This eHarmony review aims to provide a comprehensive description of one of the world’s leading dating platforms – eHarmony. The website was established in 2000, but the roots go back to 1997 when Dr. Neil Clark Warren started working as a psychologist and helping people find their significant others. Later he had an idea of launching a dating platform that would have a scientific-based matchmaking system. And so, the eHarmony website was born. It has a personality test and compatibility quiz that helps the system to find the best candidates. Since its launch, the site has helped thousands of people to find their significant others and live happily ever after. The credits for success belong to the matchmaking system and the other features of the website described in this eHarmony review.
The functionality of the eHarmony website is legitimate and complies with the law. The site belongs to eHarmony Inc., the headquarters is located in Los Angeles, the United States. Users interested in the legitimacy of the website can read the Terms and Conditions page where the company explains in detail the legal basis of its functionality, as well as both the company’s and the users’ rights and responsibilities.
eHarmony is an online dating platform that has one of the biggest communities among dating sites. The eHarmony member base has more than 66 million active users coming from over 200 countries of the world. The majority of users – 29 million people are from the United States. The platform has over 16 million weekly active logins.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph of this eHarmony review, the community of the platform is enormous. It’s hard to imagine that all 66 million people are heterosexual men and women. Fortunately, the website is an open-minded one that welcomes gay and lesbian individuals as well, and other representatives of the LGBTQ community.
The eHarmony member base is balanced – 47% of users are women, and 53% are men. The platform is especially popular among men and women aged 25-34 years old since 37% of users belong to this very age category. The percentage of members aged 35-44 is slightly low – 32%. The number of users belonging to the age range of 45-54 drops to eighteen percent. Surprisingly the percentage of young users is too low – only seven percent. As for the people over 55 years old, they take only six percent of the 66 million user member base.
Creating an account on the official website of eHarmony is longer compared with other dating platforms. The reason is that eHarmony wants to collect sufficient information about new users to be able to provide compatible matches.
On the left-hand side of the eHarmony homepage, you can see the registration form. Here, specify your gender and the gender of the people you would like to connect. Overall you’ll have three options – a woman looking for men / a woman looking for women and a man looking for women / a man looking for men. Next, enter your email address, set a password, and click the “Join Now” button to move forward.
Besides signing up with an email address, eHarmony also allows creating an account with Facebook. All the steps of registration are the same during the email and Facebook registration process. The difference is that some personal information like name, birthday, and location eHarmony receives from Facebook.
Regardless of the registration option, all users should take a personality test and a compatibility quiz. The personality test includes psychological questions about specific situations, and the registrant should choose an option on how he/she would behave. The compatibility quiz aims to find out the preferences of users regarding their ideal match’s traits, appearance, nationality, age, etc.
After completing both the test and the quiz, it’s time to upload a photo and finalize the account creation. The whole registration process takes about 10 minutes.
As previously mentioned in this eHarmony review, completing the personality test and compatibility quiz is mandatory for all users. It helps the website’s matching system to compare the answers of millions of people with your responses and choose the most compatible candidates.
Usually, eHarmony profiles are very informative because every single piece of information can increase the chances of finding your ideal match. Besides, almost all fields are editable so, you can update your data anytime. The eHarmony profiles contain details about the person’s age, height, ethnicity, occupation, education, school, religion, smoking and drinking habits, availability of children.
The profile has four tabs. The “Profile” tab includes information about you and the other user’s compatibility based on the system’s 29 dimensions, for example, emotional intimacy – 94%, altruism – 92%, extraversion- 92%, etc. All the photos of the user can be seen in the “Photos” section. Only premium users can view other members’ profile photos. For standard users, the pictures are blurred. In the “Compatibility” tab, you can find out whether your personalities match each other, with how many percent, etc. And finally, if you want to know your potential match even better, go to the “Q&A” tab and read what answers he/she gave to random questions asked by other people. Here, you can also insert your query for your match candidate to answer it.
The interaction channels of eHarmony are minimal, especially for standard users. As a free member, you can neither send messages nor receive or reply to them. The only thing you can do is choosing questions from the list generated by eHarmony and send them to the users. Premium users, on the contrary, can send unlimited messages to other users and converse without restrictions.
Besides the messaging feature, the eHarmony users can also send winks and add other users to their favorites list. Both functions are free and available for both standard and premium users.
It’s worth mentioning in this eHarmony review that standard users cannot connect with anyone they want. They can only meet those peoples that the eHarmony system suggests as potential candidates. If you like no one from the proposed matches, you have to wait until the system refreshes the list and adds new people. But if you purchase a premium account, you’ll be able to find new people and remove the restrictions.
The eHarmony platform is accessible from any device. People that use laptops and personal computers can access the platform via the eHarmony website. People that appreciate comfort and mobility can access the platform through either the mobile site or applications. Both of them have the same functionalities as the desktop version. The eHarmony mobile applications and the site are the more compact version of the website, but the interface and design are the same.
The eHarmony website is the platform’s full version that contains all its functions and features. The design of the site is neat and attractive. The navigation is simple once you get used to the platform, but it can seem overwhelming for newcomers. Though the desktop version is the platform’s fully functional version, fewer and fewer people prefer to access the platform via PCs since mobile applications are convenient.
Nowadays when all people are busy with work or study sitting at home in front of computers and laptops all day long is impossible. That’s why, as mentioned in the previous paragraphs of this eHarmony review, the majority of users prefer to access the platform via either the mobile site or mobile application.
