How to change your location on eHarmony

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As one of the oldest dating sites, eHarmony has made meeting a potential partner even more convenient with its location-based service. Your matches are generated based on your zip code, allowing you to interact with other people looking for a relationship in your vicinity.

But what if you want to date someone from another part of the world? What if you don't feel comfortable disclosing your location? Does this mean you need to switch to another dating service? You'll be happy to know it's not. If you are unhappy with leads in your current location but want to continue using the eHarmony service, this article will show you how to change your location and unlock new matches from other parts of the world.



How to change your location on eHarmony

Although eHarmony was launched over two decades ago, it still retains that initial focus on reliability. The founders believe that successful relationships are not only based on love, but also require other key traits such as social compatibility, emotional balance, mutual respect and interest in each other's hobbies. . This informs their use of a matching system that generates your matches based on 29 compatibility dimensions.

eHarmony's algorithms populate your feed with matches from your area. While this sounds convenient, it means your chances of meeting someone from a different location are significantly reduced. It also means you might expose your geolocation to someone too quickly (not everyone respects personal boundaries). And, most likely, you may not be able to keep your social life a secret if there are other people you know on the site as well.


Luckily, you can change your location on eHarmony and greatly reduce the chances of any of these things happening. Let's dive in now and see precisely how you can do that.


Method 1: Changing your location from the app

Do you need a change of scenery? Whether you want to refresh your eHarmony feed with new matches, get out of an emotional rut, or just explore your options, it's never too late to start over. eHarmony lets you change your location so you can find the perfect match in an area that speaks more to who you are and what you need.

Here's how to change your location on eHarmony from the app:

  1. First, visit the eHarmony website and enter your credentials to log into your account.
  2. Once logged in, click on your profile.
  3. From the profile drop-down menu, select "My Profile". This should take you to your profile page where you can edit most of your personal data. This includes your profession, interests, education details and location.
  4. Click the "i" icon next to your name.
  5. Click on “Match Settings”. This will open a new page where you can change your match preferences, including your matches' religion, income level, smoking status, and location.
  6. Click on “Distance and Geography”.
  7. Click on your current postal code located on the left side of your screen.
  8. Enter your new postal code in the box that appears, then click “Continue”.
  9. On the next screen, eHarmony will automatically generate your city name based on your zip code. For example, if you enter "89104", Las Vegas will appear. If you want a more specific location, just type it in the box provided.
  10. Click "Continue".
  11. At this point, you will be asked to choose how far the app should search for your matches. If you only want connections from the United States, click on “In my country”. You can also opt for "Anywhere in the world" if you want to expand your options.
  12. Click on “Save”.

And that's all! Your new location should now show up on your profile page.



Method 2: Change your location with ExpressVPN

If you want to protect your privacy even more while browsing your favorite dating site, you need a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN works by creating a secure connection to an otherwise unprotected network by routing your browsing traffic through a VPN server in another city or country. The server, in turn, configures your device so that your identity appears to come from it.

A VPN can help you change your geolocation on eHarmony. This way you can interact with your matches as a user from, say, London in the UK when you are actually in Chicago in the US. Now let's see how you can change your location on eHarmony with ExpressVPN on a PC.

Change your location with ExpressVPN on a PC

If you're browsing eHarmony on a PC, here's what you need to do to change your location:

  1. Sign up for the ExpressVPN service.
  2. Download and install the ExpressVPN app for windows.
  3. Once the installation is complete, click the "On" button to activate the service.
  4. By default, ExpressVPN chooses an optimal VPN server location for you, named Smart Location. If you don't want to lock a specific geolocation for eHarmony services, you can choose this option. But if you have a specific location in mind, skip to step 5.
  5. Click the three-dot icon next to the country in Smart Location.
  6. Select your preferred VPN location from the “Recommended” menu. You can also click "All Locations" for an expanded list of countries.
  7. Once you've selected a country, you should see a list of cities that have VPN servers. For example, if you select the United Kingdom, you can opt for a server in East London.
  8. At this point, ExpressVPN should automatically connect, paving the way for instant internet access based on your new virtual location.

After following these steps, you can now browse eHarmony without any privacy or security concerns. ExpressVPN will run in the background throughout to ensure that your true geolocation is untraceable.



Change your location with ExpressVPN on Android

If you're browsing eHarmony on an Android device, changing your location with ExpressVPN is simple:

  1. Sign up for the ExpressVPN service.
  2. Download and install the ExpressVPN app for Android.
  3. Launch the app and enter your credentials to login.
  4. Press "Connect".
  5. By default, the service will choose a smart server location that maximizes your browsing speed and automatically connects you to a safe and secure internet. If you want to choose another location, go to step 6.
  6. Click the three-dot icon next to the country in Smart Location.
  7. Select your preferred VPN server location from the "Recommended" list or the "All Locations" list.

Change Your Location with ExpressVPN on an iPhone

ExpressVPN is compatible with all devices running on iOS. Here's what you need to do to change your location on eHarmony:

  1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN.
  2. Download and install the ExpressVPN app for iOS.
  3. Launch the app and enter your credentials to login.
  4. Tap "Connect" and choose the smart location or select your preferred endpoint from the available options.

And with this, all your internet activities will be protected from hackers, scammers and other rogues. You will be able to conceal your true geolocation and remain anonymous. As a bonus, you will be able to bypass any Internet restrictions that the government or local authorities may have imposed.

Take control of your personal life

With a presence in over 200 countries around the world and millions of members actively looking for love, eHarmony gives you a good shot at finding that special someone you've been looking for. It can help you find relationships that work for you and build lasting relationships.

There are many reasons why you would want to change your location on eHarmony. If all you want is to expand your options and meet people from another part of the world, changing your location from the app should be enough. But if you want to protect your data and leave less traceable footprints on the internet, use a virtual private network like ExpressVPN for an affordable way to protect your privacy and information.

Have you tried using a service like ExpressVPN to change your location on eHarmony? How was it? Let's engage in the comments section below.

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