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eHarmony Marriages Abound - 33,000 in One Year

( - February 1, 2006) According to, a new Harris Interactive research study found that between August 2004 and August 2005, 33,000 people who met on ended up getting married.

"The increase in the number of people turning to online relationship services like to find their soul mate has resulted in a significant number of marriages nationwide," stated Dr. Galen Buckwalter, vice president of research & development at eHarmony. "As this burgeoning trend continues, should see dramatic increases annually in the number of people who marry as a result of being matched on the site."

The 33,000 marriages average out to just over 90 marriages a day. has consistently made the claim that people who met on and marry are "significantly happy" than those who didn't meet on eHarmony.

"One of my greatest joys in life is reading the dozens of daily success stories we receive from members. It is so pleasing to me to that a credible independent polling company has shown that so many of our members are getting married every single day of the year," said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, chairman and co-founder of "Soon-to- be-released research has found that married couples are significantly happier than married couples who met by any other means. Our unique ability to marry quantity with quality is the reason why continues to hold the distinction of more marriages per match than any online dating service."

According to Online Dating Magazine publisher, Joe Tracy, the number of online dating marriages is pretty high.

"We estimate the number of overall online dating marriages to be more than 100,000 a year," says Tracy. "Online dating is the best medium, by far, to meet awesome people to date."

The study was commissioned by Methodology to come up with the results was as follows:

Harris conducted a nationwide poll of people who married between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2005 and this research found that 16,630 marriages resulted from matches during this period. The study was conducted by telephone using a representative sample of married Americans. Married respondents were about equally divided between men (47%) and women (53%). The overall margin of error for the current study is +/- 1.4%.

Related Links:
Research Suggests eHarmony Couples are "Happier"
Online Dating Magazine Review of eHarmony
History of eHarmony


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