Reducing the Divorce Rate Through eHarmony (Video)
A great way to find your calling is to pay attention to the needs of the world. What does the world need that goes to your heart? Dr. Neil Clark Warren grew concerned about the high divorce rate he was seeing in his clinical practice. He observed that, in many cases, the marriages that endured were composed of compatible people, while marriages that deteriorated often did so because the differences between the individuals became harder to resolve over time.
Here he describes how this concern led him, after three years of research and development, to identify the key dimensions of personality that predicted compatibility and the potential for long-term relationship success. Based on his research, he developed the system that eHarmony now uses to match members with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
This video was produced by Small Business School. Used by permission.
Transcript of the video
HATTIE: (Voiceover) This bride met this groom on eHarmony.com.
JOHN: (Voiceover) I, John, take you Cindy to be...
Clergy: (Voiceover) I pronounced you husband and wife in the name of the Father and ...
NEIL CLARK WARREN: If you could reduce the divorce rate from where it is now to single digits, 9 or fewer percent, it would be the greatest single social revolution in the history of the human race. And all of a sudden America would be such a different country.
(Voiceover) Over 90 percent of all singles want to be married if they can find the right person. So they deeply want to get married, in fact for a lot of people it becomes a burning yearning. The choice you make of a marriage partner will have more to do with the eventual success of your marriage than everything else combined that you do after you get married.
HATTIE: (Voiceover) In 1993, Dr. Neil Clark Warren wrote the book, Finding the Love of Your Life. Then in 1995, Greg Forgatch joined him to launch their first company to offer seminars based upon the principles in the book.
NEIL, GREG, STEVE (meeting): If you compare this to what you were saying.
HATTIE: (Voiceover) In August of 2000, the two opened their second business, eHarmony.com. Today the service is being used by millions of paying customers.