Members on e Harmony are typically looking for long-term relationships.
To join, users must fill out a comprehensive questionnaire.
is more like a social website; it does have its own search algorithm and suggestions, but it also allows members to browse through profiles and contact other members.
"29 dimensions of compatibility" -- comprehensive questionnaire all users fill out Core traits – emotional temperament, social style, cognitive mode, physicality Vital attributes -- relationship skills, values and beliefs, key experiences.
New users create a profile and enter search criteria.
The site matches them to other members based on these criteria.
However, members also have the option of conducting searches on their own based on search filters.
For communication, members may "wink" at others, email or IM.
A significant distinguishing factor between dating sites e Harmony and is that e Harmony is designed specifically to match single men and women for long-term relationships, while is open to casual, short-term, and long-term relationships, as well as to LGBT profiles. Moreover, e Harmony does not allow members to browse for matches or communicate directly with each other.
The site uses member preferences and an elaborate compatibility questionnaire to match candidates and only allows communication between profiles that match.
e Harmony conducts all searches for its members – users don't have the option of searching or browsing profiles themselves. e Harmony generates matches based on a compatibility test and profile criteria that members fill out.
The site sends email alerts when new matches are found.