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Dr. Neil Clark Warren, Founder and CEO of eHarmony, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at iDate Conference



eHarmony today announced its founder and CEO, Dr. Neil Clark Warren received the Lifetime Achievement Award last week at the 2013 iDate Conference in Las Vegas. This prestigious award honors Dr. Warren’s vision and leadership in bringing more than 35 years of clinical experience to create a relationship site using a scientific process developed on the basis of 29 Dimensions® of Compatibility as the determining factor in the success of a long-term relationship.

“I am deeply honored and appreciative to receive this award. Putting two people together for a love that lasts a lifetime is one of the most underestimated challenges of humanity,” said Dr. Warren. “What we set out to do in 2000 has far exceeded our dreams as we now have over 565,000 marriages and more than 44 million members, and the best is yet to come. As a psychologist and social scientist, helping people have long and happy relationships is highly rewarding and meaningful to me and our team at eHarmony.”

According to independent research data, an eHarmony couple weds every 2.65 minutes on average in the U.S., having been guided through a process that matches that couple based on factors that indicate compatibility and in fact, future harmony. The process includes a thorough and essential questionnaire which allows users to truly come to know themselves in order to find the best match possible.

“Dr. Warren’s pioneering approach to compatibility has differentiated eHarmony in the online dating industry. His vision and business acumen has contributed to our industry in numerous ways. He has brought together principles that have changed the relationship world forever,” said Mark Brooks, President, Internet Dating Executive Alliance. “Dr. Warren has created a platform that is much more sophisticated than simple pooling based on desired appearance traits, like hair color, height and income level. He’s demonstrated true leadership in the industry through creating a platform where people can find lasting love. We’re pleased to honor him with this award.”

Dr. Warren is also an inspirational speaker and noted author of several acclaimed books on the subjects of love and finding contentment, including, “Finding the Love of Your Life.”

About iDate iDate created the first event for the online dating industry in 2004 and remains the most popular and largest gathering of C-Level executives in online dating, matchmaking, mobile dating, niche dating and social media. 2013 marks the 10th year for the iDate conference with attendance increasing each year. 2012’s conference included more than 500 executive attendees.

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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