Spark Networks
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I received a bit of surprise this morning when I read the following email from a reader:


I was wanting to join but cannot get to the site no matter how I try......

through your website or any other way. I keep getting sent to the dating site.

It is like they have high jacked their website address. Can you tell me what is going on?

Thank You

First of all, don't worry the domain did not get high jacked. It looks like a number of the Spark Network dating sites, including and, got rebranded and combined into a new dating site called

Dating Sites Reviews Welcomes our Third Writer

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Jet is our third contributor here at She helps people write profiles by day and blogs by night. Luckily we were able to convince her to write for us here. Expect to see Jet put her own spin on the dating world and offer her own opinions, advice and tips.

To find out more about Jet, visit her Bio page. You can use this form to contact Jet and ask her questions or to suggest a topic for her next article.

Welcome, and thanks for contributing Jet.


Dating Sites Reviews: 1000 Blog Posts!

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Back in March 2009, we reported 600 posts in all topics on Dating Sites Reviews (see Story). The site started in 2003 so it took us about 5 years to reach that point.

Well, it is 8 months later and this post right here, is number 1,000 😀

One of the goals this year was to offer more reporting on dating industry news, while still offering reviews, relationship advice and dating tips that our readers visit us each day for. I think we succeeded.

To our readers, I would like to extend our thanks, you make this all possible.

I would also like to thank our regular contributors E. Foley (view Profile) and Erika (view Profile) who have been offering their advice, tips and insight on relationships and online dating this past year.

The next few months will be busy here at Dating Sites Reviews. You can still expect the quality and quantity of posts from Dating Sites Reviews but we also plan a few changes as well. The website will be getting a few theme and feature updates and our review and ratings system will also be getting upgraded. All of these changes are designed to make your surfing experience easier.

Here's to the next 1,000 posts!


eHarmony is Free this November Weekend

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As Thanksgiving moves closer, we knew the next eHarmony Free Communication Weekend would soon be upon us. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, Nov 19 and to Sunday Nov. 22 all members of eHarmony (US and Canada) will be able to communicate and review their matches at no cost. These 4 day events are the best way for singles interested in online dating to give eHarmony a try and to see if this matchmaking service is the one that not only works for them, but fits their needs as well.

The last free communication event was held in late October, just 4 weeks ago (see Story). This is Free Communication Weekend number 21 for eHarmony here in the US.

Check out our review of eHarmony for more information on the dating site. We also currently have 72 user reviews which you can read that are available from our review page.

Speed Dating

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Our new Speed Dating category is now available to all visitors. Speed Dating events or parties are usually held either online at a website or, in the "Real World" at a bar, restaurant or other entertainment location. Speed Dating offers singles a fast and easy way to meet 10 or more new people in a single night. At a typical event you go on short 3 to 6 minute speed dates with each participant of the opposite gender. After each short date you then score the person as someone you would like to either see again or not. At the end of the night, the host (or website) then gathers all the scores and if that same person wanted to meet you, your contact information would then be exchanged.

There are currently only 2 dating sites in the category. I added the Lavalife review because, at the beginning of the summer Lavalife started to offer online virtual speed dating nightly at 9 PM (use to be 8 PM) to its members (see Story). HurryDate is a new dating site which we reviewed specifically for this category. They offer both online and offline speed dating events and parties plus a dating website where members can go after the event to further communicate with their matches.

For more information about what Speed Dating is all about, visit our Speed Dating Services category.

To find out more about the dating services currently listed in this new category, read our review of Lavalife and our review of HurryDate.

Dating Sites Reviews Welcomes a New Blogger

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  • Views: 4,761 would like to welcome our new blogger, Erika (RedheadWriting). Expect to see Erika posting her opinions, advice and insight into online dating and relationships, a couple of times a week. In her writing, Erika has a great sense of humor, likes to get to the truth of the matter and, is not afraid to express her opinion.

You can find out more about Erika by visiting her Bio page. To contact Erika directly with any questions or to suggest a dating topic, please use this form.

Welcome Erika.