A website setup to match people with their "life long soul-mate". eHarmony was set up by evangelical Christian Dr. Neil Clark Warren. Participants are matched with other eHarmony users based on the answers they provide to various personality questions. eHarmony will match you up with other users for free, but to communicate with who you are matched up with you must pay a monthly fee.
Despite the fact that eHarmony is the biggest online dating service available, it is not uncommon not to be matched up with anyone. Many people get the following message:
"eHarmony is based upon a complex matching system developed through extensive research with married couples. One of the requirements for successful matching is that participants to fall within certain defined profiles. If we find that we will not be able to match a user using these profiles, we feel it is only fair to inform them early in the process.
We are so convinced of the importance of creating compatible matches to help people establish happy, lasting relationships that we sometimes choose not to provide service rather than risk an uncertain match.
Unfortunately, we are not able to make our profiles work for you. Our matching model could not accurately predict with whom you would be best matched. This occurs for about 20% of potential users, so 1 in 5 people simply will not benefit from our service. We hope that you understand, and we regret our inability to provide service for you at this time.
You can still receive your free Personality Profile by clicking here."
Rumor has it that you are MUCH less likely to be matched up with someone if you pick something other than 'Christian' as your relgion. eHarmony does not provide matches for gays.
Happy user: "I found this babe on eHarmony, we've been talking on the phone for months and I think we're going to get married."
Sad user: "Fuck eHarmony. I spent two hours creating my profile and it didn't match me up with anyone. It's a fucking religiously intolerant right wing piece of shit."