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eHarmony Ranks #1 for Most Online Marriages and Marital Satisfaction in Groundbreaking Marriage Data Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)* eHarmony Also Has the Lowest Divorce Rate





SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 3, 2013 – New research data released today, “Marital Satisfaction and Breakups Differ Across Online and Offline Meeting Venues” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows eHarmony ranks first in creating more online marriages than any other online site.* The study also ranks eHarmony first in its measures of marital satisfaction.* Data also shows eHarmony has the lowest rates of divorce and separation than couples who met through all other online and offline meeting places.

eHarmony Ranked #1 for Number of Marriages Created by an Online Dating Sitea

The largest number of marriages surveyed who met via online dating met on eHarmony (25.04%)

eHarmony Ranked #1 for Marital Satisfaction by an Online Dating Sitea

The happiest couples meeting through any means met on eHarmony (mean = 5.86)

eHarmony Marriages are Significantly Less Likely to Result in a Breakupb

• Couples who met through eHarmony are significantly less likely to have broken up than couples who met through all other online dating sites
• Couples who met through eHarmony are significantly less likely to break up than couples who met through any other online method
• Couples who met through eHarmony are significantly less likely to break up than couples who met through ALL other methods combined.

“The overarching goal of eHarmony has always been to reduce the divorce rate by helping build quality relationships that are based on compatibility and not left to chance. To have consistently the happiest marriages with the lowest divorce rate, we now have the foundation in place that will enable the addition of new services as we transform into a more general relationship site,” said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder and CEO of eHarmony. “What we’re doing is a true social revolution. If you take away divorce and other relational problems, you’ve taken away one of the greatest challenges that our society has faced. This will change a whole generation and countless other generations to follow.”

The eHarmony difference includes:
• Being the only company founded by a clinical psychologist and based on a multitude of empirical research studies into what predicts successful marriages.
• Founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, a clinical psychologist and noted author brings over 35 years of experience working with thousands of married couples in distress.
• Approaching matching differently than any other company, with a deep and driving focus on marriage.
• Foundational principle of matching based on Key Dimensions of Compatibility.
• Demonstrated leadership in big data and machine learning fields, leading to continuous improvements in eHarmony's proprietary compatibility algorithms.
• The relationship questionnaire that discovers the qualities that are most important to create a great marriage.
• eHarmony's subscription-based service, which contains no third party advertising, brings together customers who are highly focused on long-term commitment and marriage.

For more information on this study please visit http://www.pnas.org/lookup/doi/10.1073/pnas.1222447110

Citations:

*John T. Cacioppo, Stephanie Cacioppo, Gian C. Gonzaga, Elizabeth L. Ogburn, and Tyler J. VanderWeele (2013) Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (www.pnas.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1073/pnas.1222447110/-/DCSupplemental)

aBased on data on 19,131 marriages from 2005 to 2012 from a survey conducted online by Harris Interactive in June 2012.

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.”

Media Contact:

Jennifer Webb
Coltrin & Associates, for eHarmony
212-221-1616 ext. 111
Jennifer Webb

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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