eHarmony is an online dating service that helps connect people searching for long term or meaningful relationships. It uses its patented Compatibility Matching System that only displays the most compatible members based on your personal profile. The service is also available in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada. It is estimated that more than 400 people are married everyday as a result of personal connections made through eHarmony’s online dating services.

Account Creation

Creating your profile starts entering basic information on a window at the site’s home page. This includes:

  • Name
  • Search preference: man searching woman
  • Zip code
  • Country

After entering the information above, you are then asked to complete eHarmony’s profile creation process. This starts with entering more detailed personal information.

Personal information

  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Location
  • Relationship status
  • Number of marriages
  • Children

What’s interesting about this is that the site actually asks the number of previous marriages and children if any, if a member enters divorced as an entry.

Relationship Questionnaire

This is where eHarmony’s matching service truly shines. Based on Dr. Neil Clark Warren’s matching system which is based on his more than 3 decades experience of being a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor.  Members go through a series of questions to create a unique personal profile and to determine match preferences.

Search Results

eHarmony makes finding your match easier by using its patented “relationship-science” method. Match results are based on the comprehensive questionnaire’s results which gives a detailed look into a member’s profile. eHarmony then matches each member’s profile eliminating almost 90 percent of incompatible profiles. Each member’s privacy is protected by limiting search results to only those that match your profile.

  • See and review New matches
  • Premium personality profile
  • Archive matches
  • Datebook
  • Subscribe
  • Member ratings
  • Add contacts
  • Date synching

Premium Services

  • $29.95 per month – 6 month contract
  • $35.95 per month –  3 month contract
  • $51.95 per month – 3month contract
  Free Basic Total Connect
View your matches’ profile Yes Yes Yes
Access to the Book of You Yes Yes Yes
See your matches’ photo   Yes Yes
Know who’s viewed you   Yes Yes
Send and receive unlimited messages   Yes Yes
Get your ID verified     Yes
Secure Call – Talk on the phone safely     Yes
Premium book of you – deeper personality analysis     Yes


  • Request photos
  • Profile viewers
  • View photos
  • Vies match activity
  • Send and receive message requests

Total Connect Plan

  • All basic plan features
  • Premium personality profile
  • Verified membership information (RelyID)
  • Secure call (anonymous voice call to members over phone)

Premier Plan

  • Pause account for 3 months
  • Access to premier team
  • eHarmony secure check
  • Talk with matches over phone without exchanging phone numbers


Although eHarmony provides free membership, messaging and communication services are only limited to paid services. Just like its member matching process, communication among members feels guided.

  • Icebreakers
  • Guided communication
  • eHarmony Mail

Online Dating at eHarmony

Definitely one of the best online dating sites available today. Very detailed profile creation which seriously takes time to complete. But this also shows how serious members are of finding a match. Although there are no wrong answers, finding the perfect match translates to answering these as accurately as possible. Enrolling is free but features are too limited and no messaging features are available. Joining eHarmony online dating services can be costly but this is more than compensated with the quality of matches it provides. A good choice for online dating services and people searching for long-term or serious relationships.