eHarmony is finally offering a dating service for gay people — though it’s not part of their flagship site. It’s a separate-but-equal site.
They’re getting flak for it, though, from religious conservatives.
Like this woman, for example:
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:34 PM
To: email@example.com [Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder, eHarmony.com]
Dear Mr. Warren:
I was absolutely shocked that you would cave into the homosexual agenda, by offering date-matching for homosexuals on your “Christian” dating website. They have their own dating websites which I understand to be extremely X-rated.
I have several single and widowed friends who use your website. I will be sending an e-mail to them about your caving into EVIL and that they should not use your website — ever again.Extremely disappointed,
Crystal Lake, IL
She may be confusing X-Rated with purely hookup sites. And she doesn’t seem to know gay people will get a site with a different domain name.
That said, I have sudden urge to want to use eHarmony now…
At the risk of using a strong word, this must be one of those “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” sort of things.
(via Pam’s House Blend)