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eHarmony / deceptive advertising

1 CA, United States Review updated:

I was an on and off eHarmony user for several years. During that time I have not been on one single date with any person. Match after match led nowhere, the worst were the few that passed all the communication phases and before exchanging phone numbers, all of a sudden they decide to take a break from dating? Huh? Online dating was supposed to revolutionize the singles scene and making dating 'easier, ' but in fact all it's done is make consumers wallets lighter. The problem with online dating services is that people don't seem to take it seriously enough to go past the initial communication/flirting stage and onto actual physical meeting. In that respect eHarmony is not unique. However, I do find fault with the way eHarmony seems to flood the airwaves and commercial spaces with this rosy picture of couple after couple that met, fell in love, and married through eHarmony. Not to mention the high rates they charge for their services. I also have several friends that have used eHarmony and none of them found success. I'd say successful couples that met through eHarmony are the exception and not the rule. Just my 2 cents.

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  • To
      18th of Jul, 2008
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    DisappointedUser,

    Look, just because you some ugly guy or gal who looks like a guy doesn't meanthat eHarmony didn't try as hard as they could given the situation. You probably look at yourself in the mirror and say Damn, I'm a good looking guy/gal, but in reality, you're a wildebeest. First all, if you weren't so ugly you could meet someone where you live, but I guess picking up trash at 3 am makes it hard to meet someone other than bums and street people. Second, your feeble attempts to score some action on the few dates you acutally did go on probably scared you. I'll bet you have a HUGE porn collection, don't you? Dude/dudette, resign yourself to the fact that you will have to marry one of your hands to live happily every after.

    Sincerely,
    T

  • Sa
      18th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I completely agree I tried eHarmoney and found it worthless. I disliked the guided communication very much but did go all the way through it with someone and was thinking I wanted to meet him - then he just disappeared! Now his rude behavior is not really the services's fault but I have talked to several people who have had the same experience. I suppose it works if you want to be ultra careful - but in my opinion it's better to just get out there, meet in person and see what happens. If you really want to meet someone try Match.com. It worked for me!

    PS - don't listen to that jerk Tony!

  • To
      18th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Sara,

    I'll ask you a couple of questions. Why in the hell do you need a dating service to find somebody? Are you as homely as the disappointed user? You can't find anybody on your own? Here's what I think. You are butt-ugly, a stick, with man hands and a deep voice. You're as flat as a 2x4, with stringy hair and a meek demeaner. People describe you as "nice". You've bumped uglies twice, once with Timmie next door 'cause you showed him your cans, and once with some poor guy you wrangled into going out on a date with you. "Steely Dan" is your best bud now. How did match.com work for ya? You get paired up with another lesbian?

  • Jo
      18th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hey Tony. Why are you on this site on a Friday? Your boyfriend is off for the night? Go back on your AIDS meds for all our sakes.

  • Ah
      18th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    You're right, DU. It's eHarmony's fault that nobody wants to go out with you. It's your parent's fault that you aren't a millionaire. It's the city's fault when rush-hour traffic made you late for work. It's the ticket vendor's fault when nothing came out of the lottery ticket you bought. Those lottery ads are deceptive advertising, too!

    Wow, you paid $60 to join an online dating site, the least you should get out of it is a date, huh? Next time, save the effort and just pay someone $60 to go out with you.

  • Jo
      18th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I agree with the above. But Tony sounds gay.

  • Ja
      19th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I agree with you DU. eharmony is a joke.

  • To
      19th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Jose,
    I am only trying to tell these people the truth about themselves. I'll bet you are on ehamrnony and match and all the other online dating websites, too. Probably looking to hook up with some dude. You weigh about a buck and a quarter, with a itty-bitty moustache and a thin line of hair down your cheeks you call a beard that you spend an hour shaving. You got a tribal tattoo on one arm, thinking it makes you look cool, both ears pierced and you drive a honda civic. A four door. HA HA HA!! Jose go back to the barrio and troll outside for those little 15 year old latino boys you like so well.

  • He
      14th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Eharmony is misleading.

    Lost of fake profiles created by the company and the staff.

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