First, go to the icon image of your profile picture and click the white downward arrow for a Dropbox to appear. Select “Match Preferences” and then alter any selections that aren’t what you want. One important choice will be ‘Distance and Geography’. The search starts at 30 miles and up. You can also search specific countries, states, etc.
eHarmony will suggest that you keep your minimum search distance to 60 miles, but that is primarily because the site lacks as many users as sites like Tinder. If you aren’t opposed to your matches living a bit further away, take their advice. If you prefer a match distance of 30 miles or less (which is still pretty far away), keep it to that minimum.
Review the browser bar at the top of eHarmony’s website or the bottom of the app. ‘Activity’ will show you who has viewed your profile if you’re a paid member. If you’re yet to sign up for official membership, you will instead see the name and profile links of anyone who has ‘smiled’ at you or sent you a site-generated question, etc.
Under “Matches” you can view your matches and edit your age range (the site suggests not making your age range too small). You will also see who you’ve viewed, who has viewed you, mutual matches, users you’ve hidden until you want to match, and “What If” (a paid feature where users view up to 30 additional users a day and select who they want to be matched with.
If you haven’t signed up for the paid version of eHarmony, look over other users’ profiles, perhaps based on convenience of location or for users who have sent you ‘smiles’, ‘messages’, and/or site generated questions to answer. (more…)