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eHarmony Says Love Is Not For Liars or Gays?

The eHarmony dating site bills itself as the ultimate uniter, but a piece in Newsweek shows that the very practices that make it so successful — 236 eHarmony users marry every day — could get them sued.

The roots of the site have long been speculated about. It was founded by 72-year-old Christian self-help author Neil Clark Warren, who published several of his books under the imprint of Dobson's Focus on the Family, and then consummated that relationship when eHarmony started out by peddling eHarmony the service on Dobson's radio show.

Adding to the buzz, and a fact successfully exploited by competitor Chemistry.com, is that eHarmony rejects about 20 percent of its applicants and doesn't fully explain why. Their official statement says that the site rejects people who are underage, already married or dishonest—as well as those whose answers raise flags about their mental health. Some don't see it that way. To see who,

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In June, a California judge will hear a plaintiff's motion for class certification in a case that accuses eHarmony of discrimination against gays and lesbians. It's sneaky. eHarmony does not reject gays, it's just not an option. When creating a profile, the only choices on the site are "man seeking woman" or "woman seeking man." A ha! An eHarmony lawyer explains that since the matches are based on unique scientific research on heterosexual combos, the fact it hasn't done the same kind of work on gay unions makes them less worthy matchmakers.

Should a company be able to be sued for not being available to everyone? Is eHarmony hiding behind science to discriminate? Are you interested in the religious story behind eHarmony?

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jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Wow, that's pretty disgusting, Wackdoodle. I still think people should vote with their wallets and feet rather than sue. If he wants to provide a creepy service, that's on him. It's on us to choose not to support it.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
eAHrmony actually ssays that love is not for homosexuals, atheists, people who are bi-racial or multiracial, people who do not object to dating outside their race or ethnic group, people who have been married more than once, people who have been widowed at a young age, people who have children out of wedlock, people who do not object to dating across age barriers and people who have no objection to dating outside their religious group. Warren whatever believes that the most compatible couples are those that are physically similar, have identical or extremely close backgrounds, and are the same race or ethnic make up. He discourages his site from setting up people who are atheists, Buddhists, have children out of wedlock, have been married multiple times, people who are bi-racial or multiracial or people who have been widowed at a young age. He believes that all of these groups of people are DAMAGED people who should not and do not deserve to be married or connected with other people. How do I know? He said ALL OF THIS IN SEVERAL INTERVIEWS that are available online and in print. And as a project for sociology class I joined eHarmony and was told that as an multiracial atheist there were no compatible men IN THE WORLD period. It was hilarious. I had other people do the survey as well and even my then 60 year old Aunt, who been divorced once when she was young and widowed once and is a Christian was denied membership and told she's not compatible with anyone. Please note eHarmony's commercials and how each couple really does look physically similar. The man who started the site is a SOCIAL EUGENICIST much like Hilter, Henry Ford and Walt Disney. Oh really funny thing he also believes that female widows should have their children taken away from them and the children should be placed up for adoption by married couples. Because a woman is not competent to raise a child by herself if she is single, even if its through no fault of her own.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
eAHrmony actually ssays that love is not for homosexuals, atheists, people who are bi-racial or multiracial, people who do not object to dating outside their race or ethnic group, people who have been married more than once, people who have been widowed at a young age, people who have children out of wedlock, people who do not object to dating across age barriers and people who have no objection to dating outside their religious group.Warren whatever believes that the most compatible couples are those that are physically similar, have identical or extremely close backgrounds, and are the same race or ethnic make up. He discourages his site from setting up people who are atheists, Buddhists, have children out of wedlock, have been married multiple times, people who are bi-racial or multiracial or people who have been widowed at a young age. He believes that all of these groups of people are DAMAGED people who should not and do not deserve to be married or connected with other people.How do I know? He said ALL OF THIS IN SEVERAL INTERVIEWS that are available online and in print. And as a project for sociology class I joined eHarmony and was told that as an multiracial atheist there were no compatible men IN THE WORLD period. It was hilarious. I had other people do the survey as well and even my then 60 year old Aunt, who been divorced once when she was young and widowed once and is a Christian was denied membership and told she's not compatible with anyone.Please note eHarmony's commercials and how each couple really does look physically similar. The man who started the site is a SOCIAL EUGENICIST much like Hilter, Henry Ford and Walt Disney. Oh really funny thing he also believes that female widows should have their children taken away from them and the children should be placed up for adoption by married couples. Because a woman is not competent to raise a child by herself if she is single, even if its through no fault of her own.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Thanks KrisSugar
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Thanks KrisSugar
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
hypnotic, i wanted to send you a hug from your comment in yesterday's same-themed article, and I got interrupted! So :hug:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
hypnotic, i wanted to send you a hug from your comment in yesterday's same-themed article, and I got interrupted! So:hug:
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Come on what yesteryear? Population is not what you wrote. I responded to what you wrote. Sy, I love baseball! You and your hubby should go to a Yankee game. Best ever!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Come on what yesteryear? Population is not what you wrote. I responded to what you wrote.Sy, I love baseball! You and your hubby should go to a Yankee game. Best ever!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I think they should be open to gays and lesbians, but I don't really feel like it's necessary to sue over. They make tons of sites catered to different types of people..Straight people, Gays, Lesbians, Christians, Blacks, Jews..etc.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Verry verry entorresting. No eharmony should not be sued or fined for not including matching resources on their web site for homosexuals. Unfortunately the motive may be bigotry but on a commercial/business level they are marketing what they specialize in and that is heterosexual matchmaking. There are plenty of websites owned by and marketed to specifically homosexuals. Should they be sued for not marketing to heterosexuals? No. Then of course you have the all inclusive web sites like Chemistry.com, well good for them. I'm glad we can all hook up together.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Verry verry entorresting. No eharmony should not be sued or fined for not including matching resources on their web site for homosexuals. Unfortunately the motive may be bigotry but on a commercial/business level they are marketing what they specialize in and that is heterosexual matchmaking. There are plenty of websites owned by and marketed to specifically homosexuals. Should they be sued for not marketing to heterosexuals? No. Then of course you have the all inclusive web sites like Chemistry.com, well good for them. I'm glad we can all hook up together.
syako syako 8 years
I might do that one day. I'm always looking for new hobbies! Right now I'm knitting! :)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
it is so easy and everyone is really impressed with you if you can do it, you can always take the classes at Micheals!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
it is so easy and everyone is really impressed with you if you can do it, you can always take the classes at Micheals!
syako syako 8 years
That's so fun. I wanted to decorate cakes when i was little. :)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
eh its pretty plain, just a 13x9 with the Cowboys helmet on it and Happy Birthday... I love kids birthdays, they are so easy to please!
syako syako 8 years
oooh fun!! What does it look like?
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
speaking of sports, im making a dallas cowboys cake today for my friend's son's bday
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
speaking of sports, im making a dallas cowboys cake today for my friend's son's bday
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
cine: i was talking about population. come on.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
WHAT SY? ooooh I think I might cry.
syako syako 8 years
I hate baseball :raspberry:
syako syako 8 years
I hate baseball :raspberry:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
Sho nuff! it is a fantastic time of year! Baseball is equally exciting for me though, cuz the sun is out, it's relaxed, and you get to watch 21yr old men run around in those pants.
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