eHarmony, Ellen and Portia – Smoke and Mirrors or True Apology?

eHarmony, Ellen and Portia – Smoke and Mirrors or True Apology?

March 31, 2009 Commentary Thought of the Gay 4

After a lawsuit which eHarmony reluctantly settled with the New Jersey attorney general, the matchmaking site is launching its “gay” service under “compatiblepartners” dot com.

Interestingly, at least to this observer, eHarmony was the sponsor of “The New Newlywed Game” on the show Ellen.  During that episode, the eHarmony logo was displayed on the booth which held Ellen and her wife, Portia.

It appears that the dating website that took such a heavy hit for its discriminatory tactics is now trying to make amends with the LGBT community.  Do we forgive or do we continue to give our business to supportive companies such as

See more: EHarmony launches gay matchmaking service – Los Angeles Times.

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4 Responses

  1. perezti says:

    We take their money and let the gullible queers get sucked in. When they provide a nonseperate, equal dating service that is compatibale for bisexuals, then the radically loveless queers can support them.

  2. pngwnz says:

    I first heard about the eharmony lawsuit on the program GayUSA, and they also had the information about the settlement. Actually I’ve never really been a fan of Ellen, but I did watch the show about her wedding.

    For my vote I say we continue to support lgbt supportive sites like, and give eharmony’s new venture a chance to prove itself.

    I’ve actually not ventured to any of the sites – but I’m getting more and more curious (and I’m single). …….. maybe i’ll take a peek ….. maybe

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’d say we now have two sites to choose from. Having Ellen and Portia on is more than what was required. I think they may have learned.
    I met the love of my life on a singles site, so you just never know.

  4. Mofole says:

    Not really into ellen so didn’t see the show. But hey if they, eharmony, are trying to make ammends by sponsoring shows for us i.e the gay community then we have got to recognize that. It’s better treatment than we get from most

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