eHarmony free trial - don't bother!

**PLEASE NOTE: During the free trial, you are NOT able to share contact details so what's the point?!

I recently tried the 7 day free trial promoted here on MSE. I wasn't impressed by the site or the people on it really and the subscription options are very long and expensive so I shan't be signing up. I don't quite understand why it's so expensive either, I can only assume that they're trying to promote an air of exclusivity which is kind of working as there aren't many people on there 🤣 Also please note, they have some kind of filter so I couldn't share my contact details to continue talking to anyone after my free trial ended which was pretty annoying. I'd give it a miss if I were you.


  • MSE_Laura_F
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    Thanks for the feedback @DatingSimon, I've passed it onto the MSE Deals team.

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  • Malthusian
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    I realise MSE has to make a buck somehow, but a site called MoneySavingExpert promoting a paid-for dating site makes no sense.
    A free trial of throwing money into a drain where you're allowed to spend 7 days looking at the drain before throwing money in isn't "saving money".
  • It's very misleading because the offer on MSE states that "The 'premium' features include unlimited messaging" which is blatantly not true!
  • I was surprised that this site has is promoting a deal with eharmony as it has lately used unscrupulous tactics to scam people out of £65 cancellation fees. There was an article in the Guardian about it.
  • Oh yeah I've just googled that! Seems like they're using all kinds of unscrupulous tactics.. I really don't see why they have to be so greedy 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • I didn't like that website
  • kylieeeeq said:
    I didn't like that website
    Me neither! Do you like any of them though? 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • If anyone is thinking of signing up, read the reviews on Trustpilot first. Nuff said. 
  • Misslayed
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    I signed up with eHarmony many moons ago, when I was still a teacher. Their amazing algorithm matched me with a chap who lived in School Lane, and another who was a school caretaker. The word 'school' was the only thing I had in common with either of them. I did meet Mr. M on a different dating site though! 
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  • Exodi
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    Unfortunately I think the Match group suite of apps have a monopoly on the dating market.
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