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What The Future Holds For eHarmony And Its New CEO

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eHarmony's new CEO Grant Langston

Goodbye Neil Clark Warren, hello Grant Langston. eHarmony is bidding farewell to its founder and CEO following 81-year-old Warren’s return to retirement.

Yes, return. After creating the company in 2000, Warren went on Retirement #1 in 2007. eHarmony struggled in his absence, finding it hard to remain fresh and relevant in the increasingly competitive online dating market.

Just four years later, in a move his friends called “crazy,” Warren came out of retirement at 78 to become eHarmony’s chief executive once again. His second tenure in the role saw employee layoffs, significant changes in management, closures of international operations, and the launch of a bundle of new products and services. When all was said and done, the floundering website had found its way back to relevance.

eHarmony Free Communication this Labor Day Weekend - 2016

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Communicate for free at eHarmony.com for 6 days from Wednesday August 31st to Monday September 5th, 2016. This is in celebration of the Labor Day long weekend and is available in the United States only.

eHarmony has been matching singles and creating many long term relationships with over 2 million marriages (and counting!) since the year 2000. Online dating has changed a lot in 16 years and eHarmony has evolved to become one of the most popular dating services. You can access their service via eHarmony.com or by downloading one of their phone apps which are available on Android and iOS. Years of continued research has fine-tuned the eHarmony profile questions and matching system making it the best chance of finding a partner according to this study.

Signing up for an eHarmony membership is free. Once completed all you need to do is take about 30 minutes and fill in your profile questions. These questions are important as they are used by the eHarmony matchmaking algorithm to find you your best matches (most are multiple choice). When your profile is finished you will then receive your first set of matches. After reviewing your matches you can then communicate with those that interest you by starting the guided communication process. New matches will continue to arrive everyday. As always free communication weekends do not include viewing of photos, the secure call phone service, and skipping the guided communication process to go straight to emailing. For access to these features you will need to purchase an eHarmony subscription.

For more about this online matchmaking service with the goal of finding its members long-term relationships, you can read our review of eHarmony.

Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

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It's the end of an era. Los Angeles-based dating site eHarmony has announced that Neil Clark Warren - co-founder and star of the company's television ads – will retire as chief executive officer. He will remain as chairman, and longtime Vice President Grant Langston will take over as CEO.

Langston joined eHarmony in 2000 in preparation for the launch of the original site. Prior to that, he spent ten years in advertising and music marketing. In his role with eHarmony, Langston focused on the company's marketing efforts, customer care, content creation, social media, and product launches.

eHarmony board Director Jamie McJunkin said Langston “is a natural choice to succeed Dr. Warren as CEO as he has been at his side since the inception of the company. His level of experience in the field of online dating is unparalleled and we are pleased to elevate him to this position.”

eHarmony Free Communication for 5 Days - August 2016

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eHarmony sent us a reminder that there is free communication for all members this week. The event starts today Wednesday August 3rd, and runs to Monday August 8th, 2016 for the United States.

eHarmony is an ideal dating service for those looking for a long-term relationship. Their entire site from the profile questionnaire to how communication works has been designed to bring people together who will have a higher success rate of finding love, a partner, and marriage. When you first sign-up to eHarmony you will need to fill in your profile. Most questions are multiple choice and they have been designed to determine what your 29 dimensions of compatibility are. This process along with uploading your photos will take just over 30 minutes for most people. It is important to answer the questions to the best of your ability because your answers are used by the eHarmony matching algorithm and compared with other eHarmony members who live within the area you define to determine your best match. Your first set of matches are sent to you right away, and you can expect new matches delivered to you most days afterwards. Once you receive your matches you can then review them and start communicating with those that spark your interest.

No coupon code or credit card is required for free communication at eHarmony which includes sending emails and messages. The event is available for all members on the website eHarmony.com and the eHarmony dating apps (for iOS and Android) who live in the United States. Free communication ends at 11:59PM PSTon Monday, August 8th. Free Communication does not include photos, secure call (phone service which hides your number), or skipping the guided communication process to go straight to email.

For more about this popular matchmaking service, you can read our review of eHarmony.

What’s the Best Day for Online Dating?

