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eHarmony.com Style of Online Dating

If you had a chance to review eHarmony.com, you would have found that they depart from the traditional dating sites’ way of helping singles meet their match.

Since some singles didn’t like (and some still don’t like) the idea of having to search the internet for a soulmate on their own, in 2000 eHarmony.com became the first to develop a matching system that basically does all the searching for its members. The eHarmony.com process is as follows:

  1. Christian Singles (or any other single) can sign up for an eHarmony.com Free Personality Profile
  2. eHarmony.com then contacts those people with compatible matches from other singles who have also taken the questionnaire.
  3. Finally, eHarmony.com software allows those singles to communicate with each other anonymously until they feel comfortable.

eHarmony is one of the largest matchmaking sites of its kind. They claim that on average, over 90 couples get married everyday due to the fact that they first met on eHarmony.

eHarmony.com Top Competitor

Observing the success of eHarmony.com, several other dating services have imitated their methods. However, the top competitor of eHarmony.com is PerfectMatch.com, which also offers its own free Personality Profile, which is very similar to eHarmony’s.

Each of these dating services has millions of members, due largely to the fact they both spend tens of millions of dollars on media advertising each year. I suppose this is a good thing for us consumers because that means there will be more singles in the system.

PerfectMatch bills itself as “a community of singles who are serious about finding love and a lasting relationship.” What’s a little funny is that in their radio and TV ads, they’ve even adopted the song (This Will Be, by Natalie Cole) eHarmony.com uses in their ads. Talk about copycats!

Overall, while most Christians interested in this kind of online dating service gravitate toward eHarmony.com, not a few use PerfectMatch as well. The latter is also considerably less expensive, which doesn’t hurt its cause.

Since both of these offer free membership trials, our recommendation here is to try out both to see which one feels more comfortable for you.

Finally, if you are a Christian single who has tried either PerfectMatch.com or eHarmony, please help other singles by chiming in with your thoughts.

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