Stitch Membership Options
Each of these membership options is described below.
Basic Membership (Free)
Our Basic membership is for people who aren't ready to be part of the Stitch Community yet but like the idea of connecting with other Stitch members. Basic members get to view one member profile per day, and can respond to any connection requests they receive. Basic members don't get all the full messaging capabilities of Premium members but can respond to any connection requests they receive from other members.
Our Community membership is for members who want to take part in all the community activities of Stitch, such as attending Activities & Events, Stitch Travel, Discussion Forums, and take advantage of Member Benefits & Discounts, but who don't want to browse Stitch member profiles to connect with other Stitchers for one-on-one companionship.
A Community membership is valid for one year. They renew annually but renewal may be cancelled at any time, just by clicking Manage Subscription on the Membership page.
As the name implies, a Connections membership is for people who want to give themselves the greatest chance of connecting with other members through Stitch. It's our highest level of membership and is often referred to as our Premium membership.
A Connections membership includes all aspects of the Stitch Community, as well as a range of premium features designed to make connecting with other members as easy as possible.
A Connections membership can be chosen for an annual, 6-monthly, 3-monthly or monthly renewal period. They renew automatically but renewal may be cancelled at any time, just by clicking Manage Subscription on the Membership page.
Below are some of the most frequently asked question about Stitch membership pricing and how Stitch works. If you don't see an answer to your questions here, check out the rest of our help articles on the Stitch Help Center, or else feel free to send us a message!
The following list outlines the various feature differences between the plans.
All membership plans provide the ability to browse Stitch member profiles. Basic (free) members see limited profile details, while Community and Connections members see full details including all photos, ages, and extended profile information.
Basic messages vs. Unlimited messages
Basic members can request to connect with other members on the Profiles page. Once a connection is accepted, Basic members can send messages to their connections, but these messages are limited to 200 characters per message. Community and Connections members receive unlimited messaging.
On the Profiles page, Community and Connections members are able to include a custom message when they see a profile they like. Basic members need to use one of the pre-built messages to initiate a connection request.
View Browse History
Connections members are able to view their connection history, and change their decisions about profiles they may have skipped, dismissed, or marked as maybe.
See who's interested in you
Connections members are able to see the full profile details of other members who say they are interested in you.
Attend Open Events & Stitch Trips
Basic, Community, and Connections members call all attend "Open" Stitch events or trips, which are selected community activities which are open to all members.
Attend member events & activities
Only Community and Connections members can attend normal member events, activities, and trips.
Only Community and Connections members are able to access all other community features, such as joining Stitch Groups, finding Travel Companions, taking part in Discussion Forums, and sending direct messages to other members they see in the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of membership for each membership type?
Our annual and monthly membership fees vary in different countries based on different exchange rates and currencies. In the US and most other countries, a Community membership is $80 per year, while a Connections membership starts at $19 per month when billed annually.
Stitch currently supports pricing in local currencies for Australian and UK members, and we hope to add more countries later this year.
Go to the Stitch Membership page to see the membership fees that apply in your area.
Why are the annual plans so much cheaper than the monthly plan?
One thing we've learned at Stitch is that the best relationships don't happen by reading and dismissing thousands of profiles online. They happen by being engaged in the community, getting to know other members based on shared interests, and judging them by how they behave more than what they say about themselves on their profiles.
We've also learned that finding the best relationships takes time. So that's why we try to make our annual plans as attractive as possible, to encourage members to join the community for the full year, and maximize their chances of getting the most they can out of being part of Stitch.
Can I try Stitch for free before joining?
Stitch gives you a sample of 5 free profiles when you first sign up. After that, if you're still not sure whether you're ready to join and would like to see a more profiles first, we give you a range of ways of seeing additional profiles.
These include improving your profile to 5 stars, helping spread the word about Stitch on Facebook, and getting your account verified.
After that, you can stay on the free Basic membership to continue seeing one profile per day as long as you want. Of course, we hope that once you've had a taste for the Stitch community you'll eventually choose a paid membership so you can support what Stitch is doing, but that's completely up to you.
Can I cancel at any time?
Absolutely! If you don't want your membership to renew in the next billing period, just select Manage Subscription on the Membership page and cancel your renewal.
Can I switch between membership types?
Absolutely. If you've already selected one membership type and want to change to a different one, simply press the Change Plan button on the plan you'd like to switch to on the Membership page:
Are there any other fees and charges?
Stitch doesn't charge anything beyond the membership fees noted on our web site.
Please note, however, that our current credit card processing provider is a US-based company. This means that if you live outside the US, it is possible your bank will impose an international transaction fee when your membership is processed, even if we are charging in your local currency. Not all banks do this, and we don't think the charge is justified, but there isn't currently anything we can do to prevent them from charging you this extra fee. We will be working to implement a new payment gateway to remove these additional charges in the future.