- Religion – looks at religion next because it claims like-minded individuals often share similar religious views and it is important for couples to believe in the same things when building a strong relationship.
- Marital Expectations – compares a couple’s outlook on marriage based on those with similar relationship goals will more likely have a successful relationship.
- Children – couples with different desires for children tend to have more problems in relationships. It also matches members who are looking for no children, since people with the same expectations fare better in relationships
- Hobbies – tests your hobbies since it claims happy couples come from those who can anticipate actions and reactions because they share common interests.
- Occupation – matches members together based on its’ compatibility formula, which is partially based on occupation. eHarmony also tries to match members with people who have similar jobs/careers due to a study that like-minded individuals tend to gravitate towards those with similar jobs. It also tests if you have a blue-collar or white-collar job.
- Gender – uses gender to match members together because it claims happy couples come from people who share the same core values. It also measures if you are looking for someone of the opposite sex or its’ other option (gay/lesbian).
- Politics – looks at politics next because it is important to be on the same political side in order to build a strong relationship. This is why it tests your political views and preferences.
- Smoking Preference – matches its members based on it’s compatibility formula, which is partially based on smoking preferences. It also looks at your smoking preference because like-minded couples tend to share similar views.
- Height – tries to match its members together based on a compatibility formula which is partially based on height and then tests if you have a desire for tall guys/girls or not.
Who owns eHarmony?
eHarmony is a privately held company based in Los Angeles. 1 Media and General Atlantic, a NY-based private equity firm.
It was founded in 2000 by Dr. Neil Clark Warren, a clinical psychologist, and Chris Coyne, a graduate of Harvard University School of Business. It is considered to be the first online dating site to use a scientific approach in an attempt to find compatible partners for its members. It ranks as one of the top 20 most popular websites in America with millions of unique visitors each month who apparently have strict criteria for selecting many hundreds of thousands of registered users.
The name “harmony” comes from the words harmony and unity. In 2008 Match unsuccessfully sued over allegations that parts of the computer code were copied. It is also at the center of a number of controversies about its fee structure and how it makes money, but that is a story for another day!
Does eHarmony have fake profiles?
eHarmony has done a terrific job at ensuring eHarmony remains a safe place for members and based firstmet on a 2019 study by Google, has among the lowest fake profiles of any online dating service.
How to cancel an eHarmony account?
If you’re reading this, chances are that you have been a customer and want to cancel your account. Fortunately, there is an easy-to-follow list of steps you need to take in order to cancel.
2. Click on “My eHarmony”. This will lead you to a page with a drop-down menu labeled “manage options”, below which is the link “Cancel Subscription”.