There is no doubt that the trend of online dating has become much important among the people and is still evolving. The number of online daters has increased to great extent in the few years. This evolving trend of the online dating has resulted in the increasing number of dating websites. Moreover, the dating sites for over 50 are being classified into different categories which are chosen according to the target audience, their age, gender, the type of relationship they are looking for (long-term or just for fun) and more. People are free to choose any of these sites according to their needs.
Though the number of dating sites is still on an increase and many new websites are being developed, but people usually prefer to rely on the old and trusted top dating sites. eHarmony is one of such dating sites which is well trusted by the users who look for long term relationships. In simple words, eHarmony is designed for the people who are interested in finding the partners for marriage. It has been developed on the basis of real time relationship psychology and is known as one of the most preferreddestination for the marriage-minded people. In this article, we are going to review eHarmony and mention its various features.
The working concept of eHarmony
Unlike the common view that opposites are attracted, eHarmony works on the principle of similarities. The automated matchmaking system of this website will match you with the members who have most of the personality aspects common with you. While creating your profile on the eHarmony, you will be required to complete a long personality questionnaire. This questionnaire will represent the real picture of your personality. If you are really interested in finding a long term partner with whom you can marry, then you are required to fill this questionnaire honestly giving the right answers. Wrong are the answers, more will be the probability that you will find a partner who share a little with you. As matches will be recommended to you on the basis of this questionnaire, you are recommended to fill it using real information.
As mentioned above, eHarmony is an automated matchmaking system; it will notify you about the matches on its own. You are not required to search for the members manually. The working concept of eHarmony is simple. It will examine from the questionnaire that what is more important for you and what you expect from your would be partner. Your answers then will be compared with the other members and you will be notified about the match who shares most in common with you. This strategy of eHarmony is known as a guided communication as you are not allowed to communicate with whomever, but with the person who is recommended to you by the dating site.
It is free to create an account on eHarmony. Also, you will be given access to some of its features for free. If you sign up for free account, then you will be enabled to create your profile, upload photos, view your matches, their profiles (but not their pictures), and to send ice breakers. If you want to get access to more features then you will be required to subscribe for the paid membership.
There are two types of paid memberships which you can sign for on eHarmony. The membership fee depends on the factor that which package you choose and for how long you want to subscribe it. Let us tell you about these two packages in detail.
- Basic membership: In the basic membership plan, you can view your matches' profiles, their photos, will have access to "Book of You", can send and receive unlimited number of messages from matches, can see the "last logged in" time and will be able to see that who have viewed you. All this you will get for a monthly fee of 12.95 pound in the case you subscribe it for 12 months. The monthly fee varies for every subscription, which is 27.95 pound for 6 months subscription, 35.95 pound for 3 month subscription and 44.95 pound for 1 month subscription.
- Total connect membership: In this plan, you will get a chance to talk to your matches safely with the SecureCall feature and will have access to "Premium Book of You", along with all the features of Basic Membership included in. This membership will cost you a monthly fee of 10.95 pound if your subscribe it for 12 months, 27.95 pound monthly fee for 6 months subscriptions and 37.95 pound monthly fee for 3 months subscriptions.
As the price differences between both the memberships are minor, it would be better if you subscribe for the Total Connect Membership as it offers more benefits.
The guided communication on the eHarmony lets you communicate easily and safely with your matches. You are not enabled to search for anyone and communicate with them; you can communicate only with those members which are chosen by the eHarmony for you. Moreover, there are different levels of communications that eHarmony provides. For an instance, you can send ice-breakers or short messages to start the communication with your match and for notifying him that you are interested, then you can send a list of questions to your match which will enable you to know each other better, and in the third stage you can share your views about must-haves and what you cannot tolerate. In the case both of you are agree with each other you can start emailing from the safe email system of eHarmony.
Moreover, if you are concerned about the privacy, then we would like to tell you that it is not the concern with eHarmony as you are not allowed to communicate with the random members.
eHarmony is an over 50 dating site which has been there for about 16 years and is having over 3.5 million members. Unlike many other dubious dating sites, the members on the eHarmony are real. As the members can create their profile only after completing a long questionnaire, there are no chances of creating a fake profile.