June 26

eHarmony Canada Free Communication Weekend Now On!

Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

eHarmony Canada Free Communication Weekend Now On!

eHarmony is hosting a free communication weekend event in honour of Canada Day. The promotion will last for a few days, starting now!

The free communication event begins today and goes through until the end of Canada Day.

eHarmony was built to create long-term, successful marriages. The way eHarmony works, for those not familiar, is you complete their relationship questionnaire and then receive a free personality profile based on your answers. eHarmony then provides you with a free list of compatible matches based on your personality profile. Up until this point, their service is free. However, when you want to communicate you usually have to sign up for a package. The cheapest monthly cost for communication on eHarmony comes with the one year package, which works out to $9.95 a month.

It is a good idea to sign up to eHarmony even if you cannot afford the communication package. Because of free communication events like this one, it will save you time if you have already completed your profile with eHarmony and have looked over your matches. While I have not done online dating in a coons’ age, I know it really works for many people who have difficulty meeting people. It also helps people branch out from their immediate community and see what other fish are swimming in other pools.

What draws people to eHarmony is their unique profile with very specific questions you often will not find on other dating sites. It is these questions that help you create an accurate personality profile and thus increase your chances of finding a compatible mate. According to one statistic I could find, eHarmony has roughly 3,379,000 unique visitors per month so you have a good chance of finding someone. If you have used eHarmony before but have not been back in a while, this might be a good weekend to see if there are any new people that are matches for you.

Six days of free communication with your matches is a great way to see if you might have just found your happily-ever-after. While eHarmony does have a few free communication weekends a year, this is certainly the longest and you will want to check it out. So, log into your account or create a new account and complete your profile to get started. Who knows whom you will find on the other end of that Wi-Fi connection.

(Expiry: 1st July 2015)

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May 9 Promo Code For 30% Discount on your Dating!

Posted by on May 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM Promo Code For 30% Discount on your Dating!

Yesterday, I was creating a page here for on our coupon section, and I came across a few offers which could be useful to anyone who is considering signing up to their online dating services. The best of the offers was a coupon code for a 30% discount on their subscriptions – that’s for 3, 6 or 12 months. Here’s the coupon code then I will show you a breakdown of the deal prices.

Click here to use the coupon code online now

  • Coupon Code: events30off
  • Discount: 30% off subscriptions
  • Expires: 30th June 2015

The above link should activate the coupon deal too, to save you having to add the coupon code in as you go through checkout.

The usual price of one full price month on is $36.99 – all the below discount percentages are based on that figure. The discounted subscription prices on their plans are as follows:

Basic Plans

  • 3 months – now $13.99 per month (62% off)
  • 6 months – now $12.59 per month (66% off)
  • 12 months – now $11.89 per month (68% off)

Bundle Plans

  • 3 months – now $16.79 per month (68% off)
  • 6 months – now $13.99 per month (73% off)
  • 12 months – now $12.59 per month (76% off)

I’ve shown both the “bundle” plans above as well as their “basic” plans. In the basic plans, you miss out on certain features, such as notifications when your emails are read.

Benefits of Plans

You can use the free services on, but the services are quite limited if you do so. If you’re serious about trying to find matches on there, you’ll want to sign up to a plan. This table shows you the plan benefits and lays it out quite clearly: Promo Code For 30% Discount on your Dating!

As you can see, there are many benefits of being a member; the main one being that you are able to communicate with your potential matches. People on the free accounts cannot do this. Well, you could google stalk someone and try and find them outside of the system, but that would be a tad creepy, eh? Guarantee

Have you heard of the guarantee? If you sign up for a plan of 6 months or more and you don’t find yourself a partner within 6 months, they will give you an extra 6 months for free. Using this information, I think you are probably best signing up to the 6 month plan above… then taking advantage of the guarantee if you don’t have someone by that stage.

The coupon code is good through to the end of June 2015, so you’ve got a little while to take advantage of the offer.

