eHarmony.com is a well-known seniors dating website, quite different to others in this niche in terms of its style and presentation. Its founder has quite a unique philosophy about dating and marriage and has tried to bring this through into this site.
Philosophy of dating
With, reportedly, over 20 million registered users, the eHarmony membership base is an ethnically, racially, and religiously diverse group of individuals of all ages—all of whom are looking to find someone special.
The site was originated by Dr. Warren, a clinical psychologist and author of eight books on love, marriage and emotional health who, during 35 years of counselling thousands of married couples, observed a set of characteristics that seemed to be present in all successful relationships. He subsequently called these the 29 Dimensions of Compatibility.
After extensive research involving thousands of married couples, Dr. Warren confirmed that these dimensions were highly predictive of relationship success and could be used to match singles. As a result, eHarmony’s compatibility matching is responsible for nearly 4% of U.S. marriages and the site claims to be the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA.
Straightforward signing up
Getting started is easy with the sites straightforward log-in and members receive a Free Personality Profile and get start the journey to perfect match just by simply answering a Relationship Questionnaire.
eHarmony maintains that it is different to other online dating websites and services, and prides itself on the number of successful matches achieved through its methods. On average, the site says that 438 people get married every day in the United States because of its efforts.
In senior and other types of dating, it is generally accepted that very few people will be directly compatible with others. As a result it can be difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential partner solely through methods of conventional dating services, ie browsing classified ads, online personals, or viewing profile photos.
Therefore, the Compatibility Matching System of eHarmony helps in narrowing down potential candidates from amongst thousands of single prospects to match users with a select group of compatible matches with whom they can build a quality relationship.
eHarmony claims to be the first website within the online dating industry to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles as it’s matching is based on using its 29 DIMENSIONS® model to match couples based on features of compatibility found in thousands of successful relationships.
To start the journey to finding a great match, users start by taking a Relationship Questionnaire, which prompts members to really consider what they are looking for in a mate It is designed to help eHarmony to know its members at a deeper level
After completing the questionnaire and understanding more about the person in question, the site will offer a variety of matches using the latest technology, and all on a daily basis. The next step is for user to select a membership that works best for them and start talking with their matches.
Variety of membership packages
Unlike other dating sites like Tinder, Badoo or Findmate, eHarmony is a completely paid dating site/app. Unfortunately you won't be able to connect or communiate with any members until you have upgraded your membership to a paid plan.
There are several levels of membership with the two key ones being the Basic Plan:
- 1 month for $59.95
- 3 months for $39.95 per month, and billed in one instalment of $119.85
- 6 months for $29.95 per month, billed in one instalment of $179.70
- 12 months for $19.95 per month, billed in one instalment of $239.40
Or the Total Connect Plan which:
- includes all of the Basic Plan features, Premium Personality Profile (extended Personality Profile), RelyID (get membership information verified) and Secure Call (make anonymous voice calls to eHarmony members from users’ own phone)
- 3 months for $44.95 per month, billed in one instalment of $134.85
- 6 months for $33.95per month, billed in one instalment of $203.70
- 12 months for $23.95 per month, billed in one instalment of $287.40
There is also a 7 day free trial for users to test the site.
Privacy and security
The site takes privacy and security very seriously and only allows matches who are members to see each other’s photos. Many other sites do not do this and allow users to randomly search for people and contact them
Connecting with others
Both Android and iOS Apps are available or users can use the mobile version so that registered users of EHarmony can stay in contact with those they are in touch with, or already dating, whilst on the move.
With its unique, proprietary methods, eHarmony claims that is responsible for matching the most couples who report being in happy, enduring relationship. Being one of the long-established senior’s dating sites, eHarmony has a host of features to help members achieve their goal of finding their perfect match—and is ideal for those serious about senior dating.