One advantage with E-Harmony is that the site screens profiles for compatibility and presents to you closest matches to your profile thereby saving you the time and effort sifting through various profiles. It is able to achieve this through a comprehensive relationship questionnaire that details your personality traits as well as that of your desired partner, which it matches and throws up as the closest matches. If you are looking for a one night stand or a very casual affair for a short term, this may not appeal to you. This site can truly help those who are on the look out for a genuine partner for the long haul.
It is thus appropriate to be very accurate and provide realistic information about your self when filling out the profile. It will take some time but will be well worth the effort, since it would be useful for not only you but other members seeking partners based on realistic aspirations and qualities. The site will take into account various dimensions and present your personality traits in a manner that will best reflect your true self.
Depending on how you view it and compare against other dating sites, the fact that you will not be able to see any profiles at all could be considered either negatively or positively. Negatively, because you are used to a particular feature that is common to most dating sites and positively, since the site generates matches by itself sparing you the time and effort of going through various profiles. You can then decide your next course of action based on the matches that are posted to you. The only possible drawback is that with the system throwing up matches based on your specifications, making changes for seeking more variety may not be possible very quickly and on the fly.
This being an international website, it will give you matches from various other regions of the globe, should you specify so in the search option. If you do not desire spreading your search option thus wide, you can modify the search options to provide you with choices closer home and even in your own city.
You can initiate contact by sending them a short questionnaire, which is a sort of an icebreaker or opt for the “Fast Track” feature by sending them an email straightaway and hope to take it on from there.
The site does lack extra features such as chat, audio and video message options and is less tech-savvy as compared to other sites. Besides the detailed questionnaire that seeks to unearth your personality and the email facility, there is no other benefit that you can enjoy out of this site and to that extent; it may not go down well with many people, who seek a lot more out of a dating site.
Under the free membership, you only get to make your personality profile and can also review the profiles thrown up by the system. You will not be able to exchange communication with other members.
One good thing about this site is the free one week trial offer, which will help you decide whether you wish to continue and become a member or not.