eHarmony is an incredibly popular dating site in the US and they've set up shop here in the UK. eHarmony has a very good reputation and unlike most dating sites, this is more of on an introduction/matching site. Based on your personality profile, eHarmony will introduce you to other members that are compatible with you. Your matches are sent to you every day, and you can then choose whether you want to pursue any contact - which does get rid of any awkwardness about contacting other members. This take on a dating site is great, but can be a little frustrating if you're used to being in control! I'd say that if you're a little shy or you really want stop "just dating" and find your soulmate, then eHarmony is a good choice. It's a slow burn kind of site, and for the first couple of days it can seem like very little is happening, but it'll pick up. Stats from the US show that on average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of being matched on eHarmony (nearly 4% of new marriages).
Creating your profile
Creating a profile on eHarmony is not as straightforward as on other sites. It's really a personality profile and so takes time and a bit of thought. Having said that, it does mean that other members have gone through the same process and are clearly ready to make an effort to find a long term partner. It's also fascinating to read about yourself! eHarmony have been in the compatibility matching service a while now and it appears to work well (given the US statistics).
There's really no search facility on eHarmony. Your matches are available to view, but that's about it. The upside is that these matches are compatible with you and I was surprised at the number of matches, and the quality. After all the detailed questions, I was thinking that I'd only be matched with a handful, but that wasn't the case. Not only that, I'd class most of "my matches" as definitely having potential.
You won't find much in the way of bells and whistles on this site. There's no instant messaging, winking or video chat. The personality profile is something that stands out and it does appear to give you "matches" that are suitable.
Here is a short guide to the cost of eHarmony and the savings over the basic 1 month membership fee, if you go for the 3, 6 or 12 month package: £12.95 per month for a 12 month membership (Save 74%) £19.95 per month for a 6 month membership (Save 56%) £22.95 per month for a 3 month membership (Save 50%) £44.95 per month for a 1 month membership
Does eHarmony Work?
If you're still wondering "does eHarmony work?" then, yes it does. You can register for free eHarmony and before you join it would be wise to give it try, especially before you part with any money. You'd take a car for a test spin, so why not a dating site?
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