International encounters dating site
From a features standpoint, this website blows the others out of the water.
They offer a huge slew of communication options, including chat and instant messaging, e-mail, smiles, sharing of private photo galleries, video greetings, and phone calls made through the site.
Question philosophy: The questionnaire takes upwards of an hour to complete, and asks you confusing, multiple-choice, and occasionally repetitive questions about your level of adventurousness or your need for space.
Some questions are even stranger—for instance, men are shown four pictures of hands, and asked to tell which one looks most like their own.
An online survey of 7000 recently married people found that 17 percent of respondents met their spouses online.Based on your answers, gives you a personality title—for example, Director, Negotiator, Builder, Explorer—and from there, you're matched with others who should be good matches, based on scientific research.Based on my unprofessional opinion, this is the most valuable personality test of all the dating websites. Best for: Singles over 35, and those who care deeply about relationship science.Until recently, you couldn't even see the pictures of those with whom you did match.
The greatest benefit to this pay-only service is the corollary to these perceived flaws: They do all the work for you (and you can just about trust they've done their work correctly). Date began: 2000Cost: Because I was deemed unsuitable for any of e Harmony's matches, I could not verify the cost of admission—but, according to About.com, it's one of the highest of all major dating sites.1 month: .95 3 months: 9.85 6 months: 9.70 12 months: 9.40is known for catering specifically to people of Jewish faith or heritage looking for love, but it isn't exclusive to Jewish members.
They rely so heavily on this system, in fact, that there is no search function on the site.