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Warren, who retired in 2007, came out of retirement in 2012 to help "turn around" the company.
Earlier this week, I sat down with Warren -- his wife, Marylyn, of 57 years by his side -- to talk about the rough patches, the competition, and of course, the highlights.
"We've suffered from the contentiousness of that topic," Warren said, who added that it wasn't about being anti-gay.
"We didn't want to pretend to be experts on gay and lesbian couples," said Warren. It's a different match." Warren says the company -- which uses its patented algorithm to connect people based on 29 dimensions of compatibility -- is now seeing success in matching up gay and lesbian singles on Compatible Partners.
They were seeking to make it a class action lawsuit on behalf of gays and lesbians excluded from the dating service.
e Harmony was founded in 2000 by evangelical Christian Dr.
Neil Clark Warren and had strong early ties with the influential religious conservative group Focus on the Family.
A screenshot of e Harmony.com, taken on May 31, 2007.
The popular online dating service e Harmony was sued on Thursday for refusing to offer its services to gays, lesbians and bisexuals.