eHarmony
Review

With a more scientific approach that some other sites, eHarmony is an easy way to find people who will truly compliment you. With vast success rates in the USA, eHarmony is becoming a popular site in the UK too. It prides itself in creating relationships that last, so if you are looking for long term love – it’s the site for you. We think it’s great because of the unique features which help you break the ice, making dating a fun and exciting experience.

Overall Review Score 88%

Creating your profile

Finding your match

Connecting with members

Mobile Features

The Trust Factor

Payment & Support

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The Good

The success stories say it all for Eharmony. It’s scientific approach works well and lets you find out more about yourself as well as others. You don’t waste time looking at profiles of people who don’t meet your criteria and there are fun AND safe ways to connect with people.

The Bad

This site has less ways to communicate than others, due to the lack of chat rooms and instant messaging. They also don’t show other member’s last log ins, meaning it can be unclear whether they are actively using the site.

Network Reach

3.5 million UK members and over 20 million worldwide.

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eHarmony Pricing
  • 1 month subscription
    £39.95
  • 3 month subscription
    £18.95
  • 6 month subscription
    £9.95
Genres

Creating your profile

Part of the reason eHarmony claims to be so successful at finding people relationships and not just dates, is because all of it’s members are required to fill in a length personality questionnaire, in order for them to be able to find your perfect match. Because of this, sign up takes a while, but the results are generally worth it.

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Joining process is easy and entertaining, but you need some time to do it right.
Photo editing
Horoscopes
Facebook Login
Multiple photos
Webcam photos
Video profiles
Compatibility scoring

Finding your match

Rather than leaving it to you to search through profiles, eHarmony uses it’s intelligent compatibility matching to present to you your matches. They give you small numbers of profiles to check out each day, so it may take a while to find the person best for you. However, with the site allegedly being responsible for an amazing 500+ marriages in the USA every day – they must be doing something right!

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Search for free
Saved searches
Postcode search
Advanced search
Filter new members
GPS-based search

Connecting with members

With novel ways of getting in contact with people, dating is made a little easier on Eharmony. You are able to send ice breakers to get conversation flowing or choose five questions for your match to answer to get a better understanding of them as part of their Guided Communication service. As well as this, there is the usual method of private messaging, however no instant messaging function is available.

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Show who's online
Direct messaging
SMS texting
Video chat
Flirts, kisses, winks
Online chat
Friends list

Mobile Features

There are well designed apps available for iPhone, Android and most other smart phones, which allow you to keep up to date with your matches on the go. This is great for updating your profile with your newest photos or sending people a quick message on your lunch break.

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iPhone app
Mobile enabled site
Android app
Windows Mobile app

The Trust Factor

A unique feature about this site is the fact you are able to securely call people who have been matched with, without them being able to see your number. This means if you end up being unsure about someone having spoken to them, you won’t get pestered by them afterwards. The site, unlike many others, also allows you to change your preferences so automatic renewal of your subscription is cancelled – although this does increase the cost slightly. You can also cancel your subscription within 7 days and receive a full refund if you decide online dating isn’t for you.

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Show last login
Cancel subs online
Background checks
Instant profile removal
Block/blacklists

Payment & Support

With a paid subscription you get much more out of the site. You benefit from a deeper analysis of your personality questionnaire, a wider range of ways to communicate and you can view more photos of your matches. It is a little more costly than some other sites, but this is no surprise given the sheer number of success stories they have.

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Credit/debit cards
Cancel subs online
Phone support
Direct debit/bank transfer
PayPal