About a week ago (the day before Valentine’s Day) Good Morning America did a report on eHarmony. Here’s how the story intros:
eHarmony has about 19 million single members looking for love, and a national Harris poll found eHarmony’s site is responsible for about 44,000 weddings a year and more than 100,000 babies born so far from the site’s cybermatchmaking.
Pretty wild, huh! No Jo, I don’t hear wedding bells. 🙂
What I’ve found as I float here in the pool with my floaties fastly secured to my arms is eHarmony has a pretty long process of hoops to jump through before a couple actually starts communicating on their own. Before getting “introduced” to The Amazon, I actually got matched with a few gals who I went through this process with. Seems like it’s rather easy for an “introduced” couple to jump ship and say “nope, this isn’t going to work.” I actually have made it to the open communication three times before where we didn’t communicate after that. So even once you’ve made it there it doesn’t necessarily mean a date is coming.
With that in mind, I’m surprised… I mean really surprised at the 44,000 weddings a year stat. I mean I’ve even been on a couple of dates through the hook-up of eHarmony, after making it through the arduous intro process but those gals just turned out not to be a good fit.
Well despite my Nebraska Amazon being 5’10” and me at a rather un-average 5’3″, we made it through all the hoops and are still communicating via e-mail. It’s sporadic but there nonetheless.
So there you have it Jo… LazyBuddhist. Sometimes The Universe says, “hmmm… let’s see what happens when you mix these two things together. An unlikely lot, but it looks like it could be interesting.”
We’ll see what happens.