Posts by Dr. Erina Lee, Senior Research Scientist

As a senior research scientist, Dr. Lee is responsible for the international relationships research. She is also involved in the support and advancement of the online research labs. Prior to joining eHarmony, Dr. Lee studied relationship functioning and outcomes, including maintenance behaviors in married couples as well as deception and emotional outcomes in dating relationships. In addition to her knowledge in the field of romantic relationships, Dr. Lee brings applicable research skills from her 6 years in the healthcare industry. Dr. Lee holds a doctorate in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

eye contact and dating
December 20, 2012

Dating Do: Eye Contact!

You notice an attractive stranger from across the room laughing while reading the paper. You take note of their beautiful smile and thick dark locks. At that moment the stranger looks up from the paper and you make eye contact. You feel sparks begin to fly. The gaze of attraction is no small thing. In […]

November 26, 2012

Seven Ways to Let a Date Down Easy

Letting someone down can be difficult. You want to be clear that you are not interested, but at the same it is important to 1) be respectful to the other person and 2) be consistent with your own personal image of yourself (e.g., that you are a nice or honest person) (Dillard, 1997).  Are there ways […]

wall of love
November 12, 2012

Read This Before Saying, ‘I Love You.’

In a relationship, who do you think is more likely to say “I love you” first — men or women?  If you are like most people, you might be tempted to say women.  In a recent study, 64% of participants were likely to think women were the first to say they were in love, and these […]

August 21, 2012

Single and Dating in America

Single and dating? Find out how most single Americans feel about looking for a partner.

August 1, 2012

Body language: How to tell if your man is interested

Paying attention to subtle body language cues may help you know if someone likes you. Find out more.

July 3, 2012

What do people desire in their everyday lives?

A recent study looked at the desires people experienced in a given week, and how resisting temptation might cause more harm than good. Read on.

May 29, 2012

5 ways to know if someone is interested…online

A coy smile, a lean in, a light touch on the arm – these can be signals that someone is into you. But what happens when you are separated by cyberspace and can’t see or touch the other person? How can you tell when the other person is flirting?

Slice Of Chocolate Fudge Cake
May 8, 2012

Yes, chocolate can help your dating life

Chocolate and other sweets can improve the way you are seen and the way you act. Here are a few ways to help get and keep a good date using chocolate!

April 10, 2012

5 Good and Bad Date Foods

Everyone knows that foods heavy in garlic make for a bad date, but are there others? Discover 5 good and bad date foods and what men and women look for when ordering.

March 14, 2012

Once a cheater always a cheater?

Recent research explains why some people more likely to cheat than others. Find out more.