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I am new to using the Internet and thinking of joining a good online matrimonial agency for the first time. Please explain and guide me through some of the important points that may be of interest to me.

Q1 What attracts me to join ApnaMatch.com?
Q2 What is the difference between a traditional dating agency and online matchmaking?
Q3 Is ApnaMatch.com safe to join?
Q4 When I register why do I need to select one of either (i) Marriage or (ii) Dating and Friendship?
Q5 Should I involve my elders at some stage in this marriage proposal?
Q6 What qualities should I exhibit to be more successful when meeting others?
Q7 What should I be aware of which should stop me dealing with some members?
Q8 How do I register if country, region/state or city does not appear in the options listed?
Q9 Please give me some tips when meeting prospective members.
Q10 Why is membership free?
Q11 What is the difference between a Guest Member and a Deluxe Member?
Q12 What is Auto Matchmaking?
Q13 Can I upgrade from Guest Member to Deluxe Member?
Q14 Will my private and identifiable details be safe with ApnaMatch.com?
Q15 Do you cater for highly professional and people with ordinary jobs?
Q16 What if I have not liked someone?
Q17 What is the Block Sender function?
Q18 Should I keep my identity hidden to start communicating with other members?
Q19 Should I supply a photo in my profile?
Q20 Have I to complete the whole registration process?
Q21 Can I modify my profile?
Q22 If I have forgotten my password, can I approach for help?
Q23 What is a Smile?
Q24 What is a Personalised Messaging?
Q25 Can I Suspend or Terminate my Membership?
Q26 Are the fees paid either refundable or transferable?
Q27 What are Cookies?
Q28 How can I make the payment?
Q29 Are my Credit/Debit Card details safe?


Q1 What attracts me to join ApnaMatch.com?

A1 This site is owned and managed by Laj Marriage Bureau International which has been serving the Asian and other communities since 1979 in the matrimonial field. Through the efforts of 'Laj' thousands of successful marriages, including multi-cultural, have been performed in the UK and other parts of the world. Its vast experience in matchmaking will help provide a more successful matrimonial service.

Q2 What is the difference between a traditional dating agency and online matchmaking?

A2 A traditional dating agency offers a limited set of profiles or introductions over a certain period. Matching is done in the agency office from profiles or registration forms filled in by members. Introductions are selected by the agency for you.

Internet matchmaking enables you to choose and contact fellow users directly. So, you have the opportunity to look at all the options. You have a more decision making role, more choice and more initiatives.

Q3 Is ApnaMatch.com safe to join?

A3 Yes, it's safe as the website does not show your identifiable personal information, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. Common information which cannot be linked to any particular person, such as your age, height, qualifications, occupation, location, hobbies, etc. in your profile will be viewed by a large number of enthusiastic professionals who may send you messages by the click of a button from your profile. It provides a simple and exciting environment to Register, Search and contact members either through the Smile Contact button (which sends a short message and link of your profile to the person you are interested in) or the Message Contact button (which allows you to send a more detailed message).

Q4 When I register why do I need to select one of either (i) Marriage or (ii) Dating and Friendship?

A4 This is to make people choose the right service so that time is saved and desired results are obtained quicker.

(i) Commitment for Marriage: Those whose intention is to get married and settle as husband and wife to form a family should join the first service. People should have a clear approach from the beginning that their purpose is to get married, whereby they shall honour the sacred commitments made for a happy married life. Selecting the right choice will bring results quicker, which will save everybody's precious time. For instance if two members, after quite a few meetings, were satisfied that they had everything in common, later found that it was not going to work as they had anticipated different goals without each other's knowledge. One of them was seeking a partner for marriage only, whereas the other was looking someone for dating and friendship.

(ii) Seeking someone for Dating and Friendship: Those joining the second option, that is, for Dating and Friendship, knew from the start what they had in mind. Their purpose was to form a safe relationship as friends for fun and pleasure. Some of them, as good friends and as time goes on, may form a permanent relationship and become a couple as husband and wife. These are the wonders of online dating bringing thousands of people together. No longer is there an excuse for leading a lonely life, as scores of people are waiting to meet you on the web. For free or a low cost service, convenient searching of quality people, online dating can be a very rewarding and exciting experience.

Q5 Should I involve my elders at some stage in this marriage proposal?

A5 Marriage between two people is a very important step in their lives. It involves life long union and commitments. It may be advisable that you seek elders' advice and blessings by involving them in the process at some stage. Many persons bring them in the picture from the very beginning. Elders can sense if there is anything suspicious which you have not been able to detect in the other party. Or may be they can encourage you to go ahead as they have found all matching qualities which will make married life a great success. The ultimate decision should, however, by yours.

