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On Memorial Day weekend in 2008, Robin joined eHarmony on a whim during a Free Communication Weekend. Taking that chance was how she met Jeremy.
He was everything she was looking for, and about one year after their first date, during a birthday trip to Key West, he proposed in front of friends and family. Robin, of course, said yes.
“We’ve never felt this way before each other. Thanks eHarmony for our happy ever after!” she wrote to the dating site.
eHarmony is one of the only dating sites to offer promotions like this, so today we’ll take you through how they work and when they happen — so you find your perfect match, too!
Before getting to the messaging portion of eHarmony’s Free Communication Weekend, you also get to create a profile, take the site’s 29 Dimensions of Compatibility Questionnaire (learn more here), upload photos, and receive matches for free.
Once you see someone you like, you can send them a virtual smile and/or quick flirty message such as “Looks like we have a lot in common. Let’s chat!” These are especially helpful for shy daters or those who aren’t sure what the right thing to say is.
Next, you can send and receive a round of five questions — such as “When in a relationship, how much personal space do you generally find you need?” “How often do you lose your temper?” or “What is the one dream for your life you most look forward to coming true?” These ready-made questions are meant to delve deeper into who you are, what you desire in a partner, and if that person matches those desires — and if you match theirs.
Lastly, you have the option to send and receive a list of “Can’t Stands” and “Must Haves” — such as “I must feel deeply in love and attracted to my partner” or “I can’t stand someone who is belittling or hateful to people.”
For more information about how eHarmony’s Guided Communication process works, check out this article.
Even more good news for singles (as well as current members who have basic memberships) is eHarmony hosts Free Communication Weekends quite often. You’ll see them pop up on pretty much every holiday — such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day.
These events last for three or four days (usually starting on a Friday and ending on a Monday), so you’ll have plenty of time to get a lot of conversations in.
eHarmony will also surprise people with a Free Communication Weekend during random times throughout the year. Just make sure that after you’ve signed up, you’ve opted into receiving emails from the site to get a notification when one is coming up.
For a little more information about eHarmony, in general, we’ve created a table to highlight the most important facts:
Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships
Match System: Personality test suggests matches
Browse Free: View Photos Now
|User Base||Gender Ratio||Popularity (Visits/Mo.)||
|All Straight Singles*||
|4.1 Million*||View Profiles FREE|
Some other things worth knowing, that you don’t see above, is that Dr. Neil Clark Warren, an American clinical psychologist, Christian theologian, and seminary professor, is one of the creative minds behind eHarmony, its compatibility test, its success, and its special promotions like Free Communication Weekend.
Robin and Jeremy are living their fairy-tale dream because of an eHarmony Free Communication Weekend, and it could happen to you as well. Since it doesn’t cost you anything to join the site, you have nothing to lose. All dates and relationships start with a conversation, and eHarmony helps make breaking the ice easier than ever!