Popular dating service eHarmony finds a new beau in Windows Phone

Official apps are always a welcome sign of a healthy app ecosystem, which is why we’re glad to see eHarmony landing on Windows Phone 8 today. eHarmony (www.eharmony.com (opens in new tab)) is a well-known match-making site for people looking for love. They’re one of the oldest and most prolific around, with abundant TV commercials and a strong mobile presence.

The app, which is now live on the Store, keeps the general design of their iOS offering but with some colorful buttons near the top to give it a more Modern look.  The company boasts about their Windows Phone version in a new press release.

“With 45% of users registering for eHarmony on a mobile device, this new offering grants Windows Phone users premium access to eHarmony’s services. In addition to eHarmony’s full feature set, users will also enjoy the integration of native features, including live tile updates, and a clean design that brings match photos to the forefront.”

The 1.0 version of the app looks to be fully featured as well:

  • Easy sign up - Users can register for eHarmony through a simple onboarding process and take the relationship questionnaire to receive compatible matches.
  • Create a profile – Upload photos, answer profile questions and share interests to show your matches the real you.
  • Communicate – Receive daily matches and get to know them through eHarmony’s guided communication process and send eHarmony mail.
  • Photos – Matches’ photos are beautifully compiled in a photo mosaic to help users get a better overview of each match.
  • Activity Feed - See who's viewed you, which matches have sent you communication, and who's updating their profile.
  • What if - A popular eHarmony feature, “What If” lets users check out more singles that are great matches, but just outside their preferred settings.
  • Navigate – With the implementation of the Windows Phone pivot control, users can swipe between different sections of the app with ease.
  • Simple payment - Upgrading your eHarmony membership has never been easier. Enter your credit card information in a new mobile web subscription experience or pay via PayPal.

It’s great to see such a seemingly well done app now on Windows Phone. Let’s see how the reviews are over the next few weeks, or let us know what you think in comments!

