An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites
A down-and-dirty exposé of the most famous dating sites.
If none of these options seem appealing to you and you’re simply looking for a nice man to join you in escorting your mother to church on Sundays, then eHarmony may be just what you are looking for. This online dating service is better for older, more conservative women, especially those of you who are more on the religious side – the long quiz asks a great deal of questions about spirituality.
eHarmony claims to be much more selective than the other dating sites, claiming to reject some people based on their quiz answers. One downfall is that once you’ve taken their test, if you don’t agree with their personality analysis, there’s no way to go back and modify it. Another downfall is that it’s not possible to filter your matches by any physical attribute (like height, race or location.)
I think the biggest bummer about this site is that they don’t allow you to do your own search and check out their database of singles. Instead, they drip-fed me matches at the rate of one every couple of days, roughly. This was really frustrating to me, especially since the matches they sent me were, wellllll, not the most attractive dudes. IMHO if they don’t let users pick their own matches, then they need to at least allow users to select some “looks” preferences! I mean, come on!
I called their customer support because I was getting a lot of really short and unattractive guys as my matches, and the woman simply told me that I shouldn’t discriminate based on height or looks. She said that she is my height (5’9″) and married a guy who is 5’5″. Whether that’s true or not, I couldn’t tell, but I found it, uhmmm, interesting that she claimed to be exactly my height and have married a guy exactly the height of the last match I got. Hmmm…
One could describe this site as having more “clean-cut” (or, depending on your perspective, “square”) guys as well – men who put things like church as their favorite activity. If these things strike a chord with you and the word “casual” has no place in your dating vocabulary, eHarmony may be a perfect option for you.