Tuesday, July 11, 2006


You see the ads on TV all the time.
Kindly old Dr. Neil Clark Warren and a gaggle of loving heterosexual couples expound the virtues of e-Harmony's scientific Compatibility Matching System, while Natalie Cole croons, "This Will Be" in the background.
It's the online dating system of the future. It's the way you find your soulmate and a relationship that lasts forever.

Unless you're gay.
E-Harmony doesn't do gays.

My guess is, kindly Dr. Neil Clark Warren is one of those "relationship experts" who doesn't avail himself of modern psychological views concerning homosexuality.
We just don't matter to Dr. Neil, even though we have more disposable income than most breeders, and can afford novel new methods of meeting gay people (other than in bars or at parties).

If Dr. Neil is overlooking the millions of dollars a gay clientele might bring in, could it be he's just another right-wing fundamentalist Christian wingnut, using his dating service to further his radical agenda?

Feh. I don't trust the guy.


The Educated Eclectic said...

Dr. Neil is an evangelical Christian, and makes a big deal talking about how it is not "psychologically" possible that same-sex couples could ever have a relationship.

Feh is right.

dusty said...


Homophobic asshole deluxe eh?

kimberly said...

i am soooo sick of those commercials. they make me want to puke.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I wrote to e-Harmony to ask why they don't do gays.
My letter said, "Do you accept gays in your program and if not, why not?"
Here's the reply (hope you like gibberish.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for contacting eHarmony.com.

eHarmony provides an Internet relationship service with a patented matching system designed to match highly compatible men and women who are seeking a long-term relationship. eHarmony's patented matching system is premised on over 35 years of clinical practice and empirical study with opposite-sex couples about the similarities and differences between men and women and what leads to a successful opposite-sex relationship. eHarmony has not developed the same long-term research on the most successful same-sex unions. For that reason, eHarmony does not provide online matching services to persons seeking only same-sex matches. It does not, however, prevent anyone from accessing the website, filling out the Relationship Questionnaire, and receiving the free Personality Profile.


eHarmony Customer Care

Lulu Maude said...

What's really funny about all this is that when men go to look at the female profiles, they just check out the pictures and toss out the other stuff.

Amour, amour, and science, too!

dusty said...

Nice way out of a sticky situation..no research, no gays...buh bye! Why don't they research gay relationships?

Did you write back and ask them?