”The stuff that was [available to lesbians] was built for gay guys, and its marketing toward women felt fake.

When she was denied access, she wrote to e Harmony saying that its anti-gay policy was discriminatory under California law but the company refused to change it.

“Such outright discrimination is hurtful and disappointing for a business open to the public in this day and age,” she said.

It’s just not a service we offer now based upon the research we have conducted,” e Harmony added.

According to the lawsuit, Carlson, who lives in the San Francisco Bay area, tried to use the site’s dating services in February 2007.

It has more than 12 million registered users, and heavy television advertising has made it one of the nation’s biggest Internet dating sites.

The company said the allegations of discrimination against gays were false and reckless.

Carlson’s lawyer Todd Schneider said the lawsuit was “about changing the landscape and making a statement out there that gay people, just like heterosexuals, have the right and desire to meet other people with whom they can fall in love.” Carlson’s lawyers expect a significant number of gays and lesbians to join the class action, which seeks to force e Harmony to end its policy as well as unspecified damages for those denied e Harmony services based on their sexual orientation.

A series of online amp chat in the forums How soon to have come to terms with a relationship break up in sexless, loveless.

The key focus now was making it as easy as possible for women to meet each other, focused on starting conversations and creating a community. If there’s a new one that comes in, we will add it to the list. HER is the community it is because the people who come to it all have a sense of identity that is outside of the mainstream.