There are over 1.5 million Australian singles using eharmony Australia. Calling itself a relationship site rather than a dating site, eharmony is targeted at singles looking for serious relationships which are working towards long-term commitment and marriage. Their patented personality test matches senior singles based on 29 dimensions of core compatibility, and they have a truly beautiful profile build as well as some great extras for secure dating.
eharmony are known far and wide for their patented personality test which matches singles based on 29 dimensions of compatibility. This really is the cornerstone of the whole website. After finishing the quiz, you will be shown the beautiful and innovative Book of You. This is enhanced once you subscribe to a paid package as well. The Book of You is a real insight into your personality and dating journey, and can tell you a lot about yourself, as well as being a great way to matchmake you to likeminded singles. Especially if you’re recovering from bad breakups in the past, it’s a priceless glimpse at what makes you tick.
Every day you will be sent matches directly to your inbox which you can interact with by inbox chat, either directly or with the help of Guided Communication. Here you can choose questions and ice breakers to start the conversation making it easier to start talking without awkwardness. eharmony offers great mobile apps to help you date on the move. These are for iOS and Android devices and let you chat and match while you’re out and about. Don’t forget to look at the eharmony blog, which has relationship advice, articles and tips for everything about dating, from building a great profile, to moving offline and beyond.
The sign up process here is hand-crafted, and will take some time. You can sign out at any point and your answers will be saved for next time, so if you feel overwhelmed at any point, just take a break. The questions vary from factual information such as your age, gender, location and physical appearance, to some which are a bit more philosophical or require some more thought.
You will be asked to rate yourself on a sliding scale with emotions such as how warm you are, or how much of an introvert. You can decide how true statements are, for example ‘I like doing things for other people’ or ‘Sex is very important to me in a relationship’. You will also need to think about how often in the last month you have felt sad, happy, anxious, hopeful or disappointed. All of these questions help eharmony find you singles who really match you in terms of compatibility.
We like how there are some out of the box questions, such as thinking about how your friends would describe you. These really help you move out of your comfort zone and give honest answers about yourself and your personality.
The whole site has a genuinely safe feel to it, which is probably due to manual profile verification by the moderators. They look through each profile to make sure no one is trying to scam their way into the site. As there are few search tools, you won’t have access to many profiles at all, and everything remains hidden until you sign up for a subscription, including communication tools. eharmony adds some fantastic extras such as RelyID where users can further verify their identities to give singles even more confidence when chatting, as well as SecureCall, where singles can chat via a secure phone line until they are ready to disclose their personal phone number. Elements like this show that eharmony has mature singles safety and best interests at heart.
You won’t be able to do much without paying for a monthly subscription. You can choose the basic package which unlocks communication, or pay a couple dollars extra for Total Connect. This includes RelyID, SecureCall and a Premium Book of You. 1 month is the most expensive at $64.95. If you commit to 3 months this reduces the monthly cost to $50.95, and the 6 months package takes it down to $44.95 per month. The cheapest option is a 12 month subscription for $19.95 per month.
Because eharmony is such a managed solution, it is very easy to use. The sign up is lengthy, and you can’t skip any of the questions, but we like how you can sign out and continue later. The profile build is step by step with a lot of handy tips to make sure you give a great first impression. Elements like Guided Communication make it even easier to start a chat and build some real chemistry. If you have any problems, help is available 24/7 by email and during working hours on the phone.
As eharmony works as a compatibility site rather than a dating site, the search options are not available to you. This might come as a bit of a surprise if you are used to traditional online dating, where you can choose search filters and see new members or browse who is currently online. eharmony is different. You are only shown profiles which are a good match for you based on your profile, and you won’t be able to edit what you’re looking for, other than the age range and the location.
eharmony is perfect for seniors who are looking for something serious, as well as for a managed approach to finding it. If you’re happy to sit back and let someone else do the matchmaking for you, you won’t find a better or more successful site for finding core compatibility and a chance at a long-term relationship.