Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Thoughts on eHarmony

So, as you know I have let my membership to eHarmony expire. I mean it was really expensive and for the time and money that I put into it, frankly I was expecting more. I would get matched with people on a semi-daily basis. Most of the people I was matched with were just so not my type. This goes from geographically, to their picture, to just things in their profile that totally turned me off. So that leaves the very few I was interested in. I followed the eHarmony rules of communication and sent first round questions to them. I heard back from very few of them. I realized that alot of these people probably are not even paying for the service and only use it on those "Free Communication" weekends that they have. I got to the final round of communication with only a handful (if that) of my matches and even then, never even got to the point of going on a date with any of them! Not to mention the fact that very few people ever initiated contact with me, so I really felt like the whole thing was just a waste.
Now that I have let me membership lapse however, I am getting matches upon matches sent daily!! Of course I have to be a paying member to see their photos, but I can read their profiles. I also have gotten quite a few people requesting to start communication with me. Of course I have to be a paying member to do that as well.
Well, I'm sorry eHarmony, you will not get another cent out of me! I'll be like the countless of other non-paying members and wait until you have some special weekend to give away free communication. How about Christmas? It may be a perfect time for this Jewish girl to find her match (thanks Santa!).

3 comments:

flip flops on lex said...

I've never tried eHarmony but have been less than thrilled with Match. I figured it was just me. I hear Match does tricky things like leaving up your profile after you've completely cancelled your account. I get emails all the time saying someone wants to contact me... No thanks. I need a breather. Good luck!

MCW said...

Eharmony does it for the money...I get them all the time too. So not worth it...
Match is hard, but I have had some luck. Afraid to close my account just in case!

highheelgal said...

Good to know, especially since I someday plan to enter the dating world again. I've always done match.com and that's where I met Twenty. I always thought I'd be one of those online success stories, but guess that's definitely not happeneing with him!