Q6 What qualities should I exhibit to be more successful when meeting others?

A6 Show your positive nature when meeting someone. Think positive and be in an up-beat style. Be honest about whatever you say. Relax and don't be too intense. Do not over criticise something that is discussed. People who are in demand are likeable and fun to have around. If you are too obsessive, others will tend to avoid you and choose someone else.

We all have tremendous potentials. We all like to obtain good results from our efforts. Most of us are willing to work hard and pay the price that success and happiness demand.

An intelligent conversation brings relaxation to the mind. People with similar ideas and a win/win attitude will have intelligent conversations and this will attract them to each other. Feel positive and others will think you have lot to offer. A face that never smiles is not very appealing to others. A smile brings great attraction and other people will assume that you are happy to see them. This will attract them towards you and they will like to spend more time with you. This is how relationship develops and stays on solid footings.

Q7 What should I be aware of which should stop me dealing with some members?

A7 Stop communicating or meeting if the other person:
  • Does not keep to the facts or statements made earlier, but give inconsistent and different versions about their age, qualifications, profession, employment, living accommodation, etc.
  • Avoids answering reasonable and straight forwards questions, though asked repeatedly.
  • Makes claims that seem extraordinary, or contradictory to what you already know about them.
  • Does not fancy introducing to their friends and relatives, even though it was not your intention to go for it.
  • Makes critical and disrespectful remarks or physical inappropriate behaviour.
  • Looses temper and displays frustration quite often and try to dominate and control you; think they are always right and will not listen to reasonable arguments.

Q8 How do I register if my country, region/state or city does not appear in the options listed?

A8 Select Other from the option list for country, region/state or city and continue registering yourself as a member. Mention your location in the Short Description section (or detailed personal profile section of Edit Additional Details) so that people browsing know which part of the world you live in. Members who are located in similar locations or those who are open to shifting may contact you.

Q9 Please give me some tips when meeting prospective members.

A9 Please refer to the Dating Tips page.

Q10 Why is membership free?

A10 This encourages more people to join. Some of them may have already wasted their time and money with other agencies simply because they did not have enough professional persons based in the UK, India, USA, Canada and other parts of the world

Q11 What is the difference between a Guest Member and a Deluxe Member?

A11 Both types of members can receive, make their selections, meet and take the matter forward. They enjoy the same benefits as follows:

1. Register and become an online memberFree
2. Create your own profile and modify it up to a maximum of 3 times per edit profile pagesFree
3. Unlimited search of other members profilesFree
4. Reply to contacts made by Deluxe MembersFree
5. Upload your photos, or remove your photos when you wish Free

Deluxe Members are required to pay a nominal Fee. Deluxe Members have all the benefits of Guest Members with the following extra features:

(i) You can modify each edit profile page upto a maximum of 3 times

(ii) You can initiate contacts with other persons' profiles straight away by sending them either a short Smile contact (that gives them a link to your profile) or sending them a more detailed personal Message through ApnaMatch.com with the click of a button. You do not have to wait for others to contact you first as is the case with Guest Members. Communicate immediately with the profiles you have liked and receive their replies to take the matter forward.

(iii) You receive weekly Auto MatchMaking lists of members matching your requirements via email. These lists save your time in searching, as what you want is emailed to you automatically every week.

Q12 What is Auto Matchmaking?

A12 It is a free weekly email delivered to you featuring new members who have joined and match your search criteria based on age, height, location, etc. This shall save your time as up-to-date auto-generated profile lists meeting your criteria are forwarded to you automatically. Simply specify your MatchMaker criteria as a normal search and save your settings to get this facility. You must be a Deluxe Member to use this ApnaMatch.com feature.

Q13 Can I upgrade from Guest Member to Deluxe Member?

A13 You can upgrade your membership at any time by paying the appropriate fee to enjoy extra benefits as explained above. Log on to your ApnaMatch account and click on 'Upgrade to Deluxe Membership' link on the right of your screen. Most people join as Deluxe members from the very start.

Q14 Will my private and identifiable details be safe with ApnaMatch.com?

A14 ApnaMatch.com has a Privacy Policy and, as such, your privacy is taken very seriously. Your identifiable data is not viewable on the website. No one knows your details such as your name, home address, telephone number or email address. You are also advised not to disclose your private information in your profile or initial messages. Your personal data is protected under the UK Data Protection Act. To begin with, members contact each other via our Profile Contact system, whereby their personal identities are protected.

