To sign up for Chemistry, you’ll need to choose your gender and sexual orientation, basic information including birthday and location, and an about me section.
Next, you’ll choose your which hand most closely resembles yours. Amid questions we’ve come to expect from dating site personality tests, you’ll find quirkier things as well.
These include what sorts of doodles you draw, looking at pictures and deciding whether you would buy a car from them based on the sincerity of their smiles.
Next, you’ll answer questions about your physical attributes, marital status, job and education level, lifestyle habits, children, and choose three interests.
The entire process is fairly quick, and you get a personality assessment once you’ve completed it. It will show your top two personality traits, and how these impact your life. It will show your top traits, and things you should watch out for.
Once you’ve completed these steps, you can add a bit more to your profile. You can answer a few more essay questions, as well as questions about your likes and dislikes.
Chemistry.com Review: Features
The Match feature brings you daily matches based on your profile. You can view these in Hot or Not style. You can conduct a search. There doesn’t seem to be any search filters, but it does show users of the desired gender in your area.
The personality test may be helpful in helping you to understand yourself, but every profile I viewed had skipped it. Whether or not it helps you connect with compatible people is a moot point when no one takes it.
Lack of an advanced search makes it seem like a less than stellar option for a paid dating site. There are plenty of people on the site, and it’s easy to see who is online.
You can create an account, fill out your profile, and view profiles for free. You can essentially do everything but send messages to members. Communicating with members requires a paid membership to the site.
Chemistry.com Review: Bottom Line
Chemistry is a great idea that is made fairly ineffective by lack of participation in the personality test. Profiles do offer you a bit of insight into who the person is, but there isn’t any way to filter results by specific criteria. It also lacks other advanced features, like video chat.