Stitch Membership Options
Each of these membership options is described below.
Associate Membership (Free)
Our Associate membership is for people who want to be part of the Stitch Community but aren't ready to commit to a full membership yet. Associate members are welcome to come to any Stitch events marked "Open to all members", most as well as most featured Stitch travel events. Coming along to events to meet real Stitch members is a great way for Associate members to dip their toe in the water of Stitch and find out what it's all about before deciding whether they want a full Community membership. Associate members can also browse one profile per day, and respond to any messages they receive from other members (provided they are verified).
Our full 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 Community+ membership is a full Community membership, with the additional ability to browse profiles for one-on-one connections in the community. Often (but not always) it is members who are focused on finding romance in the Stitch Community who choose a Community+ membership.
A Community+ membership includes all aspects of the Stitch Community Membership, as well as a range of additional features focused on one-on-one connections.
A Community+ 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. Associate (free) members see limited profile details, while Community and Community+ members see full details including all photos, ages, and extended profile information.
View Browse History
Full members are able to view their connection history, and change their decisions about profiles they may have skipped, dismissed, or marked as maybe.
Attend member-only events & activities
Only Community and Community+ members can attend "Premium", or members-only events, activities, and trips.
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 Community+ 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?
The Associate membership was designed to let you do more than just try Stitch for free ... you can stay an Associate member as long as you want! You will be invited to any Open events and activities in your local area, which will let you come along to meet other Stitch members and find out what Stitch is all about.
If the Stitch Community isn't fully active in your area yet, you don't need to worry, you can stay an Associate member as long as you want for free. And you'll be the first to know when other members in your area start organizing groups, events and activities! Stitch isn't in every city just yet, but we don't expect our members to take out paid memberships until they feel that Stitch is for them. An Associate membership lets you do exactly that, for 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.