e Harmony, which was launched on August 22, 2000, is based in Los Angeles, California; it has members in more than 150 countries and maintains operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Large investors include Sequoia Capital and Technology Cross Ventures.e Harmony was founded by Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and author of relationship advice books, along with Greg Forgatch, Warren's son-in-law.Twenty years on from the launch of the first online dating site, Match.com, perceptions (and usage) of Internet dating have changed significantly.Much of the original stigma seems to be slipping away, and according to the Online Dating Association, online dating is now the most common way in which relationships in the UK get started.In the late 1990s, after more than 35 years of work as a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor, Warren decided to test his theory that certain characteristics can predict compatibility and lead to more satisfying relationships.After three years of research in collaboration with Galen Buckwalter, Warren developed a model of compatibility that is now the basis of the company’s matching system.It’s so innovative, in fact, that the system was even granted a US Patent.
Together, they form a pool of eligible Christian singles that is rapidly growing in size.e Harmony is an online dating website designed specifically to match single men and women with each other for long-term relationships.To optimize the matching process, e Harmony operates e Harmony Labs, a relationship research facility, and publishes e Harmony Advice, a relationship advice site.Over the last three years, new memberships, retention rates and time spent on the site decreased, primarily due to increased competition.In July 2012, the 78-year-old e Harmony founder came out of retirement to become chief executive.After entering my email address, zip code, and height, I’m asked, “What is your body type? This paradox is one of several that causes me to wonder if increasingly popular Christian dating websites undermine the faith-values of their users.” My cursor hovers above “Washboard,” but in the end, I select, “I should maybe lose a few.” Next comes eye color, ethnicity, education, occupation, and smoking and drinking preferences. I’m questioned on what type of church I attend, how often I go, and what ministry I’m involved in. As of 2011, Christian Mingle had garnered more than 5 million users, and it generated .9 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012.According to Pew Research, one in five Americans aged 25–34 have used online dating, and it’s also popular with older singles.The research also showed that 5% of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship said they had met their significant other online.The site also calls itself “the first relationship service to use relationship science” to develop its compatibility matching and marriage profiles. In the late 90's, after 35 years practicing as a clinical psychologist and counseling married couples, Dr.Neil Clark Warren believed that there was a better way to find love than leaving it up to chance.