Pick up eHarmony here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Sweet! Now I have a chance at not spending my days alone until I die! :D
  • Lol
  • You still have no chance, sorry... Lol.. Just joking...
  • thats sad.
  • Lonely
    Im so lonely
  • i have nobody all on my own !
  • Forever alone
  • Your words fall like acid rain in the wounded petal of my heart.
  • Great line by raj
  • Mr. Lonely I have nobody! To call my own
  • I wonder what happened with Rudy and Tinder's partnership. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • The problem when you go "official" is things slow down :/
  • Im waiting for Rudys fb app for wp. If it comes its gonna beat fb for sure.
  • He's supposed to be making a FB app❔.... Link❔
  • Yeah, that's what I thought. But it's taking quite some time. Not that I'm desperate to use the app though. Haha! :-) Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Just going to say, I'm waiting for tinder.
  • Matches couples faster....
  • Ha! :-)
  • M..eH. No it's very beautiful. One day Windows Phone might beat iOS in terms of the number of most beautiful apps!
  • Ohhhh. Windows Phone doing they thang....please don't correct me grammar police.
  • It's "thing" but I'm in no mood to correct your spelling and grammar. :D I'm just messing with you man!
  • Hahahahaha
  • I'll drank 2 that.,❕❕
  • Oh, I get "thang""""
  • I just need somebody to love #justin_bieber
  • eHarmony is on board and now people are waiting on Tinder and okcupid. Bring them on. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Don't hold your breath while waiting for tinder.
  • Do they have a FWB section?
  • Doubt it.
  • I'm sorry I was thinking about cats again...
  • I can now cross, "Download eharmony for WP" off of my bucket list.
  • Looks good
  • We made it!
  • Can we expect a comparison with the Match.com app? Heck, you can throw in the "unofficial" OKC Lite app, too.
  • The match.com app sucks. There. It's just absolutely awful, and hasn't been updated since October - of 2010. Since both eHarmony and match.com are pay services (I don't know anything about eHarmony beyond that), I can't imagine their app could possibly be worse than match.com's app. At least OKC has a pretty good mobile website.
  • There's a 3rd party OKC app, too. http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=64544b54-b6d2-468e-95a3-06b124c4a70e
  • what happened to this app? why did it get taken off the market? it wasn't even one of those crap website wrappers
  • Always good to see more official apps on WP. 
  • I'm still waiting for a, what I call, "Lonely hearts club" app
  • This app isn't of any use to me buy yes I'm more than glad to see official apps coming to WP. Its a positive sign for WP and would definitely contribute to the growth of the ecosystem.
  • Good for nothing , I'm a loner
  • The Match app needs to be updated .......
  • Dang it...this will have a direct impact on the WPCentral community. It will mean less activity on forums and article comments. Please don't forget us.
  • Nice!
  • Great, now I will get to know Cortana :)))
  • I don't need this app but I have to say Daniel much have been taking blog title classes because he has been coming up with some gems. This blog title is perfect.
  • Cool
  • I realize they are not related, but we get an offical WP eHarmony app before a US Starbucks app? It just goes to show that some business and services know that in order to provide a truly good experience, they have to be present on ALL platforms- period. If they aren't making apps for all available platforms, what happens is people just use a different service, not change to a different device (in my experience). So, it only bodes well for companies, that can afford to do it, to make an app for ALL platforms. For example, Google is an example of a company with plenty of resources to make the apps for all platforms, but out of (apparent) spite, they refuse to make apps for competing platforms (except iOS). The downside is that the customer is paying the price, because the average customer only sees that the company doesn't have an app available. They don't know or care about the politics associated with the power struggle between the two companies. My point is, the argument that Windows Phone isn't worth developing for becomes a weaker and weaker excuse.
  • there is more money in sex than coffee
  • Human will be extinct without sex. It is for the greater good.
  • I finally have a chance at getting a date. Think my wife will mind?
  • If only I was pretty enough for someone
  • If You can find a date after answering their 212 question survey, it better be a hot piece of ass.
  • ROTFLMAO!!!!
  • I personally use okcupid and would love for that to come to the phone!  Though there are many highly popular sites like match.com, plentyoffish.com, christianmingle.com, JDate, etc. and let's not forget the real winners like:  OurTime.com and FarmersOnly.com
  • OKC Lite (3rd party) http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=64544b54-b6d2-468e-95a3-06b124c4a70e
  • I would love to test out this app, but my wife told me I definitely have to pass on that one :)
  • Tell her do not need to worry. It is WP, there is no app for that.
  • Shaun seems so judgmental. HE IS RACIST AGAINST RACISTS!
  • The statements above regarding the app looking just like its iOS and Android counter parts just support the idea that it's not hard to port and make minor changes to an app to make it available on windows phone.
  • Glad to finally see an official app for them.  I've been hounding them for the longest time to get a WP app, and now we have a beautiful app.  Woo hoo!   :D Good thing I didn't end up closing my account, I was almost going to last month due to their not showing any support, but I'll stick around for a little longer now this app is here. :P Beautiful app!
  • It seems faster!
  • That's what she said.
  • Great! Now i hope "tinder" sinks rock bottom. Maybe then they learn not to behave like lying A..holes.
  • Yeah baby, that's what i call a app for living with harmony.... At least its better than some crap zombies game...lol
  • eHarmony rejects atheists. And outright discrimination of any kind should be denounced.
  • Hmm does this one too deny homosexuals from being able to mingle?
  • eHarmony isn't worth the money. However, it's nice to see another updated app on the platform.
  • Do they still categorically reject all applicants who are not straight christians interested in same-race dating? I was rejected by them years ago because I am not religious. I have since learned that they reject (or have in the past rejected) homosexuals and people looking for interracial dating. It's not much of a surprise for a company who was started by James Dobson, not to help people find happiness, but as a commercial arm for Focus On The Family. At least ChristianMingle is honest bout their intentions. While it's great that we have more apps, I think it should be noted that eHarmony is an arm of a bigoted and hateful organization.