The philosophical ‘What are your main three reasons for wanting a relationship?’ starts you off. If you thought that was a little bold, you’d find the answers even more personal.
Pick from ‘So I’m not alone’ or ‘Emotional security’ right off the bat to the inner circle online make you really begin to spiral. Well, at least it’s cheaper than a therapist.
The same thing goes for ‘What is most likely to make you interested in someone?’, picking between Career, Financial security, Health and fitness, Warm-heartedness, and Appearance. Although you might be thinking, “I actually wouldn’t mind all 5 of these”, the point of the test is to narrow down exactly what is MOST important to you.
Many of the qualities that eharmony is looking for are incredibly general. We’re all looking for someone friendly and ‘warm-hearted,’ but is that more important than other aspects?
You might not know that off the top of your head, but eharmony sure will be the end of the quiz.
eharmony assumes that there might have been a couple of overcome heartbreaks in your past if you’re looking for the one.
One of my personal favorite questions was ‘How do you react to lovesickness?’, with the only possible heartbreak reactions being ‘I eat more than usual’, or ‘I don’t enjoy food as much’. Eharmony loves emotional eating.
The compatibility matching section of the quiz explores the different traits of a person. This is where many personality match scores come from, so make sure to take your time!
Questions that you’re only allowed to submit one answer to, such as ‘Your ideal partner should be’ really make you think.
Is it A: Looks good with me, B: Shares my interests, or C: Is irresistible to me? Because apparently, we’re not allowed to want more than one of those things.
A simple question like ‘What do you want your partner to like about you?’ has 34 possible answers, of which you pick 5. You really have to narrow down exactly what’s important to you, which is one of the reasons eharmony works so fantastically.
I have to say though… I’m not sure how picking which shape you think is more appealing is a good way to help you find someone compatible, but I’ll trust the experts know what they’re doing!
Making Your eharmony Profile
Profile creation is the heart of a dating app. eharmony is no different, with sections for Profile Photos, Personal Quote, My Profile (general statistics), Who Am I? About Me, and Leisure and Sports.
You can really go to town on customizing your profile, filling in as much or as little as you would like.
Of course, I always say that when you’re looking for something serious, the biggest turn-off of a profile is a blank one! No one wants to talk to someone who couldn’t even take the time to write a few lines about themselves.
This section also asks you to select a profile header photo, which is a casual stock image of colors, landscapes, or anything in-between.
Love literature? Philosophy? Movies? Well, this is your chance to display one of your favorite quotes. This could be something you live by, your personal mantra that lets people know what you’re looking for.
Safe to say, I nearly deleted the app when one of my matches had ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ like hers. Tragic times.
This is where typical dating app stats come into play. These span from lifestyle questions, like ‘Do you have kids?’ and ‘Are you religious?’ to physical details like height, location, ethnicity, and education.