensures a better user experience. However, there are no chat rooms or video chat features on the website.
Moreover, Country Match does not offer any matching algorithm that would connect you with compatible members. To look for matches, you have to adjust the filters yourself or simply browse through online members’ profiles.
You’re likely wondering whether a niche dating website such as Country Match is actually genuine in helping you find a hot country date or simply wants your money. According to all the standards and parameters, the website seems like a respectable service with a clear mission and strict terms. However, the bad news is that there are very few user reviews about Country Match and Premier Dating Network available, and all of them are, unfortunately, negative. Users have complained about the service charging them after they had canceled their paid membership, as well as about fake profiles and complete lack of customer support. Combined with the fact that you won’t be able to communicate with anyone on Country Match until you pay, there is no way to know whether those hot cowboy and cowgirl matches are real.
|Standard 1-Month Subscription||1.95 USD|
|Standard 3-Month Subscription||1.85 USD|
|Standard 6-Month Subscription||1.70 USD|
Country Match also has additional membership plan offers with special features such as highlighted or featured profile function:
|3-month Value Premium Membership||1.99 USD|
|6-month Value Premium Membership||1.94 USD|
Free membership on Country Match allows you very limited access to the website’s features. Of course, sign-up and profile creation are free, as is the search for matches. If you are interested in a member, you can like their profile, send them a wink, or suggest meeting each other. Similarly, if others are interested in you, you will receive their likes, winks, and meets. However, to reach out to members first or read other users’ messages, you will have to get a paid subscription.
Here’s the full range of options your Country Match Premium membership gives you:
As you can see, a paid membership is a must if you want to make actual contact with singles on Country Match.
In terms of design and usability, Country Match has both benefits and certain drawbacks. The website looks quite modern and well-designed. The navigation between pages is fast and smooth. All the most important elements are convenient to access through the top navigation bar and the profile navigation menu, which is always to the left side of the page. One strange thing that we’ve noticed is that profile pictures of members in the search take a long time to load. This makes it difficult to browse through matches without clicking on them to see the pictures and don’t surf through a profile.
Country Match doesn’t offer a mobile application at the moment. However, you can use the mobile version of the website in any mobile browser with ease.
Company: Country Match / Premier Dating Network
Country Match looks like a great fit for all western country enthusiasts and admirers of cowboy and cowgirl singles. While it can be difficult to find such a dating niche on a mainstream dating platform, this site offers country singles an exclusive, high-quality platform with a standard set of dating features. However, there are many concerns about the website’s goals and its members. At this time, the website has no positive experience reviews, holds low activity, and looks like to be having many fake profiles. At the end of the day, you might want to consider using another service, as Country Match currently has little to speak for its sincerity.