Online dating scams eharmony
There is actually very little available information about e Harmony’s methods, which raised a troubling question in the mind of Robert Epstein, a contributing editor to subject its ‘scientific, 29-dimension’ test to a scientific validation process? He noted that e Harmony representatives presented a paper in 2004 that claimed e Harmony couples were happier than couples who met through other means, “But this paper still has not been published, possibly because of its obvious flaws.” Four years after Epstein wrote that, there still appeared to be little or no data on e Harmony’s methods.I contacted Paul Breton, the director of communications for e Harmony, to ask for research: “I am specifically interested in any published studies or research that has tested the construct validity of the compatibility measures that e Harmony uses, and any research that demonstrates that e Harmony relationships last longer than average.Clearly this was not a prestigious or well-known professional organization; in fact, by all appearances the Brazilian Association for Interpersonal Relationship Research is a dummy organization, and its journal is basically a vanity press for interpersonal dating researchers to get work e-published.
Like many other businesses, online dating sites like to adopt the veneer of scientific validity. These compatibility dimensions include: Core traits like emotional temperament, adaptability, curiosity, and intellect; values and beliefs, such as spirituality and feelings about children; and relationship skills, such as conflict resolution.
I did some research and discovered that it’s published by something called the Brazilian Association for Interpersonal Relationship Research, which I had also never heard of.
I did an online search (in late 2011) and found a grand total of six hits for this organization on the World Wide Web (the , by way of comparison, has nearly ten million hits).
I also searched for evidence that Neil Clark Warren, the marriage and relationship expert behind e Harmony, has created important work in, and published on the subjects of, marriage or relationships.
A 2011 search of several academic databases (including Psyc Info and Med Line) did not reveal a single article published by Neil Warren on the subject of marriage, compatibility, or relationships.