Because you can’t use eHarmony for your online hookups.
Scientific American reports that a potential class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by a lesbian who couldn’t find a “women seeking women” or “man seeking man” option on the matchmaking website. The suit would be on behalf of all gay men and women who have been denied service by the site that was created by conservative Christian Dr. Neil Clark Warren (he’s the guy on the TV commercials).
eHarmony claims that its “first relationship service on the Web to use a scientific approach to match highly compatible singles”, requiring users to answer 436 questions to determine “29 Key Dimensions of Compatibility necessary for success in a long term relationship.”
Commenting in the past on eHarmony’s gay and lesbian policy, Warren has said that he does not know the dynamics of same-sex relationships but he expects the principles to be different.
Well, maybe he has a point. I’m guessing a tolerance for neighbors with lifestyles other than your own isn’t one of the 29 key dimensions necessary for a long term relationship.
However, why should a private company be sued if it wants to follow the religious beliefs of it’s founder who clearly prefers that homosexuals be promiscuous? My prediction: this lawsuit will be dismissed without a settlement, and eHarmony will come around in ten years or so… if they’re still around.
On a side note, at 7pm tonight the “10th Annual Walk Against Hate” kicks off Gay Pride Week in West Hollywood… fully deserving of a different post, but in the meantime you can read more here.
…h/t Digg member FelixdaaHack… image from “40 Year Old Virgin” ¬© 2005 Universal Pictures…