In a UK first for an online dating brand, the relationship experts at eharmony have teamed up with Amazon’s Alexa voice service to revolutionise the way single Brits look for love. Singles can now use the eharmony Skill to get the latest information on their profile via Alexa devices such Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, instantly enjoying a more adventurous approach to finding love – without having to lift a finger.
Customers can ask Alexa for a range of different things, including “Alexa, ask eharmony about my matches” or “Alexa, open eharmony and give me a summary” and Alexa will chat through new matches, share messages, summarise daily activity, and even deliver profile pictures to subscribers’ smartphones on demand. eharmony singles can also ask Alexa to find out who’s viewed their profile, select ‘favourites’ and send smiles.
Alexa will help make the search for love a fresh, informal experience with humorous comments such as:
“Let me tell you about your first match. Ooh la la! She lives five miles away!”
“Oh and there is X. What a catch! He seems great.”
“You have five unread messages, woo hoo!”
“You are popular today!”
Perfect for busy Brits on the go, eharmony’s pioneering use of voice technology will provide users with a more meaningful online experience.
What’s more, this seamless integration of Alexa with eharmony’s service reflects market predictions that voice search will account for 50% of all online searches by 2020.