This forces every member to show that they really are who they say they are.
e Harmony also proactively flags and closes accounts where profile information doesn't match the dater's actual identity.
This is the claim of e Harmony.com: they've "helped 600,000 couples tie the knot and counting," and it certainly highlights their focus on lifelong relationships instead of quick hookups.
Started in 2000, e Harmony's whole approach to online dating has focused on matching people with the right points of compatibility for a long-term relationship-in other words, helping online daters find The One.
But e Harmony still leads the pack when it comes to attempting to keep out sketchy members.
Another common complaint on other dating sites is the inability to keep unwanted members out of your profile.
If there is one message you'll hear again and again in e Harmony's commercials and online ads, it's that their method for matching compatible people is "scientifically proven" to increase potential for dating and marriage.
These don't come cheap, as reflected in their three subscription options below: This places e Harmony as the most expensive of the top online dating services, more expensive than both and Zoosk.This was the case with one complaint where the member was demanding a refund because they didn't want to continue with the subscription that they'd already committed to.e Harmony's customer service team replied: If you've looked at enough complaints about online dating sites and the customer service responses to those complaints, you know that this kind of patience and generosity is uncommon.For those members who can't pay their subscription up front, they also offer installment payment plans.
These higher subscription costs have the double effect of chasing away less-than-serious daters and, as a result, keeping membership on e Harmony relatively low-15.5 million compared to the 21.5 million members on or the 25 million on Zoosk.
For instance, e Harmony has been known to close accounts if they discover any of the following conditions: Unfortunately, this feature can't catch all the creeps out there.