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eHarmony.com - Review by Derek Martinez - Overall Rating: 9.2 out of 10
eHarmony prides itself as one of the best online dating websites of the 21st century. Started in 2000, the website allows singles to engage in long-term relationships by finding compatible matches. eHarmony has a large member base with over 33 million users and 4.1 million visitors every month.
This popular matchmaking service is the brainchild of Dr. Neil Clark Warren who developed a precise scientific formula to create best matches for successful marriage and long-term relationships. This site is the most sought after destination for marriage-minded singles accounting for 5% of marriages in USA. eHarmony is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Popularity by Country
|Country||Users (%)||Views (%)|
- Basic Membership
- 1 month membership for $59.95
- 6 months membership for $203.70 ($33.95 per month)
- 24 months membership for $262.80 ($10.95 per month)
- Premium Membership
- 6 months membership for $215.70 ($35.95 per month, 3 installments of $71.90)
- 12 months membership for $287.40 ($23.95 per month, 3 installments of $95.80)
- 12 months membership for $167.40 ($13.95 per month)
The Benefits of Having a Subscription
|Features||Free Members||Basic Members||Premium Members|
|View your matches' profiles|
|Access to the Book of You|
|See your matches' photos|
|Know who's viewed you|
|Send and receive unlimited messages|
|RelyId: Get your ID verified|
|SecureCall: Talk on the phone safely|
|Premium Book of You: A deeper personality analysis|
eHarmony differs from other online dating websites with its easy user-interface, compatibility-based matching system and good member base. It offers free registration.
The sign up process on eHarmony takes a longer time than other sites due to its detailed questionnaire. It requires you to fill a quiz and then choose a username and subscription plan. eHarmony asks your name, whether you are seeking a man or woman and your Zip code for signing up.
To create your Personality Profile on eHarmony, users must fill a 436-question Relationship Questionnaire. It starts with some basic information like gender, age, marital status, kids and then broadens into your habits, likes, dislikes, hobbies and also about the partner your are seeking. It is best to pace down and answer all the questions honestly because it cannot be changed again.
Unlike other dating websites, eHarmony is not very particular about the profile picture. It allows profiles with and without photos. But, users can upload photos to increase their profile attention.
Find Your Mate
eHarmony outshines other matchmaking services with its unique and patented scientific match predictor, 29 Dimensions of Compatibility. The site uses this system to analyze compatibility between members and brings in potential matches.
Members cannot search for other profiles on eHarmony as it automatically sends links of matches every day. The matches are provided based on the 29 key dimensions that help build successful relationships. eHarmony uses a member’s personality profile and historical data to find compatible matches and ensures that the right match is delivered at the right time.
Users can alter match settings based on some criteria such as distance, ethnicity, religion, habits and interests. It also provides two additional match options; Flex Matches and What If? The former matches are based on some fixed criteria and vary from traditional matches while the latter allows users to look for 30 eHarmony members beyond their matches.
The only issue in eHarmony is that members cannot access all members’ profiles though the disappointment gets erased off by providing 7 profiles daily for your viewing.
Interacting With Matches
eHarmony allows its users to interact with their matches or interests through two modes of communication; Guided Communication and Open Communication.
Guided communication includes four step processes; where initially members can send short messages or ‘ice breakers’ to show their interest. Next, they can send questions based on their profile to get to know each other. The third step is about your “must haves” and “can’t stands”. Finally, you can answer a set of three open-end questions about your inner values. If everything seems to go right for you, then through the guided communication you can send and respond to emails through the sites own mail service, eH Mail.
Open communication allows you to communicate, email through eHarmony's anonymous message system and interact with matches outside eHarmony website.
- Create profile
- Look for matches
- View and request photos from matches
- See who viewed your profile
- Send and receive communication requests
- Full access to mobile apps
- Read dating articles and tips on eHarmony
eHarmony offers ‘Ultimate Guarantee’ by extending your membership for an additional 12 months if you don’t find your special someone.
eHarmony's ‘Premium Personality Profile’ is an extended form of basic profile. It lets you assess 15 additional qualities of yourself to increase compatibility.
‘RelyID’ is a unique feature that verifies the user’s name, age, and location and adds a badge on your profile to boost attention.
‘Book of You’ is about your personality traits based on a questionnaire and takes your profile to the next level.
‘SecureCall’ allows users to talk to their matches without revealing their real phone number.
eHarmony offers applications for iOS and Android devices. Users can register, fill relationship questionnaire, upload photos, look for matches and send emails to interests through the mobile apps.
eHarmony Advice is a separate dating advice site that is continuously updated with blog posts and success stories.
eH + will enhance your profile to attract best matches with support from profile advisor and premier mail and phone services. The matches will be checked first by the advisor and then will be sent to the user for initiating contact. This service sets users free from tasks like updating profiles, managing matches and communication.
eHarmony Access is a new feature that lets members to view photos, send icebreakers and receive matches by paying a smaller monthly fee than full membership cost.
Established site for singles looking for marriage
Limits the amount of unwanted contacts
Provides good compatible matches daily
Uses matching algorithms
Optimum privacy options
Limited communication facilities
No search options
With an incredible track record, success stories, beautiful layout and interesting features, this pricey online dating website, eHarmony, seems to be the best so far in connecting singles across the world. None of the other websites match its excellent services and eye-catching features that make it stand tall in the niche dating sector.
If you love the idea of falling in love, meeting your dream partner and establishing slow and secured romantic relationships through the internet, then eHarmony will be the best place to explore your luck and opportunities. The constant stories of successful marriages through eHarmony trigger many commitment-minded individuals to join the site.