EHarmony Review Explains How to Get Nearly Free Access
- More members than almost all the dating sites out there
- Unusual features that no other dating site has
- Extensive, long-term scientific research has gone into their matching process
- No search at all; eHarmony decides for you if someone’s compatible or not
- The most expensive, well-known dating site out there
- At least an hour needed to sign up and fill out their detailed matching questionnaire
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As one of the biggest, most well-known dating sites in North America (and possibly the world), I’ve got a lot to cover with this eHarmony review to ensure you get new, yet important information to help you decide if you want to sign up .
(If you’re here just to share your own eHarmony review or read other people’s opinions, just scroll down to the bottom).
I find it tricky with the “big ones” – the dating sites that everyone has heard of – because most people already have an opinion formed, prior to signing up. They’re just looking to see if someone else can tell them “yes”, or, “no”, to validate the high cost of subscribing.
Let me be clear: eHarmony is one of the most expensive dating sites you’ll encounter, with good reason. There’s also a huge amount of history as well that may, or may not, affect your willingness to sign up . I’ll share what I know, and, the special “tricks” I use to get the most of out the site.
Sign Up Process
If you’re not familiar with eHarmony, yet, have signed up with other dating sites, it’s a bit of a surprise when you first join.
There’s (about) an hour-long questionnaire to fill out before you’ll get access. Some folks might remember this questionnaire to restrict certain “undesirables” from the accessing the site, which led to a class-action lawsuit and then the creation of Compatible Partners. But, I digress.
Prepare yourself for a list of very personal, sometimes odd questions, that you’ll have to fill out. These questions form the backbone of the site, and you can’t join without taking all of them. (You can take more once you’ve paid, but, why would you want to?)
Why the Specifics?
When eHarmony first started, it was on the basis of increasing marriage rates between heterosexual partners. Sadly, only those in the know remember this; you’ll be hard pressed to find any evidence online anymore.
The thing is, the site’s owners focused on Christianity as a basis for marriage. Which is perfectly okay if you know you’re signing up for a Christian dating site for heterosexuals only. Their explanation at the time was that all of their (and other people’s research) was based on long-term partnerships between heterosexuals, and they weren’t sure if it applied to other pairings.
It makes sense. I remember hearing this during the kafuffle and thinking, “Yep, I get it. I still wish I’d known it had a Christian focus”.
Fast forward to 2016, and getting any sort of reliable information to link to, to explain the situation, is a bit tricky. At one point I had their Terms of Service saved where it shared all of this information clearly. I’m assuming it all disappeared with the lawsuit, and then the creation of Compatible Partners – which, by the way, was mandated by a judge. I’m a bit confused who would want to use a real dating site that only exists because a court ordered it – but that’s just me.