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Match.com offers fast date matching through common matchmaking steps. First, you browse Match’s database of over eight million members to find someone that interests you. The next step is to create your own profile with the web site and upload some photos for other users to view. Lastly, you complete your subscription in order to contact other Match users that you would like to get to know.
The website offers the “Who’s viewed me” option to its registered members so one can check out who has searched or viewed their profiles and photos. There is also what they call Match words, which are actually keywords that you can use to aid you to find people who have mentioned that they share common interests with you such as liking certain movies or sports teams. The Match.com community forums are also available for people who want to discuss things that they share common interests in.
For members who are not often online, the website created its mobile phone version, Match mobile. It is here that people can send messages to each other. Currently, this service is available only in the United States.
Mind Find Bind with Dr. Phil is also accessible for daily life notes and quotes. One can also listen to audio recordings by Dr. Phil on topics such as dating and relationships.
Match.com also runs international versions of their sites for European, American, Asian, and Pacific countries.
eHarmony has users which come from all over the United States and from more than 200 countries. On the eHarmony homepage, a registration box is located on its left panel for quick sign-up.
Registered users enjoy more features such as matching through the Compatibility Matching System. One has to answer lengthy questionnaire that covers different life areas such as intellect and values, which are then used to create their profiles. According to the site, the system differs from other matching mechanisms of various dating sites because it goes beyond the couples’ basic information. This system instead matches couples through their 29 different categories such as their character, intellect, values, among others.
Moreover, to make the getting-to-know-you stage more pleasant, eHarmony offers a Guided Communication option. It offers a process which is equipped with advices from expert and ice-breaker questions for the person. Otherwise, one can choose Fast Track option to directly communicate with the potential partner.
eHarmony also launched its new service called the Online Marriage Wellness Program. This program contains two distinct sections, which are eHarmony marriage profile and marriage wellness program. In the first section, partners fill up questionnaire about their marriage in major areas. The objective of this section is for partners to gain understanding upon reading their marriage profile. Subsequently, they receive coaching and counseling from Dr. Warren through a series of video consultations.