Finally, you'll take the Duet Compatibility Test, which consists of more true or false questions designed to measure your "romantic impulsivity," "personal energy," "outlook," and "predictability." The questions tend to be fairly specific and detailed, making them difficult to answer with a simple true or false.
And although the quiz was thorough, when my matches came back I discovered that only the standard text from the quiz was included under their profile.
So I really didn't get any experience of hearing them "in their own words." This detracted a lot from the process I thought, since it pretty much canceled out any way to get a feel for personality before actually contacting someone.
Also, it appeared that the only categories we were matched on came down to surface stuff (level of education, sports participation, smoking preferences) rather than any sort of core values.
It would have been nice to know if the matches I browsed were introverts or extroverts, close with their family or not, adventurous or cautious, etc.
Overall, I felt was too vague, not giving me enough detail at all to help me decide if I wanted to pursue any of these people." Perfect is similar to and e Harmony, in that it relies on a lengthy personality test in order to generate matches based on compatibility.
While some members may find Perfect Match.com's Duet Total Compatibility System effective, many will be disappointed by the website's limitations and the number of inactive members.
To create a free Perfect profile, you'll provide basic information about yourself by answering multiple choice questions or selecting from checklists or drop-down menus, and you'll answer true or false questions about your core values, your attitude toward love and money, and your relationship tendencies.
You'll write a brief personal statement and answer several short questions in your own words, and then upload up to three photos if you are a nonpaying member or eight photos if you're a subscriber.
For a limited time, Perfect is offering Next readers a buy 2 months, get 2 months free discount.
To take advantage of this promotion, simply click any Perfect link on Next Advisor.
We took two volunteers, a man and a woman, and had them sign up for each service, fill out a profile, look at their matches, and then give us their impressions.