eHarmony launched in Australia in 2007 to give Australian singles a new way to look for their perfect match.
eHarmony was founded in the US in 2000 by Dr Neil Clark Warren, a clinic psychologist who had spent 35 years counseling couples. Dr Warren realised that some of the couples who he was counselling were fundamentally not compatible with each other, and these relationships were tending to end in divorce. However the relationships which lasted were made up of compatible couples.
He decided to look for the traits which define compatibility and lead to a successful relationship. Together with Dr.Galen Buckwalter, a research professor at the University of Southern California in the USA, he started researching thousands of couples to identify the characteristics of a successful relationship.
These characteristics led to the development of the eHarmony Compatibility Matching System™ which uses the Key Dimensions of compatibility identified in the research to match singles with compatible potential partners.
Before launching in Australia, eHarmony gathered data from Australian couples to make sure its matching algorithm would be equally effective in helping Australian singles find love.
eHarmony is also available in the UK and Canada, and helps singles all over the world find love. Today, an average of 542 eHarmony members marry every day in the United States as a result of being matched on the site*.
*2009 U.S. survey conducted for eHarmony by Harris Interactive®