How about you? Ever used online dating? Cool or creepy?

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August 5

How To Save Money With Online Dating

Posted by on August 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Save Money With Online Dating

I have a number of friends who are on the search for love.  Their personal histories differ: one is a recent divorcee with 3 kids, another a 30-ish co-worker who really wants fall in love and have children, another a man who is slightly socially awkward and has trouble meeting new people.  I have witnessed their challenges and the difficulties which arise from dating; where do they meet people, how do they do so in a cost-effective way, and how do they navigate through the often expensive dating landscape?  Most of my friends have at least considered online dating websites, and most are registered with at least one such site.   But which sites offer the best bang for your buck? And how do they mind their dollars when they are dating?

Free sites vs. paid sites- which one to choose?

According to this article from Freakonomics, you can actually save money by online dating, as the average dating to marriage time frame for those who meet online is much less than those to meet off-line.  So whether you invest in paying for a fee-based dating site or you meet our match on a free site, the numbers suggest that overall you will save money through meeting people online.

This excellent article gives a run-down on the Pros and cons of free dating sites.   Of course the #1 benefit to a free site is that you don’t have to pay money for them.  Paid sites, like and eHarmony cost anywhere from around $15 per month to $50 per month, so depending on what those sites offer and what their success rates are, maybe free sites are the way to go for you.  Free sites have less features than paid sites, and some people who are use free sites are less serious about finding a relationship since they haven’t paid for the site.   OkCupid calls itself the best online dating site in the world, and has a convenient app to check out potential mates on your Andriod or ios phone.  I have a number of friends who have used it with mixed reviews.

The Canadian Dating Guide has an excellent overview of the different dating sites based on specific criteria like top sites that have resulted in a long lasting relationship and best sites for overall success for women and men.  It appears that eHarmony ranks high in almost every category, so if you’re looking for a successful relationship, this might be your best bet.

Think outside the box with other dating options

Remember to think outside the box when considering how to meet people; there is another free site, although not designed to be a dating site, is a fantastic mode to meet and connect with people.  LinkedIn is like Facebook for the business world, and it is an excellent mode to connect with people and to learn more about their professional history.  On the flip side, if you are ready to meet your match and you are prepared to spend some money to do it, perhaps you should consider hiring a matchmaker?  There are a few options for matchmaking, but they are mainly found in larger city centres.  They definitely offer a more 1:1 approach, and might be worth the money, if you are concerned with efficiency and getting dates quickly.

Free trials and coupons

Most of the dating sites have a free weekend every few months so that you can try out the site.  This is an excellent opportunity to try before you buy.  Deal sites like Groupon and WagJag also have special deals from time to time as well.  Be sure to check out Bargainmoose’s  coupon page for special deals on dating sites like eHarmony.

Saving money on your dates

Getting a date is half the battle, as remaining cost-effective while you are dating is very difficult to do. People want to impress potential partners, and everyone loves going out for a romantic dinner with a potential love match.  There are lots of great, cost-effective ways to save money on dates; my favourite date with my hubby is being alone with him and enjoying a delicious, home-made dinner at home with a bottle of wine.  There are lots of coupons and opportunities to save money on the cost of going to movie as well- I love to redeem Air Miles for free movie tickets, and I always take advantage of coupons on products like Nestea and taco kits to save money on movie admissions and snacks.  I would be rather impressed if a date used a coupon to save money on a date.   Check out these articles from  DivineCaroline and Motivated to Marry for more tips on money saving ideas for your dates.  My one girlfriend usually meets first dates for a simple coffee, what is cheaper than that?

My brother and sister-in-law met online through a dating website, and my best friend and her husband met through a dating website as well, so I know that online dating can work.  In the virtual age we are in, what better way to meet potential mates?  Gone are the days when people married their high school sweethearts, and it’s tricky to date people from work; what is the average Joe to do?  If I were a single lady, I would definitely sign up for a paid-subscription dating website, as I wouldn’t want to waste my time on free apps which potentially attract those who are just looking to get lucky.

