Pitches itself as the site to go to for ‘serious, lasting relationships’ and marriage – which may well be refreshing to some in the current dating climate.
Psychologists and dating experts guide you through each step of the process – including messaging, which is somewhat structured and scripted – and there’s an anonomisation function for calling.
Pros: Free to join and to have limited contact with members.
You can connect with Facebook so getting started is much quicker than with other sites.
Pricier – it’s £44.95 for a month, but that drops to £12.95 per month if you sign up for a year.The price and process mean only the dedicated remain – but equally, can lead to people dropping out mid-process.Controversy swirled in 2010 around its lack of same-sex matching resulting in a site launched later for gay and bisexual daters called Compatible Partners, but e Harmony now offers matching for both mixed and same sex couples from the main homepage.Cons: The lengthy survey you must complete before you sign up.It is 100s of questions long and asks many probing questions about religion and moral views.