Archives for December 2008

New Online Dating Newsletter Launches

(Online Dating News Blog) The first issue of the new Online Dating Newsletter was delivered to subscribers yesterday (if you’re not subscribed, click here to subscribe). The weekly newsletter has a dating advice column, online dating news, an interactive “you make the call” column, and featured video of the week. In case you missed it, here is some of the content:

> Featured Video: Valentine’s Day Tip for Men
Men, this is a must watch with Valentine’s Day approaching.

> You Make the Call
If you meet up with a date and he/she is about 10 years oldeer than their photo, what would you do?

> Dear Dating Advice
Best places for a first date.

> Online Dating News
True.com Class Action Lawsuit Proceeds

> Online Dating Tip
Why are response rates so low on online dating services and how can you improve it?

What is St. Dwynwen’s Day?

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Question: What is St. Dwynwen’s Day and when is St. Dwynwen’s Day?
St Dwynwen’s Day occurs every January 25. It is the equivalent of Valentine’s Day for the Welsh. However, St. Dwynwen’s Day has been growing in popularity recently and has grown beyond the Welsh community.

St. Dwynwen’s Day came about roughly from the following story:

Dwynwen was the lovely daughter of a 5th century king, Brychan Brycheneiniog. She fell in love with a prince named Maelon, but had already been pledged to another. Maelon, in a fit of rage over not being able to marry Dwynwen, had relations with her against her will then left her. Dwynwen was so distraught and depressed over the series of events that she prayed that God would erase her momory of Maelon. As she drifted to sleep, an angel visited her and gave her a potion to forget Maelon forever. But it also caused Maelon to be frozen. The angel also granted her three wishes. Those wishes were:

1) She wished to never marry anyone.

2) She wished to become the patron saint of lovers where she could console lovers suffering in pain.

3) She wished for Maelon to be unfrozen.

All three wishes were granted and Dwynwen spent her days serving God and consoling lovers as the Welsh Saint of Love. Now, every January 25, people in Wales get together to celebrate love and St. Dwynwen. The day is referred to as Dydd Santes Dwynwen (translated – Day of Saint Dwynwen).

For more information on this, read Nicole Roberge’s column on Saint Dwynwen’s Day.

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Summer of Love Final Episode – Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan

(Online Dating News Blog) This is the final episode of Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love series. The 26-part episode has followed Sheila’s adventures in trying to find true love. From getting kicked off of Match.com to having her first date insult her, Sheila has had quite the summer adventure. She wraps it up in this episode titled, “The Recipe for Mr. Right”:

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How Much Does it Cost to Join eHarmony?

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Question: How much does it cost to join eHarmony?
Here are eHarmony’s prices as of December 2008:

1 month: $59.95

3 months: $119.85

6 months: $179.70

12 months: $239.40

Sometimes you can find some discounts by visiting Online Dating Magazine’s eHarmony Promotions page.


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The Answer Box provides concise answers to your questions. Best of all, most questions are answered within four hours. If you have a question, submit it to answerbox@onlinedatingnewsblog.com. Then look for the answer right here!

Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love – Episode 25

(Online Dating News Blog) In this second to lasst episode (#25) of Summer of Love, Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan continues her date with John and brings up her “man”ifest – her visual presentation of “the perfect guy”. Only one episode left after this one!

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Satelitte Sister Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love – Table Talk

(Online Dating News Blog) Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan’s “bread baking” date with John turns serious when John talks about the death of his children… a heavy subject for a first date…

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Online Dating Newsletter to Relaunch December 16, 2008

(Online Dating News Blog)  The Online Dating Newsletter, on hiatus for nearly a year, will relaunch on Tuesday, December 16.  Each issue of the free weekly newsletter will contain dating tips, dating advice, date ideas, and online dating news.

The Online Dating Newsletter is produced by Online Dating Magazine, the industry watchdog publication for online daters.

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Breaking Bread – Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love

(Online Dating News Blog) In this episode of Summer of Love, Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan continues her first date with John where they are making bread together. We learn that the extent of Sheila’s cooking skills is frozen pizza’s in the oven.  The conversation is a bit lacking while waiting for the bread to bake…

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Kneading Each Other – Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love

(Online Dating News Blog) In this episode of Summer of Love, Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan meets her second date, John, and for the date they make bread together (hince the titled “kneading each other”…

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Sheila Dolan’s Summer of Love – Warming Up

(Online Dating News Blog) In this espisode, Sheila Dolan prepares for her second date. This is a date with John and she invited him over to her house to bake bread.  IMPORTANT SAFETY ADVICE – Never invite someone you’ve never met to your house for a first date. It’s a very bad idea…

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