Site usability and features: 5/10
Profile information and graphics: 4,9/10
Partner finding potential: 5,2/10
Customer support: 4,5/10
EHarmony has been going for 20 years now, and they’re going strong. It’s a sleek, usable, modern website and it deserves its good reputation. Founded by a psychologist, Eharmony claims to use advanced psychological matching techniques to make sure it’s suggesting the absolute best matches for all its users. In this way, it hopes to create lasting relationships that will bring joy to those in them. It’s a site for serious dating, and undeniably its results have been good over the years. WIth ever-updated match technology, Eharmony narrows your matches down to the best candidates. This means that the list of matches you see may not always be long, but according to Eharmony they should be pretty perfect for you!
Signing up to Eharmony is initially easy, but it does take a little time. Their personality quiz is in depth, and includes unusual sections like choosing images to which you are drawn and answering somewhat vague questions about the future. Also, most questions are about you rather than what you want in a potential partner - as it’s based in psychology, the aim is not to ask what you think you want but rather to match you with what you need.
Like with other matchmaking sites, matches are delivered to you daily. On Eharmony they appear as a grid on your Matches page.
Like with other matchmaking sites, matches are delivered to you daily. On Eharmony they appear as a grid on your Matches page. You can sort by best match, but only as a premium member. You can also sort by distance and some other toggled preferences. All pictures are blurred with a basic membership.
Though you can sign up with a sparse profile, more info means more interest. Add a profile picture and additional photos, and expand your bio to really reflect who you are. There are also a load of questions to answer or statements to finish, like ‘I’m passionate about…’, or ‘I would love to…’. Finally, there’s a status that you can update whenever you feel like it to tell others what you’re thinking about.
Premium membership comes in 6, 12 and 24-month packages. Eharmony often has offers, so look out for those. There are premium perks like seeing who viewed you, and searching outside your preferences, but most importantly premium is needed for unlimited messaging and to see unblurred pictures. Being able to see and chat to potential dates is pretty important, so premium is a good idea!
Cancel by clicking on your picture at the top right of the screen, and then Manage Profile, where there should be an option to cancel premium and hide your account.
Eharmony is a matchmaking site. This means that you’re shown users who you should gel with on a personality level, and who conform to the things you say you want from a partner. Remember, the more info you give on your profile and in the quiz, the better your matches will be.
You can’t send unlimited messages unless you pay for a premium membership on Eharmony, but you can answer your five favourite site-generated questions and send these to matches. You can also see replies. So you can make sure you have a connection with a match before you take the plunge into premium.
Though you can’t send many messages with a basic membership, you can show your interest with a flirty wink. You can also favourite members to return to their profile later, maybe when you have premium and can say hi properly!
Matches are far more likely to contact you if you have a picture. You should upload pictures if you want to attract interest, though you can only see them unblurred when you pay for premium.
What do you get if you pay for a premium account on Eharmony? Here are a few of the added benefits.
Chat is totally open under all premium memberships. You can chat for as long as you want, to as many matches as you want. You also get to ask and answer as many site-generated questions as you like. Perfect to break the ice, or get the conversation over a hump!
With premium membership on Eharmony, you aren’t restricted to seeing only your matches. If you want to see what else is out there, or for some reason don’t trust Eharmony’s matchmaking skills, then this is a good opportunity to look at everyone nearby.
Eharmony has a highly praised, usable mobile app. The app allows you to do everything you can do from your desktop, on your mobile. And it’s free to download!
Invisible browsing isn’t as creepy as it sounds. It means you can view profiles without their owner knowing you’ve done so. This is a feature for premium members of Eharmony, as is seeing who has lurked on your profile… unless they have private browsing on too, of course!
6 month VIP
£39.90 (per month)
12 months VIP
£29.90 (per month)
24 months VIP
£19.90 (per month)
Eharmony is a strong site. It has name recognition, a decent user bade and has been around for a long time. That being said, there are more popular and more well known sites out there. What Eharmony has going for it, though, is the scientific basis of its personality quiz and its matchmaking. Sign up, the quiz, and further questions all take a little while longer than you might be used to, but it’s worth it! Or at least, Eharmony claims it is! And millions of users agree. Though it has many of the little extras you’ve probably come to expect (winks, favourites, etc), Eharmony doesn’t distract with bells and whistles. It’s a solid matchmaking site with a great app, and match making technology that is based on psychiatry.
After being unsuccessful in a lot of matchmaking service providers, I was able to find the perfect match for me on eHarmony. I can't be anymore happier than I am right now.
It will be 10 years ago in May when I joined Eharmony & found the love of my life. We will have been married for 7 years next September. I was 40 years old & knew I wouldn't be finding the right type of partner by going to pubs & clubs. After meeting my first chosen match I knew he was the one & cancelled the other meeting I'd arranged.
The website formula is good. The website is basic but it does do the job, I was lucky to meet someone but it does take a while. Not many matches, but ther are pretty okay matches.
Tomorrow I celebrate my first anniversary with a man I met on eharmony. It has been a fantastic year. Like many reviewers, I didn't get a huge amount of matches, but the men I was matched with were all extremely suitable, and I have in fact become close friends with 5 guys I was matched with - that is over 18 months of friendship with some wonderful people!