Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The eHarmony Experiment
First off, let me say 'hi' Eharmony folks as their Pasadena office seems to visit this blog sometimes to read my 'eharmony sucks' posting. I posted that last winter when I tried Edisharmony out for a second (and last) disastrous time. Well, not really last. See, they offered a free trial. And although I have not had the 'exclusive talk' with N (more on this later, I know some have been asking and I will explain more below), I jumped on the trial and believe me this is the truth -- not for myself but for my fabulous single girl friends. That's right. With all my spare time I am trying to be a match maker. Although I've never been successful with this in the past, I would love to be.
So far I have met 2 possible guys for 2 friends to meet. Both friends have tried the site and like myself, have been less than enthused. But my hope is that maybe Eharmony will work for me as a matchmaker! Hopefully a good update soon.
But Eharmony if you're reading - I must say I don't like your site. Your claims in advertising are wayyy too bold. Dr. Warren is a quack. You take advantage of singles and charge way too much and don't refund people when they are entitled to it. I'd never actually pay for it. You're all about money. I know it's a business and all but I feel you prey upon singles and I don't like people who are all about money. After all, I've survived on about $10 a day now for 18 months. I feel you Pasadena people are a little too greedy.
But our biggest complaint is- you leave member profiles up who have not logged on for 3 years. Those people are probably all married now with kids and are unknowingly being matched up with 20 singles per day who are hoping to hear from them. Little do they know that their cute perfect match Patrick just became a daddy last month.
Not good Eharmony. You need to be more fair to us singles. As for what you matched me with, it made me petrified to ever online date again.
Yeah, I have a lot of thoughts on on-line dating. None positive. I'll stop now. I know a dear friend who reads met her guy through Eharm. I know many others probably have too. It just wasn't for me. If I go on I will surely piss people off even more than I already have. I consider myself pretty open minded but think it just does NOT work for some. Simple as that. I was one of them. Perhaps it works magic for others. I'll shut up now. I'm sorry.
Seriously I believe we are destined to meet certain people. Some are brought together by the computer. I wasn't meant to be one of them. I told God I knew this deep down. I pleaded with him to never have me go on a blind date through the internet again. I simply couldn't take the craziness anymore. I told God I was leaving it all to fate and destiny. I asked Him to have St. Anthony put in charge. And one day fate sure took a hand and flew a bird through my window.
It worked... For now.
Which leads me to the update some have been asking for that I must give tomorrow. Which actually has a good twist (unbelievably involving Eharmony, so you Pasadena folks don't want to miss this one)...