New Harmony's residents established the first free library, a civic drama club, and a public school system open to men and women.
Its prominent citizens included Owen's sons, Indiana congressman and social reformer Robert Dale Owen, who sponsored legislation to create the Smithsonian Institution; David Dale Owen, a noted state and federal geologist; William Owen; and Richard Owen, state geologist, Indiana University professor, and first president of Purdue University.
The town served as the second headquarters of the U. Geological Survey and numerous scientists and educators contributed to New Harmony’s intellectual community, including William Maclure, Marie Louise Duclos Fretageot, Thomas Say, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Joseph Neef, Frances Wright, and others.
Many of the town's old Harmonist buildings still stand and have been restored.
e Harmony was founded by Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and author of relationship advice books, along with Greg Forgatch, Warren's son-in-law.
In the late 1990s, after more than 35 years of work as a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor, Warren decided to test his theory that certain characteristics can predict compatibility and lead to more satisfying relationships.
While the Owenite social experiment was an economic failure just two years after it began, the community made some important contributions to American society.
It lies 15 miles (24 km) north of Mount Vernon, the county seat. Bought at two dollars an acre, the 20,000-acre (8,100 ha) settlement was the brainchild of George Rapp and was home exclusively to German Lutherans in its early years.
e Harmony is the first service within the online dating industry to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles.
e Harmony's matching is based on using its 29 DIMENSIONS® model to match couples based on features of compatibility found in thousands of successful relationships.
Using the site’s Matching Model, 99.7% of incompatible members are eliminated.
Warren is a clinical psychologist and author of eight books on love, marriage and emotional health.
To optimize the matching process, e Harmony operates e Harmony Labs, a relationship research facility, and publishes e Harmony Advice, a relationship advice site.
e Harmony, which was launched on August 22, 2000, is based in Los Angeles, California; it has members in more than 150 countries and maintains operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Large investors include Sequoia Capital and Technology Cross Ventures.
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Welcome to one of the most in-depth dating services on the Internet: e Harmony.
Here is a good video that helps explain how e Harmony matching works and a little of their history as a dating service: After joining the site, every member must take the time to fill out an in-depth and rigorously defined profile, then every match is screened for compatibility.
e Harmony cuts out the hours wasted searching through dead-end profiles on other dating sites by showing only the matches that demonstrate compatibility with your profile.