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Many online daters don’t really think about the time or day they login to their accounts to see their new matches. Because we have our phones on us all the time, we tend to check whenever we have the chance.

But a new study has come out from dating website eHarmony, which found that 2:00pm on Tuesday afternoons seem to be the best time to find love online.

eHarmony studied more than 800,000 logins to identify the peak hours throughout the week for finding matches and scheduling dates. Not surprisingly, nine of the ten peak times happened on Monday and Tuesday, right after the weekend, and also around lunchtime. (Perhaps this is to help with that “back to work” melancholy we all feel from time to time.)

But at 2:00pm on Tuesdays, eHarmony found that three times as many people log in than any other time of the week. Perhaps after a quick lunch date gone wrong? On the other hand, they found that the fewest people are online Sundays from 8:00pm to 8:30pm, Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:00pm, and strangely, Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. (Maybe that’s because they are on the dates they set up earlier in the afternoon? Or maybe many people are bored at work during the day, but prefer to watch Netflix at night rather than asking people out.)

This study is only based on eHarmony users, however. A similar study was released earlier this year by Nielson, who studied the patterns of online daters in the UK using Tinder and OkCupid. They found that the most people log in to find dates around 9:00pm, in direct contradiction to eHarmony’s users. (This could be because eHarmony’s users aren’t looking for the last-minute hook-up like some Tinder users.)

Previous studies, like those from Match, have indicated the best time of year for online dating is typically between January 1st and Valentine’s Day. Specifically, the best day of the year to snag some online dates is the Sunday evening after New Year’s Eve, around 9:00pm.

Regardless, there is no “right” or “wrong” time to log in to your online dating account. The best strategy is to check in on a regular basis, preferably every day, because people move fast. If you aren’t active, your profile goes inactive, too. Send more messages and try to engage when you can, even when you’re waiting in line at the grocery store.

Making time for online dating has become really easy and accessible, so take advantage.

The Dating Site With The Highest Percentage Of Women May Surprise You

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Last year’s infamous Ashley Madison hack revealed a statistic that seemed to confirm what many already feared about online dating. The site’s database included over 31 million male users and just 5.5 million female users. Of those profiles, only a small percentage were real and active: around 20 million men and 2,500 women.

You don’t need to be a mathematician to know those numbers are bad.

The vast majority of Ashley Madison’s female users were inactive or, worse, not real to begin with. Since then, singles have become even more skeptical of the veracity of women’s profiles on dating sites. SurveyMonkey Intelligence recently put those suspicions to the test by studying which dating apps have the highest proportion of women.

The bottom of the bunch is no surprise: Grindr, an app geared towards gay and bisexual men. Some of the entries farther up on the list are equally unsurprising. Coffee Meets Bagel and Bumble, both female-friendly apps, scored relatively high. Tinder and PlentyOfFish found themselves in the middle of the pack, despite having more users than any of the other apps tested.

But the number one spot is where things get interesting. Topping the list, with a userbase that’s 58.6% female, is Christian Mingle. Christian Mingle, Coffee Meets Bagel, and eHarmony are the only apps that have a majority of female users. Who would have guessed that a niche, faith-focused dating app would rank so highly?

SurveyMonkey Intelligence also found that men and women use dating apps differently. Looking at what percentage of users engage with an app on a daily basis, the results are almost flipped. Grindr is the clear leader, with 70.3% of users engaged each day. Christian Mingle and eHarmony bring up the rear with 33.7% and 28.7%, respectively.

It could be that men are generally more engaged daters than women or, as SurveyMonkey Intelligence speculates, it could down to Grindr’s demographic. Because the app is geared towards a targeted market, Grindr users may stick to one app while other demographics spread their efforts among multiple services.

SurveyMonkey Intelligence tested a variety of other factors (read the full report here) and closed with a few tips. “Straight men may want to check out Coffee Meets Bagel, while straight women can confidently choose between a number of apps where the gender ratio is favorable,” the report advises.

It’s also important to take your dating style into account. If you’re the spontaneous type who wants dating to be part of your daily life, SurveyMonkey suggests trying your luck with the highly-engaged users of Happn. If, on the other hand, you take a more relaxed approach, the more infrequent users of Coffee Meets Bagel could be more your speed.