Bargainmoosers, how do you navigate the complex world of online dating?  What are your tips and tricks to save money?

Photo credit: Don Hankins

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February 13

eHarmony: Free Communication Weekend On Now

Posted by on February 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

eHarmony: Free Communication Weekend On Now

If you are single, Valentine’s Day can be a devil of a holiday for you. If you are interested in finding the one, considering online dating. Studies say that a huge number of people are meeting and marrying through online dating, so by not using it, you could be totally missing out. If paying for a membership to a dating site deters you, this weekend eHarmony has a free communication weekend, which starts now.

While you can communicate for free on eHarmony this weekend, you can’t use skip to mail, secure calls or send photos. You don’t need a credit card to sign up, so you won’t be charged after the weekend is over either. The great thing about this weekend being free is that you know there will be lots of other singles on there waiting to meet someone else as well.

Setting up your profile is actually kind of fun as eHarmony is all about finding you the perfect match based on the questions you answer. Although I’m married, it would be fun to find out what kind of person eHarmony would think I’d be compatible with, but I won’t do that since they say curiosity can kill the cat and get your spouse pissed at you.

(Expiry: 17th February 2014)

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December 26

eHarmony Canada: Free Communication Week

Posted by on December 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

eHarmony Canada: Free Communication Week

Enjoy a free communication week at, the online dating site, from today through the 1st of January.

Usually, you have to pay to use the service if you want to get in contact with potential matches, but for these seven days it is free. You can sign up without a credit card, so don’t worry about any any subscription fees kicking in after your free trial of the service.

There are a few exclusions:

Free Communication does not include photos, secure call  or Skip to Email

Dating sites are a great way to find someone outside your usual pool of friends or small community. You can find people based on who would match well with you and make friends and perhaps find that special someone else. I hope some of our Moosers can find their special someone in 2014!

(Expiry: 1st January 2014)

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November 7

7 Frugal Date Nights

Posted by on November 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM

7 Frugal Date Nights

With Christmas coming, many of us are cutting the expenses and saving for gifts. This might mean cutting out all dinners out and other assorted date nights. But, we can’t neglect our spouse at this special time of year, because that will only make both partners even more stressed. I’ve come up with seven fun but frugal date nights you could try instead of the usual $100 night plus babysitter cost.

7 Frugal Date Nights

Host a themed movie night. Watching a movie in usually means one partner snoozing with the other partner spilling popcorn and anger. But, keep yourself awake by planning everything around the movie and keeping in a theme. For example, The Dating Divas have come up with 18 movie date night ideas and my most favourite is to watch The Bucket List and then make your own together. I love planning the future with my husband and writing things down so they have to come to life. This idea fosters communication, plus you get to watch a good movie too.

7 Frugal Date Nights

Have a living room picnic date. Switch things up by spreading out a lovely homemade or store-bought picnic on the floor. As you can see from Delightful Diction‘s photo above, the scene looks very nice even with just KFC and Coor’s Light. You don’t need gourmet to have a good time. That should be my new catchphrase.

7 Frugal Date Nights

Go for a walk and chat. It really can be that simple. Even if it is cold out, bundle up and walk your neighbourhood or a neighbourhood in your city that you’ve never walked in and discover something new – about each other and about your city. Your kids won’t be there to interrupt you every five minutes and you’ll be alone to actually connect. Photo Credit: Tamakisono

7 Frugal Date Nights

Bake together. You can choose something totally easy or something complicated so you have to work together. What’s best about this date night idea is that you can feed each other your just desserts once you are done. This recipe from How Sweet It Is for S’mores Ice Cream Cake fits the bill perfectly in my mind.

