(Closed) This makes me feel SOOOOO much better!

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I did think about it too actually (and I send out a huge ditto to all the nice things you said about WB), but now I have started to feel differently, especially with the support of Stripes and some of the other girls, I feel better – welcome, and enjoy!

Post # 4
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

WB is run by eHarmony?

Post # 5
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I too had a problem with being here after finding out it was being run by eHarmony. But the Bees are supportive of same-sex marriages. The Hive is supportive of same-sex marriages. Heck, we even have a LGQBT board! So I feel better about it. It takes a whole village to make it work and the opinions of the head of the village don’t matter much when everyone else is of differing opinions. 

(And, I have to admit, I did a victory dance when Stripes became a Bee, that’s just too awesome for words). 

Post # 6
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Rewind – I’m with MissACS  about the e-Harmony thing.

“Weddingbee was run by a dating service that was founded by an evangelical Christian”

I didn’t know this either about eHarmony. ????

Post # 7
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t know WB was run by eHarmony.  Nor did I know about eHarmony’s political stance.  I met my Fiance on eHarmony and he and I were both happy with our experience.  Had I known they’re stance beforehand, I may not have joined.  It is my personal belief that just as we have no control over who we fall in love with, no one should have control over our ability to marry them.   I love the Bee and I’m glad they support marriage of all kinds!

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I posted a super-similar thread when I first started here. I actually first heard of weddingbee about 2 years before I got engaged when one of my law school friends became a Bee. I followed her blog and she was super excited about it, until she found out that the site was run by eharmony and then she made a quick exit (the first Miss Flip Flops if anyone recalls). I had a really bad impression of the site based on her personal blog about how she just couldn’t support a website run by a website with ideology so far from her own. And I totally agreed. 

Then I was close to getting engaged and I decided to just pop on to see what it was all about but I was dead set on hating it here. Except I loved it. Then I felt bad. 

To be honest it still totally bugs me that eharmony owns the site. I know that Mr. and Mrs. Bee personally are not anti-gay at all, but despite the lawsuit-enforced new leaf of eharmony, I really wish that my presence here didn’t make that company any money. The bottom line is, though, that I love the website and they really won’t miss me if I go. I figure by sticking around and speaking my mind that is hopefully doing more good than the harm I’m doing by making eharmony cash. 

Post # 10
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is WB run by eHarmony????? I knew about eHarmony’s stances (and don’t agree with them), but never knew there was a connection. Glad to see that the majority of the Bees are open to SSM! 🙂

Post # 11
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

eHarmony owns the site, but I don’t think they exert much editorial control. I and many other Bees support same sex marriage rights and have written to that effect. I agree that it sucks that eHarmony only changed its policies when ordered by a court to do so, but I see this as another aspect of the struggle for civil rights–and most segregated institutions didn’t open their doors with warm happy hearts, either. We will get there, and until then, I value the platform.

Post # 12
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had no idea the connection, go figure.

I always thought eharmony’s stance was that their research was in what makes a boy & girl click, and since boys and girsl are quite different from each other, said research would not be as effective in knowing what would make 2 girls or 2 boys click.  Of course, that was probably just their spin.

Glad to see things are evolving, whatever the motivation!!!

Post # 13
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Write me down as another that had no idea – and would have thought twice about signing up if I had known. Well – I’ve only been on here a week so I’m sure there is a lot of things I don’t know!

Thanks for the post Dana – you rock!

Post # 15
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I, too, had some reservations about the Bee after learning of the eharmony connection.  However, I am so shallow that I couldn’t tear myself away from the blogs Embarassed.  I was very happy to see Miss Stripes become a bee and I’m glad to see that so many bees support all types of marriage. 

Post # 16
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t know about the affiliation until now and I’m glad – or I would have gone straight for the exit.

I don’t have much faith in eHarmony in general (and what lawsuits have forced it to change), but weddingbee has proven to be a very welcoming, supporting environment especially in regards to marriage rights for all. 

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