Who Am I?
Moving on from facts to more psychological ideas, this section allows for some written and selected responses. eHarmony has boiled down the most important aspects of a person’s personality into four questions.
The first, ‘I’m Thankful For,’ lets you write up to 5 answers letting the world know what your priorities in life are.
Next up, ‘Best Life Skills,’ have you choose up to 5 skills out of a range of 34. These skills range from ‘Appreciating art and culture’ to ‘Car maintenance and repair,’ so I’m sure you’ll find a couple of things you’re good at somewhere.
This was one of my favorite sections to fill in, with various skills meaning everyone can find a few things they’re great at.
‘Things I can’t live without’ is exactly as it sounds, letting you type up to 5 answers. These type-your-own answers let you be creative. Show a bit of what makes you tick.
Finally, ‘My Friends Describe Me As’ shows 32 traits, of which you can select 5. To make the experience even more authentic, text a mate and see what they say.
Unfortunately for me, the description my friends gave me didn’t quite fall into the appropriate for a dating app style.
This section is a classic question and answer. You choose which to fill in on your profile, only the ones you’ve replied to being added. So, there won’t be any empty questions if you don’t bother with this section.
That said, you can give a lot of information about yourself in this part. Questions can be reflective (‘Something I want to do more often is…?’), speculative (‘My ideal first date would be’), or personal (‘My most unforgettable travel story’). I answered mine in two seconds, so make sure you put in way more effort!
This section prompts you to share aspects and stories from your life. I think this is one of the more important sections, with many of the profiles I’ve seen on my journey through eharmony going pretty in-depth on a question or two.
People really get detailed with this, one of the best answers I saw in this section replying to ‘As a kid, I had the firm conviction that’ was ‘it was pronounced button-up squash.’ That really got to me for some reason-Button-up squash.
Quality over quantity is the motto here. Better to have a lengthy description or anecdote about an aspect of your life, rather than just filling in one or two words on all of them.
Leisure & Sport
You’ve delved into a personal story, you’ve written down your statistics, you’ve uploaded your photos. Now it’s time for something a little more entertaining. In this section, you’ll be able to fill in hobbies and interests.
Two of the sections within this category, ‘Favourite TV Shows and Movie’ and ‘Favourite Books’ are open-ended, letting you type your responses.
The other sections give you a couple of options to tick off. Questions like ‘I Spend My Free Time,’ ‘I Like,’ and ‘Music taste’ will allow you to add between 1 and 6 options to your profile.
Taking a further look at one of these, your answers to ‘I Like’ can be pretty much a hobby under the sun, ranging from Literature to Needlework to Architecture. eharmony really does try and accommodate everyone’s interests. I mean, come on, needlework?
After filling out each one of these sections, you’ll receive a 100% profile completeness score, giving you the satisfaction of knowing you’re putting yourself completely out there.
The first thing you’ll see when you click on another eharmony users’ profile is their photos, age, career role, and ‘last online’ timer. Just to the side of that information, you’ll have a ‘Compatibility Score’ symbolized by a multicolored heart.