The Truth About eHarmony – (Updated 2024)

Is eHarmony really all it’s cracked up to be? Is the online dating giant worth the higher than average costs? If you’re looking for the honest, no B.S. truth about eHarmony, you’re right where you need to be.

Here’s what we’re going to do today. In this guide, we’re going to break down 5 truths about eHarmony. We’re going to talk about what claims are true and what you should really expect if you were to sign up.

screenshot of eHarmony dating site

So, if you’re looking for love and ready to get to the bottom of this ‘mystery,’ buckle up because here we go.

1. eHarmony is more expensive than most other online dating sites.

This is true. When you sign up for a paid eHarmony membership, expect to pay a little bit more than you would with most other online dating sites or apps on the market.

How much more? Here’s a look at the current eHarmony costs.

Membership TypeMembership LengthMembership Cost
Premium Light6 Months$65.90 per month
Premium Plus12 Months$45.90 per month
Premium Extra24 Months$35.90 per month

But how does this compare to the rest of the costs in the dating industry? Somewhat higher, but not as wild as many people make it out to be.

  • Compared to the costs of Elite Singles, it’s about $15 more per month for an annual plan.
  • Compared to the costs of Christian Mingle, it’s a little over $20 more per month for an annual plan.
  • Compared to the costs of JDate, it’s about $15 more per month for an annual plan.

So, the truth about eHarmony as it relates to costs is that the site is more expensive than most other options, but not by as much as you might have thought. Additionally, you often get what you pay for in the world of online dating, so the cost could be fully worth it. When you want the best results the fastest — it may cost a few bucks more.

2. You can’t see member photos during a free trial.

This is true. Look, the eHarmony free trial is awesome. It lets you get to know the software, get your profile set up, and start to really see if eHarmony is right for you. However, you are not going to be able to see any of the other member’s photos during the trial. You will be able to see the main picture blurred out, but that is it.

Screenshot of the blurred pictures on eHarmony

While we’re sure you’d like this to be another way, eHarmony is a business. And as a business, they can’t give away everything for free, or else they wouldn’t make any money and offer the great service they do.

Again, if you’re interested in eHarmony, we highly recommend setting up a free trial account now to check it out for yourself. Here’s the link you need to get automatically set up right now! (You’ll read later why getting your trial account set up now is an added perk when we talk about Free Communication Weekends).

 3. eHarmony is responsible for helping over 2 million people find love.

eHarmony is a major publicly-traded company. Why does this matter? It matters because the company can’t promote statistics or information that are misleading or false. If they did, they would be open to lawsuits and a lot of trouble from the government.

So, when the company says that over 2 million have found love on the platform, they mean it. An additional truth about eHarmony is that every 14 minutes someone finds love. That’s 4 people an hour. Wowzers.

4. There is no schedule to the Free Communication Weekends.  

If you haven’t heard of it before, the eHarmony Free Communication Weekend is when they allow all account holders the ability to communicate with other singles completely free of charge. For years, people have tried to gauge when these weekends were going to happen.

The verdict? Well, that brings us to the fourth truth about eHarmony. There is no method to the madness. Yes, there is a tendency for these events to fall on 3-day weekends and around holidays, but they are random beyond that.

But there is one trick that can help make sure you don’t miss out. Sign up for a free trial account now (links are all over this page). Why does that have anything to do with it? Because it will put you on the email list. When free communication weekends happen, eHarmony emails all members and lets them know.

And because you’ve already taken the time to set your account up now, you can get started with the perk right away. Otherwise, you’ll be going through the sign-up process and setting up your account while the rest of the world is chatting it up! The weekend doesn’t last forever.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.