Founded in 2000 by Dr. Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and marriage counselor, eHarmony.com uses a 29-dimension matching system to help you find a life partner who matches your personality and lifestyle. This system is based on 35 years of clinical experience and scientific research.
eHarmony is not an online dating site, it's a matchmaking site designed to help you find your perfect match. When you sign up you'll be asked to fill out a comprehensive questionnaire with more than 400 questions. This questionnaire is based on 29 different categories such as character, values, spiritual beliefs, intelligence, education, etc.
You start by filling out your questionnaire to receive your free personality profile. This profile helps you better understand yourself, how other people see you, and what you really need in a life partner.
After you complete your profile you'll begin to receive profiles of compatible singles including their photos. However, you won't be able to communicate with them until you join eHarmony's service.
After you sign up with eHarmony, you can use their Guided Communication option that lets you choose 5 questions to help you break the ice with your matches. When you complete the Guided Communication, you'll move into Open Communication, emailing each other through eHarmony's anonymous message system until you're ready to share your personal information.
If you don't want to use the Guided Communication option, you can choose their Fast Track option and move directly to Open Communication with your matches.
Compatibility Matching System - Creates compatible matches based on 29 compatibility categories scientifically proven to predict happier, healthier relationships.
Guided Communication - Lets you to choose 5 multiple-choice questions that will help you build rapport and break the ice.
Fast Track- Allows two members to chat with one another and skip ahead of the guided steps provided with Open Communication.
Secure Call- Lets you talk to members through a private and secure phone number.
Success Stories - Testimonials of how other members found the loves of their lives using eHarmony.
Privacy - Your identity is completely protected. No one will know who you are until you tell them.
“At eHarmony, our patented Compatibility Matching System narrows the field from millions of candidates to a highly select group of singles that are compatible with you. Unlike other sites where you can post a picture and paragraph and then browse the profiles of other users, eHarmony does the matching for you based on 29 Dimensions of personality that are scientifically-based predictors of long-term relationship success.”
The Bottom Line
If you're serious about finding a long-term relationship and want to avoid the hassle of searching through thousands of online personals, let eHarmony do the work for you. With more than 2 million members, and an average of 236 marriages a day, eHarmony’s dating service can definitely help you find the love of your life.