As we’ve mentioned, the registration process is nothing short of intense. It starts with you coming to the website or mobile app and signing up to register your member login name. You’ll then be taken to answer the intensive questionnaire that the site uses to measure your personality so that it can be tested against others on the website. It can take about an hour to complete and is very detailed. The site urges everyone that participates in this process to be absolutely certain that they are being honest because otherwise, it won’t yield the results that they desire. So, you take your time to tell the site how open you are to communication, how much of a romantic you are, and many, many other answers to personal questions.
There are several steps to create a profile and they are known as the 5-3-2 plan. You start writing five answers to questions that are called “in my own words” which lets you tell people about you in a way that is reminiscent of a first date. These details will help people get to know you on a more basic level than the questionnaire. You’ll answer profile questions like “my 3 best skills are” to flesh out your dating profile. The next step is to upload three photos of yourself so that people on the website can get a good view of you. Finally, you start sending out communications like icebreakers to members of the website! At this point, you start to check out the subscription plan that suits you best.
One thing that eHarmony.com has done really well is pricing plans for every budget. There are free account features, but they don’t let you do a lot. You can basically use the free features to create a profile, log in, and see what matches you have, but you can’t communicate until you get a paid subscription. The basic plan for you is to sign up for one month and that costs $59.99. However, when you sign up for longer periods of time, you get a discount. For example, the premium plan signs you up for three months and reduces the cost to $39.95 per month, saving you $60.00 over the course of the subscription to the website. However, there are not any additional features that come with buying extended subscriptions, just a fair amount of savings.
The search options on eHarmony.com should be quite extensive owing to the questionnaire that you fill out online. However, the reality is that you can’t search profiles like you can on other big-name websites. You tell the website everything about you and then the website doesn’t let you find people on your own. They are insistent upon using their matching formula to send you up to 10 people per week that you can message and see if you get along. Aside from that, there isn’t much to learn with regards to how to use eHarmony.com searches because they decide to do all the work for you. However, that gives you a lot fewer options when you’re trying to find dates on your own. Even though the website has been rather successful, it shows that there is an overall lack of control on the part of the site users.
If you decide that you’ve had enough of eHarmony.com and want to delete your profile, here’s how to cancel an eHarmony.com subscription. First, you log in to your profile and go to the site’s settings. You go into My Settings and Account Settings. At the bottom, you select “Cancel my subscription” to get the process started. For good measure, you will want to send an email to email@example.com to get your data off of the website, but after that, you are in the clear. Still, you might not want to go that far in case you are planning a return to the site in the future.
All in all, eHarmony.com is a website that is great for people that are willing to trade flexibility for the chance to find a serious partner. This site is all about connecting you with potential marriage partners, and it has been successful in that endeavor. You have to temper your positive notions of the site with its costs, lack of LGBT inclusivity, and lack of flexibility, but the site is still very good. Overall, if you’re looking for marriage rather than a meetup, this could be the site for you.