Cost of eHarmony
eHarmony's fee structure accommodates monthly, as well as annual, subscribers. Options include:
- Paying monthly: $59.95 per month
- Paying for three months at a time: $119.85 (which equals $39.95 per month)
- Paying for six months at a time: $179.70 (which equals $29.95 per month)
- Paying for one year at a time: $239.40 (which equals $19.95 per month)
eHarmony Pros & Cons
- eHarmony matches users based on compatibility testing
- They offer guided, graduated steps of communication, which can help users become comfortable with one another
- eHarmony appeals to individuals who are serious about finding a mate
- The cost may deter individuals who are inclined to approach online dating with a less-than-serious attitude
- The cost of eHarmony is high compared to some of the other online dating sites.
- eHarmony structured process, which depends on both users responding positively to eHarmony's suggestions, can become cumbersome.
eHarmony Reviews & User Experiences
eHarmony Success Stories
I went out with two people I met on eHarmony. The first guy, no spark. The second guy is the man I'm going to marry. We were inseparable from the very first date. We've been together for two years now and are getting married in Nov. 2010. My friend that pushed me to sign up for a three month membership two years ago is also still with her boyfriend, who she had also met on eHarmony. I'm not saying it works for everyone, but it isn't a bad way to meet people who are serious about getting into a real relationship.
Positive eHarmony Review: I Found My Husband
I did not pay for a membership, and this guy kept "nudging" me. I paid for one month just to answer him. At first, it didn't seem like we were a match at all. Several dates taught me differently. Two years later, in August 2008, I married him. Things are still going strong. He loves my children and I love his youngest and have a decent relationship with his two older and out of the house children. Though I am now raising FOUR teenagers, if you are seriously marriage minded, this is the site for you. I communicated with others during that month, and all were seriously marriage minded. I guess it's how you fill out those long questionairres. Good luck!
Review: I'll Never Use eHarmony Again
I got lured in during one of their free weekends. I paid for a month based on the few choices I got during the free period. Then it all went downhill. My selections were both physically and intellectually unappealing. We went through the questions and eventually I got to a couple of phone calls. I really thought I was connecting with one, but I do believe he was probably still married because we talked for a couple of days and then he was gone. There was another who kept asking for more pictures!! That was very strange. Then there was another who several months after I ended my membership was flagged as being guilty of "suspicious behavior." What? That was the one guy I was truly attracted to and we kind of hit it off. Never again...I'm trying Spark.com. I like their platform better. I haven't spent my money, but once I connect with someone I think I'll have chemistry with, I will sign up. eHarmony has too many hoops to jump through to get to the terrible selections.
—Guest Not Good
Complaint about eHarmony
I wasn't convinced about 'dating' or 'relationship' sites to begin with, and I feel even less so now. I met up with one person. I couldn't believe the difference from the photos! She had suffered from an abusive husband, yet she claimed to be unharmed. I am still trying to help her. It's not easy, but worth pursuing. Wish me luck.......
—Guest Name withheld, Scotland
My eHarmony Review & Experience
I stopped using them when they were sending me only one to three matches to browse each month. At that rate, it's certainly not worth the cost! They told me if I expanded my criteria to include smokers, I would have more matches. Not acceptable!
Horrible eHarmony Experience
It was a massive, complete waste of time and money. I paid for three months and received no responses. I'm a very good looking, intelligent, long time-single, and I'm even more financially secure now than I was then. I had a very good career with a very successful, prestigious company. I'm 42 years old now,, but back then I was about 35, and still I could not get one single reasonable match or date from that site in three months' time - even with a lot of work put into my profile and pics, too. I will never use them again!