eHarmony's Gay Dating Site Review

compatible partnersA sister website to the much acclaimed eHarmony, Compatible Partners is a site dedicated to helping gay and lesbian singles find long-term and serious relationships that might eventually lead to marriage. This emphasis on compatibility by the website helps gay men find partners with whom they can build lasting relationships with.

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The Sign-up Process

You are encouraged to sign up on the homepage, which is flanked with accreditation from the website and company along with a spotlight feature of a success story from their website. Thereafter, the members are made to fill up a detailed and rather lengthy questionnaire to help provide the website with accurate information for the algorithm to work and find that perfect match.

What are the members like?

Based on the premise of this website, most if not all of the members are looking for long-term relationships and love. There is not spontaneity and chance to meet a variety of members on the site, because the only people that you are going to be able to communicate to are the ones that the site has matched to you.

Is it easy to meet people nearby?

The website is not wired for quick meetups nearby, and as such might be a disappointment here. However, members are able to put location proximity as an important criteria so that the website can match suitable people to you.

Are there any fun features?

The features of this website are not as varied as other websites, and that's because they focus more on finding the right person for you. Much like eHarmony.com, Compatible partners uses a mathematical algorithm that considers your profile details for also your personality to find the best matches for you. Members are unable to search for their own partners here, which can be a downside.

Premium members get better functionality such as knowing who viewed you profile, communicating unlimited times with matched, seeing when matches last logged in and even being able to talk on the phone safely with SecureCall, without revealing contact numbers. A service called a 'Premium Book of You' allows the member to get a deeper analysis of their personalities, though there has been some speculation that they used frameworks for heterosexuals and it might not apply to homosexuals.

Are there any usage charges?

Free members are able to sign up and see who they're matched with but are not able to view their pictures or even communicate with them. This is where some charges come in. Choose from the Basic plan, which is about US$49.95 per month for 3 months or US$7.95 per month for 12 months. If you're looking for a more immersive experience with the site, then get the Total Connect plan, which comes in at US$19.95 per month for 6 months. Occasionally they have free trials where new members can communicate with matches for free.

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