June 3, 2013 |
For more than a decade, the online dating site eHarmony has pitched itself as a company that matches singles with romantic partners who are looking for lifelong relationships. Now a study funded by the Santa Monica-based firm offers scientific evidence that husbands and wives who met online are more satisfied with their marriages than couples that met the old-fashioned way. In a nationally representative survey of 19,131 people, researchers found slightly less marital contentment and slightly higher separation rates among people who met their spouse at work, on a blind date, in a bar or at a club.
December 13, 2012 |
Neil Clark Warren thinks he's the best match for EHarmony Inc. In a move that caused his friends to call him crazy, the 78-year-old EHarmony founder came out of retirement in July to become chief executive, looking to resuscitate one of the most recognized online dating services that was struggling amid increased competition. "We'd gotten a bit lost," Warren said recently at the company's Santa Monica headquarters, decorated with hundreds of photos of couples who met on the website.
July 22, 2012 |
The gig: Jeremy Verba, 49, became chief executive of online dating site EHarmony Inc. in August 2011, replacing Greg Waldorf. The Santa Monica company matches singles looking for long-term relationships; 34 million people have used the service since it was launched in 2000. The company uses "relationship science" to predict compatible matches and says that on average, 542 people marry every day in the United States as a result of being matched on EHarmony. Education: Received a bachelor's degree in architecture from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
June 6, 2012 |
EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack that resulted in 1.5 million stolen passwords, most of which have been cracked. The attack is believed to be by the same hacker who stole 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn, the career-oriented social network. The hacker posted two lists containing the 8 million passwords on the website insidepro.com, on which the user goes by the name of "dwdm. " The larger list contained some passwords LinkedIn has now confirmed as belonging to its social network. and a significant number of the passwords on the smaller list contained the words "eHarmony" or "harmony," according to Ars Technica . EHarmony has confirmed that some of its passwords were stolen.
March 23, 2012 |
California cracked down this week on online dating sites - and it's about time. Now federal authorities should recognize that running a website doesn't entitle you to be an absentee landlord and that the EBays and Craigslists of the cyber world are ultimately responsible for whatever skulks into their domains. State Atty. Gen.Kamala D. Harris announced an agreement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by a Match.com user who was attacked on a date with a man who turned out to be a repeat sex offender.
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March 21, 2012 |
Match.com, eHarmony and Spark Networks agreed Tuesday to screen their prospective online dating clients for histories of sexual assault, violence and identify theft, California Atty. Gen.Kamala D. Harris announced. The agreement stemmed from a lawsuit brought last year by a Match.com client who was raped on a date with a repeat sex offender to whom she had been matched by the dating service. The companies also promised to improve safe-dating advice offered online and to educate clients about the risks of being targeted in financial scams.