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    Jan 27, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    eHarmony agrees to settle gay discrimination suit

    LOS ANGELES – The online dating service eHarmony has agreed to settle a California lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against homosexuals.

    Under a proposed settlement filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, eHarmony will link its straight and gay Web sites and allow people to use both without paying double fees.

    Plaintiff's attorney Todd Schneider says the company also agreed to pay about $500,000 to an estimated 150 Californians to settle the class-action suit, plus around $1.5 million in court and attorney's fees.

    The company didn't admit any wrongdoing.

    A judge must approve the settlement. A court date is scheduled for Feb. 3.

    What is their sister web-site???? Chemistry.com?icon_question.gif?icon_confused.gif

  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 27, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Chemistry.com is part of match.com.
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    You're right Celtic dah! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I heard eharmony was run by Mormons. Is that true or just an internet rumor?
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 27, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidI heard eharmony was run by Mormons. Is that true or just an internet rumor?


    I think possibly the founder, or originator of the questionnaire pairing system, is a mormon or at least very religious. I also understand that in the questionnaire if you do not indicate you are Christian or somewhat religious the system at the end will come back and say there are no matches, the same message for gay folks.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    Every time I see eHarmony commercials I want to puke. Don't pay someone that has anti-gay intentions, even if they allow gays now.
  • inuman

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    Jan 27, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    I just joined the site for the hell of it the gay version of eharmony and it was very lame to say the least, that was 15 minutes of my life lost, should I sue the site lol icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I don't see how this is discrimination... legally of course.

    Couldn't a str8 guy/gal sue ManHunt? or gay.com? There are also plenty of other gay dating websites.


    Isn't the gay community just as disciminatory as the str8 community on these sites?

    Am I missing something?
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    muscles4muscles saidI heard eharmony was run by Mormons. Is that true or just an internet rumor?


    I think possibly the founder, or originator of the questionnaire pairing system, is a mormon or at least very religious. I also understand that in the questionnaire if you do not indicate you are Christian or somewhat religious the system at the end will come back and say there are no matches, the same message for gay folks.


    I tried them out once for the hell of it.

    I said I was a man interested in women.

    After I filled out the questionaire... they told me there were no matches. It's not like they asked me if i like to take it up the ass!
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    I kinda wish sites like EHarmony existed except for gay people, sites that are viewed as serious and not for hookups. The opposite of manhunt or ada4adam would be nice...
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    I'm sorry, but it all sounds like political correctness going mad agin to me.
  • PipHop

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    Jan 28, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    No matter what the intention may be, a site by & for gays will eventually (if not immediately) become less date and more hook-up for the masses.
  • rdberg1957

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    Jan 28, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidI kinda wish sites like EHarmony existed except for gay people, sites that are viewed as serious and not for hookups. The opposite of manhunt or ada4adam would be nice...


    Chemistry.com is such a site. I think it is fine. My experience has been that gay men don't appear to want to go through the process of matching. I have selected 75 men near my age to show interest. Only one has followed through to the point where we actually met. Most don't even respond to any expression of interest. To my way of thinking, the point of a dating/relationship site is to meet people. I am an educated/physically active employed, out gay man. I don't think I'm the problem here. Gay men on these sites have their filters set to keep out all men who don't fit some ideal.
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    Jan 28, 2010 7:43 AM GMT
    E-Harmony.............isn't that the company that has the lame commercials? God - - they make me cringe! I liked the Saturday Night Live skits that made fun of this..........weren't they called "Lowered Expectations?" icon_lol.gif

  • dreamer121

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    Jan 28, 2010 8:29 AM GMT



    Find it funny... (No i don't use chemistry.com)
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    Jan 28, 2010 8:50 AM GMT
    i never had a problem with eHarmony not allowing gay ppl

    i mean this is an all gay site, so is, A4A, Man Hunt, and many other gay only sites.

    why cant straight ppl have a place for only them to network and socialize.

    Granted i never kept up on the eHarmony fight (didnt know there was one, was never a big deal) but what i remember is that they said they didnt allow gay ppl because all the research they did for there tests were on straight ppl so they didnt want to take gay ppl's money for a test that wasnt tested on them. . . . makes sense to me

    so i think the whole thing is just 150 greedy gay ppl whole wan to bitch about something and make a profit from it.