7 Frugal Date Nights

Read together. I don’t mean hold one book and read it over the other’s shoulder. Read something sexy or informative to each other. Take turns and make it entertaining. If your marriage needs a pickup or you need a tweak on your parenting, you could also read from parenting or marriage books while one takes notes, then talk about what you learned and how you can implement it in your relationship. It isn’t the most sexy date, but it could bring something good to what you have already. Photo Credit: Eszter Hargittai

7 Frugal Date Nights

Go geocaching. Geocaching is the next huge thing. Fun, free and you can do it whenever you want, it makes the perfect date night. Pixie Dust Savings fills you in on the ins and outs of geocaching.

7 Frugal Date Nights

Bargain Babe has some really great ideas for frugal date nights and my favourite is to go thrift store hunting. Like Macklemore, head to the thrift shop and pop some tags. You can challenge each other to find five great items for the other.

Photo Credit for banner: Boris V

Bargainmoosers, what are you favourite frugal date nights? Let me know in the comments below.

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August 16 Free Communication This Weekend

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 5:00 AM Free Communication This Weekend

Ever want to try the online dating thing? Do it for free, without restriction, all weekend!

I was lucky enough to meet the perfect woman at the church I went to when I moved for college. Unfortunately, some people aren’t as lucky as I was. For some of those people, the thought of going to another club to try to meet someone is horrifying. There are a lot of options out there, and online dating with a site like is one of them.

I’ve never used one, but the way they make money is by giving you a free account with which to check out, and charging for a premium account of some sort. The main different between the two is that with the free account you cannot contact anyone. You have to wait for and hope that they talk to you first. There can also be restrictions on how much of a profile you can view, and where you will be ranked in searches.

For the free communication weekend, you get to bypass all those restrictions and talk to whoever you want! If you’re lucky and meet the perfect person, that’s awesome. If you don’t, at least you know if it’s worth your time and money to buy a premium account and keep on trying!

(Expires: 18th August 2013)

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May 10 Free Weekend To Flirt, Communicate & Connect

Posted by on May 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM Free Weekend To Flirt, Communicate & Connect is having a free communication weekend where you can flirt, communicate and connect to your heart’s content on their site all weekend on their online dating site. So, when you see your Mom on Mother’s Day and she asks you if you are dating anyone, you can tell her maybe after this weekend.

What’s different about is that they feel they know you and your potential mate best, by using a personality test to build your profile. They’ll tell you who are the best matches for you. They also offer interesting conversation-starting activities and personalized tips to help you realize who this person behind the profile really is, so you can decide if you really want to use up your precious free time to meet them. Each person will be classified as a personality type. Me, I am a Negotiator apparently.

You can look at your matches and automatically decide if you want to like them, not like them or decide later. This is a good tool for keeping track!

The personality test is really cool, mainly because it actually gives you time to think about who you are and what you want. With the free service you can see  your daily personalized matches, view photos and get voice notes. As a paid subscriber, you can can communicate anytime, email your matches, flirt using games and see who wants to connect or who has noticed you.

This weekend you’ll be able to flirt, communicate and connect for free. So get on there now and get your profile ready for a weekend of fun! If you decide to buy the service to keep connecting after the free weekend the rates are:

  • Basic plan for $39.99 a month (for one month)
  • Top seller for $26.99 a month (for three months)
  • Best value for $20.99 a month (for six months) – you’ll also get free replies with this plan

(Expiry: 12th May 2013)

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February 8

Groupon Canada: $19 For a Three-Month Membership to Lavalife Online Dating

Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Groupon Canada: $19 For a Three Month Membership to Lavalife Online Dating

Groupon Canada is offering a three-month membership to for $19 (a $67.80 value).

Valentine’s Day can be a lonely time of year for singles. With everything love-themed and talk about hearts and chocolates and other things mushy, people can feel out of place in a matched-up world. If you are interested in meeting someone, now is a great time because of this Groupon for Lavalife.

