Chemistry.com is an online dating service that helps people find their match based on chemistry and their personality type. The personality test was developed by Dr. Helen Fisher an anthropologist and human behavior researcher. After assigning each member a personality type, chemistry.com jumpstarts your interaction with other members through a list of games and activities. Creating your personal profile is free but messaging options only come with paid membership. Chemistry.com is part of the Match.com network.
Joining Chemistry.com starts by entering your basic information.
- First name
- Search preference: man searching woman
- Zip code
Creating your personal profile is a four step process. It starts with determining your personality then About Me, About My Match and In My Own Words section.
After entering your enrollment information you then go through a series of questions to determine your personality. This is based on a personality test developed by Dr. Helen Fisher. After answering these questions you are then assigned a personality. This could be one or a combination of the four personality types mentioned below.
Series of questions to determine your height, hair color, eye color.
- Ethnic background
About My Match
This section gives you the opportunity to enter your match preference (physical attributes and background).
In My Own Words
This where you enter your profile information. A brief description of yourself to give other members a more in-depth look into your likes and personality.
- A few minutes
Confirm activation through email
- Visible to all
- Visible to selected (optional upgrade)
Chemistry.com does not provide members a free hand in surfing the site’s huge list of members. It only allows you to choose from its list of personality matches.
Matches (quick results)
- All results
- New matches
- Noticed you
- Looking for you
- Decide later
We liked the sites use of graphics and images during their personality tests. This is also reflected in how the contents are laid out making for easy navigation.
Plans and Pricing
- 6 month plan $12.99 per month
- 3 month plan $21.66 per month
- Basic $34.99
- Chemistry starters
- Winks (received/ sent)
- Receive daily personalized matches
- My Stream – snapshot of Chemistry.com community
Online Dating at Chemistry.com
Chemistry.com brings its own unique flavor to the online dating scene by creating a personality profile based on a series of questions for matching members. However, it does not offer you much leeway in terms of searching for possible matches on your own. All possible matches are displayed on the information entered. Finding more matches entails changing some of your preferences and personal information. It could be frustrating especially with most of the matchmaking being automatically determined by the site’s matchmaking engine.