Monday, August 04, 2008

eHarmony vs. chemistry.com

So, for the past 3+ years, I've been a member on eHarmony.com......bottom line is I've had lots and lots of matches, but very little communication with any of those matches. Several friends have been matched with their "perfect" person, but so far I would say I have not had success.

My cousin found her husband on match.com......which now has a component called chemistry.com which is supposed to compete with/mimic eHarmony.....

Just wondering if I should continue with eHarmony (my subscription is up the end of August) or if I should try something different......

Any thoughts???


5 comments:

pdr2 said...

I change may do some good, you will have a new pond to play in.

jaime s said...

I'm with your BIL...change it up a bit and see what else is out there. If you don't like it, you can always try eharmony again.

I still would love to know your type so I can be on alert for you!
I've prayed for you and this lucky fella but I have no idea what I'm looking for, so if I meet him, I may not know it!

Kimela said...

Jenni,
I met my husband through Yahoo Personals. We both had tried EHarmony with no results. I live in Houston and you would think that there would be hundreds of single Christian men in the area. EHarmony was not matching me up with very many and I got discouraged. I tried Match for a few months and really did not like it either. Then I signed with Yahoo and the rest is history. I met my husband and we talked via email for a few weeks, had our first date on Feb 15 and got married 113 days later!! With Yahoo I had total control. No one could see me and that put me in total control. I did not have weirdos contacting me. I would read through profiles and contact the men I wanted to contact. I was very picky. Most importantly to me, they had to be a Christian. I could tell by what they wrote if they were seriously a Christian or just playing the part. Anyway if you have any more questions you can email.
Kim

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an advocate for the more normal dating sites. I met my husband on match.com and so did my college roommate. The bad thing about eharmony is they limit who you can talk to. On match, it's totally up to you! I had to weed through a few not so great guys, but it's pretty easy. All you have to do is not respond to their emails! I say go for it!

Mandi said...

I know you must be discouraged, but I am a big fan of eHarmony. I think it is just different for everyone. My husband and I met on eHarmony, and I know there is absolutely no way we would have ever met otherwise. I tried match.com, and did not like it at all b/c there seemed to be so many people and anyone could see your profile. What I liked about eHarmony is the privacy of it as well as the "compatability" aspect. Luckily, both Eric and I had entered a wide enough mile radius that we were matched together. He is the only one I continued into any "communication stage" past the questions with, and our relationship progressed quite quickly after that. The only things I can suggest are: widen your mileage (if it is limited now); try other sites if you feel so led (I know others are successful as well); and don't get discouraged (I know - MUCH easier said than done!). I will be praying for you and for the man God has out there for you.