I read an article yesterday in Maclean’s magazine that says that internet dating is now the second most popular way to find a mate. It comes second only to meeting mates through mutual friends. Meeting potential life partners is hard, especially as we get older. Right now if either a male or female friend asked me if I knew anyone single I’d have to say I only know one single guy, and that’s it. Everyone else I know is paired off. So, in comes internet dating, which I think is a great way to meet people, even if it isn’t for a long-term relationship. I know several people who have met online and are still together as well.

With this membership, you get unlimited emails and instant messages, so when you see someone you like, you can easily send a message free. With three different communities, you can choose from dating, relationships and intimate encounters, whatever floats your boat. User search is easy, you just punch in exactly what you are looking for and then browse your matches. There is a free service at Lavalife, but it doesn’t let you send actual messages, only to search, reply and flirt. So, if you are serious about finding someone, you need to pay for the membership. I think three months is a good amount of time for a membership, because it gets you seeing what is out there, if online dating interests you and gets your feet wet.

Simply buy your Groupon and start your search!

(Expiry: 12th February 2013)

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January 18

eHarmony Coupon Code: Save On 6 Month Subscription

Posted by on January 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

eHarmony Coupon Code: Save On 6 Month Subscription

It is a new year with new resolutions and a lot of people have made theirs to find that special someone.  If you are single and are tired of the bar dating scene, you might want to give online dating a try. has a great coupon code out that will save you on your 6 month subscription for a limited time only.

Click here to check out

  • Coupon Code: EHCODECA
  • Discount: Save 20% on a 6 month subscription
  • Expiry: 31st December 2013

This is a great time to start looking for that special someone. With Valentines Day just around the corner, there will be plenty of people flooding to the website so you will likely have lots of people to choose from.

This coupon is valid until December 31st so you have plenty of time to check it out and see if this is the right site for you. You will be able to connect with singles in your area and you can modify your search to exactly the type of person you are looking for.

For this and other eHarmony coupon codes, make sure to check out the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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January 3

Save Money on Online Dating

Posted by on January 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Save Money on Online Dating

According to, 1 in 5 relationships now originate online. If you live in a city where it can be difficult to meet people, sometimes finding an online partner is easier than waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right to take notice of you in the grocery aisle.

If you live in a notoriously difficult-to-meet-new-people city like Vancouver, it can be very expensive to date. Companies like “It’s just Lunch” or “Events and Adventures” capitalize on setting singles up and charging a hefty fee to do so (somewhere in the hundreds of dollars per month range). Even if you’re trying out online dating, companies like eHarmony charge you $65 a month on average to send you a list of matches per day.

So, if you’d rather try out the online dating thing for free without breaking the bank to meet someone to share warm fuzzies with, here are some sites across Canada that won’t cost you a dime to use.

Plenty of Fish

Ahh.. Plenty of Fish. It’s probably no surprise that the second most visited online dating site (second to eHarmony) was created in none other than Vancouver (aka the lonely single capital of the world because people are either too shy or too cliquey at bars). With Plenty of Fish, you can message people or initiate a chat session, who added you on their “favourites” list, and who wants to “meet” you.

Although there are some Plenty of Fish horror stories (like eager men only looking to have a good time instead of a relationship), there are plenty of Plenty of Fish success stories, including my gorgeous girl friend who met her husband (and one previous fiancée and another ex boyfriend) on Plenty of Fish.


Although eHarmony costs money to subscribe (e.g. see pictures, communicate) it is free to complete a profile. That means, other people can still be matched with you. The caveat is that you will be emailed incessantly about people trying to contact you or who are interested in you, but you will not be able to see what they write or what they look like. If you’re a curiosity-killed-the-cat kind of person, then setting up a free profile might not be a good idea (because these emails will lure you to be a subscriber, no doubt). If you have enough self control, then setting up a profile and waiting for the free communication weekends (which come up a few times a year and don’t worry if you subscribe, Bargainmoose will notify you) may be a good idea.

