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eHarmony to Study Marital Satisfaction

( - May 24, 2004), an online relationship service, today announced the launch of an extensive new research initiative into marital satisfaction. has established a new category in the highly competitive online dating field by the quality of its research into the human dimensions required for successful marriage. Following the recent issue of eHarmony's first patent, J. Galen Buckwalter, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and vice president of research for, is now directing the research department in the largest study of marital satisfaction ever conducted.

" has the only patented system that matches couples based on scientifically proven research," claims Dr. Buckwalter. "We are aggressively pursuing new studies into relationship satisfaction to continue to improve every aspect of eHarmony's Compatibility Matching System. We know that our system works, but we also recognize that the growth of the company and the enthusiasm of our users provides us a rare opportunity to study relationships in ways that no one else in the field can."

The comprehensive new study will follow selected users from the time they are initially matched by eHarmony until they walk down the aisle ... and beyond.

"We are excited to expand our groundbreaking research into relationships," said Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D., founder of "A distinguished panel of psychology experts enables us to conduct the most successful research into dating, marriage and relationships, expanding the industry's collective pool of knowledge and the effectiveness of eHarmony's matching, which has already produced thousands of happy marriages."

The most recent study, to be presented by Steven Ross Carter, Ph.D., senior research scientist for, at the American Psychological Society in Chicago on May 27, 2004, shows that couples matched by eHarmony's Compatibility Matching System report greater satisfaction in their marriages than similar married couples married for the same length of time who met through other means. The research project, completed in January 2004, involved 1,347 married couples.

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