MINYANVILLE - May 19 - It's been stated that faith and rationality are two models of belief that are resolutely incompatible. Marrying faith and rationality is not only spiritually beneficial, but can be profitable as well. Just ask psychologist and eHarmony founder, Neil Clark Warren, a man who has effectively integrated moral elements of his evangelistic religion with practical constituents of business management to create the most popular dating site. After appearing on Dobson’s radio show in August 2001, eHarmony received 90,000 new referrals. However, in 2005, Warren began to distance the company from the conservative Christian community to try and achieve greater mainstream involvement. This decision -- while profitable for the company -- caused grievances on both ends. Running on a platform open to only heterosexual applicants, eHarmony suffered an inevitable fate when a New Jersey man complained to New Jersey’s Division on Civil Rights that his registration to eHarmony was rejected due to his homosexual classification. The company settled the suit, created a satellite site Compatiblepartners.net, and offered the first 10,000 same-sex registrants a free six-month subscription. Many evangelists felt that eHarmony should have gone down fighting, and even argued that allowing a same-sex service was a betrayal to the Christian community. FULL ARTICLE @ MINYANVILLEMark Brooks: eHarmony raised $110 million in June 2004. Neil Clark Warrens stake and control was diminished at that point. As much as he may object to having a same sex dating site under eHarmony's wing, its the right thing to do and a good and appropriate extension of the eHarmony service. Power to eHarmony for doing the right thing, and settling in this manner. Here's OPW's comparison of eHarmony vs Compatible Partners from September 2009.