I have a girl friend who just got married this year to someone she met on eHarmony and another friend who is currently dating someone she met on eHarmony.


Lavalife… Where Singles are supposed to Click. This is another online dating site that is free. Free as in replying to messages is free, flirting, and searching are free. Initiating conversation is not free and is only available to paid members. The cost to be a paid member is approximately $20 a month with discounts if you buy multiple months at a time. I have a friend who is now married (and together for 9+ years) with someone she met on Lavalife.


This website is 100% free, much like Plenty of Fish. Ok Cupid was launched in 2004 and is also one of the most popular online dating sites on the market in North America. The design of the website is much more “clean” and smooth compared to Plenty of Fish. Simply put, Okcupid feels less seedy and sinful in comparison to Plenty of Fish.

The premise of OkCupid is the use of a matching system based on questions that you answer. Like Plenty of Fish, you can also use an advanced search option to look for potential matches based on height, distance from you, age range, and whether they smoke or not. It is a free site, but if you want to be an online cyber stalker (e.g. visiting other profiles and having no evidence you did so) and yet still be able to see who visited your own profile, you can pay to be on the A-list. The A-list costs $14.95 a month and gives you other features in addition to anonymous profile-stalking.

Although these are the biggest online dating sites available in Canada, many people who are into online dating often use multiple sites simultaneously. So, it might be a good idea to stick to one site and rotate instead of signing up for multiple sites. Being matched or contacted by the same people you are not interested in, in the first place on different online websites is probably not the best idea in the world.

Hopefully these online dating websites help you find Mr. or Ms. Right, someone who is compatible with you on multiple levels. Although we all dream of finding someone the “old fashioned” way, sometimes we need a little help through eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, Lavalife, or OkCupid!

Bargainmoosers, have you had any luck with any of these online dating sites? Any other dating sites you would recommend?

Photo credit (Ed Yourdon)

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September 29

eHarmony Coupon Code: Save 20% on a 6-Month eHarmony Subscription

Posted by on September 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

eHarmony Coupon Code: Save 20% on a 6 Month eHarmony Subscription

If you are single and are tired of the bar dating scene, you might want to give online dating a try.  This is a great time to check out because they have a good coupon code out that will save you on your 6 month subscription for a limited time only.

Here are the details for this coupon:

  • Coupon Code: EHCODECA
  • Discount: Save 20% on a 6 month subscription
  • Expiry: 31st December 2012

There are over 20 million current users on eHarmony and you can narrow down by different categories to start searching for your perfect match.  You can refine your search to local singles and choose from categories like single seniors, single Asians, christian singles and more. It is safe and very easy.

I actually know of a few people that have met someone online and eventually have gotten married.

This coupon is valid until December 31st so you have plenty of time to check it out and see if this is the right site for you.

For this and other eHarmony coupon codes, make sure to check out the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

Have you met your significant other online?

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June 29 Free Communication Weekend

Posted by on June 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM Free Communication Weekend

(Bump) This weekend only, they’re having a free communication weekend on eHarmony Canada, the online dating site, to celebrate Canada Day!

Usually, you have to pay to use the service if you want to get in contact with potential matches, but that’s free this weekend only. You can sign up without a credit card, you don’t need to worry about any subscription fees kicking in after the weekend.

** Free Communication does not include photos, secure call  or Skip to Email

You know, online dating sites really don’t have much of a stigma attached to them any more – it’s a pretty common thing to do, and no-one bats an eyelid when they hear that a couple met online. If you do meet someone, you could maybe try out these frugal first date ideas!

So, whether you’re a man seeking a gal, a woman seeking a dude, a boy seeking a gent, or a lady seeking a belle, this weekend could be a good time to try out the services on eHarmony. Did you meet your partner on a dating site? Share your story below!

