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Block Specific Person From Match Profile - You Can't - What To Do

If you want to block a specific user from viewing your Match profile you can not block individuals at this time. You might think you are, but your can't.

Match.com is one of the best paid Internet dating sites that I can think of.  I don't represent Match or anything like that, nor am I acting as a marketing arm for this site nor am I bashing it. I just happen to think it is a pretty decent site for the money you pay but it would be nice if they would let you name the users you want to block from checking out your photos and information.

As with any Internet dating site, you can run into situations where there are people you simply do not want looking at your profile.  Maybe it is a a coworker, or ex-boyfriend or ex-girl friend, or maybe just a psycho ? 

There are ways to completely remove your profile from view on Match.com. I wrote an article on how to do this and it is easy to do but 'completely' removing your profile keeps everyone (even the good people) from contacting you.

If you just want to block a specific, certain, person from seeing your Match profile it can not be done but you can keep them from emailing you. This is the next best thing and can really send a message to that person to leave you alone.

1. Log in to you Match.com account

2. Find the person you want to hide your profile from. Open their profile

3. Look on their profile page for the link "Block from Contact"

4. Click on this and they are now blocked from contact. You won't hear from them via email on this site again.

Of course, if you already gave them your cell phone number or personal email, you're stuck for a while. I can't help you on the home email thing but if you gave them your cell number you might be able to block through your wireless provider real quick and simple.

Here's How I Blocked a Stalker Once From Calling My Cell Phone

The site Plenty of Fish also has an option block specific people from emailing you (but they can still view your profile if it is public).  I posted an article on how save yourself some aggravation and keep that person from messaging you. I linked it here.

44 comments:

  1. But they can still see your pics. My ex doesn't even deserve that fun.

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  2. So, if someone's profile is hidden, it means they are hidden from everyone (even though it seems I can still email them if so chose, so they've not blocked me specifically)? I'm trying to judge how serious someone I've been seeing is about us after like, 5 dates, and it seems they might be more serious than am I. Thanks!

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  3. Hi! Thanks for asking. As of todays date You still can not hide your profile from a specific person on Match. If you hide it, it is hidden from the entire match.com community. In short, your date can not hide his or her profile from you specifically.

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  4. Hi. If i block someone from contacting me on match.com does it also hide me from them in any searches?

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  5. This is good info to know! Thanks for your post on this. It's so hard to figure out this dating stuff, let alone getting around the Match settings! I thought someone I was communicating with had blocked (just) me, but I guess I won't take it personally...

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  6. Hi Anonymous (on Sept 12th) You can not hide your profile from someone in your searches. You can only block from contact

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    1. This is not true. You can block any user from them seeing you in their searches and/ or contacting you. To block someone, simply go to their profile and click the appropriate link on the lower left side of the screen.

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  7. What about search results? can we block someone from seeing us in their search results on match?

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    1. You can block any user from them seeing you in their searches and/ or contacting you. To block someone, simply go to their profile and click the appropriate link on the lower left side of the screen.

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    2. In response to anonymous January 6, that is not correct. The 'Block from Search' function does not block that individual from seeing you in search results, it allows you to filter out profiles that you do not wish to see.

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  8. Hi Silver girl! Thanks for stopping by. No you can not block a certain person from seeing you in the search results unless you take your whole profile down (in which case nobody can see you)

    THanks again

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  9. Thank you for the info. That is what I thought.

    I have a guy friend on Match and we have communicated by their email, he said I show up on his "Synapse" area that he had communicated with me recently but when he was doing his regular search I didn't show up in his search and he thought I had blocked him from seeing me in his search. I told him I wasn't aware I could block someone like that. So was wondering why I wasn't showing up in his search area but he could see me in the "Synapse" area. Strange? Any thought? Thank you for your time.

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    1. As an addendum to my last answer, you can block another user from seeing your profile in their search results, however if they log out of their account and go the main match.com page and do a search while not logged in they will still be able to see your main profile picture and last activity date but cannot go into your profile without logging in. There is also a way to disable the log in/ sign up window that pops up in the middle of the screen by deleting the "floatingreg%2findex%2" from the URL. Hope that helps.

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  10. How I can open somebody else Hide profile

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  11. @Silvergirl. Yes, you can not block someone like that. He was likely making too narrow a search parameter and wasn't aware of it, whereas (and I'm guessing a little here) his synapse has a broader search to draw more results.

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  12. @anonymous 10/5 You can not open someone else's hid profile. If they hide it, no one at all can see it. Once hid, the whole Match community can not see a profile

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  13. If your profile is hidden on Match.com but you "favorite" some one; do they know who favored them?

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  14. If your profile is "hidden" on Match.com if you log on will people you've previously spoken to know you have logged on?

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  15. Can anyone confirm what it means if I 'blacklist' someone on match? Does this mean I will show up in their search? I know that my ex, who lives close by is on match - I am not too bothered by this, however I am worried that she may over react if she knows that I am and I want to keep things amicable!

