Is eHarmony Safe, Legit and Worth It for Dating?

Last updated: April 12, 2017 - 4:22pm EDT

Now that you have a better understanding about what eHarmony is and how it works, you may be wondering whether or not eHarmony is safe, legit, or worth trying out. Luckily for you, in this article, we’re going to cover all of those questions and give you the information you need.

Is eHarmony safe?

eHarmony is safer to use than most dating sites because its mandatory questionnaire deters users from creating fake accounts. eHarmony also screens users against criminal registries to ensure nobody will be using it who shouldn’t be. Still, don’t meet anyone from eHarmony unless you feel you can trust them.

In addition, since getting the full experience  requires a paid subscription, people are less likely to use it with bad intentions. If you have concerns about one of your matches, you can email eHarmony about it at matchconcerns@eharmony.com.

Is eHarmony legit?

eHarmony is more legitimate than most dating sites. It has been around since 2000, making it one of the most well-established online dating sites. Also, unlike some of the newer popular dating websites and apps, eHarmony’s main focus is on fostering long-lasting relationships rather than casual ones.

Is eHarmony worth it?

eHarmony is worth it if you’re looking for a long-lasting relationship. Using eHarmony to its full potential requires users to pay a monthly subscription, so some people may not think it’s worth it to pay to meet people compatible with them if they aren’t serious about finding a compatible match. If you need some more information to help you decide if eHarmony will be worth it for you, have a look at our next article where we explain the costs associated with eHarmony.

5 eHarmony safety tips

1. Be careful how much information you reveal on your profile.

You shouldn’t post your personal or financial information anywhere that is publicly visible. Also, you shouldn’t be giving away important personal details, like your address, financial information, social insurance number, etc. If anyone happens to ask for that information, you should report them to customer support.

2. Take your time getting to know your matches before meeting them.

Don’t rush things when you start talking to one of your matches. Take things slow and get to know them well before you agree to meet up with them in person.

3. Don’t meet up with anyone in person until you’re sure you can trust them.

Going along with our last tip, don’t meet anyone in person unless you feel comfortable and trust them. When you meet someone  for the first time, it should be in a public place in case anything goes wrong. Use your best judgment.

4. Report anyone who is behaving suspiciously.

If one of your matches seems suspicious, or is asking about things that they shouldn’t be, report them to eHarmony. Nobody should be asking for your personal or financial information, so be wary of anyone who acts suspiciously.

5. Be prepared and take precautions before meeting for a date.

Let a friend or family member know that you are going on a date with someone you met on eHarmony. Give them information about where you’re going and what you know about the person you’re meeting – just in case something happens to go wrong. Also, meet your date at the public location you’ve agreed upon. Don’t let them pick you up or drop you off on until you’ve gotten to know them better.

 

That’s all the information you need to know about whether the service is safe, legitimate, and worth it. If you’re ready to get started using the website or app, check out our tutorial on how to sign up for eHarmony. Our free eHarmony course will teach you everything you need to know about using eHarmony to find love.

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