Robin from Massachussets writes about “trends” she noticed.
First trend: The dead account. By my estimation, at least 50% of all the matches I have gotten are from accounts that aren’t even active. By way of anecdotes, Doug mentioned that he received a first message from a woman after he had closed out his account (making it one of those dead accounts). Personally, I have sent first messages to a number of matches who never answered, not even to close the match.
Second trend: The inappropriate match. Of all the matches I get, maybe 30% seem appropriate. The others make me severely question the effectiveness of the much-advertised matching system. Anyone who has talked to me for a nanosecond would never think I was a good match for: a conservative Republican, someone who doesn’t read much, a person who thinks motorcycles are crazy, someone who needs lots of together time with a partner or a person who has definite leanings toward requiring a partner to conform to traditional gender roles. Still, somehow eHarmony has sent me all of these and more besides.
Third trend: The money match. eHarmony is a monthly service. As renewal time approaches each month, all of a sudden I get a bunch of matches. Funny how I might get only one match the entire rest of the month, yet one day before my contract is up a whole bunch of matches appear. This doesn’t happen when the service is set up to auto-renew. Amazing.
Well there you go. Can I offer suggestions, eHarmony?
- Matches should say “date of last visit”.