eHarmony is based upon a complex matching system developed through extensive research with married couples. One of the requirements for successful matching is that participants fall within certain defined profiles. If we find that we will not be able to match a user using these profiles, we feel it is only fair to inform them early in the process.
We are so convinced of the importance of creating compatible matches to help people establish happy, lasting relationships that we sometimes choose not to provide service rather than risk an uncertain match.
Unfortunately, we are not able to make our profiles work for you. Our matching model could not accurately predict with whom you would be best matched. This occurs for about 20% of potential users, so 1 in 5 people simply will not benefit from our service. We hope that you understand, and we regret our inability to provide service for you at this time.
- OkCupid. This site is free. It also lets you be bisexual. Two huge pros. However, it also has some of the dumbest, perviest, creepiest people I have ever come across. Still, considering the fact that it is free, I could always throw a profile up there just for the hell of it.
- Salon Personals. This seems like a good option. It also appears to be free, and people aren’t as uptight and prude as (I’m told) they are on eHarmony.
- JDate. My family is Jewish. I have a Hebrew tattoo. I also don’t give two shits about religion, consider myself an atheist, and have never even kissed a Jewish man. But it would make my mom happy. And I could play into stereotypes and pretend I will meet a rich Jewish doctor on there.
- Chemistry.com. The place for eHarmony rejects, according to their commercials. I am an eHarmony reject. Does this mean that this is my next stop? The all-accepting Chemistry.com?
- And, of course, I could reactivate my Match account.