"We didn't want to pretend to be experts on gay and lesbian couples," said Warren. It's a different match." Warren says the company -- which uses its patented algorithm to connect people based on 29 dimensions of compatibility -- is now seeing success in matching up gay and lesbian singles on Compatible Partners.Warren said that a survey of 20,000 of its married couples found that just 3.9% have gotten divorced (compared to 6.9% of U. marriages.) EHarmony has roughly 770,000 active users who are paying anywhere from .95 to .95 per month depending on the length of the plan. The latest example of the erosion of religious liberty comes as a judge recently ruled that the owners of Christian online dating service Christian Mingle.com, Spark Networks Inc., must begin including gay persons as part of their dating pool to pursue same-sex relationships.Because the dating website didn’t allow new users to specify their search to include a seeker status for gays looking for same-sex relationships, two gay men decided to sue the site’s owner claiming the limited, heterosexual options violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act – a California anti-discrimination law that requires businesses to provide, “full and equal accommodations” to people regardless of their sexual orientation.” As a result, not only will Christian be forced to include and accommodate homosexuals as part of their dating service, Catholic and Adventist Singles Connection.com, two other Christian-oriented dating sites must also include gays in their relationship-seeking pool of dating hopefuls.To settle a lawsuit, e Harmony in 2009 launched Compatible Partners, a site for gay and lesbian singles.
The settlement applies to Christian as well as sister sites Catholic Mingle.com, Adventist Singles and Black
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
The plaintiffs’ lawyer Vineet Dubey on Friday said: “I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation.” Christian Mingle.com’s Facebook page included an article on Friday titled “Why a Test of Faith is Something to Be Thankful For.” It reads: “Trials are never fun, but it’s helpful to know that God is working through them.
One of the ways he is working is to assure his children of the true faith he has planted in their hearts.