I have decided to analyze the website eharmony.com. I have never used this website or any other dating/relationship website before, but thought that it would be interesting to analyze a site like this. Mainly, I feel that because of the purpose of the site matching and bringing people together that the site itself should be inviting and have perks that compel members to continue using eharmony.com. At this point, my focus is going to be on the information that is presented on eharmony.com's site that is made to inform and compel a new comer to join. Examples of the information that they present to new comers is information about eharmony.com's success stories, dating advice, eharmony labs, diversity and eharmony TV. I am curious to see if the means in which eharmony.com goes about selling its website is actually successful and if it persuades me to have faith in its abilities to match people. Also, I am interested to find out how eharmony.com compares to another dating site such as match.com.
I expect that eharmony.com and match.com will not be much different but then I ask myself why there are commercials with people saying that they were rejected from eharmony.com? Why people are rejected in itself is something that I am interested in examining because these details are probably not given on the website. I expect to find that eharmony.com is user friendly and has put a lot of time in to carefully choosing what is on its website. I also think that every detail on the website will have been meticulously chosen in order to continue eharmony.com's success.
I will relate my analysis of eharmony.com with the idea of the private and public sphere that we have spoken about in class. And for my website, i think that i will present my actual paper in the webiste while also playing on the idea of a profile/ and public/private info being on there or links on the page that direct you to images of ehamony/info that i am talking about.