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  16. Will a persons profile NOT show up when I run a mutual match search if that person as blocked me from their search...even if their profile does come up when I run a regular Search?

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  17. Does it show that I've viewed someone if I just chose the "quick view" and not the "fullprofile" view?

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  18. does anyone know what a person sees if you've blocked them and they try to contact you? I want to be sure it's clear to them that it was an intentional block and not just a web site glitch.

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  20. If you block someone from email you, will they know? What kind of message will they get on their end if they attempt to email you?

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  21. Hi! Catching up here... sorry for the delay

    - Update Anonymous 11/19, 11/25 and others....If you favorite someone you can view who Favorited you under connections, so, yes, if you favorited someone they can see the same thing. If you have hidden your profile from everyone's view (you've taken your profile down) however, I am not sure but have to think that they will not know. Good question.

    -From what I understand regarding sending emails to members you have blocked 1) you can still see each other's profiles 2) The member you blocked can try to send emails to you but you will not receive them. There is no mention of a notification that they have been blocked.

    -Pumpkin if you block someone you can see them in your seach and they can see you. You can not block a specific profile on match from seeing you. You CAN block them from appearing in YOUR search results but they will still be able to see you.

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  22. I just want the people I email to see my profile, no one else. Is this possible by "hiding" profile?

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  23. Hi Anonymous January 6 ...... What you are saying is not entirely correct... you can not prevent someone from seeing your profile even if you 'block' them. They can still see your profile and they can still email you... HOWEVER, as I mention in the post above you will not see any email from this person. For clarity on this log into match then under SETTINGS click HELP then click BLOCKING then read the "Can They Still See My Profile" section. Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. Hi Anonymus January 1 ... this is not possible to do though I have heard of people contacting others without a picture then offering to send some in a separate email,etc. creative things like that.

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  25. Hi there- What does it mean when you can see that a member has a profile and when they were last active, but when you try to actually go to their profile it says the profile information can not be found?

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  26. So I think someone has blocked me from contact, but yesterday I got an email from match saying that they liked my photo (I suspect it was under that whole "who do you like?" thing on the home page.). Match, naturally, encouraged me to email this person. I have a question in to match's helpdesk, but is that possible that match has it set up that if I have been blocked by someone I still show up in the "who do you like?" thing for them? Will their blocking me remove them from my mutual match section?

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  27. Good question. I see the logic in what you are saying. Maybe it is possible. As of today's date, the match site states that emails will not be received from the blocked person. It does not mention eliminating likes. That said, you wrote above that you 'think someone has blocked' you from contact. Maybe they didn't block you after all?

    Best of luck!

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  28. Thanks T-dog for responding. It just seems unfair(?) on match's part for this person to have blocked me, that person liking my photo on the "who do you like?" thing (after suspected blocking), and then match sending me a message saying that the person liked my photo and is waiting for a response...which I obviously did. lol It's just bad form! haha

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  29. a person doesn't come up on my searches but I can find them on a username search. Does that mean they have blocked me?

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  30. Hi! Even if they blocked you so to speak you would still come up on searches and vice-versa if you blocked them. You can't hide your profile from a specific person. The likely cause is that your search parameters (age, height, wants kids, etc etc etc) might prevent you from seeing them.

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  31. Hi,

    How do I block someone without going into view their profile. As soon as you view someone's profile it will email them and show up on their "people whos viewed you" page.

    Thanks,

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  32. Lot of great tips...just an FYI (and everyone else may know this already): when my relationship with my ex was imploding, I logged onto Match, only to discover said-soon-to-be-ex was still in my connections-- (as a favorite, or he favorited me, or something), BUT, he had hidden his profile--however, it showed him "active within the last 24 hours", which, told me all I needed to know.

    I basically dumped his ass on through a Match email--ironically, where we met.

    How did I know he received/read the email?

    I have the "notification when email is read" option.

    Just an FYI from my experience.

    David

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  33. My match profile is hidden but i still sometimes log in to check my ex's profile. Can he see that I saw his profile even if my profile is hidden?

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  34. Hi Anonymus March 6, you can not block someone from seeing your profile but you can prevent them from emailing, winking and IM by following instructions above or you can go to your account settings, click 'blocking' (even though blocking does not technically exist) then enter their username.

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    1. If they stop u from emailing them does that mean u can't see their profile picture? but i can see the profile page,

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  35. Hi Anonymus March 9..... As far as I know the profile will not appear since it is hidden

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    1. If I log in and view someone I am dating. Can they see that I have viewed their profile even if my profile is hidden?

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  36. Let's say I view someone's profile then I block them. Will they still be able to see that I viewed them?

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  37. Hi Anonymus April 4... you can not block someone from seeing your profile on match. You only block the emails they send you

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