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Chemistry's FREE March Weekend

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Starting this Friday March 26th 2010, Chemistry.com will be offering a free communication weekend. This event will last 3 days and end on Sunday March 28th. During this exciting promotion all members of Chemistry will be able to flirt, communicate with email, and connect with other members at no cost.

If you are curious about Chemistry and would like to try a matchmaking service which matches you based on the answers in your personality profile questionnaire, then this weekend would be the perfect time to try it out. No credit card is required.

The last Chemistry.com Flirtathon happening a month ago in February (see Story) making this one the 6th free communication weekend we have kept track of. For more information on this popular online dating site, please read our review of Chemistry.com.

Chemistry's FREE February Weekend

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This coming weekend at Chemistry.com they will be offering all members the ability to communicate for free. This means starting Friday Feb. 5th, 2010 to Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2010 new and existing members will be able to email the matches Chemistry sends them for no cost.

Chemistry.com is a dating site which offers an in-depth matchmaking system. You don't search for matches on this dating site, Chemistry sends them to you based on what you entered in your profile and what combination of personality attributes their research shows creates a healthy and long relationship. Dr. Helen Fisher is a famous Biological Anthropologist who helped Chemistry.com create their unique matchmaking and communication process.

This is Chemistry's fifth time running this promotion with the last Chemistry.com Flirtathon happening in the beginning of December, in 2009 (see Story). For more information on this matchmaking service, read our Chemistry.com review.

Matchmaker Sites Compared: eHarmony vs. Chemistry vs. Perfect Match

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It sounds like you're looking for an online dating site that does some of the matchmaking legwork for you. That's probably why you're looking into eHarmony, Chemistry and Perfect Match! Well, before you delve into any of these sites, we took some time to build a comparison for you. After all, many of the writers on this site are in the online dating world as well. Let us do the digging so you can find someone you dig.

eHarmony.com

Cost: $60/month (estimated)
Accepts non-traditional clients (gay, lesbian, etc.): no
Compatibility test completion time: 1 to 2 hours
Allows users to search profiles: no
Rejects potential members? yes
Accepts "currently separated" members: no

eHarmony is the oldest of the "matchmaker" type online dating sites. They do all of the legwork for you. Once you complete their compatibility test, you wait for them to match you with potential dates. You're only eligible to receive a certain number of matches per week, so if you close-out all of your options early, you'll be waiting another week to see who else is in store for you. They only accept heterosexual couples and do not allow those who are not legally single (i.e. divorced, widowed or single) to become members. They are famous for their guided communication process, designed to let you get to know someone through their internal messaging system with a series of mutually answered questions.

To find out more about this dating site, read our review of eHarmony.

Chemistry.com

Cost: $50/month (estimated)
Accepts non-traditional clients (gay, lesbian, etc.):
Allows users to search profiles: no
Rejects potential members? no
Accepts "currently separated" members: yes

Chemistry.com is owned and operated by Match.com and there are a number of profiles that are on both sites. Touted as "more fun" than eHarmony, the site accepts members of all sexual orientations and also permits those who are "currently separated" to join the site.

To find out more about this dating site, read our review of Chemistry.

PerfectMatch.com

Cost: $60/month (estimated)
Accepts non-traditional clients (gay, lesbian, etc.): yes
Compatibility test completion time: 1 to 2 hours
Allows users to search profiles: yes
Rejects potential members? no
Accepts "currently separated" members: no

PerfectMatch.com has perhaps the greatest functionality of the three matchmaker-type sites that use compatibility profiles. They allow users to search by compatibility features, keywords and many other criteria that can be customized. They also deliver matches to your inbox as well. An ideal balance if you're looking for some help but prefer the functionality of a user-powered site where you call the shots.

To find out more about this dating site, read our review of Perfect Match.

Chemistry's FREE December Weekend 2009

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This coming Friday, December 4th is the start of Chemistry.com's FREE Weekend. All members can flirt, communicate and connect for free. This promotion lasts only 3 days and ends Sunday, December 6th, just before midnight.

Chemistry is a matchmaking service created by the minds behind Match.com. While Match.com serves the general online dating community, Chemistry.com is geared towards singles who wish to be matched based more on personality traits and attributes. Filling in a Chemistry profile usually takes from 30 minutes to an hour. Once completed your profile will be used with Chemistry's complex matching algorithm and compared against millions of other profiles. This matching algorithm is based on Dr. Helen Fisher's (a leading relationship expert) research and will only returning members that our considered compatible with your personality, and meet your criteria of a perfect partner.

This is Chemistry's 7th free communication weekend, with the last Flirtathon happening in October (see Story). For more information about this dating service, read our review of Chemistry.

Chemistry's FREE October Weekend 2009

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Next Friday (10/16/09), Saturday (10/17/09) and Sunday (10/18/09) ALL Chemistry users will be able to communicate for free. This FREE Weekend will also be supported by TV commercials and increased online advertising so there should be plenty of extra activity on Chemistry.com

Free communication means all members will be able to send mail messages to any of their matches and receive mail from singles who are matched to them as well, all at no cost. As always, new members also receive a free in-depth personality test designed to match you with compatible singles.

The last Flirtathon happening last month in September (see Story) so this is Chemistry's 6th free communication weekend. For more information on this dating site with an in-depth matchmaking system, read some Chemistry reviews.

Blinded by Science and Marketing in Online Dating

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The New York Times seems to be covering a number of dating topics recently. In this article they looked at the marketing of the science behind online dating. A professor of psychology, Jeffrey Lohr is quoted several times in the article. He released a research paper recently which looked into some of the claims from the more popular dating sites (see Story). In summary of his research, Professor Lohr stated:

It seems to me that everybody is marketing their product far beyond the available evidence. There is none to very little effectiveness in the matching process.

The one person he did have praise for is Dr. Helen Fisher of the anthropology department at Rutgers. She helped Chemistry.com create their profile questions and matching system. Dr. Fisher based her work for Chemistry on her own published and peer reviewed research about how love and matchmaking works. Unlike Chemistry, most dating sites have very little science that has been published to back up the claims of their service and matchmaking system.