You’ve probably seen eHarmony advertised on television or across the internet. But should you take the plunge and sign up? Here’s what eHarmony reviews have to say on the matter.
We’ve written reviews about a number of dating services on You Reviews. Zoosk, Tawkify, Ashley Madison and even SnapSext are a few. But one of the most well known dating sites is eHarmony – and you’ve asked for eHarmony reviews. So here goes.
First of all, it’s important to note that there’s nothing spectacularly different about eHarmony than other dating websites. In fact, it’s quite basic.
You’ll sign up for the service by creating a profile. That part itself is simple. But what comes next is an exercise in patience, and a good excuse to grab a glass – or bottle – of wine.
The dating site eHarmony calls it its 29 DIMENSIONS model. But in all reality, it’s a list of 155 questions you have to fill out. One. Hundred. Fifty. Five. That takes about an hour, if you’re a fast clicker.
The majority of eHarmony reviews thought this was ridiculous (and we do, too), but it would seem that the people over at eHarmony listened. As of very recently, in December of 2016, eHarmony cut down the number of required questions to the bare basics.
Now, there are plenty of dating services which don’t require you to answer any questions at all. Take Tinder for example. All you’ll need for that site is a selfie taken in good lighting. But with eHarmony, those who didn’t fill out the excruciating profile questions said that their matches suffered as a result.
Christians were paired with Wiccans, gay men with straight – the horror stories were enough to convince us to just stop researching and give eHarmony a bad review.
But we trudged on, and did a bit more research. What about those who actually stuck with the service? What did those eHarmony reviews say?
Can You Meet Your Match on eHarmony?
You can meet your soul mate anywhere. You can meet her at the landfill. You might meet him at the grocery store. Your perfect match might be the front desk clerk at the local Holiday Inn.
eHarmony reviews said that you’re just as likely to meet your match on the platform as you are at the recycling center. And what’s more is that the recycling center is free to visit. Heck, you might even pick up a nice new table and chairs while you’re at it.
Customer service was said to be horrible in eHarmony reviews. As you’d expect, there were hundreds of people who were dissatisfied with the service, and they tried to cancel. Customer service was said to be rude, and the company continued to charge those poor single souls’ credit cards every month.
Those who were eventually able to cancel didn’t see an end to the emails. We actually noticed the same. While we didn’t pay for an eHarmony subscription, we did fill out a basic profile. And even after we “closed” our account, we were continually spammed with emails saying that eHarmony had found us a match – COME BACK!
If we’re being honest, there’s not much we can say that’s positive about eHarmony. The service offers nothing unique to users, the email settings are ridiculously hard to navigate, and the customer service got horrible reviews.
How Much Does eHarmony Cost?
Sometimes people just want to try a service for a month. If you’ve read the negative eHarmony reviews, and are still willing to give it a shot, we applaud your commitment to finding your perfect match.
It’s going to cost you, though. To try one month of eHarmony, you’ll have to drop 60 bucks on the service. Feeling like you’ll stay a while? You can get a 6 month membership for $40 per month.
Think it might take you a couple years to find your date? That’s when the price finally drops down to $10 per month. But we feel as if 18 to 24 months is a long time to use a platform unsuccessfully. There are probably better options.
Now, if the regular (paid) plan isn’t enough for you, you can register for Total Connect. Total Connect allows you to place secure calls, and gives you the opportunity to answer yet more personality questions. (In case you’re wondering, it’s called the Premium Book of You.)
Should You Sign Up for eHarmony?
You can sign up for a free account on eHarmony and get a feel for what options are available to you. In short, though, there are very few options available to non-paying members.
A free eHarmony membership will allow you to answer the dang personality questions, to set up your profile, and to view the profiles of others. Notice that we didn’t say view the photos of others.
You heard right. You ‘ll need to pay as much as $60 per month to view your matches’ photos.
There are so many options for dating sites that are more feasible for singles than eHarmony. You could give Plenty of Fish a shot, or even OKCupid is a more affordable alternative to eHarmony.
So many eHarmony reviews had absolutely nothing positive to say about the dating site. Customer service was terrible, free memberships were shockingly limited in capabilities, and the service is extremely expensive.
One eHarmony review said you’d be more likely to find a match just searching “single” on Facebook than using eHarmony.
In case you’d not noticed, we have nothing positive to say about the eHarmony dating site. There are dating platforms which are truly helpful to single folks. We feel that eHarmony is exploitative of the emotions of those who are looking for a match.
Save your sixty bucks. Don’t worry about eHarmony, and instead opt to join a local Meetup group or social club. You’ll find matches who are more suitable to your lifestyle and interests, and you can use that money instead for a nice bottle of wine on your first date.