Jonathan Beber, MA

Posts by Jonathan Beber, MA

Jonathan Beber is a Senior Research and Development Analyst 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.

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

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Why Your Personality ‘Type’ Doesn’t Matter
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?

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What Your Humor Style Can Reveal About Your Personality
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.

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

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The Economics of Online Dating
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.

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Valentine’s Day. Does Anyone Care Anymore?
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.

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

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

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Tell Me About Your Mother
October 30, 2013

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.

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Are People with More Siblings Less Likely to Divorce?
August 20, 2013

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.

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