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Australia: eHarmony Free Weekend August 1 to 5, 2014

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eHarmony is having a free communication weekend for those living in Australia beginning this Friday, August 1st, and running until the end of the day on Tuesday, August 5th. While I’ve talked quite a bit about eHarmony’s free weekends in the US and Canada, this is the first time I’m hearing about a free event in Australia (although I strongly suspect there have been many before this).

If the free weekends work for ...

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My Second Online Date – The “Too Good to Be True” Date

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My Second Online Date – The “Too Good to Be True” Date

I recently spilled my guts about my online dating hesitations and the first relationship I was in that came via an online match-up. To date, I have only met three men in person after meeting on the internet. Yes, I am that stubborn about meeting people online, plus I have had equal, if not better, success in the tried and true, old fashioned finding-dates-through-friends-and-hobbies approach.

Anyway, two of my online dating first dates became relationships, and the third was ...

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10 Etiquette Tips for Online Dating Success

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10 Etiquette Tips for Online Dating Success

The creation and subsequent improvement of the Internet is an amazing thing. We can go online and pay our bills, shop for groceries, talk to our family and friends, and even try to get a date. Many busy people have turned to the Internet in search of love or a single conquest with no strings attached. In fact, there are dating websites for almost every type of person. There are even sites specifically for one night stands (or as the ...

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My First Relationship from Online Dating

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My First Relationship from Online Dating

While online dating is becoming much more common, I can’t help but sense the stigma still attached to it. This is why, as a mid-twenties, motivated and very social woman, I felt absolutely ridiculous making my first profile on a free online dating site. I have lived in a college town for the last 7 years… great to meet people, but it becomes very small, very fast! So when the “people” I met were all exes or dates of friends ...

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She Stopped Replying! Now what? A Woman’s Perspective

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She Stopped Replying! Now what? A Woman’s Perspective

Several dozen reasons exist why somebody who did respond to your initial message would suddenly stop chatting with you, and there are equally as many ways you can handle it.

Brad, “the dating advice guy” who has created this site, has a full section on this in his free Online Dating Guide, so I won’t bore you with repetition. I will, however, tell you from a first-hand standpoint about a few very specific situations that I have dealt with, ...

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Catfishing – The New Online Game You Don’t Want to Play

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Just because MTV now has a full series dedicated to “Catfish” doesn’t mean it’s just a young kid’s game. What is catfishing, you ask? We are not talking about a “plenty of fish in the sea” type reference. Catfishing is the slang term created to describe the situation where an online relationship has been happening for a significant amount of time, but the two parties have never met in person (nor have they Skyped or had other real-time interaction to ...

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Single with a Long Weekend?

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Are you headed into a long weekend but single and not sure what to do? Do you not have any plans? If you’re looking for something new to try, eHarmony might be worth looking into…and not just for this long weekend either.

If you’re not familiar with them, eHarmony is an online dating service that provides a unique experience to dating online in that they match you based on your personality. This is great in one sense because ...

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Your Online Dating Preferences Don’t Matter to Me

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If you’ve dated online for any amount of time you’ve probably experienced this situation: you find a nearly perfect profile and you’re so excited to contact the person and then notice that they have a requirement that you don’t meet. Do you contact or not?

Generally, I feel like those doing the contacting (often men) need to try to observe the requirements of those they are contacting. In my article on Issues with Older Men Contacting Younger Women, I tackled ...

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Don’t Call Me Babe – Bad Flattery in Online Dating

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While flattery can be beneficial in a new dating situation, there is only so far you can take it before it crosses a line. Especially if you haven’t met in person yet! So with online dating, starting a conversation off with too much flattery, or the wrong kind of flattery, can be harmful to your success.

To piggyback off of another recent article, Anyone can say ‘hi’, a typical conversation starter online often includes a compliment ...

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Anyone Can Say “Hi”, but I’m not Looking for Just Anyone

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The unfortunate truth is there are hundreds, if not thousands, of initial messages that go unanswered on a daily basis on online dating sites (spread to all users and not just to my account, of course…wouldn’t that make my odds great, though?!) Many things get in the way – timing, disinterest, forgetfulness – and you can’t help that. What you can help, however, is sending a message that your interest won’t know how to ...

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The Superficial Truth about Profile Pictures

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Nobody wants to admit to having a superficial side, but the honest truth is that when it comes to online dating, a profile picture truly does speak a thousand words. We’re all judging books by their covers here because, honestly, how else do we know which book to read further?

Now I know I have read studies proving that members with any profile picture get a higher rate of response than those without, but I’m sure you’re not looking for ...

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First Date Safety with Online Dating

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You’ve talked to your potential date for days, weeks, or sometimes months on the dating website. Maybe you exchanged numbers and spent time texting each other. Then, you get the invitation to lunch, dinner, or maybe just coffee. You’re a little apprehensive…and rightfully so. You set up your profile in the hopes of meeting that someone special. Yet now that it may be happening, many thoughts run through your mind. One of those thoughts is whether or not this person ...

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