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It was launched on August 22, 2000, and is based in Los Angeles, California. Large investors include Sequoia Capital and Technology Cross Ventures.
e Harmony was founded by Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and author of relationship advice books, along with Greg Forgatch, Warren's son-in-law.
Very careful research." He also said that e Harmony promotes heterosexual marriage, adding that (at the time) same-sex marriage was illegal in most places, saying "We don't really want to participate in something that's illegal." In another interview, Warren went into more detail on his own views, noting that "cities like San Francisco, Chicago or New York... Olson, an attorney for e Harmony, said that even though the company believed the complaint was "an unfair characterization of our business", it chose to settle because of the unpredictable nature of litigation.
In 2010, e Harmony settled a separate class-action lawsuit filed in California that alleged illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In May 2015 recent user login activity was removed from the expanded profile view.
On June 6, 2012, e Harmony confirmed that its password database had been breached and a section of its user base had been affected.
The company, which did not admit wrongdoing, agreed to allow access to both its gay and straight dating sites with a single subscription, to display its gay dating services more prominently and to establish a settlement fund to pay people who can show they were harmed by the company's policies.
Michelle Garcia, writing in the LGBT-interest magazine, The Advocate, also said that, like e Harmony, Compatible Partners attracts high-quality customers.
Warren closed unprofitable international operations, switched advertisers, made changes to the board, No independent studies of e Harmony's methods or success rates have been published.
Prospective members complete a proprietary questionnaire about their characteristics, beliefs, values, emotional health and skills.
They will be able to see the matches who score at an advanced level of compatibility and also why.