Well, it’s time for yet another eHarmony Free Communications Weekend… this time it’s from tonight, Friday, November 21st until Sunday, November 21st at 11h59pm… yes, folks on the east coast get to benefit from an extra 3 hours of free communications until 2h59 EST.

Whats different (and rare) this time around? It’s a free communications weekend on both eHarmony.com (USA) and eHarmony Canada!

Malheureusement, eHarmony Canada n’a toujours pas d’interface en français… (hello, eHarmony, there are close to 9M French-speaking Canadians who love to date ;)

Now, in all honesty, I no longer use eHarmony, but in the past I have provided a few tips and tricks on getting the most out of eHarmony FCW events. Why are these free weekends so important? Well, because if you’ve ever used eHarmony you know that there is very little (read: nothing) you can do unless you pay for a full membership. No photos, no communication, nada.

So the most important thing to keep in mind during this FCW is to get past the “guided communication” aspects as *fast* as possible to get into personalised communication with the other person during the weekend. If you’re still stuck in the guided communications part by Sunday evening and the FCW finishes, well you’ll be no further along in finding out more about who the other person is.

Also, check my previous eHarmony posts for discount coupon codes for getting a subscription for less than the usual posted price… never pay retail. ;) Especially since the FCW does not include access to member photos …

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Well, eHarmony is having another FCW “free communications weekend” starting on Friday, August 29th and running through the weekend until September 1st. Basically what this means is that you can send personalized messages to other eHarmony members. I strongly suggest you register at eHarmony and complete the eHarmony profile questionnaire on either eHarmony USA or eHarmony Canada *in advance of the free weekend* because it does take some time to do, and there are parts of the profile that may require approval by eHarmony moderators or staff.

If you’ve read my previous reviews of eHarmony, you’ll know that they have one of the most complete (300+ questions!) profiling systems in the dating world… also, the FCW doesn’t allow you to see photos of other members… so get in touch with the prospective member and ask them to send you a pic or two by email.

Update: Note that on August 2, 2008, eHarmony released a 20% off coupon code for registration until August & September on both eHarmony USA and Canada.!

Well, those of you who have read my previous eHarmony dating site review articles and the user comments may be interested in the latest eHarmony Canada Free Communications Weekend.

This time around the fun starts at 00:01am PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Saturday, June 28th and lasts right through Canada Day until 23:59 PST on July 1st. If our friends in Toronto and Montreal aren’t time-zone savvy, that means the FCW weekend starts at 21:01pm EDT on Friday the 27th of June and finishes at 20:59 EST on Canada Day.

As always the eHarmony FCW event means that you can contact any other eHarmony member for free during this entire weekend and write to them personally (eHarmony refers to this as the Fast Track communication option… which I highly recommend. The other communications option is the so-called “guided” communication method which uses pre-canned questions and answers to send back and forth between you and the person you’re interested in.

The other important thing to note is that even during the FCW weekend, you will not be able to see other eHarmony member photos – even if they are a paid member. I find this majorly annoying. Let’s face it, it’s not so much about being superficial as it is about being realistic. All of us judge others based on both a visual first impression combined with the person behind the appearance. More importantly, members who do not post photos often are viewed as having something to hide (as in .. an existing relationship?)…

Regardless, I won’t be using it; 1) I don’t need to hehehe 2) I’m enjoying my vacation with the boys and family.

If you haven’t given eHarmony Canada a try, this weekend is certainly a great time to do it – they have these FCW weekends once every 3 months.