Online matchmaker eHarmony has agreed to launch a gay dating service as part of a settlement of a discrimination lawsuit with the state of New Jersey. The service, to be called Compatible Partners, will be launched next spring and will be available through the main eHarmony website, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The lawsuit was filed by a New Jersey resident. "I heard their advertisement that winter and thought, 'Hey, this could work for me,'" he explained. "I went to their website but couldn't pass the initial screen. There was no option for man seeking man. It made me angry and sad."