When Science Meets Romance

When Science Meets Romance

eHarmony is probably one of, if not the most successful internet dating sites on the web.  There are more than 4 million users all look to make a lifelong connection.  Dating is changing and today you probably know at least one couple that met online.  Why not give it a try yourself.  eHarmony is a lot different from other dating sites and that is one of the reasons for its explosive growth.  eHarmony uses technology to help you find the right person so let’s have a look at when science meets romance.

Your Profile

Once you sign-up to eHarmony you will be asked to create your profile, this is where the magic happens.  The profile will cover things like your life history, your hobbies and the type of person you are looking for in a mate.  eHarmony wants to find someone for you that doesn’t just like the same things  but has the same life goals and where both of you can have a fulfilling relationship.

The Founder

eHarmony was founded by Dr Neil Clark Warren and it is his research that led to their proprietary matching technology.  It has always been his goal to help singles find the right person to build a life with.  They even offer a service that will match people based on religious principles.  Unlike other sites they are not interested in providing a site for people to “hook up”.  They have always been about helping people create long lasting and meaningful relationships. Here is more from Dr Warren and his goals for eHarmony.

Meeting Eligible Singles

eHarmony has a really sophisticated system that narrows down the dating pool from everyone in your local area to a handful of other singles that you have lots in common with.  They don’t just look at superficial things like whether or not you both enjoy bowling but at your values, intellect, spiritual beliefs and nearly 30 other areas of compatibility.  This is a whole different ball game from other dating sites.

High Success Rate

When it comes to building a long term relationship there is no other online dating site that has the track record of eHarmony.  They advertise the fact that they have matched more couples successfully than any other site.  They do this by leveraging technology and screening its members more carefully than any other site.  There are more than 400 questions that need to be answered when setting up your profile so that you can find that perfect match.

eHarmony: The Good and the Bad

eHarmony: The Good and the Bad

If you are familiar with the world of online dating at all then you have probably heard of eHarmony, chances are good that you have even seen one of their commercials.  eHarmony claims to match people according to compatibility and it is considered one of the most popular sites in the industry.  As far as dating apps or sites go eHarmony is one of the best.  That being said it is not perfect and it doesn’t work for everyone, let’s have a look at both the good and bad along with how the site works.

Finding a Compatible Match

Unlike other dating sites when you put together your eHarmony profile it is going to much further in depth than you may be used to.  They have a special proprietary system that is supposed to help you match with someone that you can build a future with.  They bring an incredible amount of science to the art of romance.  eHarmony claims to be responsible for more than 40,000 weddings each year.

Men versus Women

On almost every dating site you go to there will be a disproportionate amount of men to women. One of the thing that eHarmony has done to shift the balance of men versus women is to not allow men who are looking for more casual encounters or one night stands.  They pride themselves on being the go-to site for finding a relationship.  Instead on eHarmony there are far more women than there are men.

How Does it All Work

Like any other dating site you need to sign up and fill out a profile, but with eHarmony it is a far more complicated process and you can spend an hour or more setting it up.  Bear in mind though that this is more of a matchmaking service so they want to be able to find you someone that you have some common ground with.  Once your profile is complete eHarmony will start sending you potential matches that you are free to contact.

Pay to Play

Unlike other dating sites there are no real free options here.  You cannot contact anyone or meet anyone on the site without paying for your membership.  Should someone that pays for membership contacts you, you are unable to respond without paying for the service.

If a relationship is what you are after rather than just trying to meet new people then eHarmony is probably one of your best options.