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Chemistry Review (2020)

Chemistry Review: Meet Other Singles Near You Today

Part of the match.com family, Chemistry uses an in-depth personality test that’s the brainchild of relationship expert, Dr. Helen Fischer.

She believes that “love is composed of attachment, attraction, and lust. Each of these three categories emits a different combination of chemicals from the brain, and without one, you don’t have a full experience of love.” This is where the science comes into her personality test -- it’s dedicated to helping you find longer lasting love.

If you’re considering Chemistry then check out our review below to find out what we really think of it.

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Pros and Cons


  • The chemistry test is really detailed and in-depth, which creates good quality matches.
  • The site’s really easy to use and perfect if you lead a busy lifestyle with no time to search through profiles.
  • The site is full of detailed relationship advice.

X Cons:

  • Chemistry is currently only available in the US and Canada.
  • There seems to be a lot of bogus users on the site. This might be because Chemistry doesn’t verify profiles first.
  • There’s no mobile app.

Chemistry member structure -- who’s on this dating site?

chemistry.com dating website

As Chemistry is geared up towards finding its users long-term love, most people on the site are over 30 years old and are generally seen as more ‘affluent’ members of society.

This is because 46% have a Bachelor’s Degree, while 18% have a Graduate Degree. Most members earn over $50k a year -- only 17% are on a lower salary.

  • Member Activity: Over 8 million people around the world have taken the chemistry test. In addition, there are roughly 366,000 visitors every month.
  • Gender ratio: 56% Women and 44% Men

Age ratio

Age RangePercentage
18 -- 2418%
35 -- 4425%
45 -- 5424%

How does Chemistry work?

chemistry.com how to use
It’s all about the chemistry questionnaire. Once this has been taken during sign up, members are split into four personality types -- Explorer, Builder, Negotiator or Director. This will determine who you’re matched up with as each personality type has a ‘best’ and ‘worst’ match.

Sign up process -- how to join Chemistry.com

chemistry.com dating website signing up

Signing up takes around 10 minutes. After setting up your username and password, you’re taken to the chemistry test.

It’s a pretty simple questionnaire -- there are a series of questions that require you to agree or disagree to, and there are a couple of blanks questions to fill out, too.

These are quite fun and unique -- you might be asked things like “how long is your index finger?”. You can then fill out a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for so other members can get to know you better.

chemistry setup personality test

Ease of use

All your matches are served up to you, which means you can’t search through profiles. This makes life very easy (if a bit boring, but it all depends on personal preference). You can view matches that Chemistry have paired you with, so no thought is really required at all when you use the site.

Making contact, messaging, chat & notifications


As you can’t search through profiles, you can only contact people you’ve matched with. You can send and receive winks to let people know you’re interested, or send them an email.

You can also indicate if you’re not interested in someone, which will stop them showing up in your matches and will prevent them from being able to contact you. This is a great safety feature.

Profile quality

chemistry.com match profile

Because the test is so in-depth, you can see how much you have in common with other members via their profile. The ‘bit about yourself’ section requires a minimum of 200 characters which means the answers are generally quite detailed.

Chemistry mobile app download for iPhone & Android

There isn’t one! This is quite a downside -- for now you’re limited to the desktop version. You can get this on your phone though, which is better than nothing.

Real life reviews

In July of 2007, I met a wonderful man. First, we communicated by email, then by phone, finally, we met. Our first date started at a Starbucks, then we went to a movie and then dinner…we were together for 8 hours! A vacation to the upper peninsula in September. By October, we had keys to each other’s house. We went on a cruise in April of 2008…he proposed at the bon voyage party! June 23, 2018 we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! As with anything, you will get out of it what you put into it! Keep your eyes, ears and heart open.

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Key features

chemistry.com features hidden chemistry questionnaire

--Connections. As simple as it says on the tin -- you can get in touch with your matches and flirt. This will let one (or both) of you know that you’re interested.

-Send a cheer. This lets people know that you’ve noticed them so you can begin a conversation.

Special features

--Mystream. This gives you a simple view of your matches where you can see their information. It stops you from having to go into their profile to find out about them, and any updates they make to their profile will show up on the stream.

--The Chemistry Blog. This is full of handy tips and information from Dr. Helen Fischer. It’s great if you’re looking for a bit of relationship advice.

Is Chemistry.com safe?

On the homepage there are plenty of tips for meeting offline and keeping your details safe. Chemistry themselves don’t tend to do any profiles checks until they’re reported, so it’s well worth reading up on the information that’s available to keep yourself protected.

