eHarmony Review - The King of Online Matchmaking

By Jill Hoffman at DatingCoupons.net / Rating: 5 out of 5

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eharmony homepageeHarmony was founded in 1998 by relationship expert Dr. Neil Clark Warren. It differs from other dating sites in that it places a special emphasis on compatibility and uses a unique matching system to find matches for you. If you are open to letting a scientific, carefully constructed matching system find potential matches for you, eHarmony may do wonders for you.

At the core of the matching system is an extensive questionnaire that all eHarmony participants are required to fill out. The questionnaire took us over 30 minutes to complete, but on the positive side, it was very straightforward and easy to do. Having such a long questionnaire is good in the sense that: 1) It gives a lot of information for eHarmony to use to find your match, and 2) It weeds out the people who aren't serious. After you submit the questionnaire, eHarmony generates a free personality profile (supposedly having a $40 value) which is surprisingly accurate.

Unlike other dating sites, eHarmony offers no searchable listings. Instead, eHarmony finds potential matches for you using their "29 dimensions of compatibility" and displays only your matches. You can then view detailed profiles of the matches that eHarmony found, and if you decide to contact a match, at that point you are required to sign up for paid membership.

eHarmony requires more work up front when you join, but less work afterwards, since you don't have to spend hours searching through listings and trying to find your match. In a sense, eHarmony does the hard part for you, and it's encouraging to know that the model eHarmony uses to match you with potential partners is a well-researched, scientifically proven model that really works, as is evident by the numerous testimonials on the site.

You can now join at no cost using the eHarmony free trial.

eHarmony Cheat Sheet

  Features:

  • Free questionnaire and personality profile
  • eHarmony finds matches for you using their unique compatibility matching system
  • Upload mutliple photos with your profile

  Pros:

  • Free signup
  • Free eHarmony matches
  • Top-notch compatibility matching system
  • Very large membership base of over 20 million
  • Free mobile app

Cons:

  • The signup questionnaire can take a while to complete (plan on spending 30 minutes)
  • Price is a bit expensive

  Pricing for the Basic Plan:

  • 1 month - $59.95
  • 3 months - $159.80 / $39.95 per month
  • 6 months - $179.70 / $29.95 per month
  • 12 months - $239.40 / $19.95 per month

  Pricing for Premier Plan:

  • 12 months - $503.40 / $41.95 per month

Pricing for Total Connect Plan:

  • 3 months - $134.85 / $44.95 per month
  • 6 months - $203.70 / $33.95 per month
  • 12 months - $287.40 / $23.95 per month

 

Which Plan Should You Choose?

Like many other dating sites, eHarmony now offers different levels of memberships. Depending on which level you choose, you can get certain extra benefits. Here is a summary of what you get with the different plans:

Basic Plan

Total Connect Plan *recommended

Premier Plan:

We recommend the Basic and Total Connect Plans for most users. If you enjoy talking to people on the phone, the extra $3 - $5 per month for the Total Connect Plan is definitely worth it.

Opinions About eHarmony on Youtube:

You can't believe everything on Youtube (just google eHarmony cat lady and you'll get the picture), but it's still a good place to get some additional eHarmony reviews. Some of the videos can be quite helpful, like the one below:

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