How to Permanently Delete a Match.com Account: 5 Steps

A Match.com account is a social account, but it has a very personal aspect. Depending on what you share, it could be a security risk. Did you give the name of your hometown? What about your favorite color? Or the name of your first pet? This might be “too much information” for a dating profile. But many people add those things. And those are commonplace security questions for a bank account.

Most sites don’t allow you to delete an account from your phone for security purposes. It can be hard to verify who is using the account on a phone. If your phone gets lost or stolen and you don’t have strong protections, it might be easy to log into. Since apps don’t need authentication each time, anyone who had your phone could access your account.

Logging in might be more difficult than it needs to be, though. What if you’ve forgotten the password for that account? We all know that having the same password for each account isn’t safe. And if you don’t log in to your Match account often, it might be hard to remember what password you chose.

Start by checking your password manager. You might store passwords on paper in a fireproof box. Or, you could let your browser do the work for you. Other people have password manager programs, specifically organized to reduce frustration. No matter how you’ve stored them, check there before submitting a request to reset your password.

At this point, you’ll need to choose whether to suspend or delete your account. Suspending your account will hide it. If you’re not sure whether you want to commit to deleting your account, that’s a good option. But if you’re sure you want to delete it, click the link that says “To delete your account and permanently remove your profile from the site, click here.”

Jump down to learn how to fully cancel your subscription and delete your account.

How to delete a Match account on iOS
  1. Launch the Match app from your iOS home screen.
  2. Tap the menu button in the top left (three horizontal lines).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Now select Profile Visibility.
  5. Tap Hidden to hide your profile.

DELETE Your Match Account/Profile Permanently!

How to Delete a Match.com Account for a Deceased Person

Managing someone’s digital afterlife includes deleting their accounts. And if you’re the one doing so, there are ways to make it easier. Having their account secure and private is part of the post-loss checklist, and it might give you much-needed peace of mind. However, there are a few things to know during this process.

When you go to delete your loved one’s account, it might feel easier to make some changes. You could edit it, letting other Match.com users know this person is deceased. But that’s not possible. Especially if you haven’t informed the company of their death.

Remember the Terms and Conditions you agree to before creating a new account? Match.com’s Terms and Conditions state “this account is non-transferable and all of your rights to your profile or contents within your account terminate upon your death.” These conditions will make it easier to delete the account once your loved one has passed away.

Of course, logging in is the easiest thing you can do. If you can get into your loved one’s account, delete it that way. You can follow the same steps as if you were deleting your account.

You might need to have some important documents on hand. They will help when it comes to proving your relationship with the deceased.

Match.com will automatically delete the account once they’re aware of the account holder’s death. This happens due to the clause mentioned above. But they will likely need to verify the information you’re providing them. Having a certificate of death and your driver’s license ready to submit to their support team are a good idea.

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