Contributed by: Editor Sunday, December 14 2008 @ 02:47 pm
This years Editor's Top Pick - Match System Award goes to a dating site which has produced more than 1 Billion matches, eHarmony. This dating service has continued to grow to become the most popular personality matchmaking system in North America. I am sure this continued growth will follow their newest endeavors in the United Kingdom and Australia. These sites share the similar interface of eHarmony in Canada and the United States but contain modified profile and matching systems based on the cultural differences of each country.
No other dating site that we know of spends 3 million dollars a year on matchmaking research. They currently have 6 PH. D. researches on staff who's full time job is to improve eHarmony's matching algorithms. Each question in their 256 question profile helps determine who is the best match for the member.
Just remember this dating site completely relies on their match system. You cannot search for singles yourself like most other dating sites. This is what makes eHarmony unique. It also means that the matching system must work, and it does! A study by Harris Interactive found in 2007 that eHarmony is responsible for 43,000 marriages in the United States over the past year. This means on average 236 eHarmony members a day get married. No other dating site that has a detailed personality matching system comes close to these numbers.