Internet dating observations


11-Nov-2017 06:47

On e Harmony locating potential matches is limited to only those people that the site determines to be a match.A few users saw this as an advantage but many users felt this was a significant weakness of the site – specifically as e Harmony does not provide any feedback as to the degree of compatibility or where the compatibility is.” (provides a list of people who clicked on a member’s profile), “Winks” and email contacts but usage of these was mixed amongst our users.We also probed on some of the readymade computer matching methods offers, notably Mutual Matches (which matches users who have each described each other as the person they are looking for) and Reverse Matches (which identifies Match users that have described the searcher as the type of person they are looking for).However, most users felt that the matching algorithms here were “rough” and could be made more effective.As a result, users often stated they felt they had to work harder than necessary because of the large number of poor matches returned.The comments, quotes, and opinions in this document reflect only the views of these users and not those of e Harmony or who were not themselves involved with this research in any way.The intention of this report is to highlight broad themes and provide insights as to how these sites are used by the users we spoke to.

” Initial assessment is generally quick, ranging from a few seconds if pictures do not suggest physical attraction or a “deal-breaker” is encountered, to about 45 seconds (for both men and women) for a more complete profile.Locating Matchese Harmony and each provide very different ways of identifying matches with providing a much larger number of options.