How much does Chemistry membership cost? What are the prices?

Monthly memberships are available for the following prices:

As with most dating sites, all payments are taken in one lump sum. Always check your settings to make sure they’re not set to auto-renew (unless you want this), otherwise you’ll be tied into another membership for the same duration that you originally signed up to. This might catch you off guard.

Membership allows you to:

-Send and receive emails.

-Play the games.

-Get notifications when someone’s viewed your profile.

-Get unlimited winks.

-Remove ads.


Discounts 2020, coupons, offers & promo codes

By doing a quick Google search, we found a 30% off discount code valid on any membership package. You simply copy and paste the code into the checkout. We always recommend shopping around on discount sites before you commit, just in case something’s available at the time.

Is Chemistry.com free? Are there free trials?

There’s no set free trial period, but anyone can join for free. Like most dating sites, you can’t really do anything until you sign up as you can’t contact anyone, but you can set up a profile and take the chemistry test to see what you think of the site first.

  • Popularity
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  • Safety
  • Ease of Use

Join Chemistry.com today


How can I remove my profile from the site and cancel my free account?

If you would like to cancel your account, follow these steps:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ found at the top right of your screen
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop down menu
3. Find ‘Account Status’ and select the ‘View Account Status’ link
4. On the following screen, select the ‘More Account Status Changes’ link
5. Select the ‘Remove My Profile’ link
6. Answer the short question and confirm your cancellation.

Keep in mind that all your photos, emails, records relating to your profile, remaining time and account will be immediately removed from the site.

How can I contact customer care?

If you need help with an issue you can contact Customer Care at 866-320-0106 from 7:00am, to 7:00pm CT, Monday -- Friday. You can also fill out the Customer Care form and someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

How can I block another member from contacting me?

To block another member, click the ‘Block’ icon which can be found on every member profile.

To unblock another member:
1. Select ‘Settings’ in the upper right hand corner of the screen
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu
3. Next to Preferences, select ‘Edit’
4. Under ‘Blocked Users’ click to check the box next to the username of the member yhou would like to unblock
5. Select ‘Unblock Checked’

What is the status of my account?

To find the status of your Chemistry account:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ found at the top right
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop down menu
3. Find ‘Account Status’ and select ‘View Account Status’ link
4. You can find the status of your account along with the ‘Transaction History’

How can I join, start a subscription or upgrade?

To upgrade your account, follow these steps:
1. Select the ‘Inbox’ button found in the main menu
2. Choose the Subscription plan you would like
3. Select the payment method
4. Follow the steps to complete your Upgrade with the payment method chosen

Keep in mind: You will see monthly prices shown to allow you to compare savings. However, when you choose your plan there will be one-time payment upon purchase.

What should I do if I have a question about how I was billed?

If you have a question about a charge on your credit card or bank statement, you can look up your transaction history with the following steps:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ on the upper right corner
2. Click ‘My Account’ from the drop down menu
3. Find Account Status and select the ‘view Account Status’ link
4. On the next screen, select the ‘More Account Status Changes’ link
5. You will see the current status of the account with the Transaction History

How can I reactivate my subscription?

If you would like to reactivate your subscription, you can sign into your account after you’ve cancelled. You will then be asked if you would like to reactivate. When you reactivate, you will have access to the free member benefits but doesn’t charge your account. On the reactivation screen, you can decide whether you want your profile to be visible or hidden from view.

To upgrade to a paid subscription follow these steps:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ in the upper right corner
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu
3. In the Account Status section, select ‘View Account Status’
4. Select ‘Upgrade Now’ to view your package options

How can I turn off automatic renewal or cancel my account?

Upon cancelling your account, your account will remain active with full member benefits until your current subscription expires. To cancel your account, follow these steps:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ in the upper-right corner
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu
3. Find ‘Account Status’ and select ‘View Account Status’ link
4. Select the ‘More Account Status Changes’ link
5. Select ‘Remove Automatic Renewal’

When downgrading you account, your credit card will no longer be charged for future membership.

How do I change the credit/debit card linked with my account?

To change your Debit or Credit Card:
1. Select your ‘Settings’ in the upper-right corner of the screen
2. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu
3. Under Account Status, select ‘View Account Status’
4. Next to ‘What is My Payment Type?’ select ‘(change)’ to update your payment information

Once you change your payment type, all future renewals or Premium Feature purchases will be applied to your new card.

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