facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Online dating sites battle for business

May 13, 2007 at 7:26 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A bitter feud has broken out among several U.S. online dating Web sites over the issue of rejecting applicants.

The Washington Post reported on the feud, made public in television ads that specifically attack California's eHarmony for rejecting applicants based on an extensive questionnaire.

The campaign by Chemistry.com, an offshoot of Match.com, is aimed at portraying eHarmony as unaccepting and Chemistry as a more open-minded site. The television ads for Chemistry feature men and women wondering why they were turned down by eHarmony.

The Post said eHarmony has begun to fight back, arguing that the site rejects applicants who are married or younger than the minimum age of 21. The site is also fighting an image propounded by Chemistry's ads of eHarmony being selective on racial or religious grounds.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Pope Francis will name Spokane bishop as the next archbishop of Chicago Pope Francis will name Spokane bishop as the next archbishop of Chicago
4
Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing
5
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback