In a Nutshell
- Patented compatibility test
- Intuitive and well-designed profile
- Extensive safety features
- Suitable for commitment-minded singles only
- Lengthy signup process
Once you have completed the in-depth questionnaire about your interests, personality, and what you are looking for in a partner, you can relax while eharmony does the work. That’s right – matching experts will use the answers from your questionnaire to pick new matches every night. When you get up each morning, you can look forward to receiving your matches by email. Then, the responsibility is yours to decide who to reach out to.
Your eharmony profile can be as detailed as you want. You can include more than the usual basic info about your age and height, and add your favorite music, movies and loads of photos. There’s also a blog providing useful dating tips and other information of interest, and that’s before we consider the various available premium services.
Premium services include Secure Call, which allows you to call your matches while keeping your number private, while ID verification is also possible, thanks to RelyID. If the questionnaire isn’t enough, there’s also the option of a Premium Personality Profile that takes things to a whole new level.
Although criminal background checks aren’t conducted by eharmony at the time of registration, the site does keep a constant eye on account activity, investigating if it suspects that an account has been falsified or is inappropriate. The site does also publish some useful safety tips, so that its members can take their own measures to protect themselves.
Signing up is free and can be done from the homepage simply by providing your first name, gender, the gender that you seek, zip code and country. You’ll then be prompted to provide an email and password. Then, it gets really interesting, as you are led to a relationship questionnaire that gleans such vital details about you as your birthdate, present relationship status and how many children you have. You’ll subsequently be presented with various adjectives accompanied by the question, “How well does this generally describe you?” It’s all part of an admittedly long questionnaire, but it’s well worth completing it.
eharmony is all about ensuring long-term compatibility with a prospective mate, and that is reflected in its prices. Savings are best if you choose the value 6 month, 12 month or 24 month package. Benefits of subscribing include being able to see matches’ photos, in addition to sending and receiving unlimited messages.
Ease of Use
When you first log into your account and arrive at the main page, the site gives you pointers, drawing particular attention to the menus around which your time on the site will revolve. A menu bar across the very top of the page gives you access to your profile, matches and settings. The setting page covers both basic and more advanced options, encompassing match settings as well as account settings. Another menu a little further down the page gives you easy access to your messages and those who have previously visited your profile.
There isn’t a traditional, manual dating site search function on eharmony. This is because eharmony is all about finding you a precise match and nothing less. For this reason, upon entering the site each day, you will be directed to a page displaying your matches with the option to send messages or hide messages from matches you are not interested in. Don’t forget to further fine-tune your matches in the match settings menu, where you can adjust parameters relating to income, education, religion, spirituality, children, ethnicity and more.