Now, a dating site that matches people via psychology

August 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 26 (ANI): If you thought dating sites are only about meeting married people feigning singledom, desperados and those looking for one-night stands, then try eHarmony-a website that uses psychological research to match couples instead of just looks.

eHarmony, the groundbreaking dating website, has attracted a million British members since it launched here in June 2009.

The site launched in the U.S. in 2000 and claims to be responsible for 542 weddings every day there, reports the Daily Mail.

Now the man behind eHarmony, clinical psychologist and relationship counsellor Dr Neil Clark Warren, has vowed to steal the title of Britain’s biggest dating site from the current holder

Warren spent 35 years counselling patients on relationship issues.

Before launching eHarmony, he spent three years working with a team of scientists to define the characteristics that determine successful relationships, he said.

The site even has its own ‘love laboratory’ in Los Angeles, where Warren and his team reportedly use scientific methodology to try to discover how relationships work.

Warren created a questionnaire that eHarmony users are told to complete on signing up.

From that, a profile is generated used to match people.

And after 18 months of its launch in UK, eHarmony boasts that 800 of its members are already in long-term relationships after meeting on the site.

They say there’s also been more than 100 marriages and engagements among British members, too. (ANI)

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