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eHarmony Expands SPSS Deployment Company-Wide for Research and Development


CHICAGO, 05/08/06 - SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSS), a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software, today announced that eHarmony, the Internet’s No. 1 relationship service, has purchased additional SPSS software for its research and development department.

Founded in 2000, eHarmony is the first relationship service on the Web to use a scientific approach to match highly compatible singles. Today, eHarmony has over 11 million registered users and, according to an independent poll, over 90 eHarmony members on average marry every day as a result of being matched on the site. Recently, the company launched eHarmony Marriage, a personalized, interactive, online “Marriage Wellness” program designed to help couples achieve stronger, healthier and happier marriages.

eHarmony has implemented SPSS predictive analytics software in various areas of its business, including scientific research, brand development, product research, compatibility models, customer satisfaction and retention, and projective analysis. The additional deployment of SPSS will ensure that its teams of researchers and psychologists have access to the full power of predictive analytics.

“SPSS is the lens through which we view our data. The numerous analytic and data management tools it provides has enabled our organization to understand important information in more novel, forward-thinking ways,” said eHarmony’s Senior Director of Research and Product Development Steve Carter.

About eHarmony

eHarmony is the Internet’s #1 relationship service and the only site dedicated to building the relationships of both singles and married couples. In 2000, backed by 35 years of clinical and empirical research, eHarmony became the first relationship service on the Web to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles. Millions of people of all ages, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds have met using the company’s patented Compatibility Matching System™, and tens of thousands have found strong and satisfying marriages throughout the world. Six years later, the company launched a new service, eHarmony Marriage, a personalized, interactive, online “marriage wellness” program designed to help couples achieve stronger, healthier and happier marriages. eHarmony was founded by America’s best-known relationship expert, best-selling author and clinical psychologist Dr. Neil Clark Warren.

About SPSS Inc.

SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSS) is a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software and solutions. The company’s predictive analytics technology connects data to effective strategic action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and critical future events. More than 250,000 commercial, academic, and public sector customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs, improve important processes and detect and prevent fraud. More than 95 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies are SPSS customers. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information, please visit

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