Try eHarmony if you’re serious about love – It’s free to start

There have been some changes at eHarmony lately. Most of it is stuff that makes the site a lot more accessible (and affordable for users).

For the longest time, eHarmony was one of the few sites that did not offer any kind of free trial, aside from an occasional free communication weekend. This was one of the most frustrating things about eHarmony in the past. In my opinion, it did not allow members to try out the site in any meaningful way and determine if it’s the right dating site for them. The only things you could do were open an account, create a profile, and receive matches. But without having any interaction with the matches, it was hard to know how good the matches really were.

eharmony website screenshotThis has changed, however, and now you can communicate for free when you join, even if you are not a paying member. It even says so on the home page when you go to sign up.

But with all things, there is a catch. The communication you can do is only the guided communication, which is essentially sending your matches pre-written questions, to which they may respond. Once you reach the stage where you start emailing each other openly, you must upgrade.

But what is worse is that you cannot see the photos of your matches. Of course, looks aren’t everything, but for something like a romantic relationship, physical chemistry is important. Photos therefore are essential, and again, you cannot view them until you pay up.

With that said, these changes make the it worthwhile to set up a free trial account at eharmony by going to . If nothing else, it will give you an idea of how the site works, and you can then decide for yourself if you want to sign on as a paying member. Compared to how things used to be, this is definitely a giant step in the right direction. I only hope that some time in the future, eHarmony offers a full-blown free trial, such as the ones available at, where you can try all the features of the site for a limited time.

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