Archives for January 2009

Match.com Explores Free Online Dating Through New Service

(Online Dating News Blog) Online dating service Match.com and its parent company IAC are venturing into the world of free online dating through the launch of a new Website, Down To Earth (DownToEarth.com).

According to an article that appeared in the Online Dating Newsletter,

“…Unlike most free online dating services, which look cluttered, DownToEarth has an elegant and clean design with a focus on making free online dating more “safe” and “honest”. They do this through a system called “RealRatings” which allows you to post generic details about your dates and whether the person was honest in his/her profile (i.e. age, photo, etc.)…”

Companies that can succeed in free online dating, like Plenty Of Fish and OKcupid are finding the market very lucrative by serving ads to tens of thousands of people on a daily basis.

DownToEarth.com, like Chemistry.com which was also launched by IAC and Match.com, uses its own database of users/members.

New eHarmony Free Communication Weekend Begins

(Online Dating News Blog) Online relationship service eHarmony is holding its first eHarmony Free Communication Weekend of 2009. From January 1, 2009 through January 4, 2009 those who sign up for an account on eHarmony will be able communicate for free with other members of eHarmony. The free communication weekend does have some limitations, however, like the inability to view photos unless you are a full paying member.

eHarmony, lik e many other dating services (i.e. Match.com, PerfectMatch), has seen strong growth as the U.S. economy has gotten worse.

Online Dating Magazine has some eHarmony Promotion Codes if you want a discount when signing up.

Happy New Year!

The team at Online Dating Magazine and the Online Dating News Blog wish you a very happy New Year and much success in your life as it relates to love, happiness, and prosperity. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

Sincerely,

Joe Tracy
Publisher, Online Dating Magazine
Editor, Online Dating News Blog
jtracy@onlinedatingmagazine.com