It all started when an eharmony engineer named Greg Petroski thought to himself, wouldn’t it be cool if there was an eharmony skill for Amazon Alexa, where you could check out your matches, listen to messages, and get updated without lifting a finger?
Not even a year later, that thought has become a reality.
eharmony users can now enable the eharmony ‘Skill’ for Alexa, hear their matches and messages by voice and then ask Alexa for more info on dating prospects.
How It Works:
To get started, first enable the eharmony skill, then link your eharmony account in the Alexa app, and say “Alexa, open eharmony.” From there you can navigate to the sections of eharmony that you’d like to hear about. As the skill reads through the profiles and tells you about your matches, it also sends a photo of a potential love interest to your smartphone. And those with an Echo Show can see their matches photos right there, resulting in a completely hands-free way to experience eharmony.
Here are some helpful phrases to use with Alexa.
•To check out your matches, say “Alexa, ask eharmony for my matches.”
•To read your unread messages, say “Alexa, ask eharmony to read my messages.
•To hear who viewed your profile, say “Alexa, ask eharmony who viewed my profile.”
•To get a summary of your account activity, say “Alexa, ask eharmony to give me a summary.”
Alexa also offers an element of fun with witty remarks such as…
•”Oh my, you have a lot of new matches.”
•”Let me tell you about your first match. Ooh la la! She lives 5 miles away!”
•”Oh and there is NAME. What a catch! He seems great.”
•”You have five unread messages, woo hoo!”
•”You are popular today!”
Thank you Greg, Amazon, Alexa, and I hope you all enjoy the skill.