eHarmony

eHarmony
Developed by: eHarmony
Ranked: 2nd
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Best price: $59.95
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Technology should make our lives easier

 
Review

Review summary

Good points eHarmony review good points

• Unique scientific approach to dating

• Emphasis on serious long term relationships

• High success rates

Bad points eHarmony review bad points

• Can't browse for other members

• Your application maybe rejected

Our verdict

A great solution for those wanting to take online dating seriously.




Full review

Traditional dating websites tend to let your browse through single members in your local area. eHarmony works differently, because it uses a compatibility matching system only shows you members profiles that it believes will be suited to you.

Sign up

The questionnaire contains around 400 questions and takes around 40 minutes to complete. The vast majority of questions are multiple choice.

Remember that this website is all about serious dating, so if your looking for a quick fling or a bit of fun this website isn't for you.

You should be aware that after spending all that time completing the questionnaire, you maybe told that they weren't able to predict any compatible matches.

You can't revisit the questionnaire, which seems a bit strange to us. If you weren't in the mood or didn't have time to complete a category it would be nice to have the option of changing your responses.

Search

eHarmony doesn't have a search function like other websites, instead your potential matches will be decided for you.

Your compatible pool of matches is likely to be quite small, but remember that the chances of you finding a great match within that pool will be quite high - especially considering the amount of active members now on the website.

Communication

There are two ways to start communicating with your selected matches. You can either take a 'standard' or 'fast track' route. The standard route, which is very much a guided route asks you to select five questions to ask your match. Once your match has replied, they will then send you a set of questions. Once this process is complete you will move onto the open communication. Fast track simply bypasses this phase and lets you communicate

There are several ways to get in contact with potential matches. The easiest way is to send an "icebreaker". You don't even need to think about what to say as the website will offer you some opening introductory words to move you in the right direction.

We really like the 'close match' feature, because there is nothing worse than wasting time writing emails back and forth to people who aren't interested.

Safety

Privacy codes. The information you entered into your questionnaire is kept confidential and is not shared with other members.

Ease of use

eHarmony is kept pretty simple. There are no extra features.

Help & support

eHarmony has created a whole website dedicated to dating and relationship advice.

Overall

eHarmony feels like a traditional dating service because your dates are selected and managed for you. If you like to down your own searching then this dating website isn't for you.



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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 5 for Overall
Sign up
 received a rating of 5 for Sign up
Search
 received a rating of 5 for Search
Communication
 received a rating of 5 for Communication
Safety
 received a rating of 5 for Safety
Ease of use
 received a rating of 5 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 4 for Help & support