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eHarmony Introduces eHarmony Marriage New Marriage Wellness Program Offers Couples a New Approach to Strengthen Their Relationships



PASADENA, Calif., February 6, 2006—eHarmony, the Internet's #1 relationship service, today announced the launch of eHarmony Marriage, a new online service designed to help couples achieve stronger, healthier and happier marriages. Underscoring its commitment to building happy and lasting relationships, this new marriage wellness service helps marriages flourish by empowering couples with the knowledge and tools to build a deepened sense of understanding, appreciation and connectedness.

eHarmony Marriage is based upon the practical insights that Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony, developed while working with thousands of couples over the course of his 35 year career as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Warren's research into what makes marriages succeed is the basis for eHarmony's enormous success in matching singles. Now that same knowledge is available to married couples as a new approach to help them strengthen and enrich their most important relationship.

"It's so easy for a marriage to slip into auto-pilot, taking a back seat to all of life's pressing demands," said Dr. Warren. "Just as the physical body needs care and maintenance, so does the most important relationship in a couple's life -- their marriage. Our belief is that eHarmony Marriage will inspire couples to take a more proactive approach to strengthening their relationships, preventing today's minor issues from developing into tomorrow's major problems while making today's strengths the foundation for a wonderful future." eHarmony Marriage is a personalized, interactive, online program designed to help couples make their marriages stronger and happier. It helps husbands and wives "tune-up" their relationships by providing the tools and information needed to recognize the strengths of their marriage.

eHarmony Marriage contains two distinct sections. Each is designed to help in different ways.

eHarmony Marriage Profile
After completing a comprehensive Marriage Questionnaire, couples receive the eHarmony Marriage Profile, an in-depth, customized report that offers insights and guidance in 10 key areas of marriage such as communication, sex and romance, and roles and responsibilities. The profile provides positive feedback and practical suggestions to help couples create greater joy and appreciation throughout their relationship.

Marriage Wellness Program
The Marriage Wellness Program is a series of interactive, online video exercises designed to help couples put into practice the insights and understanding identified through the eHarmony Marriage Profile. Each of the 12 20-minute video exercises focuses on an important marriage topic and includes coaching and insights from Dr. Warren, sketches illustrating relationship behaviors, interviews with couples, personalized feedback and easy follow-up activities.

"eHarmony Marriage was developed in accord with the most recent theoretical understanding of what comprises successful marriages and all of our testing instruments have been fully psychometrically validated," stated Dr. Galen Buckwalter, vice president of research and development at eHarmony. "Backed by Dr. Warren's clinical and theoretical expertise and this rigorous empirical and scientific research, eHarmony Marriage provides unsurpassed benefits to couples who approach their marriage as their primary relationship requiring ongoing nurturing."

"I am excited to have the opportunity to encourage couples to practice Marriage Wellness," commented Dr. Warren. "Rather than simply accepting things as they are, or waiting for things to get worse, couples can take small steps every day to build the type of marriages they can be proud of -- and eHarmony Marriage is a new approach to help them do this. Our goal is to spread the idea that it's not only okay, but that it's a must for couples to do all they can to strengthen the bond they share. 'I Do' is more than a vow affirmed once in a marriage. It's a lifetime commitment that must be acted upon every day."

About eHarmony, Inc. Santa Monica, Calif.-based eHarmony, Inc. eHarmony, Inc. (www.eharmony.com) was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships. New peer-reviewed research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ranks eHarmony as number one for producing the most marriages and the most satisfied marriages. Of all meeting places measured, eHarmony also had the lowest divorce rate.b On average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of being matched on eHarmony, nearly 4% of new marriages.b Currently, eHarmony operates online matchmaking services in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.
bBased on data on 19,131 marriages from 2005 to 2012 by Harris Interactive, couples that met on eHarmony had significantly fewer breakups than couples who met via all other methods combined. Combining methods that account for less than 1% of marriages sampled."

* 2012 survey conducted for eHarmony by Harris Interactive.®

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