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eHarmony Free Tuesdays January – February 2013

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eHarmony is once again having free Tuesday evenings. For the past few months, eHarmony has bounced back and forth between the more traditional free weekends and giving away one day a week for free.

The free days are for this eHarmony event are:

  • January 22nd, 2013
  • January 29th, 2013
  • February 5th, 2013

Sign up to try the free Tuesdays

Note that the free Tuesdays are limited to the evening hours: what I’ve seen is listing 3PM to 11:59PM Pacific Time (or noon to 9PM Easter Time). I thought the last few times that the free hours were based on where you lived, so everyone was getting from 3 to midnight but I may be wrong.

As I’ve discussed before, there are good and bad things about the free Tuesdays. The good is that if you start a conversation with someone this week, you can likely pick up where you left off next week. The down side is you have a limited number of hours to act within each week where the free weekends make it a bit easier to know when to be communicating.

Regardless, if you’ve never tried eHarmony this is a great way to see what it has to offer.

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Brad initially struggled with online dating but over time became quite successful using it. He met his wife using online dating and has been giving advice and helping people improve their results since 2007. He has written a Free Online Dating Guide to help others find success with online dating. You can learn more about his personal experience using online dating and running this website here.


  1. Dixie  January 22, 2013

    Hey Brad, I have a quick question. I signed up for eHarmony and have been exchanging emails (4th stage now of the communications process) with a guy. After my third exchange, I dropped a hint, “if we meet, you will discover a bit movie fan. blah blah blah”. He responded, but didn’t suggest meeting; didn’t request my phone number, he stuck to answering the questions from my previous email. He ended it by wishing me a good week and all the best.
    I take it as he is not interested and I went ahead and closed the match (it’s eHarmony’s way of blocking people). If I drop a hint and that is the response I get, it seems to me the guy is thinking he can do better.
    I knew a girl who once told me that if after 3 emails she wasn’t asked out on a date, she would email back and say it seems you are interested in pen pals/I am not/ I’m here to date/ I’m moving on/ blah blah/ good luck. Something to that effect. She says she was successful & guys responded back & dated.
    When I tried something similar, I faced silence or still not being asked out. Therefore, this time around, I’ve changed how I will react. If I drop a hint (like I did), and I don;t get the positive response I expect (wanting to meet), I will drop it and move on. I will not email back w/something like the above message. It’s my way of self-respect, remaining positive and optimistic and focusing on the future and not on someone who doesn’t want to meet me.
    What do you think of both this eHarmony guy & his response; and my response to this situation? Is there a better way of handling this?

    • Brad  January 27, 2013

      Honestly, I feel like blocking him might be a bit much. Could you still feel like you’re having an appropriate amount of self-respect by the first approach of stating what you’re looking for? I know silence isn’t fun but at least he had a chance.

      I really DO think guys should be asking out fairly quickly but many of those men don’t read my advice. And now as a married man, I can tell you there are a LOT of times my wife drops hints and I totally miss them (and only recognize I was getting hints once she explains things). So as a man who misses hints, I worry that dropping a hint and then blocking the profile if the hint isn’t taken feels a bit aggressive.

      What if you tried a message like this:
      It’s been great talking to you – I’d really love to meet in person. Any suggestions or thoughts on meeting?

      I’d try something simple like that and if you still get silence, at least you know that he wasn’t just missing a hint.

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