The long-awaited Match system is on the verge of completion. The last hurdle is some user testing. Anyone who is interested in taking a look, this url will take you there:
Here is a quick summary of the process. You fill out your portrait, and on a weekly basis you will be matched with several other members based on the compatibility of your portrait results. Both you and the member you are matched with will see each other on their match lists. At first you won't see a photo on your match list - you have to at least LOOK at the person's profile! When you do, you will be asked this question:
Are you interested in this match?
Your options are Yes, No, or Unsure. What do these do?
Unsure: This is basically a "save for later". Not very exciting.
No: this removes the person from your matches. This does not notify the other person. Also not particularly exciting.
Yes: if you answer "Yes" and the other person hasn't answered, or has answered "No", it doesn't do anything. However, if both of you say "YES" then an emotigram is sent to both of you informing you that the other person has expressed interest.
Right now while we're in early beta, Matches are only being generated when someone goes to the Matches page. When it's live, this will happen on a weekly basis or so, and you'll receive an email notification. Everyone will have access to matches regardless if they are a subscriber or not. We will look at additional features for subscribers in the future as we continue to develop how matching works on the site. Also, because our matching questionnaire is designed for people who are free to marry in the Catholic Church; users who are divorced but do not have an annulment will not be able to utilize this feature. Any user who receives their annulment can contact customer service with the appropriate information to have their marital status changed.
New Profile: The profile has had a serious visual overhaul, and everywhere you view scrapbooks works much better and should be more tablet-friendly. We wanted the profile to be more clean, easier to read and properly place information where it should be. As with the scrapbook the profile updates will make tablet browsing better and takes us another step closer to improving overall mobile use. We have added Site activities to the profile so the more activities you are involved with on the site, the more will show up.
Fill out your Match Portrait! If you haven't created your Match Portrait yet, none of this will do you much good until you do!
Review and update your profile, make sure it is filled out and improve on anything that has not be edited in a awhile. Take the temperament test and add an interview if you have not done so, both have been incorporated into the profile so if they are missing it is more noticeable.