Matchomatics (the Matchmaker Fundraiser) Frequently Asked Questions

Matchomatics is Covid-19 Ready

Matchomatics now provides a fully contactless fundraising activity when using our online questionnaires and PDF results.

All printouts contain the same information with each printout type, it just depends how you want your printouts presented:


receive a PDF file of all your results that you can print or email
$0.79 per printout sold

PDF File

Receive a pdf file of all your results that you can print or email yourself.

We can also email the results directly to your students if you wish.

This saves on shipping as we do not ship you any physically printed printouts with this option.


Full Color 8.5" x 11" Printouts
$0.84 per printout sold


Paper printouts provides a physical 8.5" x 11" paper printout for each participant delivered directly to your school.


Semi-private Folded Paper Printouts
$0.89 per printout sold


Folded Service folds your paper printouts in thirds. This gives you semi-privacy without the cost of envelopes!


Confidentially Sealed Printouts
$0.99 per printout sold


Deluxe service folds and confidentially seals your paper printouts in colourful window envelopes for maximum privacy and easier distribution.

Add Birthday Trivia (for only $0.10 more) onto the back of each person's printout and everyone gets:

  • 5 Birthday Buddies (the people with birthdays closest to yours).
  • 10 Celebro-Matches (most astrologically compatible celebrities).
  • 10 Zodio-Matches (most astrologically compatible students).
  • 3 Days Old facts (cool facts about how many times things have happened so far in your life).
  • Your Birthstone.
  • A famous quote.
  • your Chinese Horoscope.
  • your Western Horoscope.
  • a full This Day in History repot.
  • a little known Did You Know? trivia.
  • plus a personalized Biorhythm chart showing your Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual highs and lows for the next 31 days.

Popular Option 94% of schools choose the Birthday Trivia option!

Matchomatics has 11 different questionnaires to choose from (or you can make up your own custom questionnaire).

There is also a questionnaire available for Universities and Colleges.

The first 9 (or 10) questions are the same on each. After that, each questionnaire has its own style.

Be sure to choose one that is most appropriate for your school and please review it with your advisor/sponsor

All of our questionnaires can now have an optional gender preference question added on
# Name Description with Gender Preference Matching?
1 FUN more funky Yes | No
2 HOT more humorous Yes | No
3 SIZZLING more liberal Yes | No
4 TROPICAL more silly Yes | No
5 COOL more conservative Yes | No
6 WARM room temperature Yes | No
7 WACKY a lotta wild Yes | No
8 PHAT some sugar some spice Yes | No
9 SWEET cute and cozy Yes | No
10 EPIC technically superior Yes | No
11 BFF MOST POPULAR! besties forever Yes | No
U UNIVERSITY ONLY only available to Universities and Colleges Yes
C CUSTOM make up your own questionnaire Yes | No
    Optional Question
  1. You are more attracted to:
    1) same gender
    2) opposite gender
    3) any gender
    4) prefer not to say

This optional question allows each participant to indicate what gender they are more attracted to.

This further enhances everyone's matches without actually showing anyone's individual preference on the printouts.

This question is an option for schools with an active Gay-Straight-Alliance Club but it is not required to produce an all inclusive printout.

If this is something you want, be sure to say 'YES' to the gender preference question when ordering your questionnaires.

The first 9 (or 10 if using a gender preference questionnaire) questions cross match each person's characteristics with each person's preferences. For example: we give a higher percentage rating for tall people for people that prefer someone tall. This makes your matches much more accurate!

show it with the gender preference question

Cross Match Questions

These 9 questions cross match a person's preference with a match's reality
  1. Gender: *
    1) male
    2) female
    3) other
    * this question can be customized or removed if needed. (Call or chat for details).

  2. What grade are you in?
    12) grade 12
    11) grade 11
    10) grade 10
    9) grade 9
    8) grade 8
    7) grade 7
    6) grade 6
    5) grade 5
    5) grade 4
    ST) teacher

  3. What age do you prefer to hang out with?
    1) doesn't matter
    2) younger
    3) older
    4) same age only
    5) same age and younger
    6) same age and older

  1. Your current hair color is:
    1) blonde
    2) not-so blonde
    3) brown
    4) red
    5) black
    6) mixed

  2. What hair color do you prefer on others?
    1) doesn't matter
    2) blonde
    3) not-so blonde
    4) brown
    5) red
    6) black
    7) mixed

  3. Standing up straight you're:
    1) under 4'9"
    2) 4'9" to 5'0"
    3) 5'1" to 5'4"
    4) 5'5" to 5'8"
    5) 5'9" to 6'0"
    6) over 6'0"

  1. What height do you prefer?
    1) doesn't matter
    2) under 4'9"
    3) 4'9" to 5'0"
    4) 5'1" to 5'4"
    5) 5'5" to 5'8"
    6) 5'9" to 6'0"
    7) over 6'0"

  2. The best thing you have going is:
    1) incredible intelligence
    2) gut splitting  humor
    3) amazing honesty
    4) super looks
    5) compassionate caring
    6) exceptional enthusiasm

  3. What do you look for first in others?
    1) doesn't matter
    2) intelligence
    3) sense of humor
    4) honesty
    5) looks
    6) caring
    7) enthusiasm

Remaining Questions


Decide whether or not you want the optional gender preference question and then download our custom questionnaire template.