Q15 Do you cater for highly professional and people with ordinary jobs?

A15 Most of our members are highly qualified and based in the UK, India, USA, Canada and other parts of the world, as has always been the case with Laj Marriage Bureau International since 1979. Other categories of members, like business people or office workers, are also listed on ApnaMatch.com. Both of them shall have ample choice to find their partners.

Q16 What if I have not liked someone?

A16 You can disallow them from sending you online messages by using the Block Sender function. You have every right to keep yourself away from someone who does not meet your requirements. Similarly, do not be surprised if you do not get a response to your message if someone has not liked your profile.

Q17 What is the Block Sender function?

A17 By clicking the Block Sender button you can stop receiving unwanted messages through the ApnaMatch website. You can easily and discretely block various contact messages from specific members who have not appealed to you.

Q18 Should I keep my identity hidden to start communicating with other members?

A18 You do not know the people you will be dealing with, and may be after initial contacts you will not like to continue communicating with them. First you must find out if they possess the qualities you are looking for, and if they are suitable and you feel comfortable dealing with them. Then you may be in a position to think of disclosing your identity to them. You have to use your own good sense in matters like these. We recommend you don't display contact details on your profile.

Q19 Should I supply a photo in my profile?

A19 Profiles with photos have proven to be more effective in attracting more response than without photos. Being contacted by more members will speed up the process and make your task easier in finding your partner. Please edit your profile and add a photo of yourself. Members that have added at least 1 photo have seen an improvement in the number of responses they receive. It's what separates you from all those other profiles without a photo. After all seeing a face is more helpful than reading a profile name when deciding to make contact with someone for the first time.

Q20 Have I to complete the whole registration process?

A20 Complete the registration accurately to the best of your ability. Answer all the fields, as an incomplete profile may not give a full picture of you and your interests. The more questions you answer, the more precise the matchmaking can be. If you have not completed the form in full, chances are you may not be contacted by some members.

You need to complete the 'core' registration (steps 1 and 2) and enter at least the required fields such as Gender. You may leave optional fields such as weight. Once you have successfully registered you are encouraged to add to your profile by going to the Edit link which include selecting criteria about your desired partner, giving a detailed description of yourself and the person you are looking for and submitting your photo(s)

Q21 Can I modify my profile?

A21 You can do so three times during your membership. Profiles do not change so often, but a turn in circumstances may make you to rewrite some portions of your profile. Once logged on click on the Edit link to do this.

Q22 If I have forgotten my password, can I approach for help?

A22 We will provide you with your password after making a few security checks.

Q23 What is a Smile Message?

A23 This is a way of attracting other members to view your profile. As a Deluxe Member, when you click on this link on another member's profile, it sends a simple message to that member with a link to your profile. If they like your profile and show interest in it, they can contact you.

Q24 What is a Personalised Messaging?

A24 If you are a Deluxe member you can communicate with any member who have not blocked you regardless of which membership they have chosen.

Q25 Can I Suspend or Terminate my Membership?

A25 You can suspend your profile which means your profile is still there but it won't be displayed to viewers. Your profile will be hidden until you reactivate it or your membership period runs out. During suspension your membership period is still elapsing just as it would if you didn't suspend your account. You can do this by clicking on the Manage Profile Status link once logged on.

On the Manage Profile Status page you can also terminate your account with ApnaMatch.com. If you choose this option your account is permanently removed and cannot be restored. If you want further services from ApnaMatch.com you will need to re-register and pay the appropriate fee if you choose a Deluxe Membership, just as a new member would.

Q26 Are the fees paid either refundable or transferable?

A26 Registration fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable under any circumstances.

Q27 What are Cookies?

A27 We use cookies to track and store information about you. A 'cookie' is a small text file that enables us to track your use of our website and services. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are in order that we can tailor ApnaMatch.com for our members and visitors. It is advisable that you have cookies enabled in your web browser for ApnaMatch.com to operate properly.

Q28 How can I make the payment?

A28 You can make the payment online by Credit/Debit card, or by a personal cheque or bankers draft in Pounds Sterling, cashable in a bank in the UK, payable to ApnaMatch.com

Q29 Are my Credit/Debit Card details safe?

A29 They are very safe and they do not appear on our hard disk or server. After the payment has been dealt with, their particulars do not stay on our system. You will have to enter them again when rejoining or renewing your membership.


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