Is there truth to compatibility matching?

eharmonyYears ago, when I went to college, we had to fill out a quick questionnaire that asked questions about our personalities. The purpose of this questionnaire? To find a similar person who would be assigned as my roommate. It was a crude form of compatibility matching, similar to the systems used by eharmony.

But do such systems work? That would depend on how sophisticated the matching system is. The dorm system I used was too simplistic, and didn't really work that great for me. But a more complex system like the one used by eHarmony definitely shows more promise.

At the heart of any compatibility matching system is the notion that people with similar personalities are more likely to get along with each other. While there are certainly exceptions to this, the vast majority of psychological research has supported this notion. Most of the time, similar people are more likely to become friends and get into relationships that last.

Although many people like to find people to date on your own, I encourage people to take a leap of faith and try something like eHarmony at least once in their lifetime if other ways of meeting people have not worked well for them in the past. Use this eharmony free trial to join the site at no charge: By doing this, you'll be able to create an account, upload pictures, and begin receiving matches, which you can review for free. It should be enough for you to get a general idea of how the site operates, and help you decide whether or not you want to buy a subscription.

To learn more about eHarmony, check out my earlier review, and also take a look at the video below:

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