eHarmony Founder Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as CEO

eHarmony founder Neil Clark Warren will quit his job as CEO of the company.


The founder of the online dating service is stepping down for the second time in less than 10 years, as he also quit in 2007, before returning in 2012. He is a clinical psychologist with a Christian background, also serving as a seminary professor.

With a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton and a Ph. D. in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago, Warren has a diverse background and a number of publications. He has written ten books, and he has also been interviewed on more than seven thousand radio and television shows.

The inception of eHarmony began in 1995 when he and his son-in-law created Neil Clark Warren & Associates. The seminars offered by the company were later transformed into a dating website called eHarmony.

The company has had its fair share of troubles as sister company Compatible Partners — specializing in gay and lesbian members — failed to meet the heights of eHarmony. The latter was previously sued for discriminating against same-sex marriages.

Some consider eHarmony to be more serious than other dating websites, as its focus is on potential long-term relationships and marriages.

Vice president of brand marketing Grant Langston will serve as the new CEO of the company. eHarmony is known for a number of compatibility features, which are tied together by four governing principles: character and constitution, personality, emotional makeup, and core values.

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