- Smiles (Free)
Smiles are free to send. They’re essentially an easygoing, no-risk way of letting someone know that you like them. Smiles are especially useful to use if you’re not sure what to say in an opening message (they can encourage the other person to initiate a conversation), but if you send a smile as a free user and the other person responds, you will still need to upgrade your account if you want to then start sending your original messages.
- Automated Questions (Free)
If you’ve come across a profile you quite like but you’re not sure what to say in an opening message (or if you’ve got a free account but want to see if someone is worth you upgrading or not), you can send automated questions. Automated questions are questions that eHarmony has come up with. You’re allowed to send as many as you like in one day, and it’s up to the other person to respond with their answers.
They’re an easy way of getting to know someone without you having to come up with your conversation. Moreover, the other person’s answers can inspire new conversational topics.
- Favorites (Free)
It’s a list of profiles you’re interested in, but who you haven’t got around to messaging yet. However, on eHarmony there’s a crucial difference – you can only see a list of Favorites who have matched with you. It’s a useful (free) feature that is ideal for whenever you’re in a hurry.
- What If? (Paid)
One of the frustrations some people have with eHarmony is that they can’t see potential matches who are outside their preference list – not until they upgrade their account and use the What If? feature, that is. This feature is pretty cool because it lets you see users who eHarmony hasn’t deemed are compatible with you based on the answers you gave to the personality tests and questionnaires. In other words, you get to see people who have so far ‘slipped through the net.’
- Video Date (Paid)
eHarmony is becoming so advanced that it now lets you go on video dates with your matches.eHarmony offers this service, but it’s a paid service, which means you’ll need to upgrade your account to access it.
How Much eHarmony Membership Costs?
- 6 months (Premium Light) – $35 per month
- 12 months (Premium Plus) – $15 per month
- 24 months (Premium Extra) – $13 per month
Premium Light, then, is the most affordable package, but it’s also the most basic. If you want to get as much out of eHarmony as you can but don’t want to lock yourself into a 24-month subscription firstmet seznamka plan, I highly recommend going with the Premium Plus option. It’s competitively priced, it’s feature-rich, and it will allow you to get the most out of the site.
Plus, you get access to eHarmony’s advanced matchmaking system, which many say is the best in the world of its type (more on this soon).
Payment plans are flexible, and you can choose to either subscribe for six months, twelve months, or twenty-four months. This, of course, means you can’t simply sign up for just one month. However, there are two reasons for this. One, eHarmony is for people who are prepared to take their time to find the One. Two, eHarmony regularly offers a free trial that gives you a chance to get a feel for the site before upgrading.