If you are using paper questionnaires, use our template to print out your own custom questionnaires, or we can print them on the back of our answer forms for $0.03 each. Either way, you still need to place an order for scannable answer forms (bubble sheets) for your students to answer their questions on.

If you are using an online survey, use our template to make up your own custom questionnaire, email your questionnaire to us, and we will put it online for you - for free!


If your school has enough tablets, computers, or smart phones we can email you a link to an online survey dedicated just for your school.

Here is a sample:

You then distribute this short link to your students for them to complete their survey online.

Simply email (or call) us when your students are done filling out their surveys. We will then close your survey, grab your data, and print out your printouts. We can even let you know how many students have completed your survey as it progresses.

Just like paper questionnaires, it works best to have everyone fill out the survey at the same time. This guarantees the maximum participation rate, but it is not required.

Custom Matching Procedures


If you wish a custom matching procedure (example: grades 9 and lower matched together and grades 10 and higher matched together) simply tell us when ordering.

Matchomatics has every matching procedure you can think of!

Here are some examples:

All Grades Most Popular!
Matches all the grades together (just like the sample printout).
Everyone receives a printout with a section that lists the best matches and friends from their Same Grade and another section that lists the best matches and friends from All the Other Grades in your school.
One Above - Same - One Below Matches everyone one grade above, their same grade, and one grade below.
You can also specify how many grades to go above and/or below: (for example: 2 above - same - 1 below).
Specific Grade Matching Tell us the grade ranges you want matched together and we do the rest!
For example, to match your junior high separately from your senior high, just tell us the grade groupings you want matched: (7-8) and (9-12)
Friendship Match Only All your participants are matched regardless of gender.
Optional We also have an entirely separate program called Friendomatics made specifically for Friendship Matching Only.
Opposite Gender Only Opposite gender matches only (no friends).
Staff with Students Teachers are normally only matched with other teachers.
If you want teachers matched with students, you must specify this when ordering.
Mentor Match Only provide the top unique match for each participant. Perfect for matching a group of older "mentor" students with younger "apprentice" students.
Custom Matches the participants any way you want!
Simply tell us when ordering and we will make it happen!

Our CROSS MATCH questions and the ability for students to mark certain questions as more important enables Matchomatics to determine 2 different ratings for each match.

This makes your matches much more accurate!

Their % is the % chance that you will like them.

Your % is the % chance that they will like you.

Order in December or early January,

to give yourself lots of time to organize - especially if you have exams in January!

Your goal should be to get your printouts by February 10th so that you have a week to sell them before Valentine's Day.

Use the dates below as a guideline:

Shipping Speed Order Questionnaires
Send Questionnaires
for processing by
Slow January 15th January 24th
Medium January 22nd January 31st
Fast (or PDF File printouts) January 29th February 3rd

If these dates don't work - don't freak out!

Give us a call at 1-800-665-0396 and we will try and accommodate you. We often work miracles!

Questionnaire shipping starts at $21 and then goes up depending on the number of questionnaires shipped:

Tip: Have your students fill out their questionnaires online and pay nothing for questionnaire shipping!

Shipping Speed Delivery Time * Cost to ship
Slow about 7 days Select the number of questionnaires above
Medium 3 - 5 days Select the number of questionnaires above
Fast 1 - 2 days Select the number of questionnaires above
* call, email, or message us with your zip code for a more precise delivery time estimate

Paper printout shipping starts at $21 and then goes up depending on the type and number of printouts shipped:

Tip: Get your printouts emailed as a PDF File and pay nothing for printout shipping!

Shipping Speed Delivery Time * Cost to ship
Slow about 7 days Select the type and number of printouts above
Medium 3 - 5 days Select the type and number of printouts above
Fast 1 - 2 days Select the type and number of printouts above
* call, email, or message us with your zip code for a more precise delivery time estimate

Most schools charge $2 or $3 per printout because it is the easiest to handle (no quarters!) and sells the best.

Some schools run Matchomatics as a fun non-profit activity and only charge $1 (just to cover costs) and some just give them away for free as part of their student fees!

If you are ordering additional separate Remaining Grade printouts most schools charge $3 for the Same Grade printout and $2 for Remaining Grade printout.

You may charge your students whatever you feel is best for your school.

You can use the profit chart on our Cost & Profit page to help you figure out how much money you can potentially make with the different pricing options.

With Slow shipping it takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the day you order your questionnaires to the day you receive your printouts.

With Medium shipping you can run the entire fundraiser in 2-3 weeks.

With Fast shipping you can run the entire fundraiser in as little as 1-2 weeks.

When using an online questionnaire or getting your results as a PDF file you can subtract 1-2 weeks from the above estimates!

Call or Chat with us for more specific shipping estimates.


We do many universities, colleges, and companies every year. Most use a custom online questionnaire which we can help you design. We also have a custom ready made university style questionnaire ready to go if that works for you.

Instead of grades, universities and colleges usually use year levels to separate and group their matches.

Companies (and universities) can also use departments, floors, or any other type of grouping, to separate their matches, or we can just ignore the grade question entirely.

Please note: All universities, colleges, and companies are required to pay a $75 deposit before we ship or put your questionnaire online. This deposit will be applied to your final invoice but it is not refundable if your final invoice is less than $75.
Basically this means you have to commit to spending at least $75 with us.

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