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Try eharmony’s free dating site experience

by eharmony Editorial Team February 27, 2024

Lots of people prefer free dating sites or apps because they’re faster, more convenient and save money compared to traditional ways of meeting people. Jump into the best of both worlds with our free Basic membership – and make real connections – by beginning your dating journey on eharmony.

How we’re different from other free dating sites

eharmony stands out among free dating sites due to our intensive focus on compatibility and our dedication to creating authentic connections between singles. Not to mention our 20+ years of expertise and the 2 million couples who have found love on eharmony. Our Compatibility Matching System analyzes your personality, emotional needs and dating preferences. This paves the way for a deeper connection by matching you with members who you have the best chance of hitting it off with.

With Basic membership, you’ll  explore your matches and have limited messaging capability.

That’s why we’re the No1 trusted dating app1 with the highest quality dating pool!2

Start your journey on eharmony with free dating

While we do encourage our members to upgrade to our Premium membership and take full advantage of our full range of features, our free dating Basic membership still offers a lot. Explore how to get started.

1. Discover the real you

eharmony is not just another free dating site – we believe love happens when you find someone who just gets you. That’s why everyone starts with our Compatibility Quiz. Your answers help us find singles you’re most likely to hit it off with.

Example eharmony compatibility quiz question

2. Complete your profile

The key to successful free online dating starts with your profile. We make this process as enjoyable as possible by having richly detailed profiles that are easy to digest. That’s why eharmony is the dating app with the highest-rated user profiles3

3. Find compatible

In your Discover list, you’ll find every eharmony member who fits your search criteria. Each member will display a Compatibility Score based on how likely you are to hit it off. You can filter who you see based on traits you share (eg, distance, education, age, non-smoker, wants to have kids) – and you’ll also see what you have in common with each member.

Example first message with a like for a profile on eharmony

4. It all starts with a Like

Not sure how to get the conversation started? We’ve made it easy: if something on a member’s profile catches your eye, just hit Like and add an optional personal message. You can hit Like on answers to profile questions, their hobbies or your similarities.

5. Two likes make a Match

Once you get a Like back, it’s a Match. Congratulations! With Premium Membership you can swap messages and send Icebreakers or react with a Smile to get to know each other better.

Because we believe love happens when two people connect on what really matters.

Example of a match between a woman and a man

Discover eharmony – where safety and quality define free dating

There are lots of reasons why so many singles turn to eharmony and use our free dating site or app when looking for that special someone. Here are a few:

  • We have a large, inclusive pool of members and are rated the app with the highest quality members
  • We make starting conversations simple by letting members connect through a simple process of Likes and personal messaging
  • Our Trust & Safety team works round the clock to eliminate scammers, fake profiles and bad actors from our platforms
  • We’re your best choice of all free dating websites because eharmony is the site that helps users find the happiest relationships.4

Unlike other free dating sites that leave you to find your own way, eharmony is with you every step of your relationship journey.

Frequently asked questions about free dating on eharmony

Is eharmony a free dating site?

Joining the eharmony community is absolutely free. After completing our Compatibility Quiz, we’ll show you all your potential matches in your Discover list. With the eharmony free dating experience as Basic Member you can view most profile information of other members at no charge. You only pay when you’re ready to take the next step and communicate with other members and see their photos.

How can I get an eharmony free trial?

Everyone single starts with a free trial as an eharmony Basic Member. You incur chargeswill only be charged when you upgrade to Premium membership decide to experience the full range of communication with compatible members, viewing photos and further features of our dating service. Except in limited circumstances, eharmony does not offer free trials of our Premium membership. However, everyone can sign up free as a Basic member, take the Compatibility Quiz, see other members on your Discover list and even send a first message.

What is free on eharmony?

With your eharmony free Basic membership you’ll be able to see any profile that matches your Member preferences.

By upgrading to a Premium membership, you get the full access to enhanced search features, unlimited communication and a bespoke Personality Profile. This analyzes your answers to the Compatibility Quiz to give you a rounded picture of your personality, with individually tailored tips on finding a partner.

Our membership terms and pricing are available on the Subscription page, which is accessed by clicking the “Upgrade to Premium” button from your Welcome Page once logged into your account.

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  1. Based on a 2022 survey of 1,300 respondents from the US, UK, Canada and Australia” 

  2. Based on a 2018 survey of 1,616 respondents from the US 

  3. Based on a 2023 survey of 2,807 respondents from the US, UK, Canada and Australia 

  4. Based on a 2022 Survey of 1,600 respondents from the US, UK, Canada and Australia