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.

April 17, 2012

Hunger Could Be Getting in the Way of Your Dating Life

If it’s been a little while since your last meal, you should really think about eating again soon if you’re single and looking. Find out why here.

eHarmony Labs - Stay Together for the Couch
March 21, 2012

Stay Together For the Couch?

Commitment is really what sets a more serious relationship apart from casual dating. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what commitment entails, and how this could affect your relationship?

eHarmony Labs - Peacocking
February 22, 2012

Peacocking – What Kind of Message Are You Giving With Your Flashy Expensive Items?

What kind of people tend to buy the flashiest and most expensive things to show their wealth and what kinds of dating goals do they have? Read here to find out how peacocking comes across to potential dates.

Books on Relationship Advice
February 7, 2012

How “The Game” Can Affect Your Dating Life

With the never ending amount of dating advice out there, there are some books that see dating as a game and offer comprehensive guides to pick up dates easily. How can these types of books alter the way you date? Read here to find out.

eHarmony - Long distance relationship reunited
January 10, 2012

Taking the Distance Out of a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships can be pretty tough. But making the transition back to a geographically close relationship can be even more troublesome. Read here for tips on how to ease back into seeing each other every day.

eHarmony Labs - Does Weight Affect Happiness in Relationships
December 13, 2011

The Skinny Truth – Does Weight Affect Happiness in Relationships?

We are a culture that is obsessed with body image. How can your fitness affect your romantic relationships? Read here to find out what the latest research is saying.

Woman receiving flower - Gratitude eHarmony labs.jpeg
November 18, 2011

Being Thankful Can Lead to a Stronger Relationship

Can being thankful and showing gratitude to your significant other create a stronger relationship? Read here to discover how powerful gratitude can be in influencing your relationship.

Guy Text Messaging in the Kitchen
October 21, 2011

To Text or Not To Text? Dating and Your Mobile Phone

When you are starting a new relationship, how should you use your phone? Should you call or text them? What kind of underlying signals are you sending along with your text message? Read here to find out.

September 22, 2011

Jealousy in an Online World

Jealousy is a common thing among couples, but what is really causing all these feelings of distress? How does it apply to newer means of communication like online relationships? Read here to find out.

August 29, 2011

Forbidden Fruit: The Cause and Effects of Temptation

When you are in a committed relationship, you are inevitably going to find other people physically attractive. But what kind of effects can this extra-attraction have on your relationship, and what is causing this underlying taboo desire? And most importantly, what can you do about it? Read here to find out what the latest research says about attraction outside of your relationship.