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eHarmony experts' take on dating, relationships and the science of love.


wait to be facebook friends with date
April 27, 2015

Why You Should Wait to Become Facebook Friends with Your Match

There comes a time during every budding romance when you look up your potential sweetie on Facebook. You admire his or her profile photos and maybe see if you have any friends in common. Then you hover over the “Add Friend” button? “Why not?” you ask yourself. “I’ve told him some of my innermost secrets. […]

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should i take someone back and give a second chance
April 23, 2015

‘Should I Take Her Back?’

Dear Sara, I was involved with my ex-companion from 2007 to 2014. I loved her whole-heartedly the entire time. (She had acknowledged by telling me a few years back that she was lucky to have me). In June 2013 she wanted to end our relationship (not that she has someone else, nor had I cheated […]

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lovenotes
April 20, 2015

Rule #2: Bring Back the Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Arthur Conan Doyle I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person […]

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humble is attractive in dating
April 14, 2015

Humble People Are More Desirable, Study Finds

Singles are often told that if they want to be successful daters, then they had better love what they see in the mirror. The way to win at dating is to appraise yourself very highly and then let every stranger you meet for burritos know you’re a hot commodity. There are a couple of problems […]

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relationship tips
April 13, 2015

Rule #1: Realize You Can Lose Your Partner

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ” ~ Simone Signoret I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their […]

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dating advice
April 13, 2015

You’re Probably Dating All Wrong, and That’s Okay

“I have no idea what I’m doing.” That’s what a guy told me after he sat down across from me at a wine bar on a date several years ago. “I’ve just started dating after my divorce. So please bear with me,” he said. I don’t remember much about the conversation or even the guy. […]

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scott eastwood q&a
April 9, 2015

Scott Eastwood on Love, Life, and The Longest Ride

Scott Eastwood plays a cowboy with traditional values, a ton of charm, and a bit of a stubborn streak in ‘The Longest Ride,’ in theaters April 10. He is amazing in the movie (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks), which really looks at the many ups and downs of relationships. We chatted with the 29-year-old about a […]

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unreliabledate
April 8, 2015

How to Spot the Unreliable Date from Day One

Because consistency and reliability are the cornerstone of a relationship, it’s important to figure out who someone is – reliable or unreliable –before you start to develop serious feelings for a person. Once you’re hooked, after all, it can be awfully hard to tear yourself away from someone. I will review the basic warning signs […]

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meditation for breakups
April 6, 2015

‘How Do I Get Her Out of My Head?’

Dear Sara: I spent fourteen years with a woman, and afterwards she said it was only out of convenience and that she had found somebody else. I wasn’t very affectionate—you know, two jobs, but I loved her very much, and I can’t get her out of my head. How do I go forward?—A Dear A: […]

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emotional baggage
April 3, 2015

3 Types of Emotional Baggage that Threaten Relationships

Let’s face it: We’ve all had the oh-so-delightful experience of dating someone who had too much emotional baggage. Unfortunately, it’s often not until you’re knee-deep in a relationship that you realize just how much baggage he or she has. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could train yourself to spot emotional baggage sooner so that […]

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