If you are on are the dating site Match you probably know that your profile, when published is in plain view for all of the world to see. Any one, whether they are a member on match or not can view your profile and your primary photo. If they are a member, and have signed in to Match, they can view all of your secondary photos as well.
If you are concerned about keeping your profile public, you can easily remove your Match user profile from public view. In other words, only you will be able to see your profile when you are logged in. No one else will be able to see it.
You might want to do this if you have met that wonderful girlfriend or boyfriend and no longer need your user profile to be out where anyone can see it. You might along take your profile down to simply because you need a break from online dating.
Regardless of your reason, taking your user profile down on match is pretty easy. You will not need special codes to hide your profile or any internet voodoo to make your information invisible.
The article I have written below will take you through the steps so that you can take your Match profile down easy.
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Step 1 - Sign in
The first step is to simply sign in to your Match dating site account. Go ahead and log-in.
Step 2 Look For Your Profile Pictue Icon
OK, look on you computer screen. On the upper right side you should see a picture of yourself (your profile picture if you posted one) My guess is this will just be a generic icon if you do not have a picture posted. Go ahead and click this.
If you have trouble finding this, look to the upper right region of your screen and this is to the left of both the settings icon (that looks like a gear) and the "Chat" icon
Step 3 - Settings
In the drop down box that appears, click "Settings"
Step 3 Profile Settings
A screen will open up and you will see a section called " Profile Visibility " Look for the radio buttons
Step 4 Profile Visibility
Match.com will give you two options with regard to your user profile visibility:
1. "Visible" Visible keeps your profile visible to the world 100% of the time.
2. "Hidden" Hidden hides your profile. In other words, your profile is invisible to everyone except for you.
Step 5 Hide It!
Click the radio button that is next to "Hidden"
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Step 6 - The Weird Part
OK, at this point, you are not going to be sure what to do. You have already clicked the radio button next to "Hidden" Shouldn't there be a "Save" button or "Apply Settings" button or something?
Nah. They don't offer any more choices here. Just click the "Hidden" radio button on the screen and then exit the screen however you want. I just went back to my user home page. The hidden setting will remain and your profile will officially be taken down out of the view of the world.
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What Happens to My Information?
Nothing! It is all still there and you can view it or update it at anytime. Just because you have taken down your Match profile doesn't mean that it no longer exists. All of your interests, favorite hot spots and other relationship compatibility stuff is still there, it is just that the world can not see it.
You can always make your profile public again at any time.
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I hope that Helps
Finding that someone special is tough but sometimes getting away from suitors, girlfriends, boyfriends, stalkers, and well intentioned people can be tough. As far as Match goes, this will certainly make your personal information hard to find and will afford you some internet privacy when it comes to your online relationships.
Thank for checking out this article. Good luck in searching for love!
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William from N on March 02, 2020:
Dave from Parker on January 16, 2020:
Enlightening article with useful dating tips!
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Daniel Parden on November 17, 2018:
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Selkie on May 10, 2016:
There are still now clear instructions on how to hide your profile? This should be a fundamental right after paying a subscription. I have met someone and don't know yet how it will work out. I want to hide my profile for now until I am sure either way.
Everyone on here is saying there is a drop down menu in settings...where??
TurtleDog (author) on January 05, 2015:
Hi! I am not sure what could be happening there. Sorry!
paul on December 30, 2014:
Hi. How come after I've chose hidden, it keeps going back to visible? I don't get why. I tried to look at someones profile, then check, and it was still hidden initially. What I am doing that could cause it to keep going visible?
Anish Kumar from Mundi Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh, (Punjab) on August 16, 2014:
oh thank you so much..i never here before about this 'hide' option.Now,i m gonna use this.Thanks a lot
TurtleDog (author) on July 23, 2014:
Thanks for stopping by bachsmom ! Yep, the directions in the post above still work. Click on your profile picture and roll from there.
Thanks so much !!
bachsmom on July 23, 2014:
ah found it... yo do have to click on your photo and go to settings .. you cant just click settings for the drop down box with that option. yay!
bachsmom on July 23, 2014:
yeah that option used to be under settings but no more. you have to really dig to find it. ive been doing match on and off for years and i cant figure it out now. i dont care for all the changes recently.
xo. on March 18, 2014:
Very helpful--thanks so much! I didn't know about that 'hide' button (had to Google it...)
TurtleDog (author) on March 03, 2014:
Hi! There is no way to hide your profile from a specific person. You either hide completely from everyone so no one can see your profile or if you keep it visible your profile stays in view for everyone to see
Carrie on March 02, 2014:
But this Hide instruction still doesn't answer how this works. What if you meet someone. You know or heavily quesiton he is not for you. You simply don't know. You want to circulularly date. I want it to look like I am not on. But the men I contact would be able to see. Is that possible Or even you just said after say 3 to 4 dates no. Instead of being mean and going right on. You hide. I want to email the men that I want without him know that I jumped right on, just for manners. That's like going to the same single bar the very next day after 3 dayes then a brfeak up.
TurtleDog (author) on January 21, 2013:
Hi! Thanks for the comment. I actually wrote a post on logging out. Check out the link in the article above. It will direct you to the post on one of my blogs that will show ou how to get off line.
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