eHarmony is holding a “free communication weekend” from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday. Non-paying members will be able to use the full eHarmony service for free during the next three days. Time to do those nudges tomorrow! Maybe that’s why I got nine matches today.
eHarmony’s National Singles Week Research Finds Internet Least Stressful Way for Singles to Communicate With a Potential Mate
eHarmony Offers First-Ever Free Communication Weekend to New or Previously Registered Members
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 14 — eHarmony, America’s #1 trusted relationship service, today released results from a nationwide online survey of 628 single adults showing more than 60% believe the Internet is the least stressful way to get to know someone you may want to date. Recognizing that failure to “break the ice” with a potential mate is one of the major reasons many good relationships never get started, and in honor of National Singles Week (September 17-23), eHarmony is offering a first-ever free communication weekend to all new or previously registered members, beginning Friday, September 15, 2006 through Sunday, September 17.
“When people first started to spend time on the Internet there was serious concern that the Internet was going to isolate people,” said Dr. Galen Buckwalter, vice president of research at eHarmony. “Today, the research indicates that the opposite has happened especially for singles who effectively utilize the resources the Internet offers. Not only has the Internet expanded their pool of potential mates but online communication is proving to be a non-stressful way for singles to get to know potential partners.”
To kick-off National Singles Week, each new or previously registered eHarmony member will, in addition to receiving a free Personality Profile and Compatibility Profile, be able to receive and communicate with matches. At eHarmony members are only provided matches with whom they share deep levels of compatibility thus eliminating the frustrating process found on dating sites where people must manually search through an entire database of singles who may not be right for them.
Once the patented matching technology has found a pool of compatible candidates, eHarmony guides members through a four-stage process to meet their matches and to make an informed decision about whether to initiate and continue contact. Through guided “rounds of communication,” eHarmony helps singles identify the characteristics that are most important to them in a mate; provides a forum for singles to ask potential matches the vital questions right up front rather than waiting months to discover fundamental issues that can break a relationship; and presents singles with a safe avenue to begin directly communicating with each other. “More than 12 million eHarmony members have learned that the stress involved in breaking the ice doesn’t have to keep them from exploring potential relationships. In fact, the low-stress environment that eHarmony has created offers singles a fun, safe and anonymous setting to get to know each other,” said Dr. Buckwalter.