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eHarmony Australia Free Communication Fortnight

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For 14 days eHarmony Australia is running a free guided communication event starting April 13th and ending on April 26th, 2011. This means starting tomorrow for a fortnight, singles in Australia can visit eHarmony.com.au, create a profile, receive matches, and then communicate with those matches through the guided communication process at no cost.

As winter approaches in Australia it is a good time for singles to check out their local online dating site since this is typically the busy period for dating and matchmaking services.

To find out more about this online dating site in Australia, you should check out our eHarmony review.

eHarmony offers Free Communication for the month of February

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eHarmony's Free Guided Communication Event begins at 12:01AM on Friday, January 28th 2011 and ends at 11:59PM on Monday, February 28th 2011 (US only). This is the first time ever that eHarmony.com is having a free communication event that is a whole month long. Best yet, it is happening at the busiest time of year for online dating sites, during the month of February and Valentine’s Day. This ensures that many singles will be taking advantage of this promotion.

During this event no credit card is required to create a profile, receive matches and to use the guided communication process. This communication process has 3 stages that help you and your match to get to know each other better. eHarmony Mail, viewing of members profile pictures and Fasttracking the communication process are not included in this promotion.

This free guided communication event will be eHarmony's 33rd with the last one occurring at the end of December (see Story).

Update #1: flag_uk eHarmony.co.uk is also having a free communication event. It ends on February 15th, 2011.

For more information on this online matchmaking service, you can read our eHarmony review.

2010 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award

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2010 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Gold
Recipient of Gold
Match.com
2010 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Silver
Recipient of Silver
eHarmony
2010 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze
Recipient of Bronze
Zoosk

We closed the 2010 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award poll earlier this month with a total of 798 votes from visitors. The poll really was popular this year and it received over 10 percent more votes than last year while being available only for 3 months when compared to 5 months in 2009. I had hoped to start the poll in August or September but it wasn't online until October. Next year the plan is to have all the awards finished up by the end of December instead of running into the new year like we have always done.

It's interesting to see how the results vary from year to year in the Single's Choice award as the dating sites compete to be number one with singles. This award is sort of like the "Best Director" award at the Oscars, it is the most important. The reason the Single's Choice award stands out is it is decided by the public with votes, and not us. With our Editor's Top Pick awards we try to make an unbiased selection but, when you talk dating sites everyday sometimes the decision may not be as clear as we would like.

For 2010 we listed the top ten dating sites for you to vote on. The three dating sites which received the most votes will get an award, Gold for first, Silver for second and Bronze for third.

The recipient of the Gold 2010 Single's Choice Award is Match.com. Not surprising, this is the fourth year in a row that this dating site has won the Gold Single's Choice Award. Match.com continues to lead in the dating industry and this year they received over 37 percent of the votes. This is a huge eight percent increase over last year which shows Match.com is gaining in popularity and continues to be the one to beat. Match.com was also the winner of the Editor's Top Pick - Overall award as well.

The recipient of the Silver 2010 Single's Choice Award is eHarmony. This is eHarmony's third year to win this award and their popularity remains about the same at 20 percent of total votes. eHarmony is designed for singles with long term relationships in mind so it is not for everyone. With them winning Silver it shows just how popular and effective they are especially since they do all of the matching for you.

The recipient of the Bronze 2010 Single's Choice Award is Zoosk. Zoosk is a relatively new dating service and it is the first time they have appeared in the DSR Choice awards. This is a great accomplishment for them to receive an award this year let alone a Single's Choice award which is decided by votes. Zoosk received 94 votes which is almost 12 percent of the total vote.

This year's standings for the Single's Choice award for all dating sites in the poll are (click the dating site name to read our full review):

  1. Match.com
  2. eHarmony
  3. Zoosk
  4. PerfectMatch.com
  5. Chemistry
  6. Lavalife
  7. Date.com
  8. FriendFinder.com
  9. SinglesNet.com
  10. True.com

Once again, we would like to give a big THANKS to everyone who cast a vote this year in the Single's Choice Award.

2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - United Kingdom

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2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - United Kingdom
Recipient
eHarmony UK

The recipient of the 2010 Editor's Top Pick - United Kingdom Award is eHarmony UK. With over 1,000,000 members since launch this dating service which scientifically matches singles based on personality has become very popular in the United Kingdom. One of the reason for this popularity is the result of how good the matching system works. They took the matching algorithm from eHarmony.com and with the help of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford they adapted it for UK singles.

Internet dating is very competitive in the United Kingdom and in a few short years eHarmony has become one of the top recommended dating services by serious UK online daters. With eHarmony you not only get to use the dating site but, you get a complete package. Everything from the eHarmony Advice blog, discovering the science behind relationships with eHarmony Labs, to a helpful customer care team that is a phone call or email away.

Singles in the United Kingdom wishing to find a long-term and meaningful relationship should give eHarmony UK a try. It is free to take the personality questionnaire and to review your matches so your next relationship may just be a few clicks away.

Read our review of eHarmony UK for more information about this dating service or visit eHarmony UK directly.

This Year's Runner Up for this award is: Match.com UK

2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Match System

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2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Match System
Recipient
eHarmony

The Editor's choice for the Top Pick - Match System Award goes to eHarmony. It is no surprise that eHarmony continues to win this award with the amount of effort and research they continue to invest into their matchmaking system. It is the only dating company that we know of which spends $3 million annually on research in matchmaking.

eHarmony turned 10 in 2010 and to help celebrate this milestone they released a new Harris Interactive study. The study found that on average 542 eHarmony members get married every day in the United States. This number has more than doubled from their previous study that was released in 2007. This means in 1 year over 98,000 couples who met on eHarmony got married. This works out to almost 5 percent of all the people who got married that year in the United States.

All this is good news for singles looking for a long-term relationship and who like the idea of being matched not only on the basic profile attributes like location and interests, but personality as well.

Read our review of eHarmony for more information about this dating service or visit eHarmony directly.

This Year's Runner Up for this award is: Chemistry

eHarmony Online Dating Coupon Codes - Canada

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Here are the Canadian eHarmony coupon codes for two of their more popular promotions. Both of these coupon codes expire on September 30, 2011.

eHarmony Coupon #1

New members can receive 20% off a 6 month eHarmony subscription by entering the following when you signup.

Code: CJPROMOAAVCA

eHarmony Coupon #2

New members can receive 17% off a 12 month eHarmony subscription by entering the following when you signup.

Code: CJPROMOBBTCA

flag_canada These coupon codes listed above are valid on eHarmony in Canada (eHarmony.ca).

flag_usa For US singles, go here for our eHarmony USA (eHarmony.com) coupons.

flag_uk For UK singles, go here for our eHarmony United Kingdom (eHarmony.co.uk) vouchers.

Read our review of eHarmony for more information about this online matchmaking service.