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Highlight Matches (And Mutual Matches) In Search Results And Profile Pages

On Mar 19, 2020 we released a site update to use heart icons to highlight those that are a high potential match for you, based on the criteria you specify on the Who I'm Looking For page. While the Profiles That May Interest You Mailing sends you mutual matches (i.e. where the other person matches your search AND you match their search) on primary criteria, prior to this update, there was no way to see who was a mutual match with you on the site itself. With this update, the match percentages now shown on the site take into account ALL criteria you specify on the Who I'm Looking For page, giving you a better sense of how much the person is a complete match for you.

In this article we explain how these icons work. If you have any further questions or suggestions about this behavior, please use the feedback link below to contact us.

Where Can I Expect To See These New Icons?

When you are logged-in, if the profile you are viewing is a 70% or higher match for you, these heart icons will now appear in search result listings and profile pages. You can view the percentage match by tapping the icon (on mobile) or hovering your cursor above it (on desktop).

You will see two hearts side-by-side when you are a mutual match with someone. A mutual match means you are looking for what the other person is AND the other person is looking for what you are. A mutual match is preferred over a 1-way match.

Mutual matches will look like this in search results:

mutual matches in search results

And like this on profile pages:

mutual match on profile page

When there is only a 1-way match (meaning the profile you are viewing is a high-match to your criteria, but not necessarily the other way around) you will see a single heart and match percentage as shown below in search results:

1-way match in search results

And like this on profile pages:

1-way match on profile page

While a mutual match is preferable, we felt it was still good to highlight strong matches from your perspective. If you reach out to such a person, you may find they are more flexible on their match criteria than they originally thought.

How Can I Send You Feedback On This Functionality?

Please use this email address to give us feedback on this new functionality or anything else about the dharmaMatch.com experience that you would like to see changed. While we cannot guarantee it will happen every time, many of the suggestions from our members do end up becoming features/changes on the site. We want to hear from you!

The dharmaMatch Product Team

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