How does eHarmony Work

Last updated: January 2, 2017 - 10:59pm EST

There are plenty of websites online right now that are aimed at a younger crowd and allow users to sift through other user’s pictures, privately messaging someone else that they find attractive. eHarmony is not like those sites.

eHarmony is a site based on scientific research – a way to find someone compatible based more than on looks. This is why their profile questionnaire of nearly 300 questions is so important, and should be answered as honestly as possible.

Most sites will allow a user full access once they’ve paid their money for a subscription. With eHarmony, the website uses the answers from the profile questionnaire to find matches for you – no searching needed on your part.

While most who find compatible matches are happy with who they’ve been matched with, others can find it frustrating to leave the matching to a computer. Unfortunately, by leaving the matching to a computer, you may find that there are no eHarmony users in your area who are matches for your profile, and there’s not much you can do about that.  However, this doesn’t seem to be a case that happens too often.

Once you’ve been matched, you’ll be able to send multiple-choice questions to your match (you’ll send five) as a way to get to know them better. Then you’ll move to open-ended questions and, if all goes well, you’ll begin emailing each other through the eHarmony website.

For more information on eHarmony’s matching algorithm, take a look at this article.


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