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.

Relationship taboos: Are some topics too personal to discuss?

What was your ex like in bed? Where is this relationship headed? Are the certain topics that make you cringe or run for the hills? If so, you may not be the only one. Find out what topics are off limits and how talking (or not talking) about these subjects can affect your relationship.

Can being in a relationship make you gain weight?

Once you’re in a relationship, do you tend to let yourself go? Do you let go of concerns about your weight and appearance? Or are you the kind of person who continues to take care of yourself no matter what stage of the relationship you’re in? If you agreed with the latter, you could be in the minority. Read on to find out why.

Have you ever met someone you thought was too good for you? Someone you may have considered to be out of your league? Did you throw caution to the wind and pursue him/her or turn away thinking you didn’t stand a chance? Find out what research says about the tendency to date within one’s own league and what you can do about it.

Why coffee is better than ice cream on a first date

A soothing hug, a cozy blanket, a hot cup of coffee – what’s the connection between these things and what makes them feel so good? Research shows that temperature may be the key to soothing a lonely heart.

Who should pay for dates…men or women?

When the check comes on date, who should reach out first, men or women? Who actually does…find out what the latest research says.

Pickup Lines that Actually Work

Research shows that pickup lines can actually work. Find out the best way to approach someone new.

Imitation is good for your relationships

Imitation is more than the sincerest form of flattery. Find out how imitating words and facial expressions improves your relationships.

Creating Closeness on a First Date

Research shows that there are things you can do to enhance closeness with someone new. It’s as easy as knowing which questions to ask and what conversations to have. Find out what to say on your next date.

Discovering The Truth About Your Match

The unfortunate truth is that sometimes people lie. A made up story can have many purposes – said in hopes of making the other person like you (you love The Office, I do too), said as a form of self-protection (I said it because I would be embarrassed if she knew the truth), or unfortunately, […]

Ruminating Over a Breakup?  What You Can Do to Help Ease the Pain

There’s a reason why they call them heartbreaks – sometimes it feels as intense as someone tearing your heart to pieces. Find out how your thoughts impact your feelings and what you can do to ease the pain of a broken heart.

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