You can’t access pricing for the premium features until you’ve created an account (and given Bumble access to your Facebook account or phone number). Subscriptions also automatically renew unless you’ve turned auto-renew off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Unique features: eHarmony’s selling point is its tailored approach. Your profile is created from a detailed questionnaire where you rate your personality and appearance, plus what you want in a partner and relationship.
How much does eHarmony cost?
Free: Users receive a personal profile, view daily matches and have limited interaction with their matches, like sending a smile or a limited number of set questions. You can only see limited information about matches, and you can’t see photos.
Paid: $ per month for a six-month plan, $ per month for a 12-month plan or $ per month for a 24-month plan. A welcome offer is available which entitles users to a 50% discount on subscriptions for the first 3 months. Subscriptions entitle you to see who’s viewed your profile, send unlimited messages, see unlimited photos, filter your matches by interest, search matches by distance and receive help optimising your profile.
By posting information and photos on a profile page or any public area of the eHarmony website, users automatically agree that eHarmony can retain and use their information indefinitely, unless they tell eHarmony otherwise. Users’ contact details may be shared with third parties for advertising.
eHarmony doesn’t disclose the price of its plans until after you’ve filled out their onerous survey, by which point you may have invested hours. While most other sites offer a one- or two-month subscription, eHarmony’s shortest subscription plan is six months. The longest is a 24-month membership, which could appeal to bargain-hunting users, but locks users in for an extended period of time. The question to ask is: if I’m still using the site 24 months later, has it been worth the (not insignificant) fees charged?
Unique features: Oasis is one of the few sites that offers virtually all features for free. (There are a few paid features but they don’t give you any additional access to profiles or chat.)
Matching: users describe their personality, interests and hobbies and select criteria for their ideal partner. They can then search for suitable matches.
How much does Oasis cost?
You can use Oasis for free, and you’ll have access to all member profiles and unlimited chat. Or you can choose to pay small amounts for additional benefits, such as:
By signing up, users agree that all profile information is public – including photos – and so automatically grant an irrevocable and ongoing licence for the company to use and distribute any information posted or transmitted on the site. In effect, this means users’ photos, aliases and other personal check this site details can be used in advertising, online and off, although it’s possible to opt out of this by updating privacy options in the account settings portal on the website.
You can connect your Facebook account to your Oasis account, but Oasis says it won’t post anything to your timeline.
A spokesperson says all profiles and pictures are manually checked to ensure the information provided is accurate. The company also does background profile checks to reduce the amount of scammers that join the site.
Angle: OkCupid claims to use a math-based matching system to help users find partners. After completing a basic profile and matching questions, users can elect to fill out hundreds of optional broad-reaching questions – like if they’d date a messy person, whether they like dogs, or even how often they brush their teeth. The more questions you answer on your profile, the better the matching system becomes, the company says.