Ultimately, our dream is to have the biggest group of relationship psychologists in the country

Ultimately, our dream is to have the biggest group of relationship psychologists in the country An energetic, attractive thirty-five-year-old, Gonzaga thought twice about leaving the prestige of academia. “It seemed cheesy at first,” he said. “I mean, this was a dating service.” But after interviewing with Warren, he realized that conducting his research under the auspices of eHarmony would offer certain advantages. He’d be unfettered by teaching and grant-writing, and there would be no sitting on committees or worrying about tenure. More important, since his research would now be funded by business, he’d have the luxury of doing studies with large groups of ready subjects over many years-but without the constraints of having to produce a specific product. Chemistry is currently assembling a multidisciplinary group of psychologists, relationship counselors, sociologists, neuroscientists, and sexologists to serve as consultants “We’re using science in an area most people think of as inherently unscientific,” Gonzaga said. So far, the data are promising: a recent Harris Interactive poll found that between , eHarmony facilitated the marriages of more than 33,000 members-an average of forty-six in-house study of nearly 300 married couples showed that people who met through eHarmony report more marital satisfaction than those who […]