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Dating site e Harmony has settled a lawsuit in California by agreeing to end the separation of its homosexual and heterosexual matchmaking services.

e Harmony agreed to open a site for gay and lesbian customers after another lawsuit in 2008, but it did not cross-promote or even link between the two sites, and it kept subscriptions separate.

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"Even though we believed that the complaint resulted from an unfair characterization of our business, we ultimately decided it was best to settle this case," e Harmony legal counsel Theodore Olson said in a statement.

"e Harmony looks forward to moving beyond this legal dispute, which has been a burden for the company, and continuing to advance its business model of serving individuals by helping them find successful, long-term relationships." Registration on the "Compatible Partners" site will be free to the first 10,000 users.

App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.

To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.

If David Cruz of Bravo TV's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" could change one thing about the way gay men approach dating, it would be to "stop thinking that your penis is the same as your heart," he says with a laugh. All men agree with this."Still, many gay men also believe they should have sex with a potential partner early on to determine if they're compatible. It's a philosophy promulgated by Patti Stanger, star and producer of "The Millionaire Matchmaker," who requires all clients to honor a "no sex before monogamy" rule.

While Cruz says gay and straight relationships are different in some ways, he agrees this rule is as important for gay men as any single person who is seeking a long-term relationship."Gay or straight, we could all benefit from holding out until we are sure someone is in it for the right reasons," he says.

e Harmony's launch of Compatible Partners was called a "shotgun wedding" by the Los Angeles Times, though.

There wasn't even a link to Compatible Partners at

Online dating service e Harmony has agreed to create a new Web site — "Compatible Partners" — for gay and lesbian users, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General announced. Neil Clark Warren in 2000, said the settlement was triggered by a Law Against Discrimination complaint filed by Mc Kinley against the online service on March 14, 2005.