eHarmony- Chances of Love
The main reason for using an online dating or relationship site has to be that users are looking for love, the website has proven that it is able to deliver in this respect with amazing results in the United States as confirmed by another independent test of the online service by Harris Interactive – a respected and established online data company concluded that it may be possible for them to lay claim to having a hand in 2% of marriages in the US in 2007!!
This is a massive number of successful relationships to be attributed to ANY online service! to look a bit deeper at how this figure was arrived at you can read the official XXXeHarmony press release XXXX
Our take of the chances of love
As with all of our reviews, whether for this site or for other sites, we like to keep our experiences as close to the experience that you (the user), will have on any given relationships site. As such we never apply to review the site officially or directly with the company that runs or maintains the relationship service concerned. Meaning that we do not start off with a free reviewers account, or any other perks or tweaks that could colour our reviews, but an account just the same as you would have access to when signing up to a site.
We create have created standard “male” and standard “female” persona’s for this review, and set out the traits that we have and the traits that we are looking for in our ideal partner.
Using these profiles we set a clear time limit for each review, and assess each of the matches that we have either been able to find or have been sent in an email during that time against our ideal profiles set out, the closer the match the better the score.
This is tested against the data that we have collected over the years around the numbers of “hits” an account has and how that number is translated into actual potential partners, and the ability of the system to provide a “match” against a predefined hypothetical ideal partner.
Using the data collected, over a 6 month period we have concluded that of the 475 potential matches that we have been sent by the system, 362 fulfill our perfect “MR or MISS Wright” criteria with this sort of hit rate, and with this number of matches that his the mark, we think it is highly unlikely that a singles would remain single after 6 months using the site.