Okay, so you’re sick and tired of being single. You want a serious relationship and you know eharmony’s matching system is world famous for matching people who are looking for a long term relationship leading to marriage. You’ve done the questionnaire and you’re about to pay but then you ask yourself “Is eharmony worth it?”. Put another way is eharmony worth the price they are charging?
There are so many free dating sites out there and cheaper ones. The truth is when it comes to dating sites you get what you pay for. Could you find the love of your dreams on say Christian Mingle or OkCupid? Yes!
But you’re going to have to dig through a lot, and I mean a lot, of dirt before you get to any gold. By dirt, I mean people that aren’t serious, creeps, guys that say they want a real relationship but in reality just want have multiple girlfriends or a woman that says she wants a ‘good guy’ but in reality just wants a good looking jerk who will siphon her bank account.
eHarmony 2019 Review: the truth about eharmony
First, you have to enter your basic information and then go through a questionnaire. Unlike before you don’t have to do the whole 40-minute survey to get started. There you’ll answer some questions about what you like and how you perceive the world. I did the whole survey because I wanted to get the best matches.
There are multiple types of questions that appear on this compatible partners test. The most common survey questions are of the ‘scale’ variety, which asks you to rate the importance of something from a scale of 1 to 7 with 1 reflecting ‘not important, none, rarely, etc.’ and 7 reflecting the opposite end with ‘very important, always, strongly agree, etc.’ The next type is ‘multiple choice’ where you can choose one or more answers to reflect your views and opinions. In addition, there is also ‘true or false’, questions as well as short ‘text’ questions, which require you to write a short answer of around twenty words or more. There’s no denying it takes a while to complete the survey but for me, this is a strong point because again it weeds out those who aren’t serious.
After finally finishing the survey I got to see my matches. It matched me with about 20 girls but many of them were kind of far (as in the order 15 miles away). Which leads me to my biggest grievance with the site–there weren’t as many options as I’d like. However, that could be because I’m a fairly ‘unique’ individual and plus once you get done weeding and weeding there just isn’t that much left considering guys like me make up 20% of the population or less. Despite the limited options I went ahead and paid for a basic plan.
eHarmony prices are as follows:
When I used it eharmony’s pricing is split into two tiers which they call a basic plan and a ‘total connect’ plan. Check their current pricing.
|Send and receive messages from other members||✅||✅|
|Fast track the communication process by skipping the four guided communication steps||✅||✅|
|See who’s looked at your profile||✅||✅|
|RelyID (your membership information is verified)||❌||✅|
|Secure Call (make anonymous voice calls to other members to protect your information)||❌||✅|
|Premium Personality Profile (extended personality profile)||❌||✅|
eharmony price breakdown
- 1 month for $59.95
- 3 months for $39.95. Billed in one installment of $119.85 equaling a 33% savings
- 6 months for $25.95. Billed in one installment of $179.70 equaling a 50% savings
- 12 months for $10.95. Billed in one installment of $239.40 equalling a 67% savings
- 3 months for $43.95 a month. Billed in one installment of $134.85
- 6 months for 33.85 a month. Billed in one installment of $203.70 equalling a 24% Savings
- 12 months for $23.95 a month. Billed in one installment of $287.40 equalling a 47% Savings
RelyID is a feature where your membership information is verified and you can see other members who have also been verified. This is quite important to ensure that you’re talking to an actual person and that he is who he says he is.
Secure Call is a pretty awesome feature that allows you to make anonymous calls to other members, with their consent, from your personal phone without the other person knowing your number or location. This is a big safety feature that will ensure that in case you’re not into the person you’re talking to there will be no additional unwanted phone calls.
Premium Personality Profile If you’re not satisfied with the basic personality profile the Total Connect plan allows you to have access to a premium personality profile. This profile is way more in-depth which allows you to get matches with an even higher level of compatibility.
Is eharmony worth the money?
As you can see eharmony is not a bargain basement website–nor do they want to be. The purpose of this site is to connect people that are serious and are looking for marriage.
- It’s not for people who are lazy
- It’s not for people who are looking to hookup
- Finally, it’s not for people who are just looking for a sugar daddy/mommy
If you identify as any of these things then you should go to tinder instead. If, however, you are serious and are looking for someone to spend the rest of your life with then this is the perfect service for you. By the way here are some other costs of other dating methods you may not have considered.
|The Bar Scene||Drinks||$20+ per night|
|Church||Tithes, offerings, and donations||$30+ per Sunday/Meeting|
|Staying Home Alone||Movie rental fees, Haagen-Dazs, Popcorn||$15+ per night|
The truth about eharmony
Unlike the majority of dating sites out there where you have to sift or swipe through countless profiles to find a match eharmony takes care of that part, the most arduous part, for you. They send you matches every day and you decide whether or not to message them.
Now I’m not going to lie just say that one day the girl of my dreams appeared in my inbox and it was love at first site. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I initially thought she was too nerdy for me. However, something kept drawing me back to her profile and after 3-4 days I decided to message her and I’m so glad I did…
Turns out she was a systems analyst, serious about her faith, and looking for a life companion. I’ll be 100% honest and say that she wasn’t the most beautiful girl I’ve laid eyes on but I truly believe she is what God sent to me. To tell you the truth I’ll probably never be on the cover of a model magazine either. Let me be clear I couldn’t be more proud that she is now my wife. I think that’s the best part of my experience with eharmony. I didn’t get the hot Barbie millionaire, instead, I got the girl that GOD wanted for me and I am forever grateful to Him and eharmony for that.