eHarmony Review

Like 2ofakind.com, eHarmony is a true matchmaking system for people looking for a serious relationship rather than just a date. Try both services if you are looking for your ideal mate. Consider the following:

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eHarmony (reviewed 2/23/06) 2ofakind Matchmaking
started 1998 1996
match system Multi-dimension - 2-way Matchmaking

Multi-dimension - 2-way Matchmaking

delivery Matches are emailed to you. All matches must meet each other's qualifications and score highest in compatibility. Matches are emailed to you. All matches must meet each other's qualifications and score highest in compatibility.
match criteria Programmed by the system designer. Some applications are rejected (see below). Self programmed based on your judgment.
The program is as unique as you are.
application Psychological questionnaire requires a minimum of 45 minutes (436 questions). Up to 150 match traits, interests, & preferences you select and prioritize in 10 to 15 minutes
free to participate yes yes
full membership $59.95 for one month (reviewed 2/23/06) $19.95 for one month
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Additional Notes: In our review of eHarmony we found it to be a reputable service. However an article by Business Week points out some policies by the founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, that indicate it may not be suitable for everyone:

BusinessWeek 2/20/06 (excerpts)
"...Warren has always had to dodge criticism that his site is designed to promote evangelical Christianity. Critics contend that he doesn't make many matches for those who profess other faiths. He denies those claims. A couple of years ago, one disgruntled visitor to the site went on Good Morning America and complained that he had been rejected by eHarmony because he wasn't spiritual enough. Warren says that he took one look at the guy's body language and concluded that he was depressed, which would explain why he flunked the personality quiz. ...Warren won't match taller women with shorter men, because he believes that's a difference difficult to overcome in a relationship. And, most controversially, he won't fix up same-sex couples; he finds the issue too divisive..."