Another eHarmony Lawsuit

Eharmony continues to receive grief in the wake of it’s launch of a new dating sites. Members protesting the launch of same-sex site Compatible Partners are being denied a refund when trying to unsubscribe.

EHarmony was ordered to pay Eric McKinley, who brought the original suit against the dating company, $5,000 for expenses incurred and time spent on the lawsuit. The matchmaking giant also had to fork over $50,000 to the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights for its administrative expenses, according to the settlement agreement. More here.

Another class action lawsuit against eHarmony for discrimination based on sexual orientation continues to move forward in California. The plaintiffs in that case maintain that eHarmony’s decision to establish a separate site for gays rather than integrate its flagship site, eHarmony.com, amounts to an unlawful “separate but equal” policy and the continued marginalization of gays, lesbians and bisexuals. The California case has been certified as a class action. Press release.

I’ll be talking to eHarmony next week and hope to have additional clarification on the various lawsuits and early feedback on Compatible Partners.

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Comments

  1. I just don’t even see how it’s discrimination. I mean, well. Maybe I do, but I think it’s ridiculous that they’re having to pay this whining assclown anything.

    If they want to make a site that caters primarily to heterosexuals, why can’t they? How many porn sites are out there that cater to some specific niche of sexuality? Do they all have to offer straight/gay/fetish/mongolian yak-juggling porn as well?

    facepalm.jpg^8175612987519. GAH.

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