Grant Langston Vice President, Content and Customer Experience

Posts by Grant Langston Vice President, Content and Customer Experience

Grant Langston oversees eHarmony’s North American Content and Community. He joined eHarmony in 2000 as writer and editor in order to prepare the original site for launch, after years in advertising and music marketing. In the intervening years he’s managed promotion marketing efforts, newsletter outreach, and new products in the content realm. In his role as Editor-in-Chief of eHarmony’s flagship content site, eHarmony Advice, he often speaks to the media about dating, relationships, and the eHarmony Matching Service. When he isn’t writing or editing content Grant tours or records with his Americana band, takes cross-country motorcycle trips, or enjoys a good cigar. Grant holds a B.A. in Political Science from Auburn University.

April 21, 2011

Do You Have a Policy Against the First Date Kiss?

Imagine if you will an amazing first date. You’ve spent 5 hours together and the conversation has flowed effortlessly. You planned to just meet for late afternoon coffee, but the evening just took off. You went to dinner, and now you’re taking a stroll through a beautiful green park on a warm spring night. Before […]

April 18, 2011

Research says eHarmony Couples are Happier, Lose Less “Spark”, AND Are Less Likely to Divorce

I know you’ve asked yourself this question over and over, “Is using eHarmony going to get me a better relationship?” At countless dinner parties and social events I’ve had friends and strangers ask me, “I see all those commercials for eHarmony, but are eHarmony relationships really all that different from people who met elsewhere?” Simply […]

April 14, 2011

What Common Deal-Breaker is on Your “Who Cares” List?

The thing about deal-breakers is that so many are commonly adhered to by most people. Take smoking for example. A very large percentage of the population simply will not date a regular smoker. No way. No how. But my friend Karen, who is a non-smoker, LOVES the smell of cigar smoke on a man. For […]

April 11, 2011

Is This Relationship Doomed? She’s 62 and he’s 38

I got this very interesting comment on a previous blog post – “I have a friend who was very attracted to a younger man. She is 62 he is 38 and she looks much younger, about 46-48. My friend did not tell her real age and told him she was 46. the younger guy told […]

April 7, 2011

What’s the Worst First Date You’ve Ever Experienced?

Most people who have been dating for awhile understand that a first date is about talking. You want to find a quiet spot where you can both share your thoughts, be charming, and see if you connect. That’s most people, because recently I had a female friend, Kate, who ended up on the odyssey below […]

April 1, 2011

Does It Matter to You If Your Matches Read Books?

For many years eHarmony has had a question on its profile about the last book you really enjoyed. Periodically we get emails from users who say, “Who READS anymore?! Why is this question here?” I know that the percent of Americans that read books is not in line with consumption of other popular media like […]

March 30, 2011

So, I’ve Been Dating Him a Month and I Find Out He’s Married…

Yes, this is how the conversation went around my dinner table a few nights ago. A friend – Melissa, early 30’s, is sharing her relationship crisis. She met this man on a conference trip and it was as if they were made for each other. They spent 4 days arm-in-arm strolling the streets of Chicago […]

March 28, 2011

“Hello, Uhaul?” – The Best U.S. Cities for Singles

I recently came across a Boston Globe article by Richard Florida, author of the book “Who’s Your City?,” that looked at the best U.S. cities for single men and women. Quite surprisingly, the trends don’t appear to vary so much city by city, but rather East of the Mississippi River and West of the Mississippi […]

March 24, 2011

So Now the 7-Year-Itch is the 3-Year-Itch? Don’t Believe it.

Every day we get a new “astounding discovery”. This week Reuters reports on a British poll of 2,000 adults in steady relationships. These respondents indicate the 36-month mark is when they start being irritated by the small habits and idiosyncrasies that once didn’t seem to matter. So now it isn’t the 7-year mark when two […]

March 21, 2011

Hypothetical – What Questions Would You Add to eHarmony’s Profile, “In Your Own Words”?

The profile is THE way that people decide if they are interested enough in you to communicate with you. It’s your first impression, your shingle, your calling card, and your homepage, if you will. It’s safe to say that many eHarmony users effectively hobble their success rate by leaving large parts of the profile […]