Jonathan Beber, MA

Posts by Jonathan Beber, MA

As a research analyst, Mr. Beber is responsible for providing statistical analyses to the numerous ongoing studies at eHarmony Labs. He brings with him expertise in quantitative methods in psychological research, as well as expertise in personality theory and assessment. Prior to joining eHarmony, Mr. Beber worked with the Center for Public Policy Research at University of California, Davis providing statistical and methodological consulting on various projects for the state of California. He also previously conducted research validating personality assessments, as well as investigating the stability of personality over the lifetime and examining external factors that could influence changes in personality. Mr. Beber holds a Masters degree in Quantitative Psychology from University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Kansas.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Tell Me About Your Mother

A person’s relationship with their mother early in life has drastic effects on their ability to form stable and secure relationships as an adult. Read here to find out more.

Are People with More Siblings Less Likely to Divorce?

What can growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters do for your adult relationships? Recent research has shown it can effect the likelihood of divorce, read here to find out why.

‘I work at eHarmony. And no, I’m not married.’

After working at eHarmony for almost three years, I’ve noticed I get asked a lot of the same questions after telling people what I do for a living. In this blog, I answer some of the most common questions I am asked.

The Research is in: Why Men Should Ditch Their Razors!

How can facial hair alter how attractive a woman sees a man? Recent research has shown the amount of facial hair can drastically alter how women rate men on attractiveness, ideal for relationships, masculine, and parenting ability. Read here to find out more.

How Your Teen Past Affects Your Romantic Future

A person’s life at home in their teenage years can have drastic effects on the way they form and maintain their relationships later in life. What can you find out about a person’s relationship tendencies by asking about their life at home when they were young? Read here to find out.

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