Muddy Matches – Getting Started
Friday, September 20th, 2013
If you are new to online dating the whole thing can be a little confusing, so we’ve created a guide to getting started.
Joining Muddy Matches is completely free and can be done by clicking on our ‘Join for FREE’ link. You will then need to fill in some basic information.
Confirming your account
Once you’ve joined for free you will be sent an automated email with a link on it that you will need to click on to confirm your account. Sometimes this can sneak into your junk mail or spam folder, so keep an eye out for it.
Creating a profile
You can save your profile as you go along. When you are happy with it, press ‘send for approval’ and your text will be sent through to our customer care team.
To upload photos, click on ‘My Photos’ and then on ‘Upload Your Main Photo’. You will then need to select a clear photo of your head and shoulders that is at least 320×480 pixels and is in JPEG format. This website is great for resizing your photos and for changing to JPEG format. Alternatively you can use a photo editing programme such as Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit them.
You can then add a selection of additional photos that tell people more about you, for example you may wish to add a of photo of you indulging in your favourite hobby, a full length photo and a holiday photo.
Searching for matches
You can carry out a basic search on the homepage or by clicking on ‘search’ at the top of the screen you can carry out a more advanced search. When you have carried out a search you will have the option of saving your search so that you can carry out the same search in the future by selecting ‘save’ within the blue box on the right hand side.
Paying for a subscription
Although it’s free to join Muddy Matches and it is also free to carry out unlimited searches on the site, you will need to become a paid subscriber to send and receive messages.
To subscribe online go to ‘Subscriptions’ and you will be taken through the secure payment process. Alternatively, you can pay by cheque or by postal order by sending your payment to our address along with your membership details. Finally, you may wish to pay over the phone by giving us a call.