Mrs. Bee Responds to Rumors; Mrs. Creampuff and Mrs. Hummingbird Say Goodbye

Mrs. Bee posted a thoughtful response over at Weddingbee today, speaking to the rumors that eHarmony had financial ties to Focus on the Family, that they do not allow (or have not in the past allowed) interracial matching on their site, and that they have assumed editorial control of the Hive. Mrs. Bee insists that none of these rumors are true.

Apparently Mrs. Hummingbird has also left the hive amidst the eHarmony fracas. You can read her farewell post here. Today Mrs. Creampuff also bids us adieu.

I believe this brings the tally of departed Bees up to four: Mrs. Creampuff, Mrs. Hummingbird, Miss Flipflop, Mrs. Gingerbread (and Mrs. Lovebug, although she posted a farewell a while back). Did I miss any?

I still respect every Bee’s decision to leave Weddingbee, whether or not there was a financial tie to Focus on the Family (there was certainly a prior business tie between FotF and the founder of eHarmony), and whatever eHarmony’s opinion on interracial dating is. While eHarmony has every right to refuse to make same-sex matches, the readers and bloggers at Weddingbee have every right to choose not to support such a site.  I fear that Weddingbee may crash and burn (or become a Knot clone) without its more interesting and political bloggers, but so be it.  It’s a good lesson in values.


One response to “Mrs. Bee Responds to Rumors; Mrs. Creampuff and Mrs. Hummingbird Say Goodbye

  1. Hi –

    I was reading about the latest WeddingBee drama, when I saw your comment and clicked over to your little blog. I wanted to send you this note in an e-mail but wasn’t able to find it on your site.

    We have just started a website that may exactly what you are looking for – it is a social wedding network called
    An uberBride is the opposite of a Bridezilla – are you an uberBride?

    The site is similar to WeddingBee, it has a forum and blogs, but also goes a few steps farther, and allows you to create connections with other bloggers, other wedding vendors and even like-minded Brides.

    I would like to encourage you sign up and check us out for 3 minutes – Once you join, you can add your blog or just a link or just read about weddings, and the wedding industry.

    Did I mention that we don’t have any banner ads. Yep we are 100% FREE, and we don’t sell your e-mail (guaranteed) and we accept everyone (if you follow the Bee thread, you know what I’m talking about. Yes, we are a different kind of wedding site – not trying to sell you something – just sharing info the way the internet should be.

    the uberBrides Team

    PS: Feel free to delete this comment after you check us out.

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