Update - 2009 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards

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Here is a quick update for the 2009 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards. We are now busy with the write ups for each category of the Awards. First up this week will be the 2009 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Over All. Expect to see 2 or 3 Award articles released every week with the final being the Single's Choice Award, our top Award that is voted on by you.

We currently have 641 votes cast in our Single's Choice Award. To participate in the poll which will decide the best free and paid dating site in 2009, cast your vote now right here.

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Update: Our first Award is in! Check out Awards Topic for more details.

eHarmony's Last Free Communication Weekend for 2009

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eHarmony is having a free communication weekend (FCW) starting Wednesday December 30th, 2009 and ending Sunday January 3rd, 2010. This is a special holiday event and it has been extended to 5 days (most FCW are 3 days long).

What does a free communication weekend mean? It allows members from eHarmony to be able to review their matches and communicate with them for free through the 4 stage communication process. All members can be contacted and I would expect eHarmony to be extra busy during this timeframe as most singles will be on vacation for the Holidays. If you join eHarmony during the first day (Wednesday) of the FCW, who knows, maybe you will have enough time to meet your match on New Years Eve.

The last free communication event occurred mid November, just over 4 weeks ago (see [story: eHarmony-is-Free-for-the-next-5-Days Story]). This is Free Communication Weekend number 22 for eHarmony here in the US.

Check out our review of eHarmony for more information on the dating site.

Australia Flag Singles interested in the Australian Free Communication Weekend, read this News Story.

United Kingdom Flag Singles interested in the United Kingdom Free Communication Weekend, read this News Story.

AmericanSingles.com Now Spark.com

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

Hello....

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

through your website or any other way. I keep getting sent to the Spark.com 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 AmericanSingles.com domain did not get high jacked. It looks like a number of the Spark Network dating sites, including AmericanSingles.com and Date.ca, got rebranded and combined into a new dating site called Spark.com.

Dating Sites Reviews Welcomes our Third Writer

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Jet is our third contributor here at DatingSitesReviews.com. 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.

Tom

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!

Tom

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.