UPI -- Feb 5 -- eHarmonyLabs launched Monday as an interactive relationship advice service that offers everything but the leather couch to users seeking help to build lasting bonds with their significant others. eHarmonyLabs is run by a scientific advisory board of sociologists, neurologists and human relationship experts who offer advice on all aspects of relationships. Since its initial launch in 2000, eHarmony has built a membership of more than 12 million. David Card, a Jupiter Research analyst, said the online dating industry made $650 million from personals in 2006, and predicts $700 million in 2007, and nearly $1 billion by 2011. With ~0 million subscribers in 2006, the industry continues to grow at a healthy pace.
Mark Brooks: In order for eHarmony to continue to be able to command premium memberships it needs to be perceived as being the company doing the most research on relationships, and make it's team of researchers more public. eHarmonyLabs will help eHarmony stay one step ahead of the likes of Chemistry.com. The Jupiter numbers have been adjusted upwards since the 'slow period' in 2005 when Jupiter predicted the industry would reach $623 million by 2009.