Please refer to the detailed instructions in My Photos. If you are looking for a blonde, blue eyed 21 year old, non-smoking female living in Outer Mongolia who wants children, chances are you will not get many results!
You are most probably making your search criteria too narrow. Matches are other members whose profiles meet the criteria you specified in your My Ideal Match page when you set up your profile.
Our matching engine performs two-way matches, so members will only appear in your match list if your profile also meets the criteria they specified for their matches.
Make sure your profile is as complete as possible and that your desired partner details are not too open.
Telegraph Dating provides a safe, secure and anonymous way to find and communicate with people of your choice.
In a nutshell, you choose a username (a screen name or alias) and set up a profile describing yourself and the type of person and relationship you are looking for.
The message is sent to their email address from your username - your real name and email address are never shown.
In turn, you may receive messages from other members.
For example, if your desired partner is a female aged between 18 and 80 living anywhere in the world matching will not work well for you.
The trick is to find the right balance between too open a match and too narrow a match.
Go to the Settings page of your profile and change 'visible' to 'hidden'.
Note that you can switch this back to 'visible' at any time if you so wish. From the moment you complete your profile on one of our services, our aim is to help you find as many other people as possible that match the type of person you are looking for.
This means that as well as being able to see members of Telegraph Dating, you may also have access to other member profiles from other carefully selected Services and vice versa.