Jonathan Beber

Posts by Jonathan Beber

Jonathan Beber is a Research Scientist for the matching team at eHarmony. As eHarmony’s compatibility expert, he studies married couples to determine what personality traits and similarities best create a happy and successful relationship, and develops eHarmony’s compatibility matching algorithms based on this research. He loves anything to do with statistics and conducting interesting studies on dating and relationships, using that information to help people find their match faster and keep their relationship happy and rewarding. He brings with him expertise in quantitative methods in psychological research, as well as expertise in personality theory and assessment. Jonathan holds a Masters degree in Quantitative Psychology from University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Kansas.

dating tips
September 1, 2015

The Definition of Love

Love is all around us. But what does it really mean to be in love? Psychologists have spent years defining love, and have found 3 main traits of a loving relationship.

laughter and dating
June 10, 2015

Want First Date Success? Share a Few Laughs

A sense of humor has been shown to be the most important thing to daters time and time again. But what happens when you share a laugh? How can it affect your budding relationship? Read here to find out.

romeo and juliette relationships
September 3, 2014

The Romeo and Juliet Effect: How Disapproval Can Affect Your Relationship

What happens to your relationship if your parents or friends don’t approve? It may not be what you think. Read here to find out more.

personality types and dating
July 29, 2014

Why Your Personality ‘Type’ Doesn’t Matter

ENFJ, INTP, Analysts, Explorers. There are many personality tests available that claim to classify you into a certain type, but do they really work?

sense of humor and dating
June 19, 2014

What Your Humor Style Can Reveal About Your Personality

Recent research has shown there are 4 unique humor styles. What personality information can these humor styles reveal about you and your date? Read here to find out.

online dating tips
March 5, 2014

The Cheerleader Effect: Why You Should Include Group Photos on Your Profile

Recent research has shown that individuals are rated as more attractive when they are in a group picture over an individual picture, a phenomenon known as the Cheerleader Effect. What is it about being seen in a group that makes you look more attractive, and should you post group photos onto your online dating profile? Read here to find out more.

online dating stats
March 4, 2014

The Economics of Online Dating

How can meeting your significant other online save you money? Recent research shows the economic savings can be huge. Read here to find out more.

Why do you celebrate
February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day. Does Anyone Care Anymore?

Love is in the air today. But do people really celebrate Valentine’s Day as much as we think? What do people do for Valentine’s Day? Read here to find out what our research has shown.

star wars and star trek
November 12, 2013

Star Wars vs. Star Trek Fans: Who Fares Better in Online Dating?

Star Wars and Star Trek fans love to debate which is better. In this exploration of eHarmony users, we examined the personality differences and eHarmony popularity of those behind the debates: the fans.

funny women and man and dating tips
November 11, 2013

The Serious Business of Being Funny: How Humor Works in the Dating World

Examining eHarmony users, we found a good sense of humor is one of the most sought after things in a partner for both men and women. But how do men and women use humor differently? What can a good sense of humor tell you about a person? Read here to find out.