Though the eHarmony website was founded in 2000, mobile applications were developed and launched in 2010 only by eHarmony.com. Since that time, the app has been downloaded for more than 5 million times from the Google Play Market only. On the iTunes App Store, more than 4.3 thousand users think that the application deserves an average 4.0-star rating.
The eHarmony application’s size isn’t significant. The Android users should have only 72Mb free space in their devices and Android 5.0 or upper versions. As for iOS users, the app is compatible with iOS devices with 12.0 or later versions. For installation, the phone should have at least 88Mb free memory.
The interface of eHarmony profiles is not super-modern with luxurious design and color solutions. The platform looks elegant due to its minimalistic features. The background is white, and some parts that need to be highlighted are blue. Icons and the text format looks nice and neat. Though the platform doesn’t look magnificent and superb, it’s convenient and attractive in its way. The majority of users appreciate the interface because of the neat organization of all features and easiness of navigation.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph of this eHarmony review, the website’s navigation is straightforward due to the platform’s plain design and logical organization of features and functions. The navigation bar includes only a few tabs like Home, Matches, and Messages. By visiting other users’ profiles, you can view all their personal information. If you’re a standard user, the photos won’t be available for you since only premium users can view pictures. All profiles are divided into a few parts like the introductory section, where you can see the user’s name, age, ethnicity, etc. In the “Basic” section, you can find the person’s personal information. There are also sections like “Profile,” “Photos,” “Compatibility,” and “Q&A.” They contain general information about the person, his/her photos, the percentage of compatibility with you, and some questions previously asked to the person.
eHarmony has two types of memberships – standard and premium. The standard membership package includes limited free features. Some essential functions, like messaging, are not available for standard users. To access advanced functions, users have to upgrade their accounts and purchase a membership. eHarmony offers three packages – Premium Light, Premium Plus, and Premium Extra. All three options offer the same advanced features. The difference is only the duration of the membership.
Premium Light unlocks advanced features for six months. The package costs 65.90USD per month, which makes 395.40USD in total.
Premium Light offers using advanced functions for one year or twelve months. It’s the most popular subscription plan among eHarmony users since it allows users to save 50% of the monthly price. The whole subscription costs only 275.40USD since the monthly price drops to 22.95USD.
And the third option – Premium Extra offers using the eHarmony full functionality for 24 months. The monthly price of the plan is 17.95USD, which makes overall 430.80USD.
As mentioned earlier in this eHarmony review, the platform has free and advanced features that are available for standard and premium users, respectively. Here are the free services available for all users without exception:
All people can create accounts on the eHarmony website without paying a single penny.
Both standard and premium users can send winks to other users to show their interest.
Free users can view all the personal information of other users except for pictures.
Standard members can send other users five questions generated by the website.
Both free and paid users can add members to their favorites list.
Besides match recommendations, standard users can also browse other people’s profiles,
The majority of eHarmony users find the free functions too restricted since they don’t have the freedom of actions. That’ why they buy one of the eHarmony subscription plans.
Premium users can view not only other users’ personal information but also their photos.
By upgrading the membership, users can see those people who add their profile to the list of favorites.
Paid members can see the users that visited and viewed their profile.
Most importantly, premium users can send and receive unlimited messages.
Paid members can switch on the hidden feature and browse profiles anonymously.
And finally, the eHarmony system suggests not only compatible matches but also people who are outside the match preferences.
As you may have noticed in the previous paragraphs of this eHarmony review, the platform doesn’t have one or three-month subscriptions like the majority of online dating platforms have. The lite, plus, and extra membership plans are offered for six, twelve, and twenty-four-month durations. That’s why eHarmony provides three options of payments to help its users to pay for the subscription part by part. In the case of choosing the single-payment variant, users should pay for the whole period in a lump sum. The two-payment option allows dividing the amount into two parts. There is also an option of sharing the payment into three parts.
For purchasing an eHarmony subscription, open the upgrade page and choose the membership plan. Next, choose the option of payment – one time, two, and three times, select the payment system, and confirm. The premium features will be available once the money transaction is confirmed.
eHarmony accepts payments via two systems – credit cards and PayPal. After choosing a subscription plan, users should select the payment option and then enter the details required for successful transitions. Like the majority of sites, eHarmony also enables the auto-billing option by default. But if you decide to terminate your subscription, go to your account settings and disable the auto-renewal option.
Like any website, eHarmony as well may have scam and fake profiles, but fortunately, their percentage is deficient due to the verification procedure called RelyID. The service is paid. After verification, the accounts receive RelyID badges to show their genuineness.
Most of the eHarmony features can be found in other dating sites as well, but it also has some unique ones. For example, the “What If?” feature suggests thirty extra candidates by enlarging the scope of choices. “Video Date” is another unique function that allows making video calls and meeting people face to face.
eHarmony is a leading online dating platform that targets bringing together men and women interested in serious relationships and long-term commitment. The platform was founded in 2000 and currently has more than 66 million users from more than 200 countries of the world. The platform is successful due to its unique features like the scientific and smart matchmaking system that finds precise and accurate candidates. Unfortunately, most features of the website aren’t free, but users have the opportunity of buying six, twelve, and twenty-four-month membership plans. Since the platform has a huge community, the eHarmony security team does everything to ensure the safety of user data.