eHarmony Dating App Review

November 9, 2022

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

Author & Non-profit Consultant

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

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Everyone wants to find the love of their lives, and that’s why matchmaking has evolved from physical setups to online love matches. Dating sites have gained even more popularity over the years.

Founded in 2000, based in Los Angeles, and also known as one of the most recognized dating apps in the world, eHarmony promises to help you find the most compatible person for you. The site boasts of having the best success in matchmaking and most marriages.

But does it make good on its promise and does it live up to the hype? If you’ve been wondering if the app is truly worth it, and if it’s worth giving it a try and seeing how it works, you’re in the right place. 

Quick Summary Ratings

Sign-up Process

The site has quite a long signup process. While it’s a bit time-consuming, it helps the site give you even better matches due to the amount of details it collects. It also discourages the number of people just looking to play games.

When eHarmony was originally launched, it had a whopping sum of 400 questions lined up for new users. These questions took up to an hour plus to complete and would then proceed to create a profile.

However, 5 years back, the site cut the questions down to 150, making the process faster. The questions are very detailed and you can sign up with an email or Facebook.  You just have to appreciate the thoroughness they put into profile creation.

eharmony sign up

The Compatibility Quiz

This is one of eHarmony’s really good features. The quiz aims to collect details about important areas of your life to make the best match for you.

The questions contained in the quiz are based on things like psychology, personality, hobbies, political views, etc, and are along the lines of,

“What are three things you are thankful for?” or,

“What best describes your religious beliefs or spirituality?”

It’s really important that you answer them truthfully for the best results.

eharmony compatability quiz 2

Profiling

Profiles on the site are well-versed and aim to give as many important details as possible.

There is an About Me section with quick questions to answer to further enrich your profile.

There are a lot of options available to describe yourself to make you look unique. On your profile, you can describe yourself with things like:

  • City of residence.
  • Occupation.
  • Body type.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Entertainment preferences.
  • Preferred cuisine.
  • Highest degree.
  • Languages.
  • Smoking habits.
  • Drinking habits.
  • Workout frequency.
  • Pet(s).
  • Marital status.
  • Children (how many).
  • Wish for children (yes/no).
  • Religion.
  • Political views.
eharmony profiling

Your eHarmony’s detailed profile is only visible to your matches and vice versa. Also, profile pictures aren’t available to view in the free version. You’ll have to become a Premium member to see your match’s picture on their page.

Your compatibility with a match is also shown in percentages for different aspects like romance, emotional intimacy, social values, and so on.

Match Quality and Quantity

Quality

Because of the depth of the compatibility quiz, the quality of matches is considered to be very high.

Based on your compatibility quiz, you’ll get a score. This score will show how much of a match the other person is to you based on your and their compatibility quiz scores.

compatability score

 You can also change the preferences of the profiling of your matches according to age, ethnicity, location, religion, etc.

Quantity

eHarmony has around 51 million users, the majority of them aged 25–34.

Their member base spreads across 200 countries, especially the US, UK, and Canada so it is ethnically, racially, and religiously inclusive and has members of all ages.

It is also interesting to note that there are more men on the site than women.

Another feature that makes eHarmony stand out is that there are quick links you can click to ethnic group-specific dating. For example, Asian dating, Black dating, Christian dating, Hispanic dating, Jewish dating, senior dating, and local dating. So if you’re looking to date within a particular community, eHarmony makes it a whole lot easier.

Communication On eHarmony

Basing their communication system on customer feedback, the site guides you to get to know a match at your own pace.

You can send quick questions to your matches or go directly to send custom messages or DMs from their profile by clicking ‘message’. If you aren’t exactly stellar at conversing, the site also includes self-generated questions that guide you to ask the difficult stuff.

eHarmony also has a feature that you can use to note the unread questions that you know you need to respond to by highlighting them with bold text.

Pricing and Features

Free Features:

  • Registration and profile creation.
  • Send smiles for subtle flirtations.
  • View a member’s profile.
  • Send 5 site-generated questions.
  • Add people to your favorites list.
  • Browse matches outside your preferences.

Premium Features:

  • View photos.
  • View who added you to their favorites list.
  • See who viewed you.
  • Unlimited messaging.
  • Get matches outside your preferences.
  • Video Date.

Pricing:

The site membership may seem a bit pricey, but that just works better to deter people with ulterior motives from the app. There’s also a free trial option that you can cancel at any time.

Pricing in United States

eharmony pricing

Pricing In Canada

Pricing In UK

Pricing in Australia

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Can be used both as an app on a phone or a website on a desktop.
  • Has a blog with articles providing dating advice.
  • In-depth profiling that leads to high-quality matches.
  • Singles in the app are of all age groups.
  • The fairly equal men-to-women ratio at 51% to 49%.

Cons:

  • More expensive than other dating apps
  • Free membership has very limited available features

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Final Thoughts

The eHarmony site also launched an app to make access easier. The app has a user-friendly interface for easy navigation and has all the perks of the site. The app is available for free download for both Android and iOS users.

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