(Ends 2nd July 2012) (Thanks Anthony Citrano)

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May 21

The Importance of Talking About Money in a New Relationship

Posted by on May 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The Importance of Talking About Money in a New Relationship

When you’ve just started a new relationship, credit card debt and bond funds are probably the last things you want to talk about when you’re enjoying a sunset picnic. As unromantic as talking about money may seem, it’s still one of the most important things you should discuss before getting too involved with someone. You’ve heard the story about the girl who moves in with her boyfriend only to find out he’s knees deep in debt, with only $20 to his name. We’re all independent and intelligent ladies (or guys!) so let’s make sure we get all the facts before signing a one-year lease with our supposed Mr or Mrs Right.

Some women may argue that bringing up money so early in a relationship is a sure way to make you look like the only thing you’re interested in is his bank account, but I would like to argue that his isn’t the only bank account at stake. Men are just as capable as women of taking advantage of their partner’s generosity and kindness.  Just because he’s a really good listener and always offers to take out the trash, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still keep track of how many times he tells you “I’ll pay for it next time.”

The Importance of Talking About Money in a New Relationship A great book to consider reading when you’ve started dating someone new is First Comes Love, Then Comes Money by Bethany and Scott Palmer. In their book they discuss a few different money personalities, such as the saver and the spender. You may be a saver who works hard for your money and takes pride in seeing her savings grow every paycheque, but what if your new boyfriend is a spender who can’t control his shopaholic ways? This guy may have every box ticked on your potential husband list, but is it worth marrying someone who could potentially drive you both into bankruptcy? Or perhaps the roles are reversed, and every week you look forward to checking out what’s new at the mall, whereas your boyfriend refuses to spend the extra dollar for a coffee at Starbucks because McDonalds is cheaper. Could you live with his constant judgment of your spending habits and his strict frugality?

It’s common knowledge that one of the main things couples argue about is money, and a lot of that stems from lack of trust and secrecy. If you have a joint account with your boyfriend but don’t trust his money management skills, he may take that to mean you don’t trust him entirely. If you feel the urge to hide your latest purchases from him for fear of discovery, that’s almost equal to flat out lying to his face. Trust, honesty, and communication are the three pillars of a healthy relationship, and making sure you and your partner are both open about your finances is part and parcel.

I’m not suggesting you swap bank account passwords with your new beau right away, but discussing your opinions on managing money in the first few months of dating will definitely help you determine whether you can build a future together. Can you see yourself buying a house, sharing a credit card, or paying your bills with him? If the answer is no, then it might be time to say goodbye to your bass guitarist lover and start a new search for a more financially compatible soul mate.

Moosers, what’s your stance on this? How soon is too soon to be talking about money in your new relationship?

The Importance of Talking About Money in a New Relationship

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February 11

Wagjag: $9 for a 1-Month Membership (Reg. $19.99) or $15 for a 3-Month Membership (Reg. $50.97) @

Posted by on February 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Wagjag: $9 for a 1 Month Membership (Reg. $19.99) or $15 for a 3 Month Membership (Reg. $50.97) @
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and if you haven’t found yours yet – why not try out Lavalife with this deal? Pay only:

  • $9 for a 1-Month Membership (Worth $19.99) or
  • $15 for a 3-Month Membership (Worth $50.97)

…at Lavalife. Consider it the “just checking out out” for $9 deal, or the “let’s get my feet wet” for $15 deal – both available via Wagjag.

I found this deal in St Johns – so if you get redirected – just check out the side deals in St. Johns. is toted as Canada’s most popular online dating service. You will redeem your voucher online, and it must be redeemed by the 16th, May 2012. There are no additional charges, and this offer is only available to new members of Lavalife.

These vouchers are selling pretty well, nearly 300 sold as I speak! Maybe love is soon to be in the air Wagjag: $9 for a 1 Month Membership (Reg. $19.99) or $15 for a 3 Month Membership (Reg. $50.97) @

Deal expires in a bit over 4 days.

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