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Old 09-08-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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Did someone recently say that they had a 'hidden' profile on match, but were able to send it to people they were interested in?
Right now my profile is hidden because I've noticed two guys from work are on match, and I live in a fairly small city, and for some reason just don't want to come up in their searches for 'local girls'. (Because there aren't too many of us).
On 'lavalife', I can block these guys (not because I don't like them, just not interested) and they can't see my profile in searches anymore, and vice versa. But there doesn't seem to be any such option in match.
So I'm wondering if I can still contact guys I'm interested in, and attach my profile/photo etc?
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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When I was on Match, people you had already corresponded with could still see your profile even if it was hidden.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:51 PM   #3
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When I was on Match, people you had already corresponded with could still see your profile even if it was hidden.
But if you hadn't yet made contact, did making contact allow them to see it?
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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Well, we can try that out.

But match doesn't act consistently all the time.
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:59 AM   #5
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Well, we can try that out.

But match doesn't act consistently all the time.
I've noticed this also.

I've received email from people who have hidden profiles and I could NOT read their profiles. But this was a few years ago.

I don't understand why general searches frequently return profiles that are "active within 2 months" first. They should use more intelligent ordering.(assuming that "active within 2 months" is what it means.)
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:43 AM   #6
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I may have been the person who said that about hidden profiles. I know that you can email people on Match and have them read it even if your profile is hidden. The only caveat is that Match won't let you attach photos (if your profile doesn't have a photo) to the first email. However, you can just send a second email with the attached photos. About them being able to see the profile even if it's hidden, I don't think that's true now (although with Match, as has been said, you never know.) So I cut and paste my profile into the first email. Hope this helps.
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One more question about Match.com. Why the heck do so many profiles have a "No Answer" in the marital status box? Nearly every new has this.
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:08 PM   #8
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I haven't noticed that- that seems like a big red flag.
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:14 PM   #9
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I think if a whole bunch of profiles created after at a certain time have a certain thing checked it's occasionally because the system was acting up.

I think when my friend Jon filled his out he clicked "wants children" and then tried to click "1-3" or whever the option was and for some reason it didn't take and left it at the default, which was zero (and made the whole thing look pretty confusing).

If I remember correctly it was just a glitch that happened with pretty much every profile filled out at the time. They eventually fixed it but it was like that awhile.
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Match.com converted all profiles from one form to another and left many fields in the uninitalized state.

They just stink in my opinion but to each their own
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:48 PM   #11
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Hidden profiles on match are hidden - no one can see them. The thing that may make people think otherwise is that match differentiates between "dating" and "friends" profiles, often people click both options when they sign up, but when they hide their profile, they hide only the dating one and not the friends one. In this instance, you can find their profile in a user name search.
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NewGirl